Error initializing RetroPie after fresh install.

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    Hey guys!

    Finally got around to starting a portable MAME project, but I’m having some issues getting retropie to run properly. For some reason, when I try to launch it from the terminal (sudo emulationstation) I’m getting the following errors:

    error initializing SDL!
    fbcon not available
    Renderer failed to initialize!
    Window failed to initialize!

    I’m thinking this is related to me trying to output RetroPie over a GPIO screen, so I tried mirroring fb0 to fb1, and running it through the “hdmi” screen (even though none is plugged in). The mirroring worked properly, and I got a screen “over” my console, but emulationstation still failed to initialize.

    Any ideas?



    No ideas at all? I haven’t had a chance to work on this, but I think I’m going to try to start with the premade sd card and then try to get the screen working.



    are you trying to launch it from a remote ssh session ?

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