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Instant Raspberry Pi Gaming by Shea Silverman

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Common troubleshooting (Intermediate)

This task will describe various issues that can happen when using the Raspberry Pi including:

  • Game display issues
  • Power supply issues
  • USB issues

How to do it…

The following are a few common issues that you might face and how to resolve them:

  • EmulationStation returns an error when I try to launch it

    Running sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libfreeimage-dev libfreetype6-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev ttf-dejavu will install the needed dependencies that EmulationStation requires to run.

  • Nothing happens when I turn it on
    • Make sure the power supply is rated for 5v 1amp
    • Is the power light illuminated on the Raspberry Pi?
    • Is the monitor on and the video cable plugged in?
    • Is the SD card properly formatted? ...

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