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Retroarch install from source failed

  • @mitu for retroarch it seems only source installation option is available

  • Global Moderator

    for retroarch it seems only source installation option is available

    There is a binary installation available for Pi4.


    What OS image did you use for installation ?

  • @mitu i am using stock raspbian

    Linux raspberrypi 4.19.97-v7l+ #1294 SMP Thu Jan 30 13:21:14 GMT 2020 armv7l GNU/Linux

  • Global Moderator

    Which version - the Lite or the Desktop version ? Did you do any re-configuration for the system ?

  • @mitu i believe it was the lite version and i did not reconfigure any system settings. The source.list is also pointing to raspbian buster.

  • Global Moderator

    I think the reason your install doesn't work is because you modified your config.txt and removed the GL driver overlay - loaded by default and which is necessary for RetroPie to work on the Pi4 model.
    Any reason you're not using the RetroPie image ?

  • @mitu Can you help check if my config.txt is wrongly configured?

    The reason why I insist on installing on existing os is that I am using hard drive for os and I try not to flash the image as it means I need to overwrite the hard drive.

    # For more options and information see
    # Some settings may impact device functionality. See link above for details
    # uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode
    # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
    # and your display can output without overscan
    # uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
    # goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
    # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
    # overscan.
    # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output
    # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)
    # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
    # DMT (computer monitor) modes
    # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
    # no display
    # uncomment for composite PAL
    #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.
    # Uncomment some or all of these to enable the optional hardware interfaces
    # Uncomment this to enable infrared communication.
    # Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README
    # Enable audio (loads snd_bcm2835)
    # Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver on top of the dispmanx display stack

  • Global Moderator

    @Floppy No, it's not correct - you disabled the necessary overlay for the GL driver, which is unsupported on the Pi4.

  • @mitu you mean i should uncomment #dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d?

  • @mitu nvm, I shall just reflash the retropie pre-built image.

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