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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 4 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce the fourth beta of OpenELEC 6.0 (v5.95.4)

The most visible change is Kodi 15.1 (Isengard). Beginning with Kodi 15.0 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer pre-bundled into OpenELEC but can be downloaded from the Kodi addon repo if required. PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. For further information on Kodi 15.1 please read http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-1-isengard-maintenance-release/.

We now officially support WeTek's WeTek_Play device with a build that installs to internal NAND and dual-boots with Android on an SD Card. The iMX6 build extends support to all Solidrun CuBox-i/TV, Solidrun Hummingboard devices and the OSMC Vero. We recommend CuBox-i2eX / Hummingboard-i2eX or better devices.

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Posted: 56 minutes ago by lollo78 #146718
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Hi, I have a lot of difficulty with PVR.
I installed TVHeadend (server and client) from Openelec standard and dev repository, configured all and it works fine for a little time. Or at least until (I think) I uninstalled VDR and IPTV Simple client (I instelled it in the same time of TVHeadend). I uninstalled VDR because I prefer TVHeadend and IPTV Simple Client because has a lot of bug in this Isengard beta.
Maybe, now some libs or files are corrupted or missing or maybe it's a firmware/driver issue into the tuner support...
Let me explain the issue:
with Avermedia HD Volar A867 DVB-T Tuner USB, chip Afatech af9035, installed into raspberry with firmware version=11.5.9.0 (dvb-usb-af9035-02.fw) I can't play the Live TV channels. Sometimes an error appear ("no free adapter") and sometimes I can play one channel but if I switch to others channels, I listen only audio without video.
But I don't know how (incredible) the first time I installed and configured TVHeadend (see up) all works fine.
And more: if I power off raspberry, at next boot I have to unplug and replug the tuner or it is seems dead (no led activity).
I tried also with another tuner (Afatech af9015; dvb-usb-af9015.fw), unistalled TVHeadend a lot of time (and make fresh configuration) but I have always the same issue.
I don't know if it is a bug, but., plaese, any suggestion to solve it?
Thanks a lot
Posted: 3 hours 6 minutes ago by soyxan #146706
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soyxan wrote:
Yes now is working fine! Omxplayer HW acceleration should be enabled by default in RPi2 right? Why is not?

omxplayer is a default on pi1, but not on pi2.

I don't know why omxplayer is working with passthrough for you, but dvdplayer is not.
dvdplayer works with passthrough on all my test platforms, so it's not an easy thing to debug.

What is the make and model of your tv and soundbar?

My TV is Samsung UN46ES6800 and the Soundbar is a Samsung HW-E450.

I am not sure if Omxplayer setting was enabled on 5.0.8, but passtrough was working fine.
Enabling Omxplayer accelerarion has any disadvantage?

If you need anything else let me know.
Posted: 3 hours 18 minutes ago by popcornmix #146703
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Yes now is working fine! Omxplayer HW acceleration should be enabled by default in RPi2 right? Why is not?

omxplayer is a default on pi1, but not on pi2.

I don't know why omxplayer is working with passthrough for you, but dvdplayer is not.
dvdplayer works with passthrough on all my test platforms, so it's not an easy thing to debug.

What is the make and model of your tv and soundbar?
Posted: 5 hours 47 minutes ago by soyxan #146691
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soyxan wrote:
Just upgraded my RPi2 from 5.0.8 to beta 4 and now audio passtrough to my Samsung soundbar is not working (no sound at all), if
Does enabling omxplayer in video/accleration settings make a difference?

Yes now is working fine! Omxplayer HW acceleration should be enabled by default in RPi2 right? Why is not?
Posted: 6 hours 13 minutes ago by alextz #146689
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After update from 5.0.8 my wifi adapter is not up after each reboot. I have to go manually into Openelec addon and enable it.

Any ideas how to fix this?

01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev bb)
Posted: 10 hours 7 minutes ago by popcornmix #146668
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soyxan wrote:
Just upgraded my RPi2 from 5.0.8 to beta 4 and now audio passtrough to my Samsung soundbar is not working (no sound at all), if
Does enabling omxplayer in video/accleration settings make a difference?
Posted: 1 day 7 hours ago by soyxan #146611
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Just upgraded my RPi2 from 5.0.8 to beta 4 and now audio passtrough to my Samsung soundbar is not working (no sound at all), if I disable audio passtrough, sound is fine.

That was working right on 5.0.8.

I disabled Sync Playback to Display (which was enabled during the upgrade, as I never enabled it on 5.0.8) as suggested but nothing changes.

I have uploaded the log here:
pastebin.com/5j5aSKBM

The log reflects several tries to get it working (even disabling the passtrough), anyhow the last 2 movies played in the log were with the passtrough enabled.

Thanks!
Posted: 1 day 13 hours ago by dproff #146596
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New problem for me that just started last night. I am getting continuous partial reboots. black screen followed by booting from the kodi loading start not the openelec boot. I have a log file capturing one of these events but logging is also terminated when this happens. My kodi computer only connects to my server inconsistently so I cannot get to the log file now. My device is a Dell quad core computer.

I thought that disabling TV PVR and rebooting fixed the problem, but I was wrong. It just took a longer interval to begin the reboots. The service app I use is Israel Live TV.

I tried to upload a log file so it may be there now. It did not successfully email to me however.

log file is here: xbmclogs.com/ps7yzbwga
Posted: 1 day 14 hours ago by X-Dan #146592
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Hi,

Just a quick message to say that the Beta 4 is working perfectly on my setup (flac, 720p, 1080p, etc..):

RPI 2
Hifiberry digi+
Wifi usb dongle
FLIR usb dongle (for IR)

To all dev, thank you to your really great work. I hope the final version will be out soon :-)
Posted: 1 day 15 hours ago by ScotchTape #146588
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Hey,

Installed beta4 on friday by just installing it over 5.0.8 and resetting the settings, everything was fine, suspend/resume worked as before.
Yesterday I tried to wake my NUC (DN2820FYKH), but just black Picture. The Power button was lit. After a manual reboot it was fine.
To verify I've installed beta4 from scratch, some behaviour: WHen I suspend OE for a short time it'S fine, but resume will fail after a couple of hours.

I've noticed this in previous betas before, but it looks like I'm the only reporter ;)

I forgot to look for the logs, if there are some I'll post them later..
Posted: 2 days 10 hours ago by real_larry #146542
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Did a test with a clean install of beta4 on rpi2 today to experience the behavior of pvr/tvheadend and Hama-MCE remote. Installed only a few addons, like scrapers, weather, language and tvheadend client. Copied advancedsettings.xml and sources.xml from OE 5.0.8 and did some puny modifications. Database is mysql based. OE configured like the others of my OE setups.
I couln't find any issue. Everything is working so far - at least to gain a read-to-run system as I did no deeper tests. But TV, Video, Audio and Pictures are working as normal, all needed buttons of the Hama-MCE are working (except yellow). No crashes nor anything similar after two hours of watching, hearing, zapping and winding.

Just my 2c.
-
Larry
Posted: 2 days 12 hours ago by popcornmix #146538
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lollo78 wrote:
I'm start thinking that this parameters didn't works in Openelec 5.0.8.
5.0.8 didn't include the sdhost driver or the sdcard overclock settings at all.
Than my readbufferfactor (2.0) it was ignored?
Note 4 is the default with OpenELEC - are you really trying to reduce the setting?
I see the mouse cursor on the up-left side of the screen also if I disable "mouse and touch support" inside the System -> Input device option. This is very annoying: I use retroarch and also during playng I see the cursor.
This has been fixed, but OE hasn't updated to that version. Should be in next update.
Posted: 3 days 2 hours ago by lollo78 #146518
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Hi guys,
the only solution for me it was to delete the MySQL kodi user:
I'll go to recreate all the databases, but al least, now Kodi starts with my advancedsettings.xml.

I notice some "bug" or strange things using my working/previous configuration (Openelec 5.0.8) on this beta 4:

1) Another stuck (for me) at boot is config.txt file (cannot mount tty xyz_asdaf :D).
I can't boot with
dtoverlay=sdhost,overclock_50=100
sometime boot and sometime no with
dtoverlay=sdhost,overclock_50=84
seems to work with
dtoverlay=sdhost,overclock_50=63
but I have to test it more. I'm start thinking that this parameters didn't works in Openelec 5.0.8.

2) In my advancedsettings.xml i have setted:
<cachemembuffersize>20971520</cachemembuffersize>
<readbufferfactor>2.0</readbufferfactor>
but into the log I see:
01:00:05   5.561922 T:1968373760  NOTICE: Loaded settings file from special://xbmc/system/advancedsettings.xml
01:00:05   5.562265 T:1968373760  NOTICE: Contents of special://xbmc/system/advancedsettings.xml are...
                                            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
                                            <advancedsettings>
                                              <showexitbutton>false</showexitbutton>
                                              <fanartres>720</fanartres>
                                              <imageres>540</imageres>
                                              <video>
                                                <busydialogdelayms>750</busydialogdelayms>
                                              </video>
                                              <samba>
                                                <clienttimeout>30</clienttimeout>
                                              </samba>
                                              <network>
                                                <readbufferfactor>4.0</readbufferfactor>
                                              </network>
                                            </advancedsettings>
Than my readbufferfactor (2.0) it was ignored?

3) I paired my Blutooth PS3 controllers. I see the mouse cursor on the up-left side of the screen also if I disable "mouse and touch support" inside the System -> Input device option. This is very annoying: I use retroarch and also during playng I see the cursor.

