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Raspbian Desktop crashes a few seconds after boot

  • I was testing out a fresh install of Raspbian on top of a clean install of the latest Raspbian image. When I configure RetroPie to boot to Desktop and autologin with pi, the PIXEL desktop will load, but after 8 seconds or so, the desktop will go away and left with a terminal emulator.

    I also have this happening on a RetroPie 4.4 install on Jessie. I'm not sure if it was happening on 4.3.x because I've had it set to boot into Emulationstation for a long time.

    Is there any way I can have the PIXEL desktop not crash/disappear soon after boot with RetroPie installed?

  • My bad, I forgot I needed to disable the splash screen for this to work.

    see here

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