[9.0.0] LibreELEC builds for MX2/G18

  • For those having trouble with the NAND b0rk/120 seconds message, although it's a bit technical I've managed to fix this issue on my box, maybe temporarily but it's working again.


    Amlogic AML8726-MX HD18 v2.22 (G18ref) STB black screen no boot fix


    KOPRajs, really appreciate the backporting of LibreElec. Only issue I've had is I assume my old JVC flatscreen TV doesn't like the video mode the Matricom splash uses, the display won't fire up, but I've manage to work out an order to boot the box with cables unattached until in Kodi.

  • I installed to SDCARD and am running 20190424 without issue.

    Are you running 20190424 from internal NAND? If so, how did you manage to make this version work in NAND?


    I also updated from 20190226 to 20190424 and it broke my box. So I had to reinstall 8.0.2, updated to 20190226 and it's working from NAND at the moment.

    Edited once, last by EBAL ().

  • Boxes are just old so i don't really bother playing with them anymore, but i did update one to Kodi 18.4 on the weekend for a friend and then remembered what i had done to make them still usable...


    If the box is a Maticom box then its their bootloader that is more then likely causing the issue, tho some did have crappy nands that were known to go bad but in most cases i have come across it was Matricom's crappy bootloader that would easily corrupt when messing with it and the video setup in it was for older resolutions which some screens don't pickup till the main firmware comes up (Android)...


    I forgot that i had replaced their bootloader with my own along time ago which is why i was able to keep the system updated to begin with...

  • I have a DigiXstream DX3 - AML8726-MX, for which I am trying to install the recent libreelec builds here but am having problems. When I try the recovery method (fresh install) the installation stalls out at the Kodi screen. Like one of the previous posters (#289) I can successfully load that ancient version of OpenELEC, but when I try to update with the tar file, it begins to update and then runs into an error and kills the box. I have been able to recover by re-installing the ancient version of OpenELEC.


    I have tried both with the storage SD/USB method and also changing the setting for internal Nand storage to have LIBREELEC_DISK.

    On my storage USB, I found two log files of my attempts to install 8.0.2. The longer of the two is pasted below. There seems to be a problem with loading skin settings towards the end. Can anyone help me figure out what is going wrong?


    Many thanks!

    ***

    00:00:12.742 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://profile/ is mapped to: special://masterprofile/

    00:00:12.743 T:3036101248 NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    00:00:12.743 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Starting Kodi (17.3 Git:147cec4). Platform: Linux ARM 32-bit

    00:00:12.743 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Using Release Kodi x32 build

    00:00:12.743 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Kodi compiled May 30 2017 by GCC 6.2.0 for Linux ARM 32-bit version 3.10.99 (199267)

    00:00:12.743 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Running on LibreELEC (community) - Version: 8.0.2, kernel: Linux ARM 32-bit version 3.10.99

    00:00:12.743 T:3036101248 NOTICE: FFmpeg version/source: ffmpeg-3.1-kodi

    00:00:12.743 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Host CPU: ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l), 2 cores available

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: ARM Features: Neon enabled

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://xbmc/ is mapped to: /usr/share/kodi/

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://xbmcbin/ is mapped to: /usr/lib/kodi

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://xbmcbinaddons/ is mapped to: /usr/lib/kodi/addons

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://masterprofile/ is mapped to: /storage/.kodi/userdata

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://envhome/ is mapped to: /storage

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://home/ is mapped to: /storage/.kodi

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://temp/ is mapped to: /storage/.kodi/temp

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://logpath/ is mapped to: /storage/.kodi/temp

    00:00:12.744 T:3036101248 NOTICE: The executable running is: /usr/lib/kodi/kodi.bin

    00:00:12.745 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Local hostname: LibreELEC

    00:00:12.745 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Log File is located: /storage/.kodi/temp//kodi.log

    00:00:12.745 T:3036101248 NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    00:00:12.981 T:3036101248 ERROR: DBus: Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown - The name org.freedesktop.UPower was not provided by any .service files

    00:00:12.994 T:3036101248 NOTICE: load settings...