4) RSS scrolling stuttering (is not fluid). And sometime the GUI is laggy. But with dtoverlay=sdhost,overclock_50=63 it's stable.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I hope that this can help to improve Openelec 6
Posted: 3 days 7 hours ago by klojum #146512
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As in use the "Wait for network" option?

Apparently, the music database is there (it is 'running'), but the database table 'version' is not tbere. Sounds more like a Kodi database creation mess up. Delete (or rename) the current MyMusic52 database, and restart Kodi.
Posted: 3 days 9 hours ago by chewitt #146510
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lollo78 wrote:
If I remove advancedsettings.xml and reboot, Kodi works again.

Add a 10 seconds startup delay to Kodi via the settings addon. Fixed?
Posted: 3 days 10 hours ago by lollo78 #146506
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Hi guys, I really need help.
I fresh installed Openelec 5.95.4 (previous I was on 5.0.8): works fine, but when I upload my advancedsettings.xml file, Kodi doesn't start (stuck on black screen).

I use a NAS and a shared MySQL library.

At the end of the log (full log here: pastebin.com/Ypuxh8YZ) I see:
14:27:49 105.815857 T:1968582656 ERROR: SQL: The table does not exist
Query: SELECT idVersion FROM version

If I remove advancedsettings.xml and reboot, Kodi works again.

This is the first time that happen me this issue and I don't know how to solve it.
Please, I need to use the MySQL library...
What I have to do?
Thx
Posted: 4 days 3 hours ago by PANiCnz #146482
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andrewddd wrote:
Try disable Sync playback to display
kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Videos#Playback
This sorted my issue. Not sure why this was even enabled in the first place.
Posted: 4 days 4 hours ago by sakos #146476
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PANiCnz wrote:
Anyone else noticing an issue with 5.95.4 and live tv where the audio cuts out briefly every few seconds? Audio is Dolby Digital with pass-through to my Sony soundbar enabled. Has only started happening since the upgrade from 5.95.3 to 5.95.4. Platform is RPI2. Will try and upload logs tonight.

I can confirm that there is a severe issue with 5.95.4 and Tvheadend PVR client. I played a lot and concluded the followings.
When system is restarted and PVR client is started first after the system restart then the playback does not work. No sound, picture freeze, OSD pops up every second.
Recovery:
- Go to system/audio settings and change anything back and forth. The playback gets smooth immediatelly, or
- Stop PVR and play a movie then stop movie and restart PVR.

It means that the audio settings are correct but something not well initialized after restart.

Workaround:
First I thought that disabling passtrough solves the problem but now it seems that disabling "keep audio device alive" helps.
I downgraded to 5.95.3 and saw the same issue.
On 5.95.4 I also observed the short audio drops at every one second but do not know how to reproduce it.


Kodi log of 5.95.4 is below. (faulty playback at 18:04, changing audio settings back and forth at 18:05)
kodi.log
Posted: 4 days 12 hours ago by bjo25 #146445
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Dear All,
when trying to use Ralink7601 Wifi stick, it froze during boot. With cable Ethernet it works fine, except the EPG does not come up from tvheadened. Tuner is Realtek RT2832 USB. (config is raspberry 2, boots from SD card, then root is loaded from USB mem stick)
How can the log file be saved? I would post it to forum. Now I returned to 5.0 stable, but it has no mt7610 driver.
thanks
Posted: 5 days 3 hours ago by m.hueske #146410
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I have some video files where an aspect ratio change happens during playback (it is because I made a mistake creating them :( )
Whenever this happens video playback stops, audio continues -> The file keeps on playing.
When I start the file from a point in time after that chage happened it is playing fine again.
I also recognized this in 5.95.3 - in 5.0.8 this has not been a problem.
Posted: 5 days 9 hours ago by popcornmix #146387
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PANiCnz wrote:
Anyone else noticing an issue with 5.95.4 and live tv where the audio cuts out briefly every few seconds? Audio is Dolby Digital with pass-through to my Sony soundbar enabled. Has only started happening since the upgrade from 5.95.3 to 5.95.4. Platform is RPI2. Will try and upload logs tonight.

Does enabling omxplayer in video/acceleration settings help?
Posted: 5 days 10 hours ago by Hoffy #146382
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I had the same problem with one CPU core maxed out Big Aero
Lasted for a few hours but has since settled down to what it used to be like.
Don't know what happened. Possibly re-scanning library or such.
I'm running VDR.
Posted: 5 days 12 hours ago by Big Aero #146374
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PANiCnz wrote:
Anyone else noticing an issue with 5.95.4 and live tv where the audio cuts out briefly every few seconds? Audio is Dolby Digital with pass-through to my Sony soundbar enabled. Has only started happening since the upgrade from 5.95.3 to 5.95.4. Platform is RPI2. Will try and upload logs tonight.

Same here. If I change channel, some channels have no audio, I then have to zap to the next and then back in order for the audio to work.

I've also noticed the frame rate of the system UI drops dramatically when playing Live TV (even SD), but it does not when playing a really high bitrate 1080p blu ray movies (strange).

Another thing is one of the CPU cores is sometimes pinned at 100% when playing Live TV.

I've gone back to 5.0.8 for now.

Edit: Forgot to mention I'm using TVheadend on Intel Hardware (G1820)

Sorry I forgot to grab the logs before I downgraded :(
Posted: 5 days 12 hours ago by andrewddd #146372
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Try disable Sync playback to display
kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Videos#Playback
Posted: 5 days 12 hours ago by mhoogenbosch #146369
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benrita wrote:
PANiCnz wrote:
Anyone else noticing an issue with 5.95.4 and live tv where the audio cuts out briefly every few seconds? Audio is Dolby Digital with pass-through to my Sony soundbar enabled. Has only started happening since the upgrade from 5.95.3 to 5.95.4. Platform is RPI2. Will try and upload logs tonight.

Same problem when playing my music files, Openelec on nuc.
Downgraded back to version 5.0.8 and all good.
yes, that really helps a lot.

[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 3 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 3rd Beta of OpenELEC 6.0. Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 5.95.3.

The OpenELEC 5.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-6.0.
OpenELEC-6.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-5.0.

The most visible change is the update from Kodi-14.2 Helix to Kodi-15.0 Isengard (rc 2). Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi's addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed. Our own PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. Other than that, please refer to http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-0-isengard-rc-2/ to see all the changes in Kodi-15.

Read more...


Posted: 1 week 11 hours ago by PaulFinch #146201
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nickr wrote:
Is there a reason you aren't just letting it use the standard DB names?
Not really ... Except i really don't like kodi's db naming and globaly, the way kodi deals with his dbs.
Posted: 1 week 12 hours ago by nickr #146193
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Is there a reason you aren't just letting it use the standard DB names?
Posted: 1 week 15 hours ago by PaulFinch #146180
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Just manually updated my cubox i4 from 5.0.8 to 5.95.4.
No issue observed so far

I just had this tiny problem while upgrading the mysql database.
My db were named Kodi-VideoNN and Kodi-MusicNN, it looks like it didn't like the special character (was ok in previsous kodi versions).
I had to rename the DB in mysql and in advancedsettings.xml (removed the dash) and the db upgraded correctly.
I guess this is related to kodi, not openelec.

My remote (Harman Kardon AVR171 configured with specific ir-keytable) stil works correctly.

So far, So good.
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by musicadi #146151
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My Wetek Play box just told me the update was available and ran the update.

Everything seems to work, only I get an orange screen instead of the logo screens :)

P.S. I'm talking about Beta 4
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by kapiszon53 #146142
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It looks like this version has a kernel md5 mismatch, I downloaded and copied twice, no luck.
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by jan #146138
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wow hidden goodies

just copy the link of choice on the download page
change 5.95.3 to 5.95.4 and you are good to go
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by Grael #146135
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Have you read the thread you post in? ;-)
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by lollo78 #146133
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Hy guys, kodi 15.1 is out and Openelec is stucked on 5.95.3.
There isan ETA for Openelec 6.x (based on latest Isengard) or all the devs are "missing"?
:D
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by sebj #146132
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it's not "available", it's hidden! :P
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by Fredouye #146131
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by tergo #146125
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aptalca wrote:

I tried to ask in the github thread whether the people had issues with regular usb keyboard keys in the latest betas but no one answered.

I experience the MCE remote issue with both a VRC-1100 and also a Asus/Philips remote that came free with my At3IONt-I deluxe.

To answer your question, ordinary wired USB keyboard works fine.

Many of the remotes in question are indeed not eHome/RC6 compatible remotes. However they are generally grouped under the MCE banner, just put under a separate category to RC6:
kodi.wiki/view/List_of_MCE_remote_controls

Arguing about whether they should be called MCE or not doesn't help to resolve the issue. All the devs know for many years what they are and how they operate like a keyboard. sraue even bought a VRC-1100 but was unable to reproduce the bug. And fritsch also. So the problem is something more mysterious.
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by Fantasticn #146120
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Yep. I can confirm that. Running OpenElec 6.0 beta 1, 2, 3 and all Nightly Builds from Nerdcamp (including latest) original Microsoft MCE-Remotes and clones (e.g. so-called "Origin-MCE") are working fine on different PCs using external IR-sensor or internal IR-sensor of the Intel NUC, except for the power-button not powering down and waking up the PC anymore.

