Debian emulationstation closes immediately
I just recently did a fresh install of the latest version of Debian on my intel nuc. I went through the usual commands and did a basic install of retropie. now when I click on rpie in my apps the screen flashes the emulationstation loading page and is immediately closed.
It was doing the same thing to me on Ubuntu 18.04 which is part of why I switched to Debian.
Anyone else have this issue and find a solution?
@Kalamabrew Can you post the error message you're receiving ? Can you start
--debugparameter and see where it's stopping ?
@mitu I get boost::filesystems::status: Permission Denied "/root/Retropie/roms/amstradcpc"
@Kalamabrew Did you run the installation as
rootor as a regular user ? The error message is quite explanatory - Emulationstation expects the ROM folders to be in the
roothome folder, but you're starting it as a regular user.
@mitu Okay, yes I ran installation as root as debian would not allow user to run any sudo commands and I can't figure out how to set user as a sudoer. If that is not the solution than I am still at a loss. thank you for your prompt replies and help by the way.
@Kalamabrew You need to run the installation with
sudo, not as
root. The instructions are quite clear on that.
Okay let me rephrase. I was logged into my normal user and in the terminal I was unable to use any sudo commands without "su" and entering password. if I tried a sudo command right after opening terminal and before "su" and entering my password I would just be prompted to enter password only to be met with a "User is not in sudoers file. This incident will be reported."
sudo, they're different programs. I understood you're not able to use
sudo- you'll have to investigate more on how to enable
sudofor your user and then re-do the installation.