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[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0.1 released

The OpenELEC 7.0.1 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 6.95.1 or later with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 7.0.1 is a maintenance release for OpenELEC-7.0.0. The main fixes are:

  • Fix problems with the Installer on x86 systems.
  • Fix an issue which prevents booting SolidRun's Cubox i4pro

To view a complete list of GitHub changes since 7.0.0 click here: https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/compare/7.0.0...7.0.1

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Posted: 1 month 4 days ago by wbree #168072
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That's also my question: When can we expected OpenElec based on Kodi 17.0?
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by gmember #168019
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Never heard of it, whats the difference with openelec??
I found the site, still kodi 17 Beta.....


Ah....just found a dutch site with the explanation between both LOL
So much easier for me to read, thnx for the heads up......Final release is on it's way ;)
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by gmember #168017
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When can we expect kodi 17 openelec???
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by vitorp07 #167980
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xbmchermit wrote:
Is it possible to roll back to 6.0.3?
Just copy the 6.0.3 .tar file in the update folder and reboot.
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by xbmchermit #167968
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I recently updated to 7.0.1 from 6.0.3 and I am not liking it so far. Two glaring issues:

1. When resuming from suspend, the audio no longer works (and I mean, no audio, no system sounds, no media audio). Since I have to use suspend to be able to power on with my remote, this means that every single time, I have to power it up, then reboot it to have sound.

2. For some reason, OE can no longer properly render my old XVID files. The video is garbled and mangled. They played perfectly fine with 6.0.3.

Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile : Advanced Simple@L5

Is it possible to roll back to 6.0.3?
Posted: 1 month 2 weeks ago by RogerJT #167950
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I just recently discovered Openelec, I have been using some of the Android M8S+ boxes and WD units, but now solidly hooked on Openelec.
I installed on a NUC MSI Cubi N-010BUS, and the install was flawless, been running now for a couple of weeks, and used daily by all family members, far far superior to any of the Android boxes and even the WD TV units I had. The video quality is even noticeably better and everything is smooth and FAST! Looking at building a few more for family. Just wanted to say thanks for all your work with Openelec.

P.S. I created a "how I did it pdf" if anyone is interested.
Not sure if this was the right place to post, but thanks again....
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by GeekNathan #167901
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Hi,

I'm still rolling the latest 6x and have tried updating it to 7.0.1 without success. My machine is an old laptop running the x86 version of OE. I resized the partitions easily enough (using gParted) and I have tried dropping the update file into the Update folder via SMB and the ./Update folder via WinSCP and rebooted. It doesn't seem to "take" though.....There doesn't appear to be any issues displayed with the system reboots.

I know I could always do a fresh install but I was hoping to avoid that with the plugins and customisation I have running.....

EDIT: Ok, so forget everything I said. It did update, just took an extra reboot for some reason.

Nice :)
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by jpollard #167646
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Update - I finally found the problem - and yes, it was on the server.

An update about a month ago didn't properly handle the firewall - but the OpenELEC kit running on the pi2 had no issues until it was rebooted during the 7.0.1 update, THEN the problem showed up. It appears that a firewall patch (or a patch to rpcbind) blocked mountd from accepting the mounts. Once I disabled the firewall, AND restarted the NFS services the problem went away.

The odd routes added are still there though, as well as the non-working rpcinfo -p host-ip.

The the files are now accessible.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by Protocol Zero #167638
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I managed to get my display working by setting my BIOS to only display on the LCD screen of the laptop, ignoring any HDMI detection. Then after Openelec is booted, I set the video settings to display HDMI and it finally worked! The only real difference now is when I first boot the laptop, I don't see the usual BIOS info that I usually see, and my TV is blank until the Openelec logo displays. But that isn't a problem at all. Thanks everyone for your hard work on this!
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by Protocol Zero #167637
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I just ran the update on all 4 of my installs, three of them are just custom built HTPC boxes made with spare parts I had laying around, and all 3 installed perfectly using the "Upgrade/Repair" (option 2) from the USB stick. But I need help with my 4th upgrade.

My 4th machine is a laptop that has never given me an issue up until this point. I initially installed Openelec 4.x and have upgraded everytime a stable upgrade has been released. However, this time the upgrade successfully installed, but if I have the laptop connected to my TV (via HDMI) the TV is blank after the openelec logo. The system has loaded and I get sound from my TV if I press buttons, but no video. If I boot the laptop without it being connected to my TV, it starts right up and works fine. Is there a setting I can adjust to fix this issue?

Thanks!
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by RacerX #167636
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Upgraded Asus AT3N7A-I (ion) from OpenELEC 6.03 to OpenELEC 7.01 works fine...
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by jpollard #167635
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Just did the manual update on Pi2...

How does one get NFS mounts to work? It was working in 7.0.0, but doesn't work with 7.0.1.

The only issue I had with 7.0.0 was that the systemd run unit didn't work in one instance (I had one for audio files and another for dvd iso files) In 7.0.0 "systemctl enable" gave a bogus error - for a quick test I manually created the symbolic link, rebooted... and it mounted without errors. The other run unit (exactly the same form, only replacing the source directory and target directory) worked fine with the systemctl enable and start (worked after reboots as well).

With 7.0.1 I get a
pallas:~ # mount 192.168.0.8:/mnt/mmedia/Audio /storage/shit
mount: RPC: Remote system error - No route to host
mount: mounting 192.168.0.8:/mnt/mmedia/Audio on /storage/shit failed: Bad file descriptor
when trying to manually mount. No changes on the server. Pings to the server work just fine. rpcinfo doesn't work either:
pallas:~ # rpcinfo -p 192.168.0.8
192.168.0.8: RPC: Unknown host
which doesn't make any sense either when pings work:
# ping 192.168.0.8
PING 192.168.0.8 (192.168.0.8): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.0.8: seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.827 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.8: seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.954 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.8: seq=2 ttl=64 time=1.110 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.8: seq=3 ttl=64 time=1.259 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.8: seq=4 ttl=64 time=1.452 ms
^C
--- 192.168.0.8 ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.827/1.120/1.452 ms
The other odd thing doesn't seem to make any difference:
pallas:~ # netstat -rn
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface
0.0.0.0         192.168.0.8     0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0 eth0
8.8.4.4         192.168.0.8     255.255.255.255 UGH       0 0          0 eth0
8.8.8.8         192.168.0.8     255.255.255.255 UGH       0 0          0 eth0
192.168.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 eth0
192.168.0.8     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH        0 0          0 eth0
The routes shown for 8.8.4.4, 8.8.8.8 and 192.168.0.8 (the netmask doesn't exactly make sense) and deleting these entries made no difference. The same IP numbers are accessible even after deleting them.

The problem is access to the media files by NFS.
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by dexmot74 #167632
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tom2014 wrote:
dexmot74 wrote:
Whats the process for updating via the USB stick? I am trying to go from 6.0.3 to 7.0.1 x86.

Thanks

I've used Imagewriter to put the image onto an USB stick. Reboot NUC / boot from Stick.

And then I've done a complete reinstall. You may need to power down the NUC after installation in order to
make "power on" from the remote work again (the nuvoton chips need a re-init).

The biggest problem was to find out which FKey ist for "boot Menue". F10 on the NUCs.

And there ist not much to re-configure:
- IP
- localization
- user/pass for webinterface
- remount the smb shares.

I'm using a (cheap) one-for-all remote, where everything works out of the box, so no need to tune the remote.xml file.

//Tom

So it wasn't really an upgrade. Was more of the reinstall B) Thansk for clarifying :)
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by tom2014 #167631
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dexmot74 wrote:
Whats the process for updating via the USB stick? I am trying to go from 6.0.3 to 7.0.1 x86.

Thanks

I've used Imagewriter to put the image onto an USB stick. Reboot NUC / boot from Stick.

And then I've done a complete reinstall. You may need to power down the NUC after installation in order to
make "power on" from the remote work again (the nuvoton chips need a re-init).

The biggest problem was to find out which FKey ist for "boot Menue". F10 on the NUCs.

And there ist not much to re-configure:
- IP
- localization
- user/pass for webinterface
- remount the smb shares.

I'm using a (cheap) one-for-all remote, where everything works out of the box, so no need to tune the remote.xml file.

//Tom
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by dexmot74 #167617
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Whats the process for updating via the USB stick? I am trying to go from 6.0.3 to 7.0.1 x86.

Thanks
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by tom2014 #167606
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Hello,

I've testet the upgrade from 6.0.3 -> 7.0.1 on an Intel NUC (D34010WYK).

a) Upgrade via "UpgradeDir"
- copy tar file to update dir / reboot
expected result : NO UPDATE (the partition scheme has changed; the installer shall not change the partition sheme without explicit approval; approval ist not possible while doing "automated update")
seen result: Installer does nothing / OE reboots into old system
--> perfect

b) Upgrade with USB stick

reboot; find key for BOOT Menue -> approve usage of complete disk -> installation took several seconds
-> reboots into 7.0.1
-> update addons
-> enable Tvheaded
-> Done: works perfect
--> perfect

Complete update took around 4-5 minutes/ remote works / tvheadend works / etc.....

Great - perfect work !

THANX,
Tom
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by source #167592
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manual update from ssh for Raspberry Pi 2 and Pi3

login root
pass openelec



Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by RacerX #167586
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Tested OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-7.0.1.img.gz per request

ASUS Asus P5N7A-VM with spare HD. Installer works properly, error appears on shutdown.

"fbset ioctl 0x401 failed"

Thanks
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by WonderStivi #167566
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Does the kernel in this release have support for Skylake chipsets?
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by sraue #167563
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thanks much :-)
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Haris1977 #167562
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Nice to hear that..;) Only few changes for 7.0.1 but nice to hear that OE is back.

Always preffered OE over other versions..Keep up the good work guys:)
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by sraue #167561
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no one said its dead.
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Haris1977 #167560
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So...OE isn't dead?
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by sraue #167551
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:-)

[Stable] OpenELEC 7.0 released

The OpenELEC 7.0 (internal version 7.0.0) release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 6.95.1 or later with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 7.0.0 is a feature release. The main changes are:

  • Platform changes:
    • New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
      WeTek Core is the best Android TV box you can have to watch IPTV, Movies and TV Shows while you relax on your sofa.
      With an AMLogic S812-H, 2GHz Quad-core processor, 4K Support and 8-bit H265, this box will give you all entertainment you are looking for.
    • Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
      Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.
  • Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
    • ALSA updated to 1.1 (1.0.29)
    • Binutils updated to 2.26 (2.25)
    • GCC updated to 5.3 (4.9)
    • glibc updated to 2.23 (2.22)
    • Python updated to 2.7.13 (2.7.3)
    • LLVM updated to 3.8 (3.6)
    • Linux kernel updated to 4.4 (4.1)
    • Mesa updated to 11.2 (11.0)
    • ffmpeg updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • libva updated to 1.7 (1.6)
    • connman updated to 1.31 (1.23)
    • libnfs updated to 1.11 (1.9)
    • libressl updated to 2.2 (2.1)
    • systemd updated to 229 (219)
    • xorg-server updated to 1.18 (1.17)
  • Driver and firmware updates and changes:
    • updated WLAN drivers and firmware
    • added new AMDGPU driver for new AMD Graphic cards
    • updated Intel Graphic driver
    • merged Nvidia with Nvidia legacy driver to support old and new Graphic cards with one build.
  • Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
    • Kodi updated to 16.1 final (15)
  • New features
    • Bluetooth Audio support (see below)
    • OpenVPN reincluded

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Posted: 1 month 11 hours ago by nickr #168092
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No, but a backup is always a good idea.
Posted: 1 month 17 hours ago by adriman #168090
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I'm on openelec 6.0.3 if update to 7.0.1 i will lost all my configurations?
Posted: 2 months 1 week ago by chemamontevideo #167634
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chemamontevideo wrote:
No inadyn service addon?

No answer?
Moving to Libreelec

Great support over here
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by sraue #167552
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OpenELEC 7.0.1 should fix the issues with the Installer and the boot on Cubox i4pro. Please test and report back in this thread:
openelec.tv/forum/120-news-announcements/82985-stable-openelec-7-0-1-released

see also openelec.tv/news/22-releases/183-stable-openelec-7-0-1-released
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by tjsuominen #167514
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Seems a bit too complicated for a noob like me...

Might switch to LibreElec (though I do not know shall it face the same challenge)...

