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Pi freezes after exiting exiting and returning to game selection menu. #73
Hello - I tried searching for this particular issue but was unable to find anything relevant, so kindly point me in the right direction if this has already been solved.
ES loads up fine (currently only have NES emulator installed) and allows me to select a game and play it. However, once I exit the game (tap ESC on the keyboard) and return to the game list menu the Pi completely freezes and I have to do a power cycle. This seems to happen every time and is reproducible. It doesn't seem to be a crash after a specific amount of time, as I can play various games for various time frames and as soon as I exit back to the game list it locks up.
Has anyone else experienced this?
Thank you in advance for any assistance with this matter.
I'm using HDMI.. I loaded one game, played it for a few minutes then escaped back to the game selection menu, it allows me to scroll to choose another game, but as soon as I press "A" to load it, the system freezes. The es_log.txt file contains the following after a reboot:
lvl2: Attempting to launch game...
And that's it. I'm going to try using different controllers and such to see if I can rule out any specific hardware issues.
EDIT: It freezes whether I'm using a USB controller or a keyboard as an input device. Also I noticed that the game selection sounds also stopped working once I open a game and go back to the menu before the freeze.
I have a theory that this is related to the AudioManager not reinitializing after returning from a game. I fixed that just this morning - could you try updating ES and see if that fixed it?
(To update, cd into your EmulationStation directory (~/RetroPie/supplementary/EmulationStation with RetroPie), run
Once again, that did the trick!
The only thing I noticed now is that the "bong" and "coin" sounds that are used when navigating games and selecting them, respectively, are much louder than the volume of the game output. Is there a way to adjust these volumes?
Thanks again, Aloshi!