Package Details: retroarch-standalone-service 2-14

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Package Base: retroarch-standalone-service
Description: Systemd service and user to run Retroarch in stand-alone mode
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Keywords: libretro retroarch standalone
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: JulianXhokaxhiu
Maintainer: JulianXhokaxhiu
Last Packager: JulianXhokaxhiu
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000012
First Submitted: 2016-06-22 13:01
Last Updated: 2020-08-27 20:12

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honzor commented on 2020-03-20 16:54

Ok looks like i fixed it, the problem is as follows: at least in my case, the user retroarch was created but its home folder wasnt set, so .xinitrc in /home/retroarch was ignored. I had to manually set the home folder and copy the .xinitrc file again. Further, libxinerama and libxrandr were not installed (should they be added to the dependencies of retroarch?) so retroarch failed to run. After these fixes, it worked flawlessly (i just had tomanually set the fullscreen resolution in /home/retroarch/.config/retroarch/retroarch.cfg because it defaulted to a tiny (windowed) resolution. Keep up the good work!

honzor commented on 2020-03-20 15:45

I have the exact same problem as @berturion. Its a vanilla system where xorg has been installed as dependency of retroarch-standalone-service. Reinstalling and deleting as berturion's suggestion didnt help. Cant figure out what the problem is, does anybody have any other ideas?

berturion commented on 2019-12-29 06:37

Hello @kemra102. I didn't do much, I don't remember exactly. You have to ensure that the home directory of the user retroarch is in sync with the content of the .xinitrc file (in its home). If not, you have to move its home to the one in the .xinitrc. Correct me if I am wrong.

kemra102 commented on 2019-12-23 11:22

@berturian - I have exactly the same issue, what steps did you take to fix as I cannot seem to get past that error?

JulianXhokaxhiu commented on 2019-12-08 10:26

@berturion: glad it worked :) Enjoy!

berturion commented on 2019-12-08 05:49

Hello, I uninstalled everything and removed everything in /home/retroarch, /etc/retro*, etc. Re-installed it and it works now. I think it is related to the file .xinitrc that was not in the correct folder.

berturion commented on 2019-12-04 19:23

Thanks for your answer @JulianXhokaxhui. Though, xorg was installed as a dependency of this package. I didn't install it before. So this is the vanilla configuration. I conclude that there must be something to do over the xorg configuration in order for this package to work. Something does not work "ou-of-the-box". I really know nothing about xorg. But it is really simple to reproduce this error :

  • install arch (I tried both archlinux and anarchylinux)
  • install yay
  • install retroarch-standalone-service
  • start retroarch-standalone-service

Maybe someone could try and tell me what's wrong?

JulianXhokaxhiu commented on 2019-12-03 19:29

@berturion: looks like an issue in your X.Org installation unfortunately. Can't help you more. Double check your installation and check first of all why X.Org is not able to open even a log file. When you will be able to fix that, then please post the log here. Thank you.

berturion commented on 2019-12-03 18:36

Hello, I just installed anarchylinux (basically arch linux preconfigured) without any desktop environment in a VM with Virtualbox. I then installed yay and this package and started the service. I can only see these messages :

Fatal server error:
(EE) Cannot open log file "/var/log/Xorg.0.log"
Please consult the X.Org Foundation support
 for help.
/usr/bin/xinit: giving up
/usr/bin/xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
/usr/bin/xinit: server error

I didn't touch any config file nor any permissions. What could cause this?

JulianXhokaxhiu commented on 2019-09-25 19:12

Hi, thanks for the suggestion, I committed a fix. Feel free to try it now, it should work fine. Please let me know.