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  emulationstation crash
Posted by: YiorgosH - 12-05-2017, 05:42 PM - Forum: SUPPORT - Replies (4)

4.1 fresh install (not upgrade)

Emulationstation crashes when I try to delete a game that is the last one in its folder/system.
When deleting a game that is *not* the last one, it's ok.

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  OpeneLec sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
Posted by: alveniz - 12-05-2017, 03:56 PM - Forum: SUPPORT - Replies (8)


The openelec in retrorangepi 4.1 hsa not work by sh: can't access tty; job control turned off, I try in three different images but nor work, in OrangePi PC Plus...


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  Running ROMS from USB
Posted by: alexkidd - 12-05-2017, 12:06 PM - Forum: HOWTOS - No Replies


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  RetrOrangePi 4.1 release/changelog
Posted by: alexkidd - 12-05-2017, 11:46 AM - Forum: README FIRST! - No Replies

Hello guys,

Our new website (http://www.retrorangepi.org), a kind gift from Stephen Miller, is already up and running. As you can see from the changelog, we decided to move our release to ROPi v4.1. It now features brand new Armbian 5.34, EmulationStation 2.7.3, RetroPie 4.3.7 and Retroarch 1.6.9, as well as our own features like the Multi boot, custom ROPi menu with GPIO drivers, background music, retro radios, eMMC install (being fixed), wifi configuration and an option to keep your ROPi always updated.

There is a lot of info being updated as we speak. Our new github is already alive and kicking for some time already: https://github.com/retr0rangepi. Feel free to reach us there and help developing ROPi.


  • Latest Armbian v5.34 (Debian8 Jessie - legacy kernel 3.4.113)
  • EmulationStation v2.7.3: features kiosk/kid mode, favorites, game collections and video preview support
  • New exclusive ROPi theme (based on Attract-Mode Cosmos theme)
  • RetroPie-Setup v4.3.7 (unofficial fork updated weekly)
  • Better services compatibility: USB roms, SSelph scraper, all themes available, video splashscreens, virtual gamepad etc
  • Latest Retroarch 1.6.9 - Retroachievements tested
  • All Libretro cores updated, experimental cores available: DOSBox, MAME2014, VICE, X68000, Amiga PUAE
  • Customized Retroarch configuration (optimal settings, appearance tweaks, original aspect ratio)
  • Kodi Krypton 17.4 (hardware acceleration provided by MPV + VDPAU): IPTVsimple included, quit button fixed
  • OpenELEC (Kodi Jarvis 16.1) with CEC support by Jernej Skrabec - integrated with Armbian
  • New RetrOrangePi repository for easy updates and fixes
  • New ROPi splashscreens and logo by Stephen Miller
  • Sleep mode - puts CPU in powersave mode, blanks screen and turns off background music.
  • GPIO drivers included with NES controller support
  • Boot selection from Armbian Desktop (EmulationStation, Kodi, AdvanceMENU, RetroArch, Desktop)
  • Onscreen keyboard (Florence)
  • Overscan fix in AV outputs (Allwinner_TVOUT_manipulator)
  • New Desktop wallpaper, wifi config, ES, Kodi, Donate and Support icons
  • New HDMI/Analog AV configuration tool + our overscan fix
  • More retro tunes added
  • New exclusive ROPi Radio beta version (8BitFM, 8BitX, Gyusyabu, RPGamers, Sega and VGMRadio
  • New Quake 2 port (Yamagi Quake)
  • Improved Amiga emulation - UAE4ARM with optional WHDLoad, running from ES, fully controlled with gamepad (QJoypad)
  • PPSSPP v1.42
  • Mupen64Plus 2.5 with Rice and Glide64mk2 (hires textures support)
  • AdvanceMAME 3.5
  • AdvanceMENU frontend integrated
  • AdvanceMESS (support for ancient platforms, tested OK: Bally Astrocade, BBC Micro, Channel F, Colecovision etc.
  • Hatari 2.0 (SDL2) - atariST emulator
  • Vice 3.1 (SDL2) – Commodore emulator (available from RetroPie-Setup)
  • Custom MOTD with ROPi invader + Armbian info
  • Improved filesystem support: FAT32 automount, ExFAT support


