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Retropie does not start EmulationStation by default (CLI is started instead)

  • I've just installed Retropie into Raspberry Pi 3.
    After the first boot EmulationStation is started. Then I've installed all main and core packages via menu but after restart Retropie booted into command line mode.

    I do not have external keyboard to launch emulation station. How to restore EmulationStation started by default? (I have SSH connection to Rpi itself.)

    Retropie version: 4.1

    UPDATE #1

    Found this error when launching emulationstation

    pi@retropie:/var/log $ bash -x emulationstation
    bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)
    ++ id -u
    + [[ 1000 -eq 0 ]]
    ++ uname --machine
    + [[ armv7l != *86* ]]
    ++ pidof X
    + [[ -n '' ]]
    + clear
    + tput civis
    + /opt/retropie/supplementary/emulationstation/
    /opt/retropie/supplementary/emulationstation/emulationstation: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    + reset

  • Found the solution. Must be some missing dependencies.

    sudo apt-get install libvlc5

  • @Pawka Had the same issue and this fixed it. Thanks!

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