Thx for trying to help me out!
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Lenx #167502
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To be fair any upgrade from openelec 6 will require partition resizing. If you try to install the fork it will hit the same issue.

To answer some of your questions:

1) Post #14 gives the partition size requirements
You can see your current partition sizes in the GUI, from memory System>System Info>Storage

2) How to resize your current partition is covered in post #17 openelec.tv/forum/120-news-announcements/82920-stable-openelec-7-0-released?start=15#167313
I followed these instructions and it worked fine.
The only thing I had to do post install was update tvheadend versions and restart
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by tjsuominen #167494
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Hi all!

Great to hear OE is still alive & kicking. However, seems that this 6.0.x > 7.0.0 update is far from trivial including possible challenges with the partition sizes issues. So as I am quite a noob, prior to even considering this update, I would like to:

1) Know HOW to check do I need to manually resize the partition?
2) Have updated WIKI pages with instructions HOW to manually change the partition size to meet the installation requirements
3) Optionally... Have the installer to take care of the resize (might be too big cake to handle, though ;-)

Prior to those, I'll just stay on 6.0.x.

I am sure there are quite a few 'noobies' who would like to have those too.

//timo
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Farquhar #167489
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I have the same issue on a NUC6i5SYH - skylake based (freshly updated BIOS at default settings)

Using W32diskimager I created an installer stick.
That boots on the NUC. There I tried to install OpenElec V7 on several devices: USB stick, SDMC and HDD.

All show the same fault: mount_storage: mount_common: could not mount label=storage

I booted Ubuntu and used gparted to look a the the HDD. It shows two partitions, The boot partition is healthy, the 2nd partition appears to have a problem.
Gparted writes: unable to detect file system.

Here is a link to two fotos showing the boot fault and the gparted view of the HDD.
https://goo.gl/photos/zrk3esdVY13V4X5EA
https://goo.gl/photos/jAA7kMyWPWg18cvW6

Any ideas what I did wrong and how I can get this too work?
Posted: 2 months 2 weeks ago by chemamontevideo #167469
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No inadyn service addon?
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by yoyoma2 #167456
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Solved: Rebooting OpenElec and re-updating the NextPVR addon solved this.

Upgraded my Raspberry Pi2 to OpenElec 7.0 and now the TV/PVR feature won't work. The logs say:

ERROR: PVR - Add-on 'NextPVR PVR Client' is using an incompatible API version. XBMC minimum API version = '4.1.0', add-on API version '1.9.6'

Uninstalling and reinstalling the NextPVR addon doesn't help. Googling found the same error message here but it seems the error is in the packages? .

Solved: Rebooting OpenElec and re-updating the NextPVR addon solved this.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by bicky #167449
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I thought i would just share the harrowing experience of trying to upgrade to OpenElec 7.0
I am running an OpenElec Wetek Box -running 6.95 - this was working fantastically, then I received a popup which told me there was an upgrade to 7.0 waiting. My upgrade settings were set to Auto so I was expecting a formal notification to upgrade. Nothing appeared, so I decided to opt for the manual upgrade.After several tries of downloading and installation failing, I gave up. Closed down and went to bed.
Next morning when I booted up - my system was "BRICKED" in every sense of the word.
After long and arduous attempts at recovery, I resorted to the "Paper Clip" boot from root method. Now I am pleased to say we are up and running again, but with 6.95 - for now I will give 7.0 a miss. A stable release - I don't think so.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by jivanoff #167405
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Hi!
I have tried the following scenarios for upgrade:
1: My old 6.0.3 to 7.0.0 - Failed, kernel panic
2: Clean 6.03 to 7.0.0 - failed, kernel panic
3: Clean 7.0.0 - failed, partition resizing works but then it shows a lot of ascii characters and when that has completed it reboots, and then kernel panic,
4: Clean 7 develop image to 7.0.0 stable , kernel panic
So now I am running on a 7 development image, the one mentioned above.
On my Raspberry Pi2 the upgrade from 6.0.3 to 7.0.0 worked without issues.
But, I am sure the partition resizing thingy works, it is the reboot afterwards that crashes.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Flex #167401
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Same problem here since updating to Openelec 7.0! Is there any update on this?

Once i turn off the unit i cant switch it back on with the remote. Quite frustrating.

EDIT: Just realized the power button on the wektek remote does nothing at all, however my Harmony remote (which I am using via a USB IR adapter) does shut the wetek core off but I am unable to power it back up with either remote after the upgrade to 7.0.

Happy to help troubleshoot if you can let me know what you need e.g. log files etc.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Fosphatic #167400
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Hey ThreeSixe,

try to use the old remote.conf from the previous build and see if it work for u then? Copy the old one to /storage/.config/ and reboot the box. Check then if the buttons are working fine then.

Regards,

Fossy
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by ThreeSixes #167385
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So, why exactly did the power button on my remote stop working after this update? It was working just fine before.

Can't even turn the device (Wetek Core) on now, unless I unplug the cables and start it that way. While it's on,
all the other buttons work and I can browse regularly.

What gives?
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by andrewz #167384
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saldot wrote:
the devel image you linked works fine in a cubox-i 4pro

please check bluetooth
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by kingpin #167379
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worked, thx
but it is 16.1 jarvis !?
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Flow #167374
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sraue wrote:
The failing "Size check" means your first (SYSTEM) partition is to small, thats why we recommend new installs. Since a year we using 512MB partitions, 256MB is not more enough for Generic builds.

This would have been a nice addition to the wiki. I am no noob and can do it on my on but again, the info would have been great so I don't waste my time finding the answer. If you change things, at the pace you change versions (6.0.3 here) it's been over a year hence people that got the last update like I did cannot know about this. Even then, why not do a proper installer that would correct the partition size or a small command so people with less experience could do this easily.

I feel bad for all the people that installed this setup for their moms or others, not the kind of thing you can just do remotely!
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by saldot #167372
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@sraue - the devel image you linked works fine in a cubox-i 4pro. Wrote to a formatted SD card and had no issues.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by Celidr #167367
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Weird I upgraded my two RPi* systems, but airplayed only worked once I disabled airplay in settings - on both system :) Dunno if its a bug for all that runs this version of openelec on RPi2/3 or if something happened when I upgraded, but as soon as I enable airplay my devices cannot find Kodi anymore, disable it and there it is and working perfectly again.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by WaaZaa #167366
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tom2014 wrote:
Hello,

while creating the filesystems the Installer uses the comand:

"mke2fs -t ext4"

but the used busyboxversion 1.26.0 (24.12.2016)

does NOT support "-t" option.

So the creation of the partition failed and the installer stops. (87 % or 85%)

Regards,
Tom

I actually have the same issue as this. Unfortunately, I cannot install a previous version on my Asrock ION330HT and upgrade that way (current OE version I'm running is ancient). Hope this can be adressed soon!
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by bikebot #167357
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sraue wrote:
users with cubox i4pro:
can you try with...

I had the kernel panic issue on an i4pro (kernel check said ok), tried resizing but the thing failed to boot entirely. Tried your image from scratch (dd onto the SD card) and it boots fine now, partition size listed as 537 mb. Finally, I restored the OpenELEC backup made immediately prior to trying the upgrade from 6.0.3 and it seems to have been successful. Thanks for the extra work.

Incidentally, a little nitpick on the message during the restore - "restoring.. this may take long time to complete, please wait .." (sic).
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by DoDe #167351
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I have to try this because I got the same message as anyone here with cuboxtv.
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by persistability #167347
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So if I put the 7.0 ZIP file under /storage/.update/

like I did for 5.0 -> 6.0 then this will cater for all necessary resizing of partitions ???? or will it not actually do that part?
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago by giuliocoluccia #167346
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Since I updated to 7 from 6.0.3 I'm not able to run the Openelec Configuration script anymore, both from the shortcut under the System section and from the Programs list. What shall I check to fix it?

[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 3 released

The OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 3 (internal version 6.95.3) release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 6.95.1 or later with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 3 is a feature release. The main changes are:

  • Platform changes:
    • New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
      WeTek Core is the best Android TV box you can have to watch IPTV, Movies and TV Shows while you relax on your sofa.
      With an AMLogic S812-H, 2GHz Quad-core processor, 4K Support and 8-bit H265, this box will give you all entertainment you are looking for.
    • Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
      Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.
  • Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
    • ALSA updated to 1.1 (1.0.29)
    • Binutils updated to 2.26 (2.25)
    • GCC updated to 5.3 (4.9)
    • glibc updated to 2.23 (2.22)
    • Python updated to 2.7.11 (2.7.3)
    • LLVM updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • Linux kernel updated to 4.4 (4.1)
    • Mesa updated to 11.2rc (11.0)
    • ffmpeg updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • libva updated to 1.7 (1.6)
    • connman updated to 1.31 (1.23)
    • libnfs updated to 1.10 (1.9)
    • libressl updated to 2.2 (2.1)
    • systemd updated to 229 (219)
    • xorg-server updated to 1.18 (1.17)
  • Driver and firmware updates and changes:
    • updated WLAN drivers and firmware
    • added new AMDGPU driver for new AMD Graphic cards
    • updated Intel Graphic driver
    • merged Nvidia with Nvidia legacy driver to support old and new Graphic cards with one build.
  • Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
    • Kodi updated to 16.1 final (15)
  • New features
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Posted: 3 months 1 week ago by CvH #167245
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Wrong. just wrong. Di you know what sraue did in the past with intel?
so you basically say if both OS using the same drivers (even the same versions) the OE Version is stable and LE is not stable due magic (as you deliver not a single fact) ?
PKOneTwo wrote:
Your no Dev, you dind't even read the commits and at the looks at it, you pretty much doing shit here....why the hell should i give that to you?
He reads the LE commits, so he knows what is at OE due the fact that OE is basically a LE fork at this time (nothing wrong with that).
PKOneTwo wrote:
LE is more cutting edge, near KODI...sraue did stress out: he wanted a less bugged version and din't care for using older kernels, drivers, ol,der libraries or KODI...
I think this is the biggest fairy tale ever told in this forum :) I just remind at the 100+ commits 1h before a stable OE release (untested of course).
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by escalade #167232
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Well, looks like I got served. So much deep facts and truth in that post I give up :) Have a nice day.

EDIT: Changed my mind, I'll answer you just in case people actually buy into this nonsense. That plus I have too much spare time.
Wrong. just wrong. Di you know what sraue did in the past with intel?

What's wrong? Please be more specific. I'm not aware of mr sraue writing any Intel code whatsoever. Please do point me to these magical commits. Nearly all Intel patches have come from fritsch and I'm not sure if the code is his to begin with either.
Did you even look into the commits (since OE 6) before posting BS again? i guess your BS is coming out of your mouth as well as your back.
sarue communicated some stuff with intel developers (hints were in the commits). And he did implement more stable drive version (don't know if modified or not, didn't look into the code, but the comments in the commits well showed he adapted it very well).

Sure, I've been following commits since around OE2/OE3. Do you mind detailing what I've said that is BS?

Again with these super Intel patches from sraue. Wanna link the specific ones you are talking about that has been written by him? Should be pretty easy.
And if you have such a BIG issue (stuttering) and that for 3-4 alpha releases = than you should better try to fix it...but, LE is more for cutting edge than bug free!

You've still failed to point to a proper error report with logs as I've asked several times. Lots of people are on Intel without any issue whatsoever.

There are as of this writing 5 Intel patches in LE, 3 of which are shared with OE.
You and your HW go and give a visit to my behind. that's what your BS is worth.
Lots of folks having issues and they are wrong because you said so...sure

So, where are the reports from all these people with issues?
And again, i would recommend you read carefully:
OE (self made latest build = no issue...stuttering or bug that i reported above)...LE both issues...how can that be = being ironic B)

Just this statement here is not enought to make any conclusions. How was the testing conducted, did you do clean installs or simply migrated between distro's keeping settings? And where are the logs ;)
Your no Dev, you dind't even read the commits and at the looks at it, you pretty much doing shit here....why the hell should i give that to you?

How do you define a dev? I have commits both in OE and LE and I have my own fork, does that count?

You don't need to give anything to me, but your statements lack meaning without anything to back them up.
If intereted read yourself into it...go through bug reports in LE page by page..you'll find it soon enough

There's been two people from the LE community that commented they couldn't find it already, so let's leave it at that.
And NO, they don't use "very equal" kernel or Kodi version. What ever "very equal" shoud mean.

No?

