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TOPIC: [Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released

[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 1 week ago #1

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OpenELEC 8.0.1 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 8.0.0 or later with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 8.0.1 is a maintenance release for OpenELEC-8.0.0. The main fixes are:

  • Fix broken automount for (external) USB storage devices.
  • Fix always blinking LED on SolidRun's Cubox.
  • Fix broken Filesystem resize on new install.
  • Rename Kodis old database files when updating, to try to fix updating issues when Kodi updates the own databases.
  • Readd SFTP support on user requests.
  • Always load TUN driver for VPN users on user request.
  • Updated WeTek DVB driver to prevent issues when running TV.
  • Rename users samba configfile to force the user to include own changes in a new config then using the old one.

OpenELEC 8.0 series is a feature release. The main changes are:

  • Platform changes:
    • New Platform WeTek Play 2Play 2 supported with a own Build.
      WeTek Play 2 brings endless entertainment to your living room. Enjoy the latest movies and series in 4K UHD, play games, browse the internet, keep up with the news, or use the DVB modular tuner to watch thousands of TV channels via satellite, terrestrial and cable connections.
    • New Platform WeTek Hub supported by a own Build.
      Taking advantage of the latest hardware advances, we’ve maximized performance and optimized design. Introducing, WeTek Hub, the smallest WeTek device yet, and one of the most powerful Android streaming devices on the market.
    • Raspberry Pi Zero W supported by Raspberry Pi (1) builds.
  • Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
    • Pulseaudio updated to 10.0 (9.0)
    • Binutils updated to 2.28 (2.26)
    • GCC updated to 6.3 (5.4)
    • glibc updated to 2.25 (2.23)
    • LLVM updated to 4.0 (3.8)
    • Linux kernel updated to 4.9 (4.4)
    • Mesa updated to 17.0 (11.2)
    • ffmpeg updated to 3.2 (2.8)
    • libva updated to 1.8 (1.7)
    • connman updated to 1.33 (1.31)
    • libressl updated to 2.4 (2.2)
    • systemd updated to 233 (229)
    • xorg-server updated to 1.19 (1.18)
    • samba updated to 4.6 (3.6)
    • MySQL replaced with MariaDB-10.1
    • HFS and HFS+ Filesystem support removed.
    • iSCSI support removed.
    • NFS, NBD, iSCSI Network boot support removed.
    • LIRC support removed, LIRC was always installed as a enhancenment to the Kernel RC drivers, and was only used for very old IR Hardware like classic XBox remote and others - which support is now dropped.
    • Apple TV 1 IR remote driver driver removed.
    • X11 AMDGPU, ATI (Radeon) and Intel GPU driver driver replaced by X11 Modesettings GPU driver.
  • Driver and firmware updates and changes:
    • updated WLAN and DVB drivers and firmwares.
    • updated Nvidia Legacy driver to xf86-video-nvidia-340, which removes support for legacy Nvidia GPUs not supporting VDPAU.
  • Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
    • Kodi updated to 17.1 final (16)

Kodi 17 (Krypton) support

OpenELEC 8.0 release contain a Kodi major version bump. If you are updating from OpenELEC 7.0 or earlier we strongly recommend you perform a full backup before performing a manual update. If you experience issues please perform a soft-reset to clear OpenELEC and Kodi settings.

 

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If you would like to contribute to the OpenELEC project, there are lots of ways you can help. We are always looking for people to help with documentation, testing and reporting bugs. If you enjoy using OpenELEC and would like to make a donation to support the project, you can do this using PayPal. Donating is easy and takes only a few minutes, and you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. We can also accept donations by other means (bitcoin, flattr, etc…). You can find out more about donating here.

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How To Upgrade To OpenELEC 8.0 (8.0.1) Release

If you are going to update from one of our older releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data and do a manual update. You can use our OpenELEC Settings addon if you are using OpenELEC-3.2 or later to backup your data. For more details, please visit http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Updating_OpenELEC.