Using Auvisio and Hama-Remotes instead (looking similar to MCE-Remotes but using different IR-sensor, not compatible with original MCE-IR-sensor or internal IR-Sensor of the Intel NUC) a lot more buttons are not working anymore, like Stop, Back, etc..

But it was mentioned a few times that this problem was already identified and a fix was expected for Beta 4. So let's wait and see.

Brgds,

FantasticN
Posted: 1 week 1 day ago by aptalca #146116
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lysin wrote:
aptalca wrote:
rwss wrote:
I wonder if the remote problems are related to a few brands. I've seen problems with the remote that goes along with the Samsung tv of my nephew, he also putted new battery's in the remote. The ok button was not working. On my own remote that comes with my Philips tv I don't have any problems. We both are using the latest Openelec beta.
Remote issue has nothing to do with mce remotes. Mce remotes have been reported many times to work fine with the betas.

The problem is with mce "clones", the knock off remotes that register as usb keyboards. Perhaps the issue is because of the recently removed option "remote sends keyboard presses"? Who knows?

I tried to ask in the github thread whether the people had issues with regular usb keyboard keys in the latest betas but no one answered.

There is no problem with the remote, the problem is with the system itself. If you posted int he github issue you should have noticed that there are a few methods to get the remote to *almost* work (linking some files, accessing via vnc) and besides, its more than proved that the system is receiving input, just isn't processing it right.
I didn't mean the mce clones were all broken. I meant the problem occurs with mce clones and not real mce remotes ;)

Of course, the problem is likely with how the system processes the input. That's why I asked again whether the regular usb keyboards work properly (since their input should be comparable to the mce clones).

Unfortunately the only machine I have that's running 15.1 is an android one and not running openelec so I can't test it
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by lysin #146109
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aptalca wrote:
rwss wrote:
I wonder if the remote problems are related to a few brands. I've seen problems with the remote that goes along with the Samsung tv of my nephew, he also putted new battery's in the remote. The ok button was not working. On my own remote that comes with my Philips tv I don't have any problems. We both are using the latest Openelec beta.
Remote issue has nothing to do with mce remotes. Mce remotes have been reported many times to work fine with the betas.

The problem is with mce "clones", the knock off remotes that register as usb keyboards. Perhaps the issue is because of the recently removed option "remote sends keyboard presses"? Who knows?

I tried to ask in the github thread whether the people had issues with regular usb keyboard keys in the latest betas but no one answered.

There is no problem with the remote, the problem is with the system itself. If you posted int he github issue you should have noticed that there are a few methods to get the remote to *almost* work (linking some files, accessing via vnc) and besides, its more than proved that the system is receiving input, just isn't processing it right.
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by aptalca #146107
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rwss wrote:
I wonder if the remote problems are related to a few brands. I've seen problems with the remote that goes along with the Samsung tv of my nephew, he also putted new battery's in the remote. The ok button was not working. On my own remote that comes with my Philips tv I don't have any problems. We both are using the latest Openelec beta.
Remote issue has nothing to do with mce remotes. Mce remotes have been reported many times to work fine with the betas.

The problem is with mce "clones", the knock off remotes that register as usb keyboards. Perhaps the issue is because of the recently removed option "remote sends keyboard presses"? Who knows?

I tried to ask in the github thread whether the people had issues with regular usb keyboard keys in the latest betas but no one answered.
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by driver140771 #146101
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There's a Beta4 based on 15.1 planned for this weekend.

? :(
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by slipx06 #146100
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Actually it's the last snapshot in May that's the only working version on my system. Got it from snapshots.openelec.tv All the new builds don't seem to work.


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Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by rwss #146098
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I wonder if the remote problems are related to a few brands. I've seen problems with the remote that goes along with the Samsung tv of my nephew, he also putted new battery's in the remote. The ok button was not working. On my own remote that comes with my Philips tv I don't have any problems. We both are using the latest Openelec beta.
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by Roby77 #146082
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my apologize...i was thinking that fritsch build was based on oe git master
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/commits/master
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by Roby77 #146081
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reread my post i only suggested an ir receiver that work out of the box

byez
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by slipx06 #146079
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Roby77 wrote:
give a try to fritsch build

better video quality and acceleration / video scaling

forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=231955

Unfortunately my problem is still present in these builds. Crashes when playing with HW acceleration enabled.


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Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by slipx06 #146078
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Roby77 wrote:
give a try to fritsch build

better video quality and acceleration / video scaling

forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=231955

Unfortunately my problem is still present in these builds. Crashes when playing with HW acceleration enabled.


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Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by lysin #146075
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Roby77 wrote:
i never experienced remote problem using hp and dell usb ir receiver on my two htpc ( chromebox and assembled pc)

if anyone have problems i suggest to buy hp ir + remote for a max amount of € 20 on ebay

now as nickr i'm using fritsch build

lol... yep, you find a problem, so just go around it until it gets bigger and annoys a lot more people.

Stupid mentality...

Don't forget only a fraction of users use beta releases. Once you get it out of beta, a lot more people will come saying that it broke their remote.

Specially in these kind of remotes that were so popular.
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by Roby77 #146065
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give a try to fritsch build

better video quality and acceleration / video scaling

forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=231955
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago by slipx06 #146064
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Roby77 wrote:
nerdcamp: www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=882014

i found the link on kodi forum and posted here

it's based on master oe auto compiled via script

This build fixed my hardware acceleration problem on Intel chipset.


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[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 2 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 2nd Beta of OpenELEC 6.0. Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 5.95.2.

The OpenELEC 5.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-6.0.
OpenELEC-6.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-5.0.

The most visible change is the update from Kodi-14.2 Helix to Kodi-15.0 Isengard (beta 2). Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi's addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed. Our own PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. Other than that, please refer to http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-0-isengard-beta-2/ to see all the changes in Kodi-15.

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Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by nickr #143923
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Because the raspberry pi has access to this hardware function via pretty open access to the SOC. Plus some dedicated devlopers. You want MVC - get rapsberry pi.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by rudizone #143869
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Why does the Pi2 can play MVC and the generic builds can´t?

I realy need MVC playback in kodi, i wanna pay 100$ Addon or what ever, when it works :silly:

sry for bad english ^^
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by maulbongo #143595
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I also got an Ubuntu installation and there also kodi 15 and all the screensavers are available.
Seems they were forgotten while building openelec?
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by hefla #143577
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nickr wrote:
hefla wrote:
maulbongo wrote:
Hi folks,

Since update to 6.0 beta, my screensaver euphoria, solarwinds, plasma and vizualisation projectm are gone.
I got the legay nvidia, because I got an ion graphic card.
Before all was fine.

Is there any way to get these screensavers back? I´m on the OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-5.95.2.tar and only have ugly screensavers :(

Does this extract from the first post help?
Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi's addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed.

Thanks, didn´t see that! :/ Doesn´t look like either the plasma or euphoria screensavers are available form there (Add-ons -> Install from repository -> All repositories -> Screensaver). Does anyone know if it´s possible to copy them from a Helix installation?
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by nickr #143522
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specialists wrote:
SavellM wrote:
Any update to Kodi RC1?


same question :P

You can keep an eye on what is happening here github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv - you'll see master is updated to RC2 a couple of days ago and that there have been commits today. Things happen when they happen.
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by nickr #143514
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hefla wrote:
maulbongo wrote:
Hi folks,

Since update to 6.0 beta, my screensaver euphoria, solarwinds, plasma and vizualisation projectm are gone.
I got the legay nvidia, because I got an ion graphic card.
Before all was fine.

Is there any way to get these screensavers back? I´m on the OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-5.95.2.tar and only have ugly screensavers :(

Does this extract from the first post help?
Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi's addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed.
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by hefla #143513
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maulbongo wrote:
Hi folks,

Since update to 6.0 beta, my screensaver euphoria, solarwinds, plasma and vizualisation projectm are gone.
I got the legay nvidia, because I got an ion graphic card.
Before all was fine.

Is there any way to get these screensavers back? I´m on the OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-5.95.2.tar and only have ugly screensavers :(
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by Fantasticn #143317
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LDDD wrote:
Well, thank. Unfortinately all of them still have the problem of not booting on the iMac as described above. So I am still stuck with nerdcamps version as of June 4th (only version I found that is booting fine and has at least Kodi 15 Beta 1).
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by h3ld3rkid #143285
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It's out version 6 for rasp2?
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by corb06 #143267
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Yeah I was also wondering about the RC version.
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by lovetheshirt #143232
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SavellM wrote:
Any update to Kodi RC1?

I just asked the same question :)
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by SavellM #143213
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Any update to Kodi RC1?
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by DDD #143106
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Debug.Logs?
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by Pienoet #143100
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I saw with the update the libcec is updated to 3.0.
With this update the connection with cec is very bad on my cubox -i4 pro.
Everytime when i shutdown my samsung the connection with cec is lost and when turn my tv on it is getting harder to get connection with cec then when in beta 1.
Sometimes i have to press a couple of times on my tv remote to get connection or i have to reboot a couple of times.
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by Klaus Heynen #143065
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Hi,
It seems the VCN addin is not working anymore.
Dispmanx is not starting at all.
Did anybody got VNC runing or did find a workaround ?
Cheers Klaus
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago by LordFz #142972
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hi,

i have a strange problem with my remote : the "OK" Buttom does'nt work with 6.x releases but if i run 5.x still working fine.