OpenELEC kernel version
LibreELEC kernel version

Like I said, it's open source. You can disagree all you like, you'll still be wrong.
BIG BS again...by the time this beta came out sraue dind't push the 4.9 kernel and the latest build is with an older kernel...
so no they were not even "equal" kernel versions

I don't understand, are you claiming there is a huge difference between Linux 4.8 and 4.9?
Just my 2 cents: you want a reliable KODI port = use OE...otherwise have fun with bugged version of a Kodi port with LE (same goes for LE 7.02 = stable)
Maybe that'll change, but for now that is the case...it's up to you...

They are both using the same version of Kodi (as of this writing both projects are at beta7), and they have mostly the same patches. Logically, as LE is a fork. Everything is the same up to the very build flags used.
Well, everyone can read, except you...maybe you read into the discussion between LE Devs and Sraue and why they splitted...

Sure I did. I even had the story re-told by people who were actually involved.
LE is more cutting edge, near KODI...sraue did stress out: he wanted a less bugged version and din't care for using older kernels, drivers, ol,der libraries or KODI...

Uhm, what now? The fork happened because sraue wanted a less bugged version? Are you listening to yourself?
and is is a set of libraries...scripts are only used for compiling them...you really repeat shit you read somwhere....

You literally just recommended reading this and that, only to attack me for repeating something I read. It sounds to me like you are talking about yourself, because it's not "shit I read somewhere", it's facts. OpenELEC by it's very nature is what you call a buildroot, a set of tools to build a minimal Linux distribution. It's not even original, it was based on GeeXboX. You want to argue with this, go right ahead and make yourself look even more silly.
Anyhow folks: seems my 2 cents are worth something...anyone who can read, please do

They're still not worth anything, as your statements have been proven wrong.

There, now I'll let everyone go back to the original discussion. Which is long dead anyway ;)
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by PKOneTwo #167229
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PKOneTwo wrote:
Why don't you look it up in LE Forum before you praise LE to the skies? (BTW: this is an OE forum)

I can't see that I was praising either, in fact LE/OE devs do very little for Intel support this is done by Intel themselves.

Wrong. just wrong. Di you know what sraue did in the past with intel?
Did you even look into the commits (since OE 6) before posting BS again? i guess your BS is coming out of your mouth as well as your back.
sarue communicated some stuff with intel developers (hints were in the commits). And he did implement more stable drive version (don't know if modified or not, didn't look into the code, but the comments in the commits well showed he adapted it very well).

escalade wrote:
there are more than "some" people having the same issue!
And if you have such a BIG issue (stuttering) and that for 3-4 alpha releases = than you should better try to fix it...but, LE is more for cutting edge than bug free!

You're just repeating the same bs. I still have Intel hardware and playback is still smooth, I've been on Ivy Bridge and Haswell for 3 years.

You and your HW go and give a visit to my behind. that's what your BS is worth.
Lots of folks having issues and they are wrong because you said so...sure

escalade wrote:
And again, i would recommend you read carefully:
OE (self made latest build = no issue...stuttering or bug that i reported above)...LE both issues...how can that be = being ironic B)

I did read it and replied and you still failed to point to a real error report with logs.

Your no Dev, you dind't even read the commits and at the looks at it, you pretty much doing shit here....why the hell should i give that to you?
If intereted read yourself into it...go through bug reports in LE page by page..you'll find it soon enough

escalade wrote:
And NO, they don't use "very equal" kernel or Kodi version. What ever "very equal" shoud mean.

You realize that both are open source projects, right? Just go look yourself.

OE master: Linux 4.9-rc8 Kodi master (close to b6)
LE master: Linux 4.8.12 Kodi beta6

That is quite "equal". They even share the same patch set for Kodi/kernel. Logically, considering LE is a fork. Both projects cherry-pick and share stuff between eachother now.

BIG BS again...by the time this beta came out sraue dind't push the 4.9 kernel and the latest build is with an older kernel...
so no they were not even "equal" kernel versions

escalade wrote:
Just my 2 cents: you want a reliable KODI port = use OE...otherwise have fun with bugged version of a Kodi port with LE (same goes for LE 7.02 = stable)
Maybe that'll change, but for now that is the case...it's up to you...

Your 2 cents is worth exactly that, considering that you are talking out of your behind. You fail to realize that OE/LE is simply a set of build scripts to put together a minimal distro for running Kodi. They use pretty much the same software. Saying that one ships a "bugged version of a Kodi port" is factually wrong.

Well, everyone can read, except you...maybe you read into the discussion between LE Devs and Sraue and why they splitted...
LE is more cutting edge, near KODI...sraue did stress out: he wanted a less bugged version and din't care for using older kernels, drivers, ol,der libraries or KODI...

and is is a set of libraries...scripts are only used for compiling them...you really repeat shit you read somwhere....
Anyhow folks: seems my 2 cents are worth something...anyone who can read, please do
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by PKOneTwo #167227
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PKOneTwo wrote:
escalade wrote:
"Several threads", and how many Intel users do you think there are in total that does not have any problems? I have both a haswell and an ivy bridge and they run perfectly smooth for me on LE. Keep in mind that it's perfectly possible that you and others have configured something wrong. I can jump through files no problem. Where is your thread with logs?

*ELEC is simply a Linux distribution. Intel is the best supported platform bar none on Linux, they have lots of skilled devs writing code for the upstream kernel. The latest and greatest like Apollo/Kaby Lake will need a more recent kernel, so older releases might need backported patches for those.

LE and OE master is very equal in kernel and Kodi version so the differences (with regards to Intel support) are minimal.

Why don't you look it up in LE Forum before you praise LE to the skies? (BTW: this is an OE forum)
there are more than "some" people having the same issue!
And if you have such a BIG issue (stuttering) and that for 3-4 alpha releases = than you should better try to fix it...but, LE is more for cutting edge than bug free!

And again, i would recommend you read carefully:
OE (self made latest build = no issue...stuttering or bug that i reported above)...LE both issues...how can that be = being ironic B)
If you read what sraue writes time to time, you would know why...
And NO, they don't use "very equal" kernel or Kodi version. What ever "very equal" shoud mean.

Just my 2 cents: you want a reliable KODI port = use OE...otherwise have fun with bugged version of a Kodi port with LE (same goes for LE 7.02 = stable)
Maybe that'll change, but for now that is the case...it's up to you...

wow such hatred...

I struggle to find these le forum posts you are talking about. Just had an addmittedly quick hunt around on their forum, and can't find any that describe this problem on intel.

Perhaps point out the urls to some?

look (mostly) in toe developemetn and bug reports section...a lot of folks have this issue (some even with with OE 7 beta as well as LE 7) with LE alpha.
i gues you have to go though it all...some folk even posted bug reports...the issue wa snot resolved until today
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by panusha #167226
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by escalade #167212
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PKOneTwo wrote:
Why don't you look it up in LE Forum before you praise LE to the skies? (BTW: this is an OE forum)

I can't see that I was praising either, in fact LE/OE devs do very little for Intel support this is done by Intel themselves.
there are more than "some" people having the same issue!
And if you have such a BIG issue (stuttering) and that for 3-4 alpha releases = than you should better try to fix it...but, LE is more for cutting edge than bug free!

You're just repeating the same bs. I still have Intel hardware and playback is still smooth, I've been on Ivy Bridge and Haswell for 3 years.
And again, i would recommend you read carefully:
OE (self made latest build = no issue...stuttering or bug that i reported above)...LE both issues...how can that be = being ironic B)

I did read it and replied and you still failed to point to a real error report with logs.
And NO, they don't use "very equal" kernel or Kodi version. What ever "very equal" shoud mean.

You realize that both are open source projects, right? Just go look yourself.

OE master: Linux 4.9-rc8 Kodi master (close to b6)
LE master: Linux 4.8.12 Kodi beta6

That is quite "equal". They even share the same patch set for Kodi/kernel. Logically, considering LE is a fork. Both projects cherry-pick and share stuff between eachother now.
Just my 2 cents: you want a reliable KODI port = use OE...otherwise have fun with bugged version of a Kodi port with LE (same goes for LE 7.02 = stable)
Maybe that'll change, but for now that is the case...it's up to you...

Your 2 cents is worth exactly that, considering that you are talking out of your behind. You fail to realize that OE/LE is simply a set of build scripts to put together a minimal distro for running Kodi. They use pretty much the same software. Saying that one ships a "bugged version of a Kodi port" is factually wrong.
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by nickr #167209
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escalade wrote:
"Several threads", and how many Intel users do you think there are in total that does not have any problems? I have both a haswell and an ivy bridge and they run perfectly smooth for me on LE. Keep in mind that it's perfectly possible that you and others have configured something wrong. I can jump through files no problem. Where is your thread with logs?

*ELEC is simply a Linux distribution. Intel is the best supported platform bar none on Linux, they have lots of skilled devs writing code for the upstream kernel. The latest and greatest like Apollo/Kaby Lake will need a more recent kernel, so older releases might need backported patches for those.

LE and OE master is very equal in kernel and Kodi version so the differences (with regards to Intel support) are minimal.

Why don't you look it up in LE Forum before you praise LE to the skies? (BTW: this is an OE forum)
there are more than "some" people having the same issue!
And if you have such a BIG issue (stuttering) and that for 3-4 alpha releases = than you should better try to fix it...but, LE is more for cutting edge than bug free!

And again, i would recommend you read carefully:
OE (self made latest build = no issue...stuttering or bug that i reported above)...LE both issues...how can that be = being ironic B)
If you read what sraue writes time to time, you would know why...
And NO, they don't use "very equal" kernel or Kodi version. What ever "very equal" shoud mean.

Just my 2 cents: you want a reliable KODI port = use OE...otherwise have fun with bugged version of a Kodi port with LE (same goes for LE 7.02 = stable)
Maybe that'll change, but for now that is the case...it's up to you...

wow such hatred...

I struggle to find these le forum posts you are talking about. Just had an addmittedly quick hunt around on their forum, and can't find any that describe this problem on intel.

Perhaps point out the urls to some?
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by PKOneTwo #167208
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escalade wrote:
"Several threads", and how many Intel users do you think there are in total that does not have any problems? I have both a haswell and an ivy bridge and they run perfectly smooth for me on LE. Keep in mind that it's perfectly possible that you and others have configured something wrong. I can jump through files no problem. Where is your thread with logs?

*ELEC is simply a Linux distribution. Intel is the best supported platform bar none on Linux, they have lots of skilled devs writing code for the upstream kernel. The latest and greatest like Apollo/Kaby Lake will need a more recent kernel, so older releases might need backported patches for those.

LE and OE master is very equal in kernel and Kodi version so the differences (with regards to Intel support) are minimal.

Why don't you look it up in LE Forum before you praise LE to the skies? (BTW: this is an OE forum)
there are more than "some" people having the same issue!
And if you have such a BIG issue (stuttering) and that for 3-4 alpha releases = than you should better try to fix it...but, LE is more for cutting edge than bug free!

And again, i would recommend you read carefully:
OE (self made latest build = no issue...stuttering or bug that i reported above)...LE both issues...how can that be = being ironic B)
If you read what sraue writes time to time, you would know why...
And NO, they don't use "very equal" kernel or Kodi version. What ever "very equal" shoud mean.

Just my 2 cents: you want a reliable KODI port = use OE...otherwise have fun with bugged version of a Kodi port with LE (same goes for LE 7.02 = stable)
Maybe that'll change, but for now that is the case...it's up to you...
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by escalade #167206
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"Several threads", and how many Intel users do you think there are in total that does not have any problems? I have both a haswell and an ivy bridge and they run perfectly smooth for me on LE. Keep in mind that it's perfectly possible that you and others have configured something wrong. I can jump through files no problem. Where is your thread with logs?

*ELEC is simply a Linux distribution. Intel is the best supported platform bar none on Linux, they have lots of skilled devs writing code for the upstream kernel. The latest and greatest like Apollo/Kaby Lake will need a more recent kernel, so older releases might need backported patches for those.

