PI4 stuck on loading screen after changing theme



  • Im using a HDD been all fine beofre, but trying a different theme from the menue, when rebooting it hangs on the loading screen (almost complete) I have tried a few times & left for well over an hour.
    booting without the HDD starts up.

    recalbox seems a bit buggy, as i previously had it so it would do a full check of all roms etc everytime (taking 10 mins every boot).
    I wiped the HDD & started from scratch but just as I was getting it just how I wanted this happens.
    is there a way to edit the theme change perhaps to get it to boot again?


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    @DirtyScumbeast If I'm not mistaken, just search the Recalbox.conf file for "emulationstation.theme" and delete the lines that start with that term (back up before).

    But, as I don't know what all the options you have made were, perhaps the ideal is to reinstall and start from scratch:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skeULeTu7p8&list=PL2oNQ0AT7fx2ExiSNrfHUzga5GnogI4sh&index=23&ab_channel=Recalbox

    Maybe you are having problems with themes because you are using themes that are from previous versions and, therefore, you are having conflicts, for a theme from a previous version to work in a more up-to-date version, you need to ask the theme's author to update the theme, or, you need to update your themes, using the default theme as a base:
    https://recalbox.gitbook.io/documentation/v/francais/tutoriels/personnalisation-du-frontend/ajouter-des-themes-a-emulationstation

    If you prefer, download an updated theme in this section:
    https://forum.recalbox.com/category/14/themes-interface

    I recommend the Next Pixel theme, but any theme that is marked as Recalbox 7 (as you can read in the titles) should work.



  • @Zing I'm reproducing the exact same bug here and I am shure now one thing that triggers the loading screen forever (system becomes unusable) is selecting from the ES Main Menu under UI Settings the "crt and tiny screen" as the system view, plus "crt no text" as the gamelist view.
    In particular, the second one (crt no text) because that's where it crashes, but i didn't try it without the crt system view so to reproduce the bug both should be selected.
    I'm using recalbox 7.1.1, fresh install (several times, always happens) on raspberry pi 4 8gb, Samsung 32gb msd, hdmi plug, standard config.txt and recalbox.conf settings.
    Hope its useful for debugging,
    Best regards



  • @Pol said in PI4 stuck on loading screen after changing theme:

    @Zing I'm reproducing the exact same bug here and I am shure now one thing that triggers the loading screen forever (system becomes unusable) is selecting from the ES Main Menu under UI Settings the "crt and tiny screen" as the system view, plus "crt no text" as the gamelist view.
    In particular, the second one (crt no text) because that's where it crashes, but i didn't try it without the crt system view so to reproduce the bug both should be selected.
    I'm using recalbox 7.1.1, fresh install (several times, always happens) on raspberry pi 4 8gb, Samsung 32gb msd, hdmi plug, standard config.txt and recalbox.conf settings.
    Hope its useful for debugging,
    Best regards

    Sorry I forgot to say I'm also using the default theme (recalbox-next I think)


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    @Pol

    Samsung 32gb msd, hdmi plug

    • Can you test with another SD card (original and at least class 10)? (some users reported that although the card did not appear to be defective, changing the SD card solved the problem)
    • Have you tested with another HDMI ouput? (Some users reported that switching the HDMI output did the trick)


  • @Zing said in PI4 stuck on loading screen after changing theme:

    @Pol

    Samsung 32gb msd, hdmi plug

    • Can you test with another SD card (original and at least class 10)? (some users reported that although the card did not appear to be defective, changing the SD card solved the problem)
    • Have you tested with another HDMI input? (Some users reported that switching the HDMI output did the trick)

    Will test with another sd card but this one has been working for me the last 3 or four years, its class 10 and im pretty sure its not damaged, i use recalbox 7.1.1 on it and simply if i dont touch that particular setting everything works fine, but i will try a fresh install on another and report back.

    As for the input /output i dont understand what i have to do.. do you mean replacing the hdmi cable? Sorry im not native english speaker..
    For your interest, i'm sending 1920x1080p 60hz and works fine till i change that setting in ui settings


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    @Pol

    Will test with another sd card but this one has been working for me the last 3 or four years, its class 10 and im pretty sure its not damaged, i use recalbox 7.1.1 on it and simply if i dont touch that particular setting everything works fine, but i will try a fresh install on another and report back.

    I understand, but some users said exactly the same thing: the SD card didn't seem to be a problem, but testing with another SD Card the problem didn't happen again.
    It may not be the case, but I believe that testing is the best way to find out.

    As for the input /output i dont understand what i have to do.. do you mean replacing the hdmi cable?

    I was referring to the output (I already edited the post, I said "input" wrongly...), the Rpi4 has 2 MicroHDMI ports:

    RPI4

    But ... Testing with another microHDMI to HDMI adapter or with another HDMI cable is also useful, so it would rule out all possibilities.

    Sorry im not native english speaker..

    Me neither, don't worry about it.



  • @Zing said in PI4 stuck on loading screen after changing theme:

    @Pol

    Will test with another sd card but this one has been working for me the last 3 or four years, its class 10 and im pretty sure its not damaged, i use recalbox 7.1.1 on it and simply if i dont touch that particular setting everything works fine, but i will try a fresh install on another and report back.

    I understand, but some users said exactly the same thing: the SD card didn't seem to be a problem, but testing with another SD Card the problem didn't happen again.
    It may not be the case, but I believe that testing is the best way to find out.

    As for the input /output i dont understand what i have to do.. do you mean replacing the hdmi cable?

    I was referring to the output (I already edited the post, I said "input" wrongly...), the Rpi4 has 2 MicroHDMI ports:

    RPI4

    But ... Testing with another microHDMI to HDMI adapter or with another HDMI cable is also useful, so it would rule out all possibilities.

    Sorry im not native english speaker..

    Me neither, don't worry about it.

    Thank you very much for your answer. I'll try using the other microhdmi port as buying another cable is out of my possibilities right now.
    I can test another sd card also.
    Best regards



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