IRW :
OpenELEC (official) Version: 5.95.2
OpenELEC:~ # irw
1c 0 KEY_ENTER devinput
1c 0 KEY_ENTER_UP devinput
1c 0 KEY_ENTER devinput
1c 0 KEY_ENTER_UP devinput
1c 0 KEY_ENTER devinput
1c 0 KEY_ENTER_UP devinput
[    1.461560] input: PHILIPS MCE USB IR Receiver- Spinel plusf0r ASUS as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb6/6-1/6-1.5/6-1.5:1.0/0003:0471:206C.0001/input/input6

here the log : sprunge.us/WVMM
Posted: 1 month 4 weeks ago by jumbleknot #142856
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Does anyone know if the HD Audio passthrough issue (audio dropouts every couple of minutes on DTS HD or Dolby HD tracks) will be resolved for the imx6 platform in OpenElec 6? I am currently running OpenElec 5 on a Cubox i4 Pro connected to a Marantz sr7007 via HDMI, and this is my only complaint. Great piece of software!
Posted: 2 months 6 hours ago by _Manfred_ #142808
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Dear OpenELEC-Team,

I have an Debian Server Jessie with Kodi 15 Beta 2 installed. This machine is an ASROCK N3700 and used as Kodi Server. Via Upnp I share Videos. Since upgrade of my Raspberry PI2 to OPENELEC 6.0 BETA 2 the RPI2 can´t reach the Kodi Server anymore.
Another Windows 7 Client with Kodi reaches the Server via Upnp (14.2/15 Beta 2).

The logfiles from the RPI2 and the Kodi Server you can find under:
sprunge.us/DXYT
sprunge.us/MOMH

Thanks for Support!

Regards
Manfred
Posted: 2 months 12 hours ago by levi.baker88 #142799
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levi.baker88 wrote:
Posted on Kodi.tv also:

I am experience an issue with both beta 1 and 2 where recently added media would not be shown in my libraries. I have 'Update Library on Startup' enabled but had to manually search for new content via the context menu on all my media sources for it to be found. No issue with kodi 14.X.

I am using Windows Network (SMB) to file share over 5GHz AC Wireless.

Debug url:

sprunge.us/gQPK


**1st response:
Cold you try 2 things, please:

1. enable "wait for network"-option in Openelec settings
2. try using Confluence as a skin, to be sure, the issue isn't skin related.

**My response:
Okay, I acquired another movie for testing with the following results:

1. Enabled this setting, all it did was prolong OpenELEC booting and still didn't update the library unless I went to the source and scanned for new content.
2. Yes, Confluence is the current skin.
levi.baker88 wrote:
levi.baker88 wrote:
Jocke.Sve wrote:
Have You tried "XBMC Library Auto Update" Add-On?
addons.kodi.tv/show/service.libraryautoupdate/
This works fine for my RPi2's anyway (NAS with SMB wired connection)

No I haven't as I never needed that add-on with 14.XX. I can try though.

Well, it seems this has magically fixed itself haha. I will get another debug log up for comparison soonish.

This is working beta 2 debug.log:

sprunge.us/gJVX
Posted: 2 months 17 hours ago by Fantasticn #142786
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sraue wrote:
Fantasticn wrote:
Tried OpenElec 6.0 Beta 2 on my iMac 27 inch (Model: 2011, 2,7 GHZ Intel i5/AMD HD6770mobility Graphics) but it is not starting. It crashes when booting. Already had problems running Beta 1 (also crashing when booting). But now I can at least use SSH to access the system. So the problem now seems to be something else in Beta 2.

Here ist the crash-log:
pastebin.com/GGua4TAH

can you paste /var/log/Xorg.0.log ?

Hi,

I am back from vacation and here is the requested log:

pastebin.com/PpvrkWun

Thanks for your support!

Regards,

FantasticN
Posted: 2 months 2 days ago by littlecb #142751
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Thank for info


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Posted: 2 months 3 days ago by TRaSH #142707
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they always want a full debug log not a partial log where you think the issue could be.
use the following command
cat /storage/.kodi/temp/kodi.log | pastebinit
then paste the link here to the debug log
Posted: 2 months 3 days ago by Purge #142706
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Beta 2 freeze every 10-20 min in video playback

sprunge.us/TRaR
Posted: 2 months 3 days ago by BEBER2410 #142698
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Hello, Thanks for this release ..
I run with OE 6.0 beta 2 generic since one week on intel system core i5 with intel graphics.
I notice a very better picture. The colors are nearer the reality ... I think the intel driver get a lot of improvements ...
BUT !! I have one video crash (with the audio still playing). This bug was solved before V6 and I was surprise it reappears ...
Someone else notice that ?
Regards,
Beber

[Beta] OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st Beta of OpenELEC 6.0. Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 5.95.1.

The OpenELEC 5.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-6.0.
OpenELEC-6.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-5.0.

The most visible change is the update from Kodi-14.2 Helix to Kodi-15.0 Isengard (beta 1). Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi's addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed. Our own PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. Other than that, please refer to http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-0-isengard-beta-1/ to see all the changes in Kodi-15.

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Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by levi.baker88 #142114
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I'll have a crack with beta 2 and see if the issue has gone, apparently there has been some issue with scrapers/metadata fetchers in Kodi, but possibly rectified with 15.0 beta 2.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by nickr #142103
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levi.baker88 wrote:
To be honest, I wasn't aware that you could capture that type of information in a debug report or if it was indeed an OpenELEC or Kodi issue, I'm assuming one hand talks to the other.
Now that you know, we await your log.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by levi.baker88 #142087
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To be honest, I wasn't aware that you could capture that type of information in a debug report or if it was indeed an OpenELEC or Kodi issue, I'm assuming one hand talks to the other.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by nickr #141864
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levi.baker88 wrote:
Not sure if there is a particular issue thread for 5.95.

Hardware:
Intel NUC5i5RYH

Network:
SMB

Issue:
Update when well, OpenELEC booted ridiculously quick along with Kodi 15.0. All files were still and the sources were still okay, however Kodi didn't want to recognise some newly added TV Shows. I removed the original source and added again, fault still there.

Went back to OpenELEC 5.08 / Kodi 14 and those newly added TV shows were recognised upon start up.
And you give no logs of scanning not working on 5.95.1. waste of a post.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Purge #141852
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SSH is nor working for me :

A start job is running for OpenSSH server daemon (1min30sec)
is displaying at boot. After 90 sec openelec starts

And after that i cant connect via ssh : connection refused

I try to set "wait for connection on boot" but that dont work for me.

Is there a way to get ssh going ? or is there another way to get accesses to /etc ? I need that for my hyperion.config.json

EDIT

Sorry ,after rebooting my PC (not HTPC) everything works fine :whistle:
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by levi.baker88 #141755
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Not sure if there is a particular issue thread for 5.95.

Hardware:
Intel NUC5i5RYH

Network:
SMB

Issue:
Update when well, OpenELEC booted ridiculously quick along with Kodi 15.0. All files were still and the sources were still okay, however Kodi didn't want to recognise some newly added TV Shows. I removed the original source and added again, fault still there.

Went back to OpenELEC 5.08 / Kodi 14 and those newly added TV shows were recognised upon start up.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by wwessel #141615
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wileecoyote wrote:
I updated one of my chrome boxes, whenever I take it out of standby the fan runs full blast. I have to reboot to fix. Has anyone else experienced this?

The same behaviour here on my Asus Chromebox. The fan speed goes down after a few minutes or after reboot.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by fazzer #141494
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fazzer wrote:
Has the UPnP problem on the Raspberry Pi 2 been fixed with this version?

Sorry I should have been more specific. The issue relates to the UPNP server shutting down after a period of time. Also on startup the UPnp server won't start up and you have to select upnp off and then on in the settings (but eventually it will witch itself off again)

openelec.tv/forum/134-usage/75765-upnp-not-working-on-raspberry-pi-2#138449
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Fantasticn #141468
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Im getting this as an answer

Linux OpenELEC 4.0.4 #1 SMP Tue May 19 10:49:18 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Seems I am on 4.0.4 now.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #141467
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There has been a move from linux kernel 4.0.2 to 4.0.4, or something like that. What kernel do you have (uname -a should tell you).
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Fantasticn #141465
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nickr wrote:
nickr wrote:
There are nightlies I'm sure. Not sure where to find them though.
there are references to updated versions here forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?pid=2022490#pid2022490

Thanks very much for the link. I tried

OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-6.0-devel-20150604234527-r20968-g3b284eb

provided by Krautmaster and it seems to be working just fine. OpenElec startet and after re-installing PVR-client everything is operating. Whatever fix has been included in that built, I hope it will also be included in the next official release.

Best regards,

FantasticN
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by flipside #141449
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chewitt wrote:
leripe wrote:
Yeps, smb doesn't work as good as nfs. And what I understand is that nfs is better anyhow.

I'm feeling pedantic tonight. SMB and NFS are both mature and performant protocols and neither is "better" than the other. If an issue is resolved by switching from one to the other the problem is/was a shitty network, not the protocol.

turns out @chewitt was absolutely correct , an update by Synology had caused samba to crash when the inbuilt VPN client was set to auto reconnect
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #141448
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nickr wrote:
There are nightlies I'm sure. Not sure where to find them though.
there are references to updated versions here forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?pid=2022490#pid2022490
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #141444
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Openelec mounts every partition on local disks by default, so the OSX partition will be getting mounted.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Fantasticn #141427
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I do have an OSX partition that I can boot from as an alternative. That was one of the benefits of the tutorial that I was following to get OpenElec installed on the iMac. However, I am not using it at all. I keep it "just in case". But the relevant partition for OpenElec is EXT3.