    00:00:12.995 T:3036101248 NOTICE: AML device detected

    00:00:13.132 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found 2 Lists of Devices

    00:00:13.132 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Enumerated ALSA devices:

    00:00:13.132 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Device 1

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_deviceName : default

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_displayName : Default (AML-DUMMY-CODEC S/PDIF)

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_displayNameExtra:

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_deviceType : AE_DEVTYPE_IEC958

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_channels : FL,FR,BL,BR,FC,LFE,SL,SR

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_sampleRates : 8000,11025,16000,22050,32000,44100,48000,64000,88200,96000,176400,192000

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_dataFormats : AE_FMT_RAW,AE_FMT_S16NE,AE_FMT_S16LE

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_streamTypes : STREAM_TYPE_AC3,STREAM_TYPE_DTSHD_CORE,STREAM_TYPE_DTS_1024,STREAM_TYPE_DTS_2048,STREAM_TYPE_DTS_512

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Enumerated PULSE devices:

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Device 1

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_deviceName : Default

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_displayName : Default

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_displayNameExtra: Bluetooth Audio (PULSEAUDIO)

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_deviceType : AE_DEVTYPE_PCM

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_channels : FL,FR

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_sampleRates : 5512,8000,11025,16000,22050,32000,44100,48000,64000,88200,96000,176400,192000,384000

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_dataFormats : AE_FMT_U8,AE_FMT_S16NE,AE_FMT_S24NE3,AE_FMT_S24NE4,AE_FMT_S32NE,AE_FMT_FLOAT

    00:00:13.133 T:3036101248 NOTICE: m_streamTypes : No passthrough capabilities

    00:00:13.164 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Loaded settings file from special://xbmc/system/advancedsettings.xml

    00:00:13.164 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Contents of special://xbmc/system/advancedsettings.xml are...

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

    <advancedsettings>

    <showexitbutton>false</showexitbutton>

    <remotedelay>1</remotedelay>

    <samba>

    <clienttimeout>30</clienttimeout>

    </samba>

    </advancedsettings>

    00:00:13.166 T:3036101248 NOTICE: No settings file to load (special://masterprofile/advancedsettings.xml)

    00:00:13.166 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Default Video Player: VideoPlayer

    00:00:13.166 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Default Audio Player: paplayer

    00:00:13.166 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Disabled debug logging due to GUI setting. Level 0.

    00:00:13.166 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Log level changed to "LOG_LEVEL_NORMAL"

    00:00:13.167 T:3036101248 NOTICE: CMediaSourceSettings: loading media sources from special://masterprofile/sources.xml

    00:00:13.168 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://xbmc/system/playercorefactory.xml.

    00:00:13.170 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Loaded playercorefactory configuration

    00:00:13.170 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml.

    00:00:13.170 T:3036101248 NOTICE: special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml does not exist. Skipping.

    00:00:13.224 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Running database version Addons27

    00:00:14.997 T:3036101248 NOTICE: ADDONS: Using repository repository.kodi.game

    00:00:14.997 T:3036101248 NOTICE: ADDONS: Using repository repository.libreelec.tv

    00:00:14.997 T:3036101248 NOTICE: ADDONS: Using repository repository.xbmc.org

    00:00:15.087 T:3036101248 NOTICE: InitWindowSystem: Using EGL Implementation: amlogic

    00:00:15.152 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found resolution 720 x 480 for display 0 with 720 x 480 @ 60.000000 Hz

    00:00:15.152 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found resolution 720 x 576 for display 0 with 720 x 576 @ 50.000000 Hz

    00:00:15.152 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found resolution 1280 x 720 for display 0 with 1280 x 720 @ 60.000000 Hz

