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run retropie/emulationstation without desktop environment first?

  • I'm setting up my own retropie build based on Ubuntu for X86 systems.
    The issue I'm currently having is when I try to run emulationstation from console/cli I get the message that the video driver can't be loaded.

    it works just fine when I start it from the desktop environment.

    But is there a way to run it directly before starting the desktop environment?

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