So, I have set everything up and things seemed to be working fine. I mapped usb snes controller, rebooted and now I am stuck on the splash screen. No matter what I do, I can’t get to command line interface. I’m looking for help, if you need any more info, just let me. Thanks!!
Also, I am using supplies suggested from the link above. I can get to the command line by pressing f4. I can’t do anything after as it says there was an error loading the shell. All I can do is sudo shutdown.
Thanks for your insight, I appreciate the reply. I’ve been working on this for about a week. I know it will be worth it once I get it running. I have swapped parts a few times. I think my problem is my power supply. I am just using a standard motorola phone charger, which supplies 5V/850mA.
The Pi can run on 750mA, but I’ve been reading that any supply less than 1A can cause SD card corruption. Each time I have an issue, it is effectively due to card corruption.
I plan to grab a stronger power supply (many recommend 2A, to cover the added peripherals). I’ll post back here if that fixes the issues, which I suspect it may.
The Pi Needs 700mA simply to function. It needs additional power to operate basic USB devices such as a keyboard.
Initially, I bough a cheap 1000mA adapter for mine, but it was only just good enough to operate the device and a keyboard. If I tried to connect anything else, (like a flash drive) it would freeze or fail to boot altogether.
I’m now using a genuine Nokia 1.2mA charger and it does the job perfectly. I can power a cheap 4-port USB hub passive 2 USB Gamepads and a USB Keyboard without any issues. I could possibly have added a mouse as well, but I haven’t tried it yet.
As for memory cards, it doesn’t seem to matter whether you use a class 4 or a class 10. Performance is the same either way.