LE and OE master is very equal in kernel and Kodi version so the differences (with regards to Intel support) are minimal.
Posted: 3 months 2 weeks ago by PKOneTwo #167205
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chewitt wrote:
Although Raspberry Pi is a large chunk of our userbase (same for OE) it is rarely a major focus for LE development simply because it has exceptional upstream support and requires little effort. If there are issues with LE and Intel devices they are not being reported to us via forums etc. so we assume there are no serious issues (users are normally shy with praise and vocal with issues). If you have factual evidence of a reproducible problem. Go report it else it will not be resolved.

not true. There are several threads and posts (in LE forum) about intel platform (maybe not the newest braswell/haswell ones) having issues with stuttering playback. Since a few alphas now.
and no solution there. besides: do you even test those builds on most common plattforms?
at the looks at it, you don't do a thorough testing (at least on intel).

for example: on the last alphas: when having (10 oder lets say 40 files in a playslist, mkv) and zapping through a files (30 sec forward) and then jumping to next file....when you do that 7 oder 10 times (sometimes more) then it freezes...and yeah i checked my hardware...reproduceable...intel Ivy plattform (celeron 1007u, 4 GB Ram, 120 GB SSD)


don't have this problem with latest OE self made build
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #167202
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PrvSAT wrote:
jan wrote:
Sraue hasn't left for LibreElec, Sraue is the founder/creator of OpenElec!!

in fact you can say he is OpenElec.

So where is Sraue???
LibreELEC has its own problems when comes using Intel, apparently is built only for cheap Raspberry PI versions. OpenELEC was steady among platforms.
Why not making the final release, just to not let unfinished business? Where is your pride Sraue?

what drugs are you on? Libreelec is built for

Rpi1
Rpi2/3
AMLogic
Generic PC with Intel, Nvidia or AMD graphics
Odroid C2
Wetek Core
Wetek Hub
Wetek Play
Wetek Play2
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago by Roby77 #167201
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PrvSAT wrote:
jan wrote:
Sraue hasn't left for LibreElec, Sraue is the founder/creator of OpenElec!!

in fact you can say he is OpenElec.


LibreELEC has its own problems when comes using Intel, apparently is built only for cheap Raspberry PI versions. OpenELEC was steady among platforms.

WHAT ? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I use it on two intel boxes (milhouse kyrpton build ) and i don't see any problem

:blink:
Posted: 3 months 3 weeks ago by chewitt #167182
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Although Raspberry Pi is a large chunk of our userbase (same for OE) it is rarely a major focus for LE development simply because it has exceptional upstream support and requires little effort. If there are issues with LE and Intel devices they are not being reported to us via forums etc. so we assume there are no serious issues (users are normally shy with praise and vocal with issues). If you have factual evidence of a reproducible problem. Go report it else it will not be resolved.
Posted: 4 months 1 day ago by patseguin #167157
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Is OpenElec dead? Haven't seen a new release or beta in a really long time.
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by m.hueske #166870
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Yes, looks like sraue had some time off. But when looking at github you can see that he is still developing OpenELEC further. I don't believe this project has died...
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by escalade #166867
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jan wrote:
So where is Sraue???

According to commit logs, he's back to work on OpenELEC.
LibreELEC has its own problems when comes using Intel, apparently is built only for cheap Raspberry PI versions. OpenELEC was steady among platforms.

Completely false. If anything, it should be better due to more recent kernel, driver stack and Kodi version. I'm on Intel myself and it's working great.
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by PrvSAT #166866
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jan wrote:
Sraue hasn't left for LibreElec, Sraue is the founder/creator of OpenElec!!

in fact you can say he is OpenElec.

So where is Sraue???
LibreELEC has its own problems when comes using Intel, apparently is built only for cheap Raspberry PI versions. OpenELEC was steady among platforms.
Why not making the final release, just to not let unfinished business? Where is your pride Sraue?
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by dkaile #166854
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Since updating to the latest version 7 of openELEC 6.95.3 on my Intel NUC NUC5CPYH, it has stopped waking up from lan through the Kore Android App as it was doing earlier on the Ver 6. All settings are same. Any pointers to a solution?
Posted: 5 months 3 weeks ago by fganter #166849
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Any update on when the final release of 7 is expected to be released?
Posted: 6 months 3 weeks ago by jan #166441
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Sraue hasn't left for LibreElec, Sraue is the founder/creator of OpenElec!!

in fact you can say he is OpenElec.
Posted: 6 months 3 weeks ago by msj33 #166430
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Well, I think you can sit for a very long time...........This project is looking more like ghost than ever.

openelec.tv/forum/20-development-discussion/82615-is-openelec-still-developed-maintained

Only commits(which can be counted on a single hand) in last 3-4 months have been by Sraue - And the guy seem tp have left for LibreELEC!

Here 2 weeks later, no a single official comment or news yet!

/Morten
Posted: 6 months 3 weeks ago by Chaos_Undivided #166402
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Well, I don't know if it is smart or not, but I'm just going to sit this one out and wait for the new stable release of OpenElec with Kodi 16.1.

I am still using 6.0.3 (Kodi 15.8 IIRC) and still satisfied with how it is performing on my RPI2. :)
Posted: 7 months 3 weeks ago by djhifi #165879
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The following problem still occurs in this beta 3:

marcuszurhorst wrote:
djhifi wrote:
On both my OE boxes, i lost the ability of BACKSPACE (delete previously entered input) while pressing on the "BACK" key of the remote.

Btw, I can confirm this change. My "KEY_EXIT" is not working anymore.
I have not looked into details by now, but I recognize that my remote control (Harmony attached to home-brew IR receiver) as well as my keyboard behave differently.
Posted: 7 months 3 weeks ago by gda #165737
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Twinspark wrote:
is the final release near ?
can see its been beta 3 for 3 months now
Just check here the number of commit that happened the last time.

Gerald
Posted: 7 months 3 weeks ago by Twinspark #165721
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is the final release near ?
can see its been beta 3 for 3 months now
could be cool with kodi 16.1
before 17 is out i can see that is in alpha stage as we speak

[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 2 released

The OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 2 (internal version 6.95.2) release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 6.95.1 with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 2 is a feature release. The main changes are:

  • Platform changes:
    • New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
      WeTek Core is the best Android TV box you can have to watch IPTV, Movies and TV Shows while you relax on your sofa.
      With an AMLogic S812-H, 2GHz Quad-core processor, 4K Support and 8-bit H265, this box will give you all entertainment you are looking for.
    • Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
      Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.
  • Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
    • ALSA updated to 1.1.0 (1.0.29)
    • Binutils updated to 2.26 (2.25)
    • GCC updated to 5.3 (4.9)
    • glibc updated to 2.23 (2.22)
    • Python updated to 2.7.11 (2.7.3)
    • LLVM updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • Linux kernel updated to 4.4 (4.1)
    • Mesa updated to 11.2rc (11.0)
    • ffmpeg updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • libva updated to 1.7 (1.6)
    • connman updated to 1.31 (1.23)
    • libnfs updated to 1.10 (1.9)
    • libressl updated to 2.2 (2.1)
    • systemd updated to 229 (219)
    • xorg-server updated to 1.18 (1.17)
  • Driver and firmware updates and changes:
    • updated WLAN drivers and firmware
    • added new AMDGPU driver for new AMD Graphic cards
    • updated Intel Graphic driver
    • merged Nvidia with Nvidia legacy driver to support old and new Graphic cards with one build.
  • Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
    • Kodi updated to 16.1rc (15)
  • New features
    • Bluetooth Audio support (see below)
    • OpenVPN reincluded

Read more ...


Posted: 10 months 3 weeks ago by christian08 #162960
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antiguangenius wrote:
the sub is embedded in the video nothing you can do its not kodi or OE's fault it coming from the pirated movie file, some movies are like that..... no one is answering because its not a discussion here, so no need to ask more than once......
vulcanjedi wrote:
This happens w/o embedded subs or anything as well
This happened to me after auto updating from stable 6.0 to 6.0.2 or 6.0.3...I reverted back to an old legacy archive build on 6.0 and it went away immediately...seems like its not yet been fixed yet.
Was about to try to the new beta glad I waited.
as @vulcanjedi said, it happened with even embedded or downloaded sub from other service as sbuscene, and it didn't happen when I wass 6.0.2 until I updated to 6.0.3
so now what version are you using @vulcanjedi? Kodi 16 has some features that I dont want to loose, so I dont want to downgrade to 6.0 :(
Posted: 10 months 3 weeks ago by vulcanjedi #162818
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antiguangenius wrote:
christian08 wrote:
I'm not sure it's a bug of OE or a problem of font, you can see in these pictures, English sub with no matter, when some Vietnamese sentences 're good, the others 're missed like that. (2 different sub, one with dual language, one with only Vietnamese)


the sub is embedded in the video nothing you can do its not kodi or OE's fault it coming from the pirated movie file, some movies are like that..... no one is answering because its not a discussion here, so no need to ask more than once......
This happens w/o embedded subs or anything as well
This happened to me after auto updating from stable 6.0 to 6.0.2 or 6.0.3...I reverted back to an old legacy archive build on 6.0 and it went away immediately...seems like its not yet been fixed yet.
Was about to try to the new beta glad I waited.
Posted: 10 months 3 weeks ago by antiguangenius #162755
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christian08 wrote:
I'm not sure it's a bug of OE or a problem of font, you can see in these pictures, English sub with no matter, when some Vietnamese sentences 're good, the others 're missed like that. (2 different sub, one with dual language, one with only Vietnamese)


the sub is embedded in the video nothing you can do its not kodi or OE's fault it coming from the pirated movie file, some movies are like that..... no one is answering because its not a discussion here, so no need to ask more than once......
Posted: 11 months 1 day ago by Paulfrommanchester #162610
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Doesn't work for me. RPI2 - black screen on all videos unless force OMXplayer.

Can't stand OMX as MMAL so much better fo my use.

Reverted to 6.95rc1 as it just works.

* Bonus - learnt to use Openelecs backup and restore system after that last upgrade and subsequent resetup of 6.95.1 :)
Posted: 11 months 1 day ago by christian08 #162593
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I'm not sure it's a bug of OE or a problem of font, you can see in these pictures, English sub with no matter, when some Vietnamese sentences 're good, the others 're missed like that. (2 different sub, one with dual language, one with only Vietnamese)

Posted: 11 months 1 day ago by arv187 #162589
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Hi there!,
What mean this in change log?
add '8812au' to SUSPEND_MODULES
Not more support to this driver?

I have a dongle with that driver Edimax EW-7811UTC wireless AC, in raspbian I need make this to dongle work: www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=724695#p724695
wget dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/install-wifi.tar.gz
gunzip install-wifi.tar.gz
tar xvf install-wifi.tar install-wifi
./install-wifi -c
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

./install-wifi 8812au

Thanks!
Posted: 11 months 2 days ago by jsolla01 #162562
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Using the PVR HDHomerun client. Upon reboot of openelec, Channel Manager settings/groups are lost. The PVR client is still enabled in Settings, but it needs to be disabled, then re-enabled in order to scan for channels again.
Posted: 11 months 2 days ago by hyperion23 #162558
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Frank Butcher wrote:
16.1 has been officially released by Kodi now. Hopefully creeping closer to 7.

6.9.2 has worked wonders for my RPi3 just on the basis of it having the updated wifi drivers which were awful on 6.0.3.

I am compiling OE 7 Git clone right now but for Pi 2. If anybody is interested I can make it available to you once compiling is finished. Kodi 16.1 Final will be included in this build according to the commit info on Github.
Posted: 11 months 2 days ago by nickr #162547
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Libreelec has 16.1 if you are in a hurry.
Posted: 11 months 2 days ago by Frank Butcher #162539
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16.1 has been officially released by Kodi now. Hopefully creeping closer to 7.

6.9.2 has worked wonders for my RPi3 just on the basis of it having the updated wifi drivers which were awful on 6.0.3.
Posted: 11 months 2 days ago by christian08 #162522
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nickr wrote:
No debug log = no issue.

as my previous cmts, I got an issue of displaying Vietnamese subtitle on OE. I got it in 7.0 beta 1, 2, then I still got it when I'm back to 6.0.3
I attached my log, can you have a look :) you can have a look some of my photos in previous cmts
log file: drive.google.com/file/d/0B2ifewRvtUzeZjc4MXV1R29rbnM/view?usp=sharing
Thank you :D
Posted: 11 months 3 days ago by hyperion23 #162510
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johnnyo21 wrote:
Upgraded from 6.0.3 last night to 6.95.2 and my wireless networking slowed down to the point of unusable. I was experiencing no problems at all for the past year and a half since I had first installed Openelec. Network performance was great using a USB dongle wifi adaptor to the Netgear AC router. Streaming 1080P from my HDhomerun and Plex Server works without any problem. I noticed that the WLAN drivers were updated in this recent build and I have an idea that might be our problem here.