  • Slim images for all compatible boards
  • Translation to many languages
  • Suspend Mode
  • New Streets of Rage Remake port (from RetroPie-Setup)
  • Universal XML Scraper integration and tutorials
  • Binary cores updates

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  Adding SWAP memory
Posted by: alexkidd - 12-05-2017, 11:24 AM - Forum: HOWTOS - No Replies

Loading a lot of roms in your system might require some extra memory. Adding swap seems to improve and avoid freezes.

Press F4 to quit EmulationStation and try this from command line (make sure you have at least 1GB of free space)

1. cd RetrOrangePi
2. ./makeswap
wait a minute while swapfile is created
3. sudo nano /etc/rc.local
4. add 'sudo swapon /swapfile' before exit 0
5. press Ctrl-X to quit, Y to save
6. sudo reboot

you should have 512MB extra memory after the reboot.

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  openelec and kodi
Posted by: aric1979 - 12-04-2017, 07:51 PM - Forum: SUPPORT - Replies (1)

How do I remove these from my retrorange pi build?  I will be having my kids use this and I do not want them to be useing them.  The youngest will be getting stuck in openelec and not know to hit program and retrorange pi to exit.  i would Just like to get rid of them.  Thanks for any help

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Posted by: pogodancer - 12-04-2017, 06:30 PM - Forum: SUPPORT - Replies (3)

I am running the latest retrorange on opi plus 2e.

In the emulation station I hit retropie - setup and update. And now since 6 hours scripts are running on a black screen. What happens here ?

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  [QUESTION] OPi Lite & RetrOrangePi 4.1 does not connect to WIFI.
Posted by: petaspam - 12-02-2017, 05:07 PM - Forum: SUPPORT - Replies (9)


First of all, I want to thank you for your great work, I congratulate you.
Now the problem:
With the OPi Lite, does anyone try and it works to connect to the home WIFI without problems?
With the version RetrorangePi 4.1 (version OPi Lite) within an OPi Lite is unable to connect to the WIFI even if it is open.
I have tried a thousand formulas and the problem is that from any manager; 'Nmtui' (Network Manager) in Terminal or Emulated Terminal mode through the X (GUI Desktop) and the GUI Desktop manager itself, asks again and again for the password.
I have tested with an OPi PC + and the corresponding RetrorangaePi 4.1 and it works without problems.
Is this problem known?
Do you have a solution or something I can do?

Thank you very much.

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  HDMI 5inch 800x480 not working
Posted by: 0mig0 - 12-01-2017, 09:34 PM - Forum: SUPPORT - No Replies

Hello, I'm new here...

In Retrorange 3.0 working HDMI 5inch LCD Waveshare without any problem with this configuration but in last Retrorange 4.1 this is not working. I see only pink screen... How to fix? I try other configurations, h3disp bud with the same result (blank screen or pink screen). Thanks.

disp_init_enable = 1 
disp_mode = 0 
screen0_output_type = 3 
screen0_output_mode = 4 
screen1_output_type = 3 
screen1_output_mode = 4 
fb0_format = 0 
fb0_width = 800 
fb0_height = 480 
fb1_format = 0 
fb1_width = 800 
fb1_height = 480 
hdcp_enable = 1 
hdmi_cts_compatibility = 0 
screen0_out_color_range = 0 

hdmi_used = 1 
hdmi_power = "vcc-hdmi-18" 
hdcp_enable = 0 
hdmi_cts_compatibility = 1

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  Change to AV NTSC output in RetrOrangePi 4.1
Posted by: bloper - 11-30-2017, 04:25 PM - Forum: SUPPORT - Replies (1)

I am new to Linux so I don't know my way around very well, however, I know that RetrOrangePi 4.x does have a custom script to run to change from HDMI to NTSC/PAL, but I have not found any instructions on where to do this.  

Is there a document/manual for changing these settings.  If not, could you please show the steps below?

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