Stuck at first time boot screen (infinite reboot loop)

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#21

@WahooSalty I was talking about the error, it is related to llvm but I don’t know yet the solution. Somebody opened an issue about it.


#22

I’m having a similar problem after loading the lakka os. It just continuously pops the flower icon over and over. I’ve tried the configs you have mentioned to no avail, it doesn’t even show a log. I’m using a windows xp home edition and now I’m worried my PC is unusable now…any ideas?


#23

@RetroGlow If you use live mode nothing to worry. Without log at least lakka system log it will be difficult to help you.


#24

Hi. I am using a hummingboard i4pro. Was running an older version of lakka. Tried copying latest img file to .update folder on 16gb sd card but had endless permission issues and switching between linux and windows. I backed up saves and decided to start with a fresh install of latest version 2.1. used img writer in windows and managed to boot up fine. Noticed I had not put bios files on card. Got into linux and started copying relevant files when I noticed sd card was not using full space on card. Used Gparted and allocated full 14gb to card. tried booting into lakka and all I see is the flower boot logo. Tried waiting, a few resets, nothing.

Decided on a fresh install again. wrote image to sd card. Booted with i4pro, saw installation text, then system rebooted. Now Im currently stuck on flower logo. Tried reformatting sd card to 16gb and doing another fresh write to sd card but nothing.

Please help.


#25

Hello! I am trying to install the latest Lakka-Generic.i386-2.1-devel-20180505001138-r28183-gd938e730a on my 2-in-1 Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail Prestigio Visconte S PMP1020CESR device. I’ve built the latest mainline kernel v4.17.0-rc4 from kernel.org with the Lakka’s original .config, rebuilt initramfs and injected needed modules to SYSTEM squashfs image. Such decision was made, because there was no sound in the stable Lakka v2.1 and the mainline kernel contains some new drivers for Cherry Trail, such as the ES8316 sound card, the staged RTL8723BS wi-fi driver (still not working, insmod errors with “Unknown symbol in module”, bluetooth doesn’t work too). Well, I want the sound to work at least. The problem, however, that the machine boots, but in perpetual flower animation state (in my case it is black screen, because I’ve set SPLASH=no in init). I’ve changed menu_driver = “rgui” and menu_shader_pipeline = “0” in squashfs image, but results are the same. I’ve collected some logs in “live textmode” session. Please, advise! retroarch aplay -L dmesg lspci lsusb vga


#26

Well, actually, I’ve got retroarch working without menu_shader_pipeline = “0” and with menu_driver = “xmb” after updating /lib/firmware.

Still no sound.

dmesg complains with “Audio Port: ASoC: no backend DAIs enabled for Audio Port”. aplay complains with “Unable to set hw params”.

Anybody succeded with the audio on these Cherry Trail devices working?


#27

So how does one go about creating a new thread instead of jumping on the back of someone else? I am having the same issues as described in the original post, and finally managed to get some logs that I would like someone to look over if possible.


#28

Well, you can roll like me, and post em here thru pastebin.

Meanwhile, looks like the Cherry Trail platform is no-no for Linux…


#29

Hello everyone, i am having the same issue as most of you who post in this thread. Hope someone can tell me the issue tho i think it has something to do with amd drivers.