Hardware - Intel Atom D2700 / NVIDIA GeForce GT520M / DLink 802.11 n 450mbps Wifi Adaptor.

-J

I have similiar problems with WiFi but with another dongle. Please see this bug report.
Posted: 11 months 5 days ago by SlyRipper #162428
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Just as a info for others, I "hard reset" everything from inside the Settings menu, well it's kinda annoying and you have to re-setup everything, including going through the wizard. But now everything works as expected, the addons are working again and the skin, too. Currently re-applying my old library so I don't have to setup that, too ^^ I wonder if this also fixed the black screen on first video starts (after restarting the RPI2 it worked normally)
Posted: 11 months 5 days ago by joxn #162417
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Restarting the Raspi2 does not work for me.

Still do not know how to switch to oxmplayer.

Where can I find a release plan to see when the next beta or final version is released? That way I could figure out if I should wait or downgrade.
Posted: 11 months 5 days ago by walid1 #162408
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Hi, I need some help. I have nuc inlel icore 7 with open elec . I used to always upgrade and downgrade by with openelec dev update add-ons , but from week ago i can't do any upgrade or downgrade . Any idea why? Thanks
Posted: 11 months 5 days ago by SlyRipper #162402
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I sometimes notice this bug too, the movie seems to play correctly and you can hear the sound playing, but the TV stays black. Simply restarting the RPi2 and selecting that movie again solves this issue for me. Though, it should be fixed with upcoming patches ^^

btw I still have an issue with those addons, the screen stays black (is there some setting/config I can change to point it to the right path or resetting the addons? I can't get another language or anything else, that's a bit annoying.
Posted: 11 months 5 days ago by Jocke.Sve #162401
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Change media player!
OMXPlayer works for me...
Posted: 11 months 6 days ago by joxn #162397
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Hey,

I just did a fresh install of OpenELEC-RPi2.arm-6.95.2 on my Raspi2. I had to upgrade to the fact that the other devices are running plain Kodi Jarvis and share the same mysql database.

Everything works fine.

However, I do not get any video output when watching a movie. Subtitles are displayed and sound is fine, too. But the screen is black.

The codecs are installed fine:
# vcgencmd codec_enabled MPG2
MPG2=enabled
# vcgencmd codec_enabled WVC1
WVC1=enabled

Any ideas? From a hardware perspective, the setup is unchanged, I just updated Openelec and re-entered the licence keys for the codecs.
Posted: 11 months 6 days ago by Magnus #162390
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Dear developers, I ask you to do an update resresh rate (reset refresh rate) over HDMI after resuming from standby. Otherwise a black screen on some TVs.
Posted: 11 months 6 days ago by Tributum #162370
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ronny332 wrote:
Starting with 7.0 Beta 1 I receive loads of horizontal randomly colored bars (disorders), mostly within the playback (unusable in this way), but even at the main menu. My hope was a fix at Beta 2, but the issue is the same. The last stable 6.0 Version is running very well.

Hardware: Zotac Box with i3 CPU and Intel Graphics.

I have exactly the same issue with Zbox from Zotac
Posted: 11 months 1 week ago by christian08 #162367
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I dont meet this problem when using Kodi on PC
Posted: 11 months 1 week ago by gda #162363
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IMHO this is a Kodi and not an OE issue.

Gerald
Posted: 11 months 1 week ago by christian08 #162357
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I'm not sure it's a bug of OE or a problem of font, you can see in these pictures, English sub with no matter, when some Vietnamese sentences 're good, the others 're missed like that. (2 different sub, one with dual language, one with only Vietnamese)

Posted: 11 months 1 week ago by TVjunkie #162277
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In OE7 Beta 2 the problem with my DigitalDevices TV Card is still persistent.
As you can see:
lspci -v
01:00.0 Multimedia controller: Digital Devices GmbH Octopus DVB Adapter
Subsystem: Digital Devices GmbH Octopus DVB Adapter (Cine CT V6.1 DVB adapter)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at fea00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [70] MSI: Enable- Count=1/2 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [90] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0000 Rev=0 Len=00c <?>
Kernel driver in use: DDBridge
Kernel modules: ddbridge

There is only the "DDBridge" driver loaded. And not the DigitalDevices driver wich is provided here: github.com/DigitalDevices/dddvb/releases
Because of this, there is no tuner detected and live TV is not working.
I would be very happy, if the drivers could be added in the future.
Posted: 11 months 1 week ago by nickr #162242
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christian08 wrote:
I got problem when playing attached sutittle from subscene (downloaded via subscene addon). it happened when I start to use OE 7.0 beta 1. is there any fixx for this bug?
No debug log = no issue.

[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 1 released

The OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 1 (internal version 6.95.1) release has been published. Users running older OpenELEC releases will need to manually update to this Beta. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 1 is a feature release. The main changes are:

  • Platform changes:
    • New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
      WeTek Core is the best Android TV box you can have to watch IPTV, Movies and TV Shows while you relax on your sofa.
      With an AMLogic S812-H, 2GHz Quad-core processor, 4K Support and 8-bit H265, this box will give you all entertainment you are looking for.
    • Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
      Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.
  • Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
    • ALSA updated to 1.1.0 (1.0.29)
    • Binutils updated to 2.26 (2.25)
    • GCC updated to 5.3 (4.9)
    • glibc updated to 2.23 (2.22)
    • Python updated to 2.7.11 (2.7.3)
    • LLVM updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • Linux kernel updated to 4.4 (4.1)
    • Mesa updated to 11.2rc (11.0)
    • ffmpeg updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • libva updated to 1.7 (1.6)
    • connman updated to 1.31 (1.23)
    • libnfs updated to 1.10 (1.9)
    • libressl updated to 2.2 (2.1)
    • systemd updated to 229 (219)
    • xorg-server updated to 1.18 (1.17)
  • Driver and firmware updates and changes:
    • updated WLAN drivers and firmware
    • added new AMDGPU driver for new AMD Graphic cards
    • updated Intel Graphic driver
    • merged Nvidia with Nvidia legacy driver to support old and new Graphic cards with one build.
  • Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
    • Kodi updated to 16.1rc (15)
  • New features
    • Bluetooth Audio support (see below)
    • OpenVPN reincluded

Read more ...


Posted: 10 months 1 week ago by saharmali #163642
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hoo, great! Just upgraded.

VDR VNSI Client addon made problems after the first boot with the new version, where many addons were updated. I saw errors in the frontend and this in the log:
Posted: 11 months 6 days ago by AndyD #162372
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Hi,
I'm interested in how the audio over LAN will look? I've been looking for a way to stream audio from Kodi on my Pi3 in party mode out the the LAN like an internet radio station. Will this do it?
Thanks,
Andy.
Posted: 11 months 1 week ago by LordVader7 #162135
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Hello I have Bluetooth speakers to Raspberry pi 3 and works OK apart from it will not remember pairing on cold boot or restart.So i have to keep pairing & connecting
on every startup.Am i doing something wrong?
Apart from that no issues on beta but reconnecting on boot
Thanks
Posted: 11 months 2 weeks ago by nickr #161558
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escalade wrote:
On Windows you can set Kodi to use an external player for video files, and then use Stereoscopic Player for 3D MVC. The downside being the player is not integrated in Kodi, so remote control will not work (at least not out of the box I think). Oh and running Windows is a downside in itself :P
Kodi plays MVC on Windows if you use a recent afedchin test build - see the kodi forums for more info. Anyway, we are OT now as this is an OE forum, not a windows forum, I was just setting the record straight.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by mata7 #161512
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yeah i dislike windows completely, i will stay with my openelec htpc and hope someting better come for us intel users on openelec
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by escalade #161390
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On Windows you can set Kodi to use an external player for video files, and then use Stereoscopic Player for 3D MVC. The downside being the player is not integrated in Kodi, so remote control will not work (at least not out of the box I think). Oh and running Windows is a downside in itself :P
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by mata7 #161386
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nickr wrote:
escalade wrote:
It's only for the Pi, I'm afraid. Reason being that the Pi does it in hardware, and there is no open source decoder available at the moment. I don't know if there's any hope for an Intel solution any time soon, especially with 3D becoming less popular.
There is an intel solution if you use windows.

and what is that solution? thanks
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by mata7 #161385
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escalade wrote:
It's only for the Pi, I'm afraid. Reason being that the Pi does it in hardware, and there is no open source decoder available at the moment. I don't know if there's any hope for an Intel solution any time soon, especially with 3D becoming less popular.

thanks for you help
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by monteiro #161383
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monteiro wrote:
Getting authentication failed from stalker server after update from 6.03 to 7. Hardware is Asus chrome

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
Went back to 6.03 and stalker server is working again. On the other hand openelec 7 was rebooting by itself, also noticed a big lag and freezing issues when navigating through the system. I'm wondering if a fresh install of beta 7 would correct some of the issues

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #161370
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escalade wrote:
It's only for the Pi, I'm afraid. Reason being that the Pi does it in hardware, and there is no open source decoder available at the moment. I don't know if there's any hope for an Intel solution any time soon, especially with 3D becoming less popular.
There is an intel solution if you use windows.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by Sprocket #161359
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For anybody else using PUTTY and seeing SSH errors or just plain no response

*** UPDATE YOUR PUTTY TO LATEST VERSION ***

I was using 0.63
It's been fine for everything else but not for OpenELEC for some reason.
This older PUTTY sometimes just does nothing with OE 6.03 and gives SSH errors with 6.95.1

I just updated PUTTY to version 0.67 and that works just fine.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by escalade #161334
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It's only for the Pi, I'm afraid. Reason being that the Pi does it in hardware, and there is no open source decoder available at the moment. I don't know if there's any hope for an Intel solution any time soon, especially with 3D becoming less popular.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by mata7 #161331
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No worries, I've been anxiously awaiting this feature so I've been experimenting with different Kodi trees and patches. From what I have found out, the OE7 beta uses the Kodi tree from popcornmix' "jarvis_rbp_backports" branch, which has been patched for the Raspberry Pi. It does have some level of support, as you can see the extra 3D MVC options in the menus, but it does not work yet. I've tried adding the missing patches for libbluray and ffmpeg, but that wasn't enough. There's been two updates to the Kodi tree in the OE7 git since I tried last, so it might be worth a shot to try the latest. I believe you would also need the patches mentioned. I've moved on to OE8/Kodi17 which has it working, so not going to bother any more with it.

do you know if the 3d support will be only for PI or will be also for generic openelec? like i have a intel htpc wiht generic openelec installed
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by monteiro #161307
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Getting authentication failed from stalker server after update from 6.03 to 7. Hardware is Asus chrome

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by Sprocket #161301
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I'm seeing exactly the same SSH/network issue reported above by andy-b

This is with 6.95.1 on a Pi 3.

I can connect OK using putty 0.63 on the Windows 7 x64 PC sat right next to the pi (on same network switch).
But if I try to connect from any other PC on the network of from my laptop (connected to the same subnet over wifi) then I get the SSH2_MSG_UNIMPLEMENTED response and putty disconnects. Strange!

On a brighter note, WiFi Tethering on Pi3 works great in this update.
Previously I had 6.03 and found that tethering did not work on Pi3, always failing in authentication.
The same 6.03 image worked fine on a Pi2 with a USB wiFi dongle.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by martyz #161289
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martyz wrote:
Hi guys,
found weird behaviour, 6.95.1 version on Wetek Play openelec edition:

- when I set Czech language, after reboot it is reset to English, Australia region
- while entering master pin code, no number keys are accepted, just arrows and ok button, standard wetek openelec remote... Before I was using OE 6.0.2 version

sorry if redundant, I scrolled thru all 7 pages but nothing similar found

no hints pls? replicated on two wetek play oe edition boxes, one clean install, one updated...
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by escalade #161283
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nickr wrote:
Please excuse me, I think I have misread (or mis remembered) something I read. You do seem to be right, so again my apologies.

No worries, I've been anxiously awaiting this feature so I've been experimenting with different Kodi trees and patches. From what I have found out, the OE7 beta uses the Kodi tree from popcornmix' "jarvis_rbp_backports" branch, which has been patched for the Raspberry Pi. It does have some level of support, as you can see the extra 3D MVC options in the menus, but it does not work yet. I've tried adding the missing patches for libbluray and ffmpeg, but that wasn't enough. There's been two updates to the Kodi tree in the OE7 git since I tried last, so it might be worth a shot to try the latest. I believe you would also need the patches mentioned. I've moved on to OE8/Kodi17 which has it working, so not going to bother any more with it.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by rexgremlin #161282
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nickr: extended the partition using gparted as you suggested(to 256MB) . Indeed it helped and upgrade passed. Now I have Kodi 16.1 running on my Xtreamer. I should have noticed that the new tar files were a little bit more bigger...

