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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: 9 months 1 week ago by klojum #158435
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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.
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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week ago by klojum #158127
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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.
Ahum, indeed. Not the current but the one that is is to follow :blush:
Posted: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 1 week 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: 9 months 2 weeks 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: 9 months 2 weeks 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

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Posted: 9 months 2 weeks 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: 9 months 2 weeks 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: 9 months 2 weeks 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: 9 months 2 weeks 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: 9 months 2 weeks 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: 9 months 2 weeks 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: 9 months 2 weeks 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: 9 months 2 weeks 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: