Wasn't fully sure where to post this cause I am having multiple issues getting this to run right so figured I would post a full thread to see who has any experience on these matters with the Matricom G-Box Q and installing drieschel's version of the M8 7.0.2 port. I have seen some of these issues covered in numerous threads so please forgive me for reposting some of this here but some of the usual fixes just aren't seeming to work on my end so I didn't want to bombard older threads with similar repetitive questions.
So here is what I have going on:
First I have been running Codesnakes OPENELEC 6.0.3 M8 2GB with no issues for about a year now...well 6.0.1 on up over the course of the year with manual updates. Reason I want to run LibreElec like most of you is due to the fact I have been constantly and patiently waiting on a JARVIS update for a very long time but just recently found out about the fork off to LibreElec which from what I seen so far might be a better system once the quirks are flattened out.
The last few days I have been tinkering with this like a madman and ran all over the place with Google searches. Good news is I am more deeply experienced with the inner workings of these ports now lol but some things I just can't get to work out like others seem to have.
1. Issue: I started this project by stumbling on Kerber's port of 7.0.2....after install the remote works out of the box, wifi works but seems to run hot 165 degrees to the 180 degree mark on idle. Now I am unsure what the limits in this area is due to the fact the CPU TEMP gauge on Codesnakes OPENELEC never gave me a read out but I would like to know for future reference if this range is too much on the Matricom G-Box Q which I suspect probably is. Had a few occasional freezes on Kerber's when I use more heavy load skins but with Amber which I mainly use it seemed to not do that. (note: I am aware Kerber is not affiliated with drieschel on his port I am only referencing this point cause after finding drieschel's port I noticed with that install its running about the same amount of heat on my system)
2. After finding out about drieschel's port which is more involved with LibreElec as I gather due to being directly on the LibreElec site and forums, I decided to move on to this as the port of choice but running into the main issues I need covered here as follows:
a. Remote is simply a mess for me after install. I did see the posts about the remote.config file so went to the CODESNAKE page on the FREAKTAB forum and downloaded the MATRICOM Q (s802) (s802) patch. I used WinSCP to move the remote.config file to /storage/.config folder and also executed it from the terminal in WinSCP. I can get the remote to use the left/right buttons after that...it will also use the MUTE button, power Off but the OK button is completely lacking...which makes loading a movie completely obsolete with the remote. I decided to try all the patches CODESNAKE had available but every last one seems to lack the OK button for my Matricom G-Box Q and each one has extra missing features on the remote. Not sure how to correct this, figure its either missing drivers in the kernal on drieschel's port because Kerber's works 100% out of the box but after looking into Kerber's version via keymaps, ect....can't find any differences.
b. With use of a pc keyboard hooked up to the box I can load a movie but I have noticed also that I get random Audio drop outs with movies played and I can't pinpoint if its the system or a setting causing this one. I have a large collection of my blurays on multiple drives...full bitrate, untouched m2ts files and OPENELEC never had issues with playbacks so unsure if maybe Jarvis or LibreElec is the issue. These audio drop outs are very short...just a slight mute for about 1-2 seconds but the video side doesn't skip a beat nor stutters ever. I have tinkered with the Adjust auto refresh to make the display play at 24hz but this drop out still happens whether that is on or off.
c. Finally this is a more general question for users of the OPENELEC and LIBREELEC with Matricom G-Box Q that I never asked before. Has anyone had issues with using skins. I seem to notice the only 2 I can get to run and not stutter movies is AMBER and the default CONFLUENCE but when I try out other more taxing skins like AEON MQ 7 and down, I seem to have issues with the movie playback having a slight stutter which is I take from too much overhead on the CPU due to the skins. I am just curious though if there is a way to make any skin work correctly on the G-Box Q with high bitrate blurays or am I stuck with only 2 skin options as I have been over the last year?
Overall I do like the LibreElec direction, seems once I sort the bugs out this will be my new home with any device I get in the future. Sorry for the long post but figured its best to really give the dynamics of the problems so either I get a reasonable solution or others dealing with the Matricom box I am working with. Thanks for those that read my post completely and any help is very appreciated.