Thank you very much for your kind assistance!!
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #161269
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rexgremlin wrote:
Sorry nickr my fault - I put the .tar file to \\openelec\update network share folder. Anyway after booting xtreamer recognized it unpacked it ...and then ended with that error I described. I have plenty space - 500GB disc in my Xtreamer.

Yes but the boot partiton may be too small, OE have recently increased the size, but the update can't increase the /boot partition size. You can do it by booting, eg, a ubuntu live USB and using gparted to increase the boot partition on your hard drive.

Or you could do a fresh install, but you will lose everything in /storage. There are utilities to backup kodi/OE data, but any media etc on your disk will need to be shifted off and retransfered back.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #161268
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escalade wrote:
nickr wrote:
3d iso / mvc works with 7.0 beta AFAIK.

Why do you keep repeating this when in fact it doesn't? I've referenced to missing patches above, and you now have two confirmed reports here from RPi owners. It works in OE8 master branch and in Milhouse builds, not in OE7 beta. Period.
Please excuse me, I think I have misread (or mis remembered) something I read. You do seem to be right, so again my apologies.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by rexgremlin #161267
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Sorry nickr my fault - I put the .tar file to \\openelec\update network share folder. Anyway after booting xtreamer recognized it unpacked it ...and then ended with that error I described. I have plenty space - 500GB disc in my Xtreamer.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by nickr #161266
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It's /storage/.update not /storage/upload

But you probably need to expand your boot partition using gparted or similar
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by rexgremlin #161254
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Hello,
I just tried to update using OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-6.95.1.tar
After rebooting the system found the tar file, gave me 2 times "OK" for MD5 check and then I got the following error:
Checking size: FAILED
size check failed. normal startup in 30sec...


I have downloaded the tar file 3 times to be sure - it is not corrupted.

Machine: Xtreamer Ultra running Openelec 6.0.3 (Kodi 15.2 Isengard).

Do you know whether Xtreamer Ultra users are allowed to install ? Maybe full image install would pass ? Thank you for you help !!
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by escalade #161250
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nickr wrote:
3d iso / mvc works with 7.0 beta AFAIK.

Why do you keep repeating this when in fact it doesn't? I've referenced to missing patches above, and you now have two confirmed reports here from RPi owners. It works in OE8 master branch and in Milhouse builds, not in OE7 beta. Period.
Posted: 11 months 3 weeks ago by mata7 #161245
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nickr wrote:
3d iso / mvc works with 7.0 beta AFAIK.

on my system dont work, how did you make work on yours?

[UPDATE] [Release] OpenELEC 6.0.2 and 6.0.3 released

Update: OpenELEC-6.0.3 was released with fixes for

  • non working DVB driver for WeTek and OpenELEC box
  • some CEC fixes for WeTek and OpenELEC box
  • some fixes for language problems
  • fixes for NOOBS (RPi)

downloads page updated

The OpenELEC 6.0.2 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 5.95.1 thru 6.0.1 with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 6.0.2 is a maintenance release but has some new features backported from our upcoming OpenELEC-7.0 release. The main fixes are:

  • full RaspberryPi 3 support including onboard WLAN and Bluetooth
  • fixes to our settings addon, including fixes for backup/restore
  • add more USB-WLAN drivers to WeTek Play and WeTek OpenELEC box builds
  • Add a new experimental Amlogic CEC driver for WeTek Play and WeTek OpenELEC box.
  • Added primary for testing and reporting issues.
  • Nvidia graphic driver updates
  • updated RPi 1/2/3 firmwares and graphic drivers
  • more WLAN firmwares to support more chipsets
  • Patch for glibc's DNS exploit CVE-2015-7547
  • latest LTS 4.1 kernel (except iMX6 and Amlogic builds)
  • add entropy package to speedup start of WLAN drivers
  • add support for AVerTV Volar HD 2

To view a complete list of GitHub changes since 6.0.1 click here: https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/compare/6.0.1...6.0.2

Read more ...


Posted: 8 months 2 weeks ago by miguelesquirol #165247
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I updated my Raspberry Pi 2 a couple of days ago and the video playing stopped working. The system freezes when I try to play anything. I try to reset settings/hard reset but the problem persisted. I deactivated the hardware acceleration and the video was able to play but slow and laggy I tried to reinstall but I got the rainbow screen.

Finally I had to downgrade reinstalling the version 6 and everything worked as intended.. I don't think I'll be updating soon.
Posted: 10 months 1 week ago by saharmali #163643
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maybe later, it needs some upstream work for kernel etc...


Posted: 1 year 1 week ago by nickr #160338
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TheRaww wrote:
To double check the issue, I bought a brand new SD card. When using Win32 DiskImager to write the image i downloaded from the following page:
releases.openelec.tv/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-6.0.3.img.gz

Steps in Win32DiskImager:
unpacked the file and placed the image file to the desktop.
Select the image from the desktop.
Select the SD card drive letter
Verify if everything is set correctly and click on Write. After this the writing proces starts and succesfully completes.
After this I check the files on the SD card which are the following:
- EFI (this is a folder with BOOT in it)
- KERNEL
- syslinux.cfg
- SYSTEM

After placing the SD card in the RP3 en connecting the powersupply, nothing happens but indicator lights on the RP3 board itself. The TV does not receive any input. The HDMI ports on the TV are working. This has been checked with other devices. I have a recent TV from samsung.

When using the NOOBS package and writing this to the same SD card, the RP3 does provide a splash screen and I am able to install Win 10 on it. This is not what I want. I want to install OpenElec and Kodi on the RP3. Could the RP3 itself be damaged?

NOOBS Download link:
www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/

Thanks for your repsonse guys!

You need to use the raspberry pi image, not the Generic image.
Posted: 1 year 1 week ago by Kriss Kross #160303
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Thanks!!! This solved my issue.

What actually was the change in the settings? What did it do?

Greets
Posted: 1 year 1 week ago by TheRaww #160297
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To double check the issue, I bought a brand new SD card. When using Win32 DiskImager to write the image i downloaded from the following page:
releases.openelec.tv/OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-6.0.3.img.gz

Steps in Win32DiskImager:
unpacked the file and placed the image file to the desktop.
Select the image from the desktop.
Select the SD card drive letter
Verify if everything is set correctly and click on Write. After this the writing proces starts and succesfully completes.
After this I check the files on the SD card which are the following:
- EFI (this is a folder with BOOT in it)
- KERNEL
- syslinux.cfg
- SYSTEM

After placing the SD card in the RP3 en connecting the powersupply, nothing happens but indicator lights on the RP3 board itself. The TV does not receive any input. The HDMI ports on the TV are working. This has been checked with other devices. I have a recent TV from samsung.

When using the NOOBS package and writing this to the same SD card, the RP3 does provide a splash screen and I am able to install Win 10 on it. This is not what I want. I want to install OpenElec and Kodi on the RP3. Could the RP3 itself be damaged?

NOOBS Download link:
www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs/

Thanks for your repsonse guys!
Posted: 1 year 1 week ago by JimmySmith #159975
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I think its just a bot..
Posted: 1 year 1 week ago by nickr #159967
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paulaugust wrote:
Yes its so glad it open ELEC 6.0.2 is released but auto update is not getting and next is some bugs remains same its not working at some point rest everything is cool
WTF?
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by paulaugust #159927
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Yes its so glad it open ELEC 6.0.2 is released but auto update is not getting and next is some bugs remains same its not working at some point rest everything is cool
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by Sym #159900
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Kriss Kross wrote:
First of all I want to tell you what great work you are doing. I really like openelec and kodi. Used before a popcorn hour to watch my movies. Switched now to a Raspberry Pi2 and must say it was the right decision.

I have the following problem with the update from 6.0.1 to 6.0.3:

When watching movies I get microstutters again aproximately each minute. I use a Samsung 4K TV and an Onkyo Receiver. I know that the Onkyo Receiver has some issues but I got it worked with the following settings in Kodi Video/Playback; Sync Playback to Display and Adjust PLL. Worked fine like this, but now I have microstutters again.

Does anybody have an idea what was changed. When I go back to 6.0.1 it works fine again.

Thnaks fo your help
Create a file called "advancedsettings.xml" and copy this into it:

<advancedsettings>
<network>
<buffermode>1</buffermode> <!-- Comment: Default is 0 -->
</network>
</advancedsettings>


Next, copy advancedsettings.xml to .kodi/userdata/ and reboot. This should fix the stuttering. I'm not sure why this is not enabled by default, but it should be.
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by Kriss Kross #159884
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First of all I want to tell you what great work you are doing. I really like openelec and kodi. Used before a popcorn hour to watch my movies. Switched now to a Raspberry Pi2 and must say it was the right decision.

I have the following problem with the update from 6.0.1 to 6.0.3:

When watching movies I get microstutters again aproximately each minute. I use a Samsung 4K TV and an Onkyo Receiver. I know that the Onkyo Receiver has some issues but I got it worked with the following settings in Kodi Video/Playback; Sync Playback to Display and Adjust PLL. Worked fine like this, but now I have microstutters again.

Does anybody have an idea what was changed. When I go back to 6.0.1 it works fine again.

Thnaks fo your help
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by saimn #159866
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Will be there a OE-Release with Jarvis? Or is the development with Krypton?
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by lollo78 #159849
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Thx bcupra this fix the issue.
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by bcupra #159838
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I copied a new bootcode.bin into the /flash directory as described here:
openelec.tv/forum/124-raspberry-pi/69870-wolfson-audio-card-support?start=270#1
(See #276 HiassofT)
Worked for me..
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by lollo78 #159834
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Hi guys, I just made a fresh install of Openelec 6.0.3 on Raspberry Pi3.
At boot I see for a while a "failure" message.
I opened the log and found it inside 02_System.log:
[ 0.280146] brcmvirt-gpio soc:virtgpio: Failed to map physical address
[ 0.280197] brcmvirt-gpio: probe of soc:virtgpio failed with error -2

File attached
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by lollo78 #159833
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Hi guys, I just made a fresh install of Openelec 6.0.3 on Raspberry Pi3.
At boot I see for a while a "failure" message.
I opened the log and found it inside 02_System.log:
[ 0.280146] brcmvirt-gpio soc:virtgpio: Failed to map physical address
[ 0.280197] brcmvirt-gpio: probe of soc:virtgpio failed with error -2

File attached
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by lollo78 #159832
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Hi guys, I just made a fresh install of Openelec 6.0.3 on Raspberry Pi3.
At boot I see for a while a "failure" message.
I opened the log and found it inside 02_System.log:
[ 0.280146] brcmvirt-gpio soc:virtgpio: Failed to map physical address
[ 0.280197] brcmvirt-gpio: probe of soc:virtgpio failed with error -2

File attached
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by JimmySmith #159790
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It seems like on 6.0.3 CEC doesnt work properly for LG TV as in 6.0.1. Samsung TV looks without problems. Will investigate logs / debug later and send update.

I cant reproduce the problem unfortunatelly. So you can safelly ignore me on this one :) Hope in long term this doesnt appears again, those bugs are the worst.. I noticed the same behauviour as Addeo, "reboot now" stuck the Rpi (SSH rejected), turn off and on helped. But only once, I tried a few reboots after and all fine.
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by Addeo #159762
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I did that twice, problem occur only in 6.0.3 at previous version 5.0.8 everything is fine...
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by Jocke.Sve #159704
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Nuke wrote:
Why you can not fix old-old problem with physical keyboard? Unable to type with any other language besides english
>> http://openelec.tv/forum/105-keyboards/79396-keyboard-layout-6-0#159700
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by Corwyn #159661
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Addeo wrote:
I have problem on my Raspberry Pi2 (with the latest version 6.0.3), that after preform rebot the system wont start, I have blank screen on my TV and amplituner shows message "missing signal".
Only hard restart (remove power) helps to run properly the system.
Does anybody have solution to this issue?
Try booting raspbian to make sure your hardware is ok. If that works, burn a clean microSD with a fresh download of openELEC.
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by Addeo #159656
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I have problem on my Raspberry Pi2 (with the latest version 6.0.3), that after preform rebot the system wont start, I have blank screen on my TV and amplituner shows message "missing signal".
Only hard restart (remove power) helps to run properly the system.
Does anybody have solution to this issue?
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by Nuke #159649
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Why you can not fix old-old problem with physical keyboard? Unable to type with any other language besides english
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by JimmySmith #159543
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It seems like on 6.0.3 CEC doesnt work properly for LG TV as in 6.0.1. Samsung TV looks without problems. Will investigate logs / debug later and send update.
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by S80_UK #159421
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Fair enough. My OCD told me there should be a separate thread for 6.0.3... :) Didn't realise that there wasn't., sorry.
Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by pums974 #159420
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S80_UK wrote:
  • This is a thread for the 6.0.2 release, not 6.0.3
I'm pretty sure there is no thread for the 6.0.3 release, and, since it was just a quick fix, I assume that those are merged into the same thread.

