In the past I hit the keyboard "A" key or the "A" key on my wired Xbox one controller and that launched the screen with the games.
You don't need to press any button to start Emulationstation (the interface that lets you choose between different consoles/games), so if you needed to, something was already wrong.
1 - Your problem may be in the SD card, which may have corrupted, with the help of a USB adapter, try to check the errors through Windows, it may solve.
2 - Or, check if the problem is not just with the emulationstation:
Start your Rpi4 until you reach this screen
on a computer or smartphone, open a browser (could be Chrome or Firefox, etc.)
in your browser's address bar, type:
This will open the Recalbox manager.
There is a part with Stop and Restart EmulationStation options
Click on Restart ES, and wait a few seconds
Emulationstation should start after that. I recommend that after ES starts you do a factory reset (available through advanced settings), just in case (you will keep all your personal files, but lose all custom settings).
3 - If that doesn't work, you may have to follow this procedure (enable subtitles):
If none of this resolves, I recommend you to change the SD card, original and class 10 SD cards are recommended, ideally keep the system on an SD card, and personal files on an external device (as mentioned in video).
@zing You´re a genious!! I edit (previous backup) the es_input.cfg in \SHARE\system.emulationstation folder, change the default value of A for B value and also changed the Hotkey value for the default one, rebooted and voilá!! I have now set my buttons like i have in my old recalbox 4.0 and all of them work perfectly.
This is the config that worked for me, in case someone has the same issue:
Le pi limite lui même l'utilisation la ram video à 1 go en gros.
Que tu aies un pi4 2 go ou 8 go n'y changera rien. Ca restera à 1 go max. Je doute que le souci soit celui de la taille de la ram du Pi.
pourquoi quand je modifie le temps du fichier srt avec winscp au reboot il revient identique.
Idem si je copie un fichier ou sup ...
avant je tapde cette commande : mount -o remount, rw
j'ai bien compris que je peux mettre ma musique et video sur mon share recalbox en direct via mon PC WIndows, mais je veux un theme propre.
@Zing Thanks for your answer. I made a check, it found an error, but it didn't change anything. So I reinstalled from scratch, it rebooted, but after I said the storage is ANYEXTERNAL, same pb.
Then I said to myself maybe it's the USB key which had a pb.
Then I scanned it and it found some corrupted sectors and repaired it, now it works again.
@Chunter Thank you for the suggestion. Just before I was going to try your suggestion, I was able to successfully boot to the main menu. It's working normally now. I'm assuming I might have a sd card that is failing so I have backed up everything. I'll be buying a new sd card and using an external usd drive for all the roms. 👍