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Raspberry Pi Gaming

By : Shea Silverman
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Raspberry Pi Gaming

By: Shea Silverman

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Common troubleshooting

Here are some of the common errors and the means to troubleshoot them:

EmulationStation returns an error when I try to launch it

In such a situation, run sudo apt-get -y install libsdl1.2-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libfreeimage-dev libfreetype6-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev ttf-dejavu.

This will install the required dependencies that the EmulationStation requires to run.

EmulationStation, as well as other games, might require dependencies that have not been loaded during the install. For example, libsdl1.2-dev, libboost-filesystem-dev, libfreeimage-dev, libfreetype6-dev, libsdl-mixer1.2-dev, and ttf-dejavu are common libraries that are used in a number of games that might not have been installed, or need to be updated.

Nothing happens when I apply power

In this particular instance, try out the following things:

  • Make sure the power supply is rated for 5 V with at least 1 A (1000 mA). It would help if you can get up to 2.1 A (2100 mA).

  • Check whether the power lights are illuminated...