retroarch.txt

[INFO] RetroArch 1.6.9 (Git c056726)
[INFO] === Build =======================================
Capabilities: MMX MMXEXT SSE1 SSE2 SSE3 
Built: Nov 21 2017
[INFO] Version: 1.6.9
[INFO] Git: c056726
[INFO] =================================================
[INFO] [Config]: Loading default config.
[INFO] [Config]: loading config from: (null).
[INFO] Looking for config in: "/storage/.config/retroarch/retroarch.cfg".
[INFO] Looking for config in: "/storage/.retroarch.cfg".
[WARN] Config: using skeleton config "/etc/retroarch.cfg" as base for a new config file.
[WARN] Config: Created new config file in: "/storage/.config/retroarch/retroarch.cfg".
[INFO] Environ SET_PIXEL_FORMAT: RGB565.
[INFO] Redirecting save file to "/storage/savefiles/.srm".
[INFO] Redirecting savestate to "/storage/savestates/.state".
[INFO] Version of libretro API: 1
[INFO] Compiled against API: 1
[INFO] [Audio]: Set audio input rate to: 29970.03 Hz.
[INFO] Found shader "/tmp/shaders/slang-conversion-template.glsl"
[INFO] Found shader "/tmp/shaders/stock.glsl"
[INFO] [Video]: Video @ fullscreen
[INFO] [Video]: Starting threaded video driver ...
[INFO] [DRM]: Found 2 connectors.
[INFO] [DRM]: Connector 0 connected: yes
[INFO] [DRM]: Connector 0 has 14 modes.
[INFO] [DRM]: Connector 0 assigned to monitor index: #1.
[INFO] [DRM]: Connector 1 connected: no
[INFO] [DRM]: Connector 1 has 0 modes.
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 0: (1280x1024) 1280 x 1024, 60 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 1: (1280x1024) 1280 x 1024, 75 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 2: (1152x864) 1152 x 864, 75 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 3: (1024x768) 1024 x 768, 75 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 4: (1024x768) 1024 x 768, 70 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 5: (1024x768) 1024 x 768, 60 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 6: (832x624) 832 x 624, 75 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 7: (800x600) 800 x 600, 75 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 8: (800x600) 800 x 600, 72 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 9: (800x600) 800 x 600, 60 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 10: (640x480) 640 x 480, 75 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 11: (640x480) 640 x 480, 73 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 12: (640x480) 640 x 480, 60 Hz
[INFO] [DRM]: Mode 13: (720x400) 720 x 400, 70 Hz
[INFO] [GL]: Found GL context: kms
[INFO] [GL]: Detecting screen resolution 1280x1024.
[INFO] [EGL] Found EGL_EXT_platform_base, trying eglGetPlatformDisplayEXT
[INFO] [EGL]: EGL version: 1.4
[INFO] [EGL]: Current context: 0x7f4b7002f400.
[INFO] [KMS]: New FB: 1280x1024 (stride: 5120).
[INFO] [GL]: Vendor: X.Org R300 Project, Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480.
[INFO] [GL]: Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.1.3.
[INFO] [GL]: Using resolution 1280x1024
[INFO] [GL]: Default shader backend found: glsl.
[INFO] [Shader driver]: Using GLSL shader backend.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Checking GLSL shader support ...
[WARN] [GL]: Stock GLSL shaders will be used.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL vertex shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Found GLSL fragment shader.
[INFO] [GLSL]: Linking GLSL program.
[INFO] [GL]: Using 4 textures.
[INFO] [GL]: Loaded 1 program(s).
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Video]: Graphics driver did not initialize an input driver. Attempting to pick a suitable driver.
[INFO] [udev]: Keyboard #0 (/dev/input/event2).
[INFO] [udev]: Mouse #0 (/dev/input/event3).
[INFO] [udev]: Mouse #1 (/dev/input/mouse0).
[INFO] [Joypad]: Found joypad driver: "udev".
[INFO] ALSA: Using signed 16-bit format.
[INFO] ALSA: Period size: 1024 frames
[INFO] ALSA: Buffer size: 2048 frames
[INFO] [Menu]: Found menu display driver: "menu_display_gl".
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] [Font]: Using font rendering backend: freetype.
[INFO] SRAM will not be saved.
[INFO] Loading history file: [/storage/.config/retroarch/content_history.lpl].
[INFO] Loading history file: [/storage/.config/retroarch/content_favorites.lpl].
[INFO] Loading history file: [/storage/.config/retroarch/content_music_history.lpl].
[INFO] Loading history file: [/storage/.config/retroarch/content_video_history.lpl].
[INFO] Loading history file: [/storage/.config/retroarch/content_image_history.lpl].
Unable to find target for this triple (no targets are registered)
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

lspci.txt

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS480/RS482/RS485 Host Bridge [1002:5950] (rev 10)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RS480/RS482/RS485 Host Bridge [103c:3009]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RC4xx/RS4xx PCI Bridge [int gfx] [1002:5a3f]
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RC4xx/RS4xx PCI Express Port 2 [1002:5a37]
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:12.0 IDE interface [0101]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP SB4x0 Serial ATA Controller [1002:4379]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company IXP SB4x0 Serial ATA Controller [103c:3009]
	Kernel driver in use: sata_sil
00:13.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP SB4x0 USB Host Controller [1002:4374]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company IXP SB4x0 USB Host Controller [103c:3009]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
00:13.1 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP SB4x0 USB Host Controller [1002:4375]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company IXP SB4x0 USB Host Controller [103c:3009]
	Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
00:13.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP SB4x0 USB2 Host Controller [1002:4373]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company IXP SB4x0 USB2 Host Controller [103c:3009]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP SB4x0 SMBus Controller [1002:4372] (rev 11)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company IXP SB4x0 SMBus Controller [103c:3009]
	Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP SB4x0 IDE Controller [1002:4376]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company IXP SB4x0 IDE Controller [103c:3009]
	Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP SB4x0 PCI-ISA Bridge [1002:4377]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company IXP SB4x0 PCI-ISA Bridge [103c:3009]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP SB4x0 PCI-PCI Bridge [1002:4371]
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller [1002:4370] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller [103c:3009]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_atiixp
	Kernel modules: snd_atiixp
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
	Kernel driver in use: k8temp
	Kernel modules: k8temp
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS480 [Radeon Xpress 200 Series] [1002:5954]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RS480 [Radeon Xpress 200 Series] [103c:3009]
	Kernel driver in use: radeon
01:05.1 Display controller [0380]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS480 [Radeon Xpress 200 Series] (Secondary) [1002:5854]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RS480 [Radeon Xpress 200 Series] (Secondary) [103c:3008]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1677] (rev 20)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [103c:3009]
	Kernel driver in use: tg3

#30

Same problem here with Asus eeePC, Flower bootloop. Can’t do much its just rebooting. If i press the power button i see that linux is actually shutting down correctly. Would archretro still work if i installed a regular operating system?


#31

Yes, you can install RetroArch in a normal OS and it will work fine.


#32

@WahooSalty try to launch RA with

DRAW_USE_LLVM=0 retroarch -v


#33

Hi, My computer is a dell latitude d400 from 2003. I have followed all the steps on here but when i get to the part where we access the live ssh part i get this message: This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. I can’t even get the config file. Any help will be necessary.

Sorry to bring up a one year old forum but i needed help.


#34

@gouchi your help would be necessary too


#35

Hi,

Please make a test with 32 bit version.

Thank you.

Kind regards,


#36

@gouchi I tried to make a test but after i tried the Live SSH command it installed for some reason then the flashing screen popped up again. I dont know what to do.


#37

so i got the live text mode running. ive tried to change the menu_driver to rgui. And ive done the menu shader pipeline thing and nothings working. Still a flashing screen. Ive also tried booting into retroarch and it says "segmentation fault (core dumped). What does this mean and how can i fix it.


#38

Try with nightly builds (32 bits) if you reproduce the issue.

Also try to provide graphic card and lakka system log.

Thank you.


#39

@gouchi still a flashing screen with the nightly build. Im starting to lose hope. I tried to boot in to “live textmode” and “live ssh” and still nothing. i also am not able to provide system logs as it will bring me back to the flashing screen.


#40

UPDATE: I got the flashing screen to go away. But, it still wont boot. I opened the command prompt and did the nano command to get to the config file but after fixing the cfg file it says " [ERROR] [KMS] Couldn't find a suitable DRM device. Please help