S80_UK wrote:
  • You have not told us which hardware you are using - but unless it is also Nvidia ION2 based, then you need to either start a new thread, or ask in a discussion related to your hardware.
  • Not sure who are you asking. Me? If so, and if you are using ION2, why not ask in the thread that I indicated?

Ok, I'm sorry I should have quoted giandena to make it clearer.
He (or she) claims having "something wrong in audio output over hdmi" with an rpi2, so do I.
I just would like to know if we have the same kind of problem.
If so, I know what I have to do next.
If not, I will keep looking, and maybe ask for help in a few days in the right place,
but in the mean time I may have helped someone with the same problem as giandena.

[Release] OpenELEC 6.0.1 released

The OpenELEC 6.0.1 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 5.95.1 thru 6.0.0 with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 6.0.1 is a maintenance release so there are no new features. The main fixes are:

  • libCEC has been bumped to 3.0.1 to solve some outstanding issues for RPi/RPi2 users.
  • Firmware to support the Cubox-i4pro Bluetooth chipset has been added.
  • SSL issues seen with some HTTPS streams are resolved with an update to embedded CA certificates.
  • Firmware for Intel wifi devices has been updated to resolve (or at least improve) some networking issues.
  • Kodi Isengard DVB add-ons have been updated and pushed to the official repo.
  • Boot partition size for new installations has been increased to 512MB.

To view a complete list of GitHub changes since 6.0.0 click here: https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/compare/6.0.0...openelec-6.0

Official add-ons (e.g. VDR and its many sub-components) and Unofficial add-ons have also received some attentions. The repos were needing some TLC but now contain current (or newer) versions of most add-ons.


Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by klojum #158435
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Sorry.. but I still don't know how to fresh install openelec 6.0.1 to my NUC using USB stick and will get 512MB boot partition?
Could someone explain? Thank you.
If you REALLY want to install 6.0.1 now, you could do the following:
- Install OpenELEC, but DO NOT let it boot up
- Use a partitioning tool like Gparted to resize your partitions. 512MB and the rest (Empty partitions are easier to resize)
- Boot up OpenELEC for the 1st time, it may still attempt to resize the storage partition.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by powerarmour #158432
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santosoch wrote:
Sorry.. but I still don't know how to fresh install openelec 6.0.1 to my NUC using USB stick and will get 512MB boot partition?
Could someone explain? Thank you.

Don't worry about it, 6.0.1 will work fine how it is, it should be fixed on the next release.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by santosoch #158431
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Sorry.. but I still don't know how to fresh install openelec 6.0.1 to my NUC using USB stick and will get 512MB boot partition?
Could someone explain? Thank you.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by nickr #158305
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Why wouldn't it work on a NUC? A chromebox is intel based, as is your NUC.

Revo however is more problematic ...
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by ayoust #158296
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klojum wrote:
If you want Jarvis builds, there are some at Milhouse's topics on the Kodi forum available.
nickr wrote:
There are builds of RC3 on the Chromebox wiki, should cover x86_64 builds. kodi.wiki/view/Chromebox

I'm running OpenELEC on an Intel NUC and Asus Revo, not a Chromebox or Raspberry Pi, so unfortunately neither of those Jarvis beta builds will work for me. Guess I'll just have to wait.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by watchout #158225
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watchout wrote:
I did a fresh install of the OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-6.0.1 image on an UEFI system and ended up with a 242 MB FAT16 System partition. According to the release note, this should have been 512 MB? :huh:
Existing system partitions of less than 512 MB are not automagically resized with the latest update. You have either do that by a tool like Gparted, or via a fresh installation of OpenELEC.
Well? As said: I did a fresh install and it was already confirmed that the installation script does not create a 512 MB partition. :huh:
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by klojum #158127
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powerarmour wrote:
klojum wrote:
...or via a fresh installation of OpenELEC.

The x86 installer currently doesn't create a 512MB boot/flash partition though.
Ahum, indeed. Not the current but the one that is is to follow :blush:
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by powerarmour #158126
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klojum wrote:
...or via a fresh installation of OpenELEC.

The x86 installer currently doesn't create a 512MB boot/flash partition though.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by Terminator-X #158114
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Hi, I see that Kodi 16.0 Jarvis has been released today. I hope the team will support that version soon. Keep up the great work!
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by klojum #158109
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watchout wrote:
I did a fresh install of the OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-6.0.1 image on an UEFI system and ended up with a 242 MB FAT16 System partition. According to the release note, this should have been 512 MB? :huh:
Existing system partitions of less than 512 MB are not automagically resized with the latest update. You have either do that by a tool like Gparted, or via a fresh installation of OpenELEC.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by Sjonnie #158106
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Bit surprised that there is no official 6.99.1. Does this have to do with (human) resources?

I'll be testing the MattDevo unofficial and try the official KodiBuntu to see how both respond on my NetTop. I have been thinking about that for some time now. I expect OE to perform better of course ;)

Edit: I tried to install KodiBuntu and almost ruined two USB drives. Must be my NOOBishness no doubt but it confirms my feeling to stick to OpenELEC. MattDevo's beta works like a charm by the way.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by nickr #158094
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There are builds of RC3 on the Chromebox wiki, should cover x86_64 builds. kodi.wiki/view/Chromebox
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by Ruckus #158082
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ayoust wrote:
Any update on the OpenELEC 7.0 beta? Kodi Jarvis will be going final any day now. Just curious because I have a mix of Kodi and OpenELEC machines in my house sharing a MySQL database and unfortunately can't upgrade the Kodi machines to Jarvis until OpenELEC is on Jarvis using the same mySQL database versions. Thanks!

I'm in exactly the same situation as you and my android tablet just updated itself to Jarvis 16.0. So now can't wait for openelec to catch up to get everything synced up. Oh and also Wunderground addon is supposed to work in Jarvis too. Will give it a try later.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by klojum #157993
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If you want Jarvis builds, there are some at Milhouse's topics on the Kodi forum available.

Right now Kodi development has slowed down, and if affects OpenELEC as well. The Kodi teams are currently dealing with external and internal 'points of view', so things may take an extra couple of days.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by ayoust #157991
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Any update on the OpenELEC 7.0 beta? Kodi Jarvis will be going final any day now. Just curious because I have a mix of Kodi and OpenELEC machines in my house sharing a MySQL database and unfortunately can't upgrade the Kodi machines to Jarvis until OpenELEC is on Jarvis using the same mySQL database versions. Thanks!
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by cityblue2001 #157839
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Right sorry, thought you had a separate OS but I see you've got logical partitions, which you don't need at all. In that case backup your OE data, write the 6.0.1 image to the sdcard and then restore your OE data.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by giovaorama #157838
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cityblue2001 wrote:
giovaorama wrote:
Do you know any good partition editor for sd card?

Boot into the other OS you have on that card (presumably you're using NOOBS?) and use gparted to resize your OpenELEC partitions.
No other os (as far as i know) in the sd card. Or does noobs have a command line?

The last partition was the old (unused) storage partition that now live on an external sd

Inviato dal mio LG-V500 utilizzando Tapatalk
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by cityblue2001 #157834
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giovaorama wrote:
Do you know any good partition editor for sd card?

Boot into the other OS you have on that card (presumably you're using NOOBS?) and use gparted to resize your OpenELEC partitions.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by giovaorama #157833
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Just a question.

The boot partition is the one that is mounted under /flash on my Raspberry Pi, right? That is the partion 5 in my sd as shown by parted -l

Model: SD 00000 (sd/mmc)
Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 7861MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 1263MB 1262MB primary fat32 lba
2 1267MB 7861MB 6594MB extended
5 1268MB 1399MB 131MB logical fat16 boot, lba
6 1399MB 7861MB 6462MB logical ext4

Strange, it's actually size is just 131MB.

I think it is time to increase the size!

Do you know any good partition editor for sd card? I can't remember what i use when i move the storage partition to the usb stick

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Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by matth #157782
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cityblue2001 wrote:
@matth: I've just run a test using the following script (which is basically just a proof of concept - use at your own risk etc.):.

Thanks heaps for that :)

I noticed using your script and with a .tar update - it does not contain the cmdline.txt file which causes it not to boot.
So, I will instead will use the .img file, mount the first partition of this and copy the files from that.
I can then also check the partition size and create the same in case of future increases.

All our work PCs are Windows unfortunately (argh)

But, we have plenty of Pi's so I will make a 'burn station'.
Maybe even have the script sit in a loop waiting for a SD card to be mounted and then burn straight away.
Makes it easier for the other staff. Insert the SD card and wait for the 'DONE message.

One more question

Is there any link / redirect to get the latest stable update (.tar) file?
This way, I could have the script check for the latest version and download if different.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by robirl #157778
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Thank you cityblue - renaming the entire .kodi folder solved the issue. If anybody wants me to do any further investigation please let me know?

Just a minor point, it's not a RPi2, it's one of the older Rev B boards.

Thanks again,
Robin
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by cityblue2001 #157700
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Hi,
I'm happy to do any debugging/testing you may suggest.

If you've overclocked your RPi2, then disable any overclock.

Try renaming the entire .kodi folder to .kodi.bak, does that help?

What version were you using previously? If you were using 5.x then try a clean installation from a 6.0.1 disk image.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by robirl #157699
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Hi,
I have the same issue - my Raspberry Pi B was upgraded to 6.0.1 and is now not working. I see the splash screen of Linux loading and then the screen simply goes blank. From SSH'ing in I can see that the problem is caused by the kodi binary seg faulting. Unfortunately, as GDB isn't installed there's not a lot more information that that in the logs. I've tried running the kodi binary with various switches on the console and no further information is produced. I even tried renaming the addons folder to see if that helped without any success.

I've attached the crash log but it's pretty unhelpful.

File Attachment:

File Name: kodi_crash...3841.log
File Size:1 COM_KUNENA_USER_ATTACHMENT_FILE_WEIGHT


I'm happy to do any debugging/testing you may suggest.

R
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by DEATHROW #157653
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After Update to v6.0.1, i found a Bug in the Backup Function of Openelec.
If i wanna make a Backup, then it asks me every Time for the Backup Folder.
Before Update, OE uses the last known Folder.
I'm using a RPI2.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by jorara #157576
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jorara wrote:
cityblue2001 wrote:
jorara wrote:
I have just upgraded my Intel NUC DC3217IYE to OpenELEC 6.0.1, but I have a problem with WiFi on the NUC.

Upgrade from what version? 5.x or 6.0.0?

It's probably issue #4333, the problem is known and a solution is being worked on.

It sounds a LOT like issue #4333. I'm having the problem both after an upgrade from 5.0.8 and after a fresh install of 6.0.1.

I just tried following this guide to add entropy at boot and it worked like a charm. Now my wifi is enabled at startup every time. Thanks for the hint cityblue2001 :cheer:

[Release] OpenELEC 6.0.0 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 6.0 (6.0.0)

The most visible change is Kodi 15.2 (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-15-2-isengard-final-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.

Read more ...


Posted: 1 year 2 weeks ago by APOC [T.i.M.] #159442
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in reply to:
http://openelec.tv/forum/120-news-announcements/78713-release-openelec-6-0-released?start=180#156570

Can I use this methode to upgrade my firmware only so my image will support my new Pi3 also?
(I'd prefer to only flash the firmware and not to bump OE)
I tried to copy 'bootcode.bin' / 'fixup.dat' / 'start.elf' + the new 'bcm2710-rpi-3-b.dtb' to my SD-card, but that doesn't work, image won't boot with Pi3. OR is there perhaps any other way to this? (I do know how to use SSH and Samba for instance, fyi).

