Unable to get past Welcome to clockworkPi screen


I’m able to launch my gameshell but I can’t get past the Welcome to clockworkPi screen. I’ve tried launching multiple times and just waiting on the screen but it just goes to black screen. Additionally, if I press any buttons then I enter characters like “j”, “j”, “u”, “i”, “^[[A’”…

Has anyone experienced this issue? Does any know of a solution?

Apologies if this has already been posted but I couldn’t seem to find the solution in the forums.



it seems the X of gameshell could not be started

try ssh into GameShell
and run

cat /tmp/x.log

to see what’s going on

and maybe provide the os version of your gameshell
like v0.1,v0.2, v0.3


@guu Below is what was returned from that command when I connected to the gameshell via usb on my Windows machine and did ssh.

cpi@clockworkpi:~$ cat /tmp/x.log
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/cpi/.Xauthority
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/cpi/.Xauthority

X.Org X Server 1.19.2
Release Date: 2017-03-02
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 4.9.0-8-armmp-lpae armv7l Debian
Current Operating System: Linux clockworkpi 4.14.2-clockworkpi-cpi3-g638f2a7 #1 SMP Mon Dec 10 07:46:56 UTC 2018 armv7l
Kernel command line: console=ttyS0,115200n8 earlyprintk no_console_suspend root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext4 rootwait init=/sbin/init noinitrd panic=10
Build Date: 03 November 2018 05:53:43AM
xorg-server 2:1.19.2-1+deb9u5 (https://www.debian.org/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (–) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: “/home/cpi/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log”, Time: Tue Dec 18 12:59:14 2018
(==) Using config file: “/etc/xorg.conf”
(==) Using system config directory “/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d”
modprobe: ERROR: …/libkmod/libkmod.c:586 kmod_search_moddep() could not open moddep file ‘/lib/modules/4.14.2-clockworkpi-cpi3-g638f2a7/modules.dep.bin’
modprobe: FATAL: Module g2d_23 not found in directory /lib/modules/4.14.2-clockworkpi-cpi3-g638f2a7
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
waiting for X server to begin accepting connections .
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key…
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key…
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key…
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key…
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key…
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key…
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key…
Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key…cpi@clockworkpi:~$


what is the version of your os image?


According to another forum post, gameshell devices that were recently shipped are OS version 0.23. I just received mine on Monday from the pre-order in December '18. @guu should I try reflashing the OS as I’ve seen suggested? I only see v0.21 as the latest stable release to use.


v0.21 is stable
because the latest image v0.3 use opensource GPU driver Lima
which is not yet stable
but you can Give it a try, it would be fun


I have reflashed the sd card with v0.21 that came with the Gameshell. All is well now and I’m able to successfully start up to the menu. Thanks @guu for the support.