How To Enable SSH In Retropie
SSH is no longer enabled by default in Retropie. Follow our guide below to turn on SSH in your Retropie setup. Check out our post on Retropie USB Games Controllers.
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Enabling SSH In RetroPie
NostalgiaTechs:~ Station$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org ssh: connect to host retropie.local port 22: Connection refused
First, we need to enable SSH in the Raspi-Config settings. To do this go into the Retropie configuration menu and select Raspi-Config.
Next, we need to select “interfacing options” from the menu and then SSH.
Once in the SSH options. Change the selection to “Yes” to enable SSH in Retropie.
Next press “OK” and then “Finish” to return to Emulation station.
Lastly, we need to reboot the raspberry pi for our changes to take effect. To do this press start on your controller and then select “Quit” from the menu. Then select “Restart System” from the options to reboot Retropie.