Error initializing SDL!

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    I loaded retropie through script. I used binaries version. Unfortunately, i am getting the error which is below.
    By the way, i cant use sdcard image. Need to setup on my current OS. I wiil be really glad if the problem will be solved.

    Creating config directory “/home/pi/.emulationstation”
    1v10: Error initializing SDL!
    fbcon not available
    1v10: Renderer failed to initialize!
    1v10: Window failed to initialize!

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    i have the same error! can somebody help?

    Profile photo of barbudreadmon

    Looks to me like you don’t have support for videocore in your sdl2 setup (had those kind of issues when i built my gentoo-powered emulationstation/retroarch setup). You sure you have videocore libraries in /opt/vc ? is pointing to in /opt/vc/lib ? Try rebuilding (from sources) sdl2 from, then rebuild emulationstation.

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