After installing the PlayStation 1 emulator PCSXR from the Ubuntu repo I would get the below error whenever I tried to run a disk or a disk image.



  • In your home directory view hidden folders by pressing CTRL+H and open the .pcsxr folder
  • Edit the pcsxr.cfg file
  • Change the CPU value from 0 to 1. This apparently “disables dynamic binary translation in favour of a pure interpreter”


  • Save and close the confiig and rerun PCSXR


Author: Phil Eddies

I am an IT Operations Manager, managing all aspects of the IT infrastructure and service for a mid sized UK based company. I have been working full time in IT since 2001 in 1st to 3rd line and System Administration roles. MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, Citrix CCA