Brgds,

FantasticN
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #141418
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There are nightlies I'm sure. Not sure where to find them though.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #141413
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So you don't have an OSX partition at all?
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Fantasticn #141412
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nickr wrote:
Looks like a kernel crash alright. I can't find anything on a quick look, but a search of some kernel mailing lists or something may detect a problem peculiar to iMacs perhaps, and then perhaps the team can fix it for the next beta (you do realise this is beta software?)

Hi nickr,

thank you very much for your reply and your investigation into the problem. Yes, I know OpenElec 6.0 is beta. But the idea behind is to try it out and report errors, isn't it? That is exactly what I am doing, hoping that you guys may find a solution maybe for the next built :-) If you have something like a nightly version that I should try out I am absolutely willing to do it. I can also get the logs another time (if that helps) because they might have expired since the last time I uploaded them in the other post.

As to the file-system: It should be EXT3. I was follwing these instructions when setting up OpenElec on the iMac:

openelec.tv/forum/66-multiboot/69349-dual-boot-osx-with-mac-mini-2012

I think the iMac is relying on regular notebook-hardware (mobile i5, ATi/AMD mobilty etc.). So maybe the problem does not only affect Macs, but other PCs with similar hardware as well.

One again thank you for your support!

FantasticN
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #141409
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Thinking further, I haven't seen a problem like this reported eslewhere, so let's look for something peculiar to Mac. I see from the crash message that hfsplus module is loaded, that is a OSX filesystem, and most people (with non Mac hardware) would be unlikely to have an hfs partition and wouldn't load that module. So my suspicions would point there.

But this is only a guess and I am not sure how to turn off loading that module to test.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #141408
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Fantasticn wrote:
I am deseprately trying to update OpenElec on my iMac 27". All versions 5.0.x were running just fine. But upgrading to 5.95.1 does fail. Exact description can be found here

openelec.tv/forum/110-update-openelec/76832-openelec-6-0-beta-on-imac-27inch-not-booting

Attached find the screenshots, showing where the iMac hangs when booting (on-screen logging activated).

My problem is, that I have been able to upgrade all other media pcs in my network but not the iMac. Since OpenElec 5.95.1 does use a different databse number I am ot able to share the database anymore via MySQL. So I have to find a way to upgrade the iMac or have all other media pcs dowgrade again.

Thanks for any help!

FantasticN
Looks like a kernel crash alright. I can't find anything on a quick look, but a search of some kernel mailing lists or something may detect a problem peculiar to iMacs perhaps, and then perhaps the team can fix it for the next beta (you do realise this is beta software?)
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by bledd #141375
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powerarmour wrote:
bledd wrote:
Doesn't NFS have less overhead, so it's easier for the Pi to handle it, I know with the Pi, my media experience was far nicer with NFS over SMB.

Not really, SMB worked fine on a 33Mhz 486, as previously said it's not the protocol it's the layout of the network.

Makes an interesting read on the topic..

openelec.tv/forum/124-raspberry-pi/66123-benchmark-smb-vs-ftp-vs-nfs


Seems the lower CPU usage is where the main benefit for using NFS lies. Along with a 'slight' increase in speed.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Fantasticn #141356
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Sorry. Posting was duplicated somehow.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Fantasticn #141355
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I am deseprately trying to update OpenElec on my iMac 27". All versions 5.0.x were running just fine. But upgrading to 5.95.1 does fail. Exact description can be found here

openelec.tv/forum/110-update-openelec/76832-openelec-6-0-beta-on-imac-27inch-not-booting

Attached find the screenshots, showing where the iMac hangs when booting (on-screen logging activated).

My problem is, that I have been able to upgrade all other media pcs in my network but not the iMac. Since OpenElec 5.95.1 does use a different databse number I am ot able to share the database anymore via MySQL. So I have to find a way to upgrade the iMac or have all other media pcs dowgrade again.

Thanks for any help!

FantasticN
Posted: 2 months 4 weeks ago by levi.baker88 #141293
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I'm pretty keen on updating to 5.95 so that I can use Kodi 15.0, I'm only using the basic functions of OpenELEC/Kodi on my 5th Gen NUC.

I don't foresee there being any problems as the hardware is all new and generic so to speak. Is anyone currently running 5.95 on a 5th Gen NUC? I tried searching to no avail.
Posted: 2 months 4 weeks ago by Foodog #141249
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Lenovo Keyboard works but the TrackPoint mouse is sluggish to the point of physically hurting a finger!! PIA for Openelec V.1.05 fails completely. Hopefully this will be corrected either by the author or Openelec, I have 15 systems running with just renewed year long subscriptions on 11 of them so we cannot upgrade to 6.01. Fortunately it is a Beta hopefully corrections will be made in future Beta..

OpenELEC 5.0.7 Released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.7.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.2 (Helix) and the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-unwinds/.

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update if you update directly from OpenELEC-4.x or earlier.

Please note many addons and skins remain to be ported by their developers. This is out of our control and until this happens, they will either not work or be marked as broken by Kodi. If an addon or skin is essential to you, please confirm with its developer prior to upgrade if it is compatible with Kodi (Helix).

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Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by lovetheshirt #143231
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Yes, I am using 5.0.8 it's great.

Any ideas when we are going to see Kodi 15 RC1? They have it launched on other platforms.
Posted: 3 months 6 days ago by nickr #140773
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Mysteriously 5.0.8 never had a formal announcement, but it exists. Use 5.0.8.
Posted: 3 months 6 days ago by spjsche #140772
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Wonderful product, but I cannot locate version 5.0.7 anywhere, I can certainly find 5.0.8 for download.
Perhaps a typo somewhere...
Posted: 4 months 6 days ago by JSL #138633
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Hi All..

Getting super weird crashes didn't use to get any before upgrading to 5.0.8

Please help if possible..
18:34:10 T:139770575447808  NOTICE: COutput::OnStartup: Output Thread created
18:34:10 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: VAAPI::Close
18:34:10 T:139770368624384  NOTICE: COutput::OnExit: Output Thread terminated
18:40:38 T:139770385409792 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(video)::Get - asked for new data packet, with nothing available
18:40:38 T:139770377017088 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::Get - asked for new data packet, with nothing available
18:41:01 T:139771112318720   ERROR: Read - Error( -1, 22, Invalid argument ) - Retrying
18:41:23 T:139771112318720   ERROR: Read - Error( -1, 22, Invalid argument )
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit()
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: eof, waiting for queues to empty
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Closing stream player 1
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: CDVDMessageQueue(audio)::WaitUntilEmpty
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Waiting for audio thread to exit
18:41:23 T:139770377017088  NOTICE: thread end: CDVDPlayerAudio::OnExit()
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Closing audio device
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Deleting audio codec
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Closing stream player 2
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: CDVDMessageQueue(video)::WaitUntilEmpty
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: waiting for video thread to exit
18:41:23 T:139770385409792   ERROR: Got MSGQ_ABORT or MSGO_IS_ERROR return true
18:41:23 T:139770385409792  NOTICE: thread end: video_thread
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: deleting video codec
18:41:23 T:139771112318720  NOTICE: Thread BackgroundLoader start, auto delete: false
18:41:23 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::CloseFile()
18:41:23 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
18:41:23 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: finished waiting
18:41:23 T:139771698186112  NOTICE: VAAPI::Close

I assume you only need the Kodi log? If you need anything else please advise..
Posted: 4 months 1 week ago by mentat #138370
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Brian B wrote:
It seems there is a newer 5.0.8 or .9. Are these imminent? That is, should I wait another week or two?

B.

OpenELEC 5.0.8 has been available for device update and from the download section for just over 2 weeks now (just no release announcement posted).

It's been working great (for me) on my RPi2 device.
Posted: 4 months 1 week ago by Brian B #138366
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It seems there is a newer 5.0.8 or .9. Are these imminent? That is, should I wait another week or two?

B.
Posted: 4 months 1 week ago by DDD #138327
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Backup your 421 and try it
Posted: 4 months 1 week ago by Brian B #138307
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So is it finally safe to upgrade from 4.2.1 or "if it ain't broke don't fix it?"

B.
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by JSL #138189
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DDD wrote:
copy 506 zip in your update share and reboot.
if you don't provide logs and infos about your system, this issue maybe never can be fixed.

Would love to grab the logs to share.. If you're able to let me know which log files the info would be in.. I am really new to the openlec world..
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #138185
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copy 506 zip in your update share and reboot.
if you don't provide logs and infos about your system, this issue maybe never can be fixed.
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by JSL #138184
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I am on 5.0.8 and it is still getting random playback freezes.. The screen will freeze but the audio continues.. if i hit stop the system will be completely frozen.. never had this problem in 5.0.6

How do I go back to 5.0.6 without reinstalling? (hoping there is a way)
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by Sanjeev #138018
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Hi, Thanks & Congrats!
Is Cinema Experience compatible with default skin- Confluence, in this version.
Regards
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by spinmaster #137962
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doug wrote:
5.0.8 hardly changed anything from 5.0.7. Probably not worth the effort.

Even if the changelog is (very) small - it still makes sense to announce it on the news page. This is were most people look first - and they get confused when a different version is available for download which is not (yet) listed on the frontpage.
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by popcornmix #137851
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DDD wrote:
So then in 5.0.9 it should be fixed?
The hvs_priority issue? Was fixed in firmware here, so as long as OE bumps the firmware (they usually do) it will be in next release.
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by doug #137779
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5.0.8 hardly changed anything from 5.0.7. Probably not worth the effort.
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by Telgar #137763
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I am surprised not to find the info anywhere so I'll dare ask the obvious: why is there no announcement (and thread on) of the new 5.0.8 release ?
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #137757
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So then in 5.0.9 it should be fixed?
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by gda #137753
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DDD wrote:
in what OE version this hvs_Priority would be fixed in? 5.0.8?
Look at this post, with 5.0.8 he had the problem and fixed it afterwords.

Gerald
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #137726
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in what OE version this hvs_Priority would be fixed in? 5.0.8?
Posted: 4 months 3 weeks ago by sfnava #137603
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Many thanks popcorn mix, now it works like a charm.
Posted: 4 months 3 weeks ago by popcornmix #137453
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Does adding "hvs_priority=0x32fc" to config.txt fix it?
Posted: 4 months 3 weeks ago by sfnava #137449
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Since upgrading to 5.0.7 and now to 5.0.8 on a Raspberry Pi 2, it appears that the video signal is randomly lost for a split second while watching streamed video from the internet.

---> Same problem on Raspberry 2 watching live TV OE 5.0.7 and 5.0.8 It seems that only happened on HD Channels but not in SD Channels or HD/SD Movies .
Posted: 4 months 3 weeks ago by Hawke84 #137345
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anyone else getting problems with network shares after resume from standby? openelec.tv/forum/69-network/75853-openelec-5-0-5-no-network-shares-after-resume
Posted: 4 months 4 weeks ago by GemNEye #137167
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For X86 releases there is an unofficial Chromium browser addon that can be used if you have enabled the Advanced OE repository.

OpenELEC 5.0.6 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.6.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.2 (Helix) and the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-unwinds/.

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update if you update directly from OpenELEC-4.x or earlier.

Please note many addons and skins remain to be ported by their developers. This is out of our control and until this happens, they will either not work or be marked as broken by Kodi. If an addon or skin is essential to you, please confirm with its developer prior to upgrade if it is compatible with Kodi (Helix).

Read more...


Posted: 5 months 4 days ago by madas #136464
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I'm using a Cubox i4 and my boot problem is back. I was running the DEV build from 22nd Feb and everything was fine. I upgraded to 5.0.6 and now when the Cubox boots up my tv just flashes every 10 seconds but stays black. If I disable CEC on my TV the box boots ok, then once it has booted I can re-enable CEC and everything is fine (till the next boot). Reverted back to Dev build from 22nd Feb and its all fine again.

TV is a Samsung UN55ES7150

Anyone else experience this? I see some references above to a CEC error but i'm not sure which error they are referring to.
Posted: 5 months 5 days ago by seo #136381
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jack33978 wrote:
how do i update to new kodi.i dont see anything for g-box mx2

you wont see anything about gbox mx2. go ask for support somewhere else.
Posted: 5 months 5 days ago by jack33978 #136358
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Im not a complier of any sorts.or i would give it a shot at making my own linux for the g-box mx2..if any body can help me here..very thankful
Posted: 5 months 5 days ago by jack33978 #136357
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how do i update to new kodi.i dont see anything for g-box mx2
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago by squarooticus #135960
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The changelog says "linux: Enable all buttons on the TiVo Slide Pro remote", but the select button on my remote still doesn't do anything. Is this an issue of the kernel now having support for all the buttons, but the key map in Kodi itself not having been updated?
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago by MajorTom1352 #135750
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No, my issue is not the shutdown or reboot itself, these things work as designed, even with my skin, Xperience1080.
When I initiate a shutdown (or suspend) the Cubox enters a dead state. That is normal for a shutdown, and also ok for suspend, but to wake up the box again, I have to remove the power cable and insert it again. There is no other way to get the box out of this state.

I think this can be improved by enabling the wol feature in the network driver.
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago by Brujo #135744
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MajorTom1352 wrote:
Wow, that's the first time I heared that a shutdown is skin-dependent. Can you tell me more about that? I always thought that the shutdown is a Kodi functionality, not a skin funtion. So what exactly happens when you shutdown the system? Can you bring it up again without pulling the power cable? I'm very interested in having a system which does not need a physical interaction to switch it on.

So is your issue within the default skin?

To answer your question - well yes & no it looks like it have to do with the renaming of things during the change from XBMC-> Kodi and "different" functions like XBMC.Powerdown() and just Powerdown() and so on... and which function is used is defined per skin in the DialogButtonMenu.xml
(see also: forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=221575)
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago by MajorTom1352 #135724
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Wow, that's the first time I heared that a shutdown is skin-dependent. Can you tell me more about that? I always thought that the shutdown is a Kodi functionality, not a skin funtion. So what exactly happens when you shutdown the system? Can you bring it up again without pulling the power cable? I'm very interested in having a system which does not need a physical interaction to switch it on.

What I did so far is: All my devices (TV, Cubox, Receiver) have a network connection.
- I installed a linux service that pings my TV in regular intervals
- If TV is on, Kodi service is started. If TV is off, Kodi will be killed by the service

That works quite good, but is not what I want. I want a system which comes up again when I want to view a movie or whatever. I don't want a box which has network activities all the time just to see if someone has switched on another device.

I guess it's just a small step to hit that target, nearly everything is prepared...
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by rays #135680
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Try all last released 5.0.x on raspberry PI2
thanks for 5.0.6 release but always same problem to enter manual IP4 address and save the settings.
I can change dhcp to manual and then enter correct ip, netmask, gateway, dns. If i save the configuration dhcp always appaears on the openelec program settings.
Is there a specific order to enter informations in different fields to definitely enter in manual ip configuration ?
thanks for help if a workaround is founded.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by Brujo #135666
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MajorTom1352 wrote:
Thank you very much for your hard work, this is an awesome piece of software!
Just a question: I have a cubox i4 pro, which works very well for me. There are just 2 issues left for me. One is the CEC bug, which is already in the issue list and the other one is the shutdown issue. When I select to shutdown or suspend the box, it enters a dead state, a powercyle is the only way to bring the box up again, that's clear so far. I was wondering if the WOL feature could help here. In the cubox forum, they said that the hardware is prepared for WOL. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only thing that keeps the box from a proper wakeup is the network driver, which does not support WOL. Is there a chance in the near future that this feature will be implemented in the driver?

let me guess you do not use the default skin - I faced the shutdown / reboot issue when not using Confluence
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by didier.bastogne #135619
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Hi,

it works fine on my CuboxTv and the VDR VNSI server seems more stable but it completely break my raspberry Pi B system, it rebooted many time during the update process (update from 5.0.5 to 5.0.6) and then finally started on 5.0.6 but when I see the kodi 14.2 RC2 logo, kodi crash and restart..

I'll try to rebuild my rpi on an old version or a fresh install of 5.0.6

Didier B
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by MajorTom1352 #135612
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Thank you very much for your hard work, this is an awesome piece of software!
Just a question: I have a cubox i4 pro, which works very well for me. There are just 2 issues left for me. One is the CEC bug, which is already in the issue list and the other one is the shutdown issue. When I select to shutdown or suspend the box, it enters a dead state, a powercyle is the only way to bring the box up again, that's clear so far. I was wondering if the WOL feature could help here. In the cubox forum, they said that the hardware is prepared for WOL. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only thing that keeps the box from a proper wakeup is the network driver, which does not support WOL. Is there a chance in the near future that this feature will be implemented in the driver?
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by sabamimi #135495
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Thx for this Release!
Keep up your work!
Most stable Release since 4.2.1 for BYT Users.

+1
Thanks
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by fetterbr #135418
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borisnanev wrote:
The problem with CEC driver disconnect when TV is switched off still exist.

same here, i thought it was my tv.. but i can see after i reboot kodi it connects and than a few second later says disconnect
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by borisnanev #135380
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The problem with CEC driver disconnect when TV is switched off still exist.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by NetMan939 #135362
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Thank you :cheer:
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by inspector71 #135349
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Woohoo, found the changelog. Thanks!
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by Nick #135325
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Thx for this Release!
Keep up your work!
Most stable Release since 4.2.1 for BYT Users.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by mhoogenbosch #135307
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and as ever, the update installed fine :) running smooth on two machines.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by nickr #135296
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Thanks, keep up the good work!
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by magy77 #135251
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Best release for a long time! Keep going
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by Guido.e #135248
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Looks to be running stable on rpi2 with Samsung 16gb evo 10 class (for now).
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #135240
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thanks

OpenELEC 5.0.5 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.5.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.2 (Helix) and the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-unwinds/.

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update if you update directly from OpenELEC-4.x or earlier.

Please note many addons and skins remain to be ported by their developers. This is out with our control an until this happens they will either not work or be marked as broken by Kodi. If an addon or skin is essential to you please confirm with its developer prior to upgrade if it is compatible with Kodi (Helix).

Read more...


Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #135241
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by snamds #135109
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maulbongo wrote:
Hi there,

Since one of the 5.x releases I got Problems with my pi installations. Quite everytime I shut down the pi via kodi menu, I have afterwards at bootup to do manually fsck /dev/mmcblk0p2 to get things run again. Got two pi running and tried it already with different sdcards, clean installs, upgrades backup restores, but nothing is really working.
with 4.x never had this problem and for now I work araound this probs by keeping the pi running and no shutdown (reboot works by the way).
Same problem here.
I don't use the kodi shutdown. My pi is powered by a tv usb port so pi is powered off when i switch off the tv.
Never had any problem with openelec 4.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by Travis82 #135002
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so far stable really well no lockups on ass. subs h265 1080p plays at 80% usuage on these C1037u's. So its been really nice and stable so far. Thanks a ton.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by fritsch #134996
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@petepat:

Your lockup is most likely not C6 state related as your machine was never affected.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by lrusak #134993
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Wag wrote:
A little confused. Should BayTrail users install the unofficial 5.0.5 build or should we wait for 5.0.6?

Once I do an install I'm not going to stick with that build for a while, so I want to make sure it works properly before I do.

It's easy enough to change between versions, you just need to use the manual update method.

But yes the fix will be in 5.0.6
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by Wag #134992
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A little confused. Should BayTrail users install the unofficial 5.0.5 build or should we wait for 5.0.6?

Once I do an install I'm not going to stick with that build for a while, so I want to make sure it works properly before I do.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by seano #134943
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FYI this unofficial build works flawlessly now.

Many kind thanks for sorting this!
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by maulbongo #134932
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Hi there,

Since one of the 5.x releases I got Problems with my pi installations. Quite everytime I shut down the pi via kodi menu, I have afterwards at bootup to do manually fsck /dev/mmcblk0p2 to get things run again. Got two pi running and tried it already with different sdcards, clean installs, upgrades backup restores, but nothing is really working.
with 4.x never had this problem and for now I work araound this probs by keeping the pi running and no shutdown (reboot works by the way).
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by Hans Gruber #134931
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petepat wrote:
Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.

Sorry for derailing from topic, but how do you turn off c6 state on n2820?

From memory, in the BIOS go to the "power" section then on the left hand side of the page chose "custom" from the drop down menu then an option to disable it will appear with a check box next to it.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by petepat #134930
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Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.

Sorry for derailing from topic, but how do you turn off c6 state on n2820?
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by Hans Gruber #134929
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Brujo wrote:
Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.
'
Can you explain the lockup , was the system completely frozen? Any logs?

I'm not at the machine at the moment to check logs but it was just a complete system freeze, which was the same as I was getting before turning C6 off in the bios. It was after about 30-60mins of watching a 60fps 720p .mp4 (from giantbomb.com to downloaded to the a SSD inside the NUC). I used to get these lockups regularly, since OE 5.0 at least, and hadn't had once since turning C6 off. I then installed that test build and turned C6 back on and it locked up soon after. Again, sorry for no logs as I'm not near the machine right now.
Posted: 5 months 2 weeks ago by Brujo #134920
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Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.
'
Can you explain the lockup , was the system completely frozen? Any logs?
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by mhoogenbosch #134901
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Hans Gruber wrote:
fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.
Great to see you provided logs to see if it actually is the same problem.
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by Hans Gruber #134899
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fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

I had a lockup with this build on my Baytrail N2820 NUC. I've turned C6 back off in the BIOS and it's not happened since so I don't think it's fully fixed, sadly.
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by Brujo #134875
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Wag wrote:
fritsch: One thing I noticed about the Bay Trail build you released based on the 3.16 kernel was that my CI320 no longer worked with Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard commands from my Harmony 880 remote over the CIR (other commands seem to work just fine from the remote, including Kodi SW commands). It worked just fine on a Windows 10/Kodi install I was fooling around with.

@Wag for this we have the CI320 Thread because this Remote Control Issue is usually to this Box related :-(
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by Wag #134873
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fritsch wrote:
As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar

Excellent! Should I install this build on my Zotac CI320 or should I wait for the final 5.0.6 release?

fritsch: One thing I noticed about the Bay Trail build you released based on the 3.16 kernel was that my CI320 no longer worked with Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard commands from my Harmony 880 remote over the CIR (other commands seem to work just fine from the remote, including Kodi SW commands). It worked just fine on a Windows 10/Kodi install I was fooling around with.
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by Travis82 #134826
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Freaking great :) About time hehehe dang.

I'll plop this on my main intel box and if all go's well on the rest. I'll report back here in a few hours to let you know how stable its being for us intel nuc/ mico board intel users.


Thanks for the bug fixes much appreciated devs.


Trav
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by fritsch #134754
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As my fixes came too late for OE 5.0.5 - here is a stable build (including the BYT fix and the libva segfault): dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55728161/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20150307090204-r20103-g030e2a8.tar
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by powerarmour #134666
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Brujo wrote:
Fritsch has pushed the Interim fix to OE 5.0.x stable and afaik sraue has merged already the commit, therefore it should be included in the upcoming OE Version. So all the BYT User will be happy again with OE 5.x :laugh:

Indeed, +1 happy user B)
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by DDD #134664
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I think they will release an 5.0.6 soon with the Fix.
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by seano #134663
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Brujo wrote:
Thanks for the heads up.

Reading through the thread, it is said:
fritsch commented 23 hours ago

From the bugtracker I think they will just use the legacy turbo for now (as interim fix) and afterwards post other patches that you guys need to test in their bugtracker.

I will push the fix to 5.0.x stable now. Thanks again to you all for your contributions!

I would assume that 5.0.5 has been recompiled with this fix in it?
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by ajp2k13 #134661
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Maybe, the N2807 is low power anyway with a TDP of 4.3W or somthing so maybe it's not relevant on that model... I see in Kodi that the idle clock is something like 800MHz.
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by DDD #134658
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Maybe, some Mainboard Manufacturers don't care about C6 and Low Idle Power so they only allow C3
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by ajp2k13 #134657
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DDD wrote:
Do you want some? Maybe your Brix or Bios don't reach C6 States?

Haha, no thanks! :whistle:

I was just curious why. I can't find anything about C6 in the BIOS so maybe the low power N2807 works differently...
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by DDD #134654
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Do you want some? Maybe your Brix or Bios don't reach C6 States?

OpenELEC 5.0.4 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.4.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.1 (Helix) and the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-unwinds/.

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update if you update directly from OpenELEC-4.x or earlier.

Please note many addons and skins remain to be ported by their developers. This is out with our control an until this happens they will either not work or be marked as broken by Kodi. If an addon or skin is essential to you please confirm with its developer prior to upgrade if it is compatible with Kodi (Helix).

Read more...


Posted: 6 months 4 days ago by ams123 #133530
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I would not way worried as my as it looked like a error to me. I would only expect release versions of Kodi in released versions of OE. As a developer myself Beta means problems that I don't want to have to deal with on my main entertainment center my wife and kid use.
Posted: 6 months 4 days ago by matsalka #133512
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Don't update, VERY buggy version!

I'm getting random freezes and some movies/shows won't play anymore on RPi2. Downgrading right now.

Edit: 5.0.5 seems to work again.
Posted: 6 months 4 days ago by vfrjim #133504
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vfrjim wrote:
Anyone else getting a random reboot with the Mythtv PVR client on the RP2 with this latest build? If I turn off the client, it does not reboot at all.

Looks like the guys at OSMC are having the same issue with the PVR client making Kodi reboot: discourse.osmc.tv/t/solved-kodi-in-reboot-loop-using-mysql-database/683/17

Seems like a corrupt database in the mySQL server makes the latest version for the RPi2 reboot (but not the original RPi)

Seems like this was reported to GITHUB and a new release to the MythTV PVR addon was suppose to be released to be included in the 5.0.4 release, but mine was the old version # 1.11.3, here is the discussion threat at Github: github.com/janbar/xbmc-pvr-addons/issues/34 , in that thread there is a link to download the latest PVR addon. Hope this helps someone like it did me.
Posted: 6 months 4 days ago by risingevil #133465
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I'm not sure, but I think this has been happening since the 5.0 release. Basically,OpenELEC on Raspberry Pi stop being as a DLNA video renderer. Was the feature removed or is something wrong? And I"m not sure how to provide logs for this since it's not something I do on the Pi, it's my other devices that don't see the Pi as it should.

thanks
Posted: 6 months 4 days ago by vfrjim #133454
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Anyone else getting a random reboot with the Mythtv PVR client on the RP2 with this latest build? If I turn off the client, it does not reboot at all.
Posted: 6 months 5 days ago by nickr #133451
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Presumably to pull in fixes to 14.1. Should be a positive IMHO.

The release point IS noted in the changelog, and is easy to check

github.com/xbmc/xbmc/commits/Helix
Posted: 6 months 5 days ago by jlpsvk #133436
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Is the LIVE TV back in the Confluence skin? Because in 5.0.3 when I enable PVR, no TV in menu... :(
Posted: 6 months 5 days ago by rwss #133431
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I've got this comment from HiassofT on this error message:
Looks like commit 5928cb1 bumped the kernel version to 3.18.7, but packages/linux/patches/3.18.6 hadn't been renamed to 3.18.7.
So all the kernel specific patches, including linux-003-no_dev_console.patch, might be missing in the 5.0.4 RPi2 build.

See: github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3958
Posted: 6 months 5 days ago by anotherron #133395
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Thanks. Looking at /storage, I had the update directory, which contained 5.0.4 tar file. After a reboot the system created the .update directory with the KERNEL and SYSTEM files. After another reboot, the system did not process the new system and is still running 5.0.3. Any suggestions? Thanks
Posted: 6 months 5 days ago by JimmySmith #133356
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Hi , me too.. Dunno if the original statement is true, but I would like to know reasons for that. Until now OE inculdes Kodi releases, not Betas. So I assume there is important reason to do that.
Posted: 6 months 5 days ago by Frank-NL #133340
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ams123 wrote:
Why does 5.0.4 come with Kodi 14.2 Beta 2? I assumed I would be getting only release versions of Kodi.