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Testing and Reporting

There has been many months of development and testing in the run-up to this releases, but like any major update there are a lot of changes. Unfortunately, we are unable to test every scenario on all hardware, so it’s possible you might pick up on an issue we may have missed (this is why we do beta tests). We would like anyone brave enough to test this release and report issues that they find either with OpenELEC or Kodi.

Thank You!

We would like to thank our users, team members and partners for testing, reporting and fixing issues, creating how-to documents, developing new features, and their donations of hardware and funds to the project. We appreciate your continued support, without it we would not be able to continue.

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If you have any questions about OpenELEC, sponsoring the project, or think you might be able to offer another service that will be useful to us, then please drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is always someone that is able to answer your questions in the #openelec irc on freenode.

You can find the new release of OpenELEC 8.0 (8.0.1) on the downloads page

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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 1 week ago #2

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After updating from 7.01 to 8.01 no automount of my prevously functioning 8TB HD
Help is appreciated

<EDIT>
Reset to default settings resulted in a total freeze.
Wrote 8.01 image to SD. It now boots up but still does not automount.

Help is still appreciated
Last Edit: 5 months 1 week ago by Badger. Reason: addtl info
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 1 week ago #3

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'Readd SFTP support on user requests' - thank you.
Can we have Lirc back as well please?
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 1 week ago #4

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Thanks guys! The unofficial repo was not built yet for 8.1 Do you have an update on this?
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 1 week ago #5

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Fails to install or update from 7.0.1, tried 8.0 as well as 8.0.1 on a Chromebook CR-48.
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 6 days ago #6

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Hi. In version 8.0.0 installed addons were activated automatically, in 8.0.1 you have to manually activate them one by one, despite having the option "unknown sources" activated. Is it possible to activate them all at once? Thx.
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 6 days ago #7

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tobassam wrote:
Fails to install or update from 7.0.1, tried 8.0 as well as 8.0.1 on a Chromebook CR-48.

not enough infos and no logs
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 6 days ago #8

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Badger wrote:
After updating from 7.01 to 8.01 no automount of my prevously functioning 8TB HD
Help is appreciated

<EDIT>
Reset to default settings resulted in a total freeze.
Wrote 8.01 image to SD. It now boots up but still does not automount.

Help is still appreciated

can you provide the logfile from logfiles samba share?
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 6 days ago #9

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Thanks for the update looking foward to trying it out.
does any one know if theres a dual audio version available
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V8.0.1 install hangs 5 months 6 days ago #10

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Hey folks!
I tried a manual update from v6 to 8.0.1 on a Zotac AMD and it boots to the Openelec splash screen with the version number, but just sits there indefinitely.
So I performed a fresh v 7.0.1 boot from img and get the option to install, which then works fine.
Fresh v8.0.1 boot also shows the splash screen but never displays the installer wizard.

Any ideas would be great?

Thanks
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 6 days ago #11

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In case anyone has samba issues in 8.0.1, make sure you are aware of the change from samba.conf to samba4.conf as sraue explained here.
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 6 days ago #12

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I have a solution for my "HD not automounting problem", but as sraue does not care about my problem, I don't care about posting the solution.
Last Edit: 5 months 6 days ago by Badger.
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V8.0.1 install hangs 5 months 6 days ago #13

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rainieruk@live.co.uk wrote:
Hey folks!
I tried a manual update from v6 to 8.0.1 on a Zotac AMD and it boots to the Openelec splash screen with the version number, but just sits there indefinitely.
So I performed a fresh v 7.0.1 boot from img and get the option to install, which then works fine.
Fresh v8.0.1 boot also shows the splash screen but never displays the installer wizard.

Any ideas would be great?

Thanks
I have the same problem freezing screen on Openelec with version v8.0.1 below the installer wizard does not show up or continue.
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 6 days ago #14

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@Badger - Can you post the solution for me?

Thanks
Last Edit: 5 months 6 days ago by shedrock.
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[Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.1 released 5 months 6 days ago #15

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Badger wrote:
I have a solution for my "HD not automounting problem", but as sraue does not care about my problem, I don't care about posting the solution.

this is not how it works here...
and btw: openelec.tv/forum/120-news-announcements/83478-stable-openelec-8-0-1-released#168749
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