If there's somewhere something usefull I can read myself, GREAT, I searched my ass off BUT I can't seem to find a working solution. it's every time OR copy bootloader files to your SD, OR use Hexxeh, BUT that won't work either with OpenELEC because no 'sudo' and no 'rpi-update' (github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update)... Perhaps it's possible to get the Hexeh script in OpenELEC in some other way than 'sudo curl -L --output /usr/bin/rpi-update raw.githubusercontent.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update/master/rpi-update && sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update'? I know I can't use 'sudo' to get Hexxeh in the filesystem, and I believe the 'system' is readonly(?), so it can't be done this way.

So hopefully someone could give me a direction on how I can pull this off OR where to find information on how to do it, I don't mind reading, I like to learn and really enjoy to experiment with OpenELEC and Kodi.

With kind regards, Tim
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by romdogg #156999
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Hi, sorry. I dont know any legit adds and repos for opeenlec xbmc. Can you share some? Also, regarding to my old post, what if i use a wifi range extender? Will it improve the connectivity of my apple tv1? Thanks. Sorry to be a pain. Please reply.
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by chewitt #156581
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by Rico_s #156573
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Hey.

Anyone know whats new/fixed in 6.0.1?

Regards
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by HiassofT #156570
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panusha wrote:
Or could someone please explain me how to update the firmware manually?
Download boot/start_x.elf and boot/fixup_x.dat from the RPi firmware Github repository and replace start.elf and fixup.dat on your boot partition with these files (rename them first to get rid of the "_x" in the filenames).

You can do this while OpenELEC is running (don't forget to remount your boot partition read/write before) or simply on another PC - the boot partition is FAT, so no problem to do that on a Windows PC or MAC.

so long,

Hias
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by Oral-B #156568
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Mmh, no sign of a 6.0.1 upgrade here... :huh:
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by mhoogenbosch #156562
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Both my nuc and pi2 got a notifiy message saying 6.0.1 had arrived. I installed it on both of them and everything still works :)

Is there going to be a new thread for this release, or are you going to pass on this?
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by klojum #156536
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panusha wrote:
Could you please urgently update the firmware so that I get it as an automatic update for OpenELEC?
Wow... And what do we get in return for that "please urgently update"? A small number of developers/volunteers have just been working their a..es off on the latest OpenELEC builds, in their own limited free/spare time, mind you. Although I can understand the frustration as well as the eagerness to have a working setup, there are some 499,999 other users of which some also have their wishes and complaints. So why not put your request onto the OpenELEC bug/feature tracker, and it will be taken into consideration. See github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md .

panusha wrote:
AFAIK, "rpi-update firmware" doesn't work on OpenELEC.
You know correctly, OpenELEC has no package manager whatsoever. But you could also start compiling your own OpenELEC builds with whatever firmware updates you need. See wiki.openelec.tv/index.php/Compile_from_source .
Posted: 1 year 1 month ago by panusha #156500
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Hi,

I encounter a bug when watching IPTV (h264) on Raspberry Pi 2. It's described here github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/499 and has been fixed around two weeks ago. I'm on 6.0.1 and it seems as if the necessary firmware update has not been included in the 6.0.1 update for Raspberry Pi 2.

Could you please urgently update the firmware so that I get it as an automatic update for OpenELEC? Or could someone please explain me how to update the firmware manually? AFAIK "rpi-update firmware" doesn't work on OpenELEC.


Thank you very much.
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by luizmpbah #155995
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why did not I think of that ?

I ill try when I go home.
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by klojum #155992
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You could try and change your DNS servers.
Use Google's DNS servers: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

If your provider is really blocking Kodi/OE urls, I would like to know their explanation.
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by luizmpbah #155989
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I Found the problem, But still dont Know How to solve it.

After all the tests, and still getting the same problem, My Wife Asks me to try do conect to the 3g access point of her Iphone, as I got a USB wifi card a try to do it, and updates started as well, same happened with the repositories that I could'nt get in.

reset my router and tryed to connect to it, and got the problem again,

Result, something in my internet provider is blocking the urls of the repositories, I am at Work now and the links are Working good here.
Next steps, contact the internet provider?
is There another ways?

Thanks for all Replys, you ara amazing, thats wy i Love Open Source.
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by klojum #155952
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by luizmpbah #155946
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nickr wrote:
Looks like a temporary failure to get the addons list, viz:
14:32:10 T:139717014185728 ERROR: CCurlFile::Open failed with code 0 for addons.openelec.tv/6.0/Generic/x86_64/addons.xml

That file is certainly reachable for me from a browser right now, I suggest you try again.

The internet doesn't always work!

This is What I got If I click On What Link: from my Browser:
Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /6.0/Generic/x86_64/addons.xml on this server.
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by nickr #155937
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Looks like a temporary failure to get the addons list, viz:
14:32:10 T:139717014185728 ERROR: CCurlFile::Open failed with code 0 for addons.openelec.tv/6.0/Generic/x86_64/addons.xml

That file is certainly reachable for me from a browser right now, I suggest you try again.

The internet doesn't always work!
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by luizmpbah #155936
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luizmpbah wrote:
And Now?

Klojum, thanks for the help.
<script src="//pastebin.com/embed_js/udkFaqmg"></script>
<iframe src="//pastebin.com/embed_iframe/udkFaqmg" style="border:none;width:100%"></iframe>

pastebin.com/udkFaqmg

Thanks for All Replys, and for the Pacience!

A used openelec 5 for 1 year, and 2 days ago I decided to upgrade, so I Did a fresh instal, and wen I start the configuration, de repositories Did'int work, try reinstal 3 times, download again and made a new Boot flash-drive, download and instal the Openelec 5 again, and try de same configuration that wolks perfectly for 1 year, but sitll with same problem.
In the Openelec 6 I click on the repo (oficial or unoficial) and nothing rappers. And the updates return a message of fail.
On Openelec 5, a clic on de repos and a get incide than but if a try to instal something, the instalation fail.

Somebody help Me??
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by chewitt #155922
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There has been an outbreak of stevejobsitis among the developers resulting in a few "just one more thing" commits. Nearly there :)
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by Corwyn #155919
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gaelic wrote:
thibault wrote:
chewitt wrote:
The 6.0.1 release is currently in private testing and fingers-crossed should be out soon. Once shipped team focus moves to 7.0 beta. This should not be a huge task as there's been lots of activity in the master branch recently. If anything 6.0.1 is going slow due to the amount of concurrent 7.0 activity. Another reason is that we've been using milhouse builds with a "manageable audience" to shift testing of larger and/or more experimental changes away from the "big audience" that a public beta attracts. Moving that kind of testing to an earlier point in the development cycle should (again, fingers crossed) result in fewer gotchas during beta and a shorter beta period.

Many thanks for this update on 6.0.1 from the dev team!

Is it already here?

:huh: "head meet desk"
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by klojum #155918
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Can you see it already on the OpenELEC download page? :-)
If it's not listed, it's not there yet.
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by gaelic #155916
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thibault wrote:
chewitt wrote:
The 6.0.1 release is currently in private testing and fingers-crossed should be out soon. Once shipped team focus moves to 7.0 beta. This should not be a huge task as there's been lots of activity in the master branch recently. If anything 6.0.1 is going slow due to the amount of concurrent 7.0 activity. Another reason is that we've been using milhouse builds with a "manageable audience" to shift testing of larger and/or more experimental changes away from the "big audience" that a public beta attracts. Moving that kind of testing to an earlier point in the development cycle should (again, fingers crossed) result in fewer gotchas during beta and a shorter beta period.

Many thanks for this update on 6.0.1 from the dev team!

Is it already here?
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by thibault #155907
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chewitt wrote:
The 6.0.1 release is currently in private testing and fingers-crossed should be out soon. Once shipped team focus moves to 7.0 beta. This should not be a huge task as there's been lots of activity in the master branch recently. If anything 6.0.1 is going slow due to the amount of concurrent 7.0 activity. Another reason is that we've been using milhouse builds with a "manageable audience" to shift testing of larger and/or more experimental changes away from the "big audience" that a public beta attracts. Moving that kind of testing to an earlier point in the development cycle should (again, fingers crossed) result in fewer gotchas during beta and a shorter beta period.

Many thanks for this update on 6.0.1 from the dev team!
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by luizmpbah #155828
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And Now?

Klojum, thanks for the help.
<script src="//pastebin.com/embed_js/udkFaqmg"></script>
<iframe src="//pastebin.com/embed_iframe/udkFaqmg" style="border:none;width:100%"></iframe>

pastebin.com/udkFaqmg

Thanks for All Replys, and for the Pacience!

A used openelec 5 for 1 year, and 2 days ago I decided to upgrade, so I Did a fresh instal, and wen I start the configuration, de repositories Did'int work, try reinstal 3 times, download again and made a new Boot flash-drive, download and instal the Openelec 5 again, and try de same configuration that wolks perfectly for 1 year, but sitll with same problem.
In the Openelec 6 I click on the repo (oficial or unoficial) and nothing rappers. And the updates return a message of fail.
On Openelec 5, a clic on de repos and a get incide than but if a try to instal something, the instalation fail.
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by klojum #155812
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No...

We're trying to avoid that people are splattering their log files here all over the forum. Use pastebin website for your logs.

Also, don't cut out the part where YOU think the problem is. Most of the time, other causes start a problem before that.
Always pastebin full kodi logs on your pastebin website of choice. Not here. Post only the URL to your log here.
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by luizmpbah #155810
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This Way?

14:32:10 T:139717014185728 ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)(52)
14:32:10 T:139717014185728 ERROR: CCurlFile::Open failed with code 0 for addons.openelec.tv/6.0/Generic/x86_64/addons.xml
14:32:10 T:139717014185728 ERROR: Open - failed to open source <addons.openelec.tv/6.0/Generic/x86_64/addons.xml>
14:32:10 T:139717014185728 ERROR: Failed to read directory listing addons.openelec.tv/6.0/Generic/x86_64/addons.xml for repository repository.openelec.tv.
14:32:12 T:139716418594560 NOTICE: Thread FileCache start, auto delete: false
14:32:14 T:139716418594560 NOTICE: Previous line repeats 1 times.
14:32:14 T:139716418594560 NOTICE: Thread JobWorker start, auto delete: true
14:32:16 T:139716234020608 NOTICE: Thread FileCache start, auto delete: false
14:32:17 T:139717307803392 NOTICE: Previous line repeats 1 times.
14:32:17 T:139717307803392 ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)(52)
14:32:17 T:139717307803392 ERROR: CAddonInstallJob[metadata.album.universal]: MD5 mismatch after download special://home/addons/packages/metadata.album.universal-2.5.1.zip
14:32:17 T:139716410201856 NOTICE: Thread JobWorker start, auto delete: true
14:32:17 T:139716401809152 NOTICE: Thread FileCache start, auto delete: false
14:32:22 T:139716418594560 NOTICE: Previous line repeats 4 times.
14:32:22 T:139716418594560 ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)(52)
14:32:22 T:139716418594560 ERROR: CAddonInstallJob[metadata.artists.universal]: MD5 mismatch after download special://home/addons/packages/metadata.artists.universal-3.6.2.zip
14:32:23 T:139716234020608 NOTICE: Thread FileCache start, auto delete: false
14:32:24 T:139717307803392 ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)(52)
14:32:24 T:139717307803392 ERROR: CAddonInstallJob[metadata.common.allmusic.com]: MD5 mismatch after download special://home/addons/packages/metadata.common.allmusic.com-3.1.1.zip
14:32:26 T:139716410201856 ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)(52)
14:32:27 T:139716234020608 NOTICE: Thread FileCache start, auto delete: false
14:32:27 T:139716418594560 NOTICE: Previous line repeats 1 times.
14:32:27 T:139716418594560 ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)(52)
14:32:32 T:139716418594560 ERROR: Previous line repeats 2 times.
14:32:32 T:139716418594560 ERROR: CAddonInstallJob[metadata.common.fanart.tv]: MD5 mismatch after download special://home/addons/packages/metadata.common.fanart.tv-3.1.3.zip
14:32:33 T:139717307803392 ERROR: CCurlFile::FillBuffer - Failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)(52)
14:32:33 T:1397
Posted: 1 year 2 months ago by klojum #155808
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Take your pick:
kodi.wiki/view/Log_file/Easy
kodi.wiki/view/Log_file/Advanced
or directly via SSH:
pastebinit ~/.kodi/temp/kodi.log