You're worried about the stability of the second beta of the second minor update of a major release version? :side:
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by nickr #133305
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Change the dirctory back to how you found it. It should be .update

Then reboot.
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by anotherron #133303
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I'm running 5.0.3 on a RP1. The system does not automatically update. I checked /storage/.update and it contains the new version. I also tried renaming the directory to /storage/update. It did not help. Am I doing something wrong? How can I update the system? Thanks.
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by invisable #133300
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I'm getting that message on my pi 2 too thanks for the info above I've checked out your link but can't seem to find much :)
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by ruidc #133297
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mrqs wrote:
Anyone else (on RPi 2) getting the "Unable to open initial console" message during boot-up? How to deal with it?

I am, but also have no idea how to proceed, I only found some old posts about it.

movian.tv/issues/1865 has a potential workaround that i'm too tired to try right now.
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by ruidc #133296
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my 5.0.4 update from .3 is now stuck at the openelec screen showing version, and like the other use, after reboot, says unable to open an initial console, help!
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by ams123 #133295
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Why does 5.0.4 come with Kodi 14.2 Beta 2? I assumed I would be getting only release versions of Kodi.
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by Sulkowski #133292
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Hello,

Could anybody test with similar system?
RPi B

"Info button" not working
Default action of OK button on "choose" - after selection of "info" movie starting to play.
Unable to open "info" with other ways.

The same was with 5.0.3
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by mrqs #133289
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Anyone else (on RPi 2) getting the "Unable to open initial console" message during boot-up? How to deal with it?
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by jone #133288
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Thanks!

Would it be possible to get the lirc_xbox.ko kernel module back in the next release? It was there in 5.0.3 / 3.18.6, but is missing from this build...
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by tinzarian #133287
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How can I put a request in to update the intel wifi firmware (at least for AC-7260)? There is a new version which solves some issues, and, at least for me, is more stable
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by mrqs #133267
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Thank you, guys! :)

BTW
The RPi2 config.txt still contains overclocking options for RPi1. This might be misleading for inexperienced users.
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by maulbongo #133266
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Hi,

Thanks a lot, but with pyload now this happens:
ImportError: pycurl: libcurl link-time version (7.37.1) is older than compile-time version (7.39.0)
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by PhyshBourne #133228
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brilliant!
but…
…where's the version for wetek play??

[UPDATE] OpenELEC 5.0.2 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.2.

[UPDATE]: Due to a bug while updating OpenELEC to newer releases in OpenELEC-5.0.2 for RaspberryPi and RaspberryPi-2, we released OpenELEC-5.0.3 for both platforms. The other platforms are not affected, so we did not release a update for the other systems. You can download the fixed builds via our download page.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

The headline change is the update from XBMC 13 (Gotham) to Kodi 14.1 (Helix) and the big switch from XBMC to Kodi branding. Both project teams have conducted a major find/replace but if you spot residual mentions of XBMC anywhere please let us know. The name change affects more than the GUI; all references in code have been changed and in the OpenELEC filesystem /storage/.xbmc will be recreated as a symlink to /storage/.kodi to ensure hardcoded paths in addons or scripts continue to work. For information on Kodi 14 you can find on http://kodi.tv/kodi-14-0-helix-unwinds/.

Due to the potential for typo-bugs and breakage from Kodi renaming YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE A FULL BACKUP before performing a manual update and perform a “Reset System Settings to defaults (Soft Reset)” after the update if you update directly from OpenELEC-4.x or earlier.

Please note many addons and skins remain to be ported by their developers. This is out with our control an until this happens they will either not work or be marked as broken by Kodi. If an addon or skin is essential to you please confirm with its developer prior to upgrade if it is compatible with Kodi (Helix).

Read more...


Posted: 4 months 1 week ago by chewitt #138211
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archive.openelec.tv is the official archive site
Posted: 4 months 2 weeks ago by PrvSAT #138201
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Hi,

I am looking to download generic 5.02 and could not find it anywhere, including the archive.
To me 5.02 with a Zbox HTPC worked the best, don't need PVR's and other addons fixed. The problem is that with every "fix" it seems that there are more and more problems. With the latest 5.08, the sound does not work anymore after sleep or simply does not come back from sleep, period, need to hard reboot. It is very annoying since my box is set elsewhere, not in the same room. I am sure that many of you encountered these problems so, there is no need of a log, just a reliable fix from the coders, perhaps we are talking about very unstable kernel and/or video drivers, nothing to do with kodi.
So anyway, where I could find the generic 5.02, please?
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by Sulkowski #133291
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I made some tests after upgrade to 5.0.4
Tested with Android clients Yatse and Kodi Remote

"Info button" not working in both programs
Default action of OK button on "choose" - after selection of "info" movie starting to play.
Posted: 6 months 6 days ago by Sulkowski #133254
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When I press "info" button, nothing happens
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by nickr #133158
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What happens when you press the info button (usually mapped to i on a keyboard).
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by Sulkowski #133156
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No. I have dafault acton set as "choose". When I set "Show information" it will also start playing movie.
There wasn't this problem with a previous versions of KODI.
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by popcornmix #133034
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Sulkowski wrote:
When I'm trying to edit movie information ("Movie" menu) movie always start to play. Now it's impossible to edit any data about movie.
Hmmm... where could I find previous versions ofOpenelec for RPi?

Perhaps "default select action"
kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Videos
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by Sulkowski #133031
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When I'm trying to edit movie information ("Movie" menu) movie always start to play. Now it's impossible to edit any data about movie.
Hmmm... where could I find previous versions ofOpenelec for RPi?

RPi 1 B
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by andPS2 #133012
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thanks for the quick rpi2 support!
unfort i ran into a problem when trying to migrate from rpi to rpi2 (both 5.0.2)
the backup video library seems to be broken?
exporting to a single file or to separate files doesnt work
it created a folder with an xml file and all the subfolders are empty (actors,...)

this happened to me in the past already i think when going from openelec 4 to 5 back
then i thought it was a bug

is the whole functionality broken?
also the openelec wiki seems to have old info about openelec 4.0
the kodi wiki has different info according to this .nfo files are created but i cant find any

p.s. is there another way to get my resume points over?
can i just take the file .kodi/userdata/Database/MyVideos90.db and copy that to the new openelec?
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by g12345567 #132808
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DDD wrote:
Thanks for the fixed updated versions. Internet radio now working again.
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by d3rod #132768
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Any update coming soon ? i have to manually mark as watched every episode or movie and video auto resume is not working...
Is there a place where we can grab compiled nightly builds ?
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by bhamail #132673
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Not sure where is the best place to report this, but I think there is an incorrect link on the Pi download page:
wiki.openelec.tv/index.php/HOW-TO:Installing_OpenELEC/Creating_The_Install_Key#tab=DiskImage
That link has the text:
See our wiki for "special installation instructions."
The problem is that link is for an install key, when I think the link was supposed to be to the Pi image setup page:
wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Installation
(this link appears at the top of the same page with the text:
Installing OpenELEC is easy, but if you're new to it then you might want to check out the "installation guide on the wiki".

Could really confuse folks.
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by DDD #132652
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by Cartman #132619
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Just for the sake of completeness, Radio and Shoutcast are not working with 5.0.2 also on the Arctic MC001 (generic build).
Error message "....skipping unplayable item..."
Seems to be the same error as on the Raspberrys. (?)

Rolled back to 5.0.0. That's working fine.
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by Brujo #132492
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paobenti wrote:
I have another problema. When i pause a video for Long time and When i play again The video run for few second And Then freeze.

I THINK THE CAUSE IS BAYTRAIL..... BLAAA BAD BAD CHIP...

hmm on my Installation I do not have this issue
Posted: 6 months 1 week ago by paobenti #132360
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I have another problema. When i pause a video for Long time and When i play again The video run for few second And Then freeze.

I THINK THE CAUSE IS BAYTRAIL..... BLAAA BAD BAD CHIP...
Posted: 6 months 2 weeks ago by Nick #132208
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Thank you Fritsch!
For building OE 5 with the older Kernel for Baytrail users like me!

I tried to make a build on a Ubuntu VM , but I got several errors each time without changing the Kernel....

Thank you guys for your Support!

The Build works great!
Running with C6 enabled since 11 hours without a glitch!

Best regards
Nick
Posted: 6 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #132156
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Maybe if you disable EIST it would also result in C1, but the Build from fritsch is the better Workaround i think
Posted: 6 months 2 weeks ago by CaptJackSparrow31 #132155
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CvH wrote:
By the way a WORKING OE 5.0 for <strong>J1800 / J1900 / J2900</strong> from Fritsch.
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3726#issuecomment-74739051
Thanks for the info on this, looks like a fresh install is in the works for this evening.
Posted: 6 months 2 weeks ago by CaptJackSparrow31 #132154
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DDD wrote:
Whats behind this Options?
Here are the screens under advanced. http://imgur.com/a/MSBuw
Posted: 6 months 2 weeks ago by CvH #132149
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By the way a WORKING OE 5.0 for J1800 / J1900 / J2900 from Fritsch.
github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3726#issuecomment-74739051
Posted: 6 months 2 weeks ago by DDD #132143
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Whats behind this Options? i.imgur.com/btvrtah.jpg

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