    00:00:15.152 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found resolution 1920 x 1080 for display 0 with 1920 x 1080i @ 60.000000 Hz

    00:00:15.152 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found resolution 1920 x 1080 for display 0 with 1920 x 1080 @ 60.000000 Hz

    00:00:15.152 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found resolution 1280 x 720 for display 0 with 1280 x 720 @ 50.000000 Hz

    00:00:15.152 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found resolution 1920 x 1080 for display 0 with 1920 x 1080i @ 50.000000 Hz

    00:00:15.152 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found resolution 1920 x 1080 for display 0 with 1920 x 1080 @ 50.000000 Hz

    00:00:15.153 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Found ([email protected]) at 18, setting to RES_DESKTOP at 16

    00:00:15.153 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Checking resolution 16

    00:00:15.170 T:3036101248 NOTICE: GL_VENDOR = ARM

    00:00:15.170 T:3036101248 NOTICE: GL_RENDERER = Mali-400 MP

    00:00:15.170 T:3036101248 NOTICE: GL_VERSION = OpenGL ES 2.0

    00:00:15.170 T:3036101248 NOTICE: GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION = OpenGL ES GLSL ES 1.00

    00:00:15.171 T:3036101248 NOTICE: GL_EXTENSIONS = GL_OES_texture_npot GL_OES_vertex_array_object GL_OES_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_texture GL_EXT_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_sub_texture GL_OES_standard_derivatives GL_OES_EGL_image GL_OES_depth24 GL_ARM_rgba8 GL_ARM_mali_shader_binary GL_OES_depth_texture GL_OES_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_texture_format_BGRA8888 GL_OES_vertex_half_float GL_EXT_blend_minmax GL_OES_EGL_image_external GL_OES_EGL_sync GL_OES_rgb8_rgba8 GL_EXT_multisampled_render_to_texture GL_EXT_discard_framebuffer GL_OES_get_program_binary GL_ARM_mali_program_binary GL_EXT_shader_texture_lod GL_EXT_robustness GL_OES_depth_texture_cube_map GL_KHR_debug GL_ARM_shader_framebuffer_fetch GL_ARM_shader_framebuffer_fetch_depth_stencil GL_OES_mapbuffer

    00:00:16.210 T:2948588448 NOTICE: Running database version Addons27

    00:00:16.216 T:2948588448 NOTICE: Running database version ViewModes6

    00:00:17.417 T:2948588448 NOTICE: Running database version Textures13

    00:00:17.442 T:2948588448 NOTICE: Running database version MyMusic60

    00:00:17.476 T:2948588448 NOTICE: Running database version MyVideos107

    00:00:17.483 T:2948588448 NOTICE: Running database version TV29

    00:00:17.489 T:2948588448 NOTICE: Running database version Epg11

    00:00:17.499 T:3036101248 NOTICE: start dvd mediatype detection

    00:00:17.563 T:3036101248 WARNING: CSkinInfo: failed to load skin settings

    00:00:18.213 T:3036101248 WARNING: JSONRPC: Could not parse type "Setting.Details.SettingList"

    00:00:18.588 T:3036101248 NOTICE: initialize done

    00:00:18.588 T:3036101248 NOTICE: Running the application...

    00:00:18.606 T:3036101248 NOTICE: starting zeroconf publishing

    00:00:18.608 T:3036101248 NOTICE: CWebServer[8080]: Started

    00:00:18.609 T:3036101248 NOTICE: starting upnp client

    00:00:18.627 T:2831147936 NOTICE: ES: Starting UDP Event server on port 9777

    00:00:18.640 T:2831147936 NOTICE: UDP: Listening on port 9777 (ipv6 : false)

    00:00:19.405 T:2898256800 WARNING: CSkinInfo: failed to load skin settings

    00:00:20.167 T:2898256800 ERROR: ## LibreELEC Addon ## oe::load_url(releases.json) ## ERROR: (URLError(gaierror(-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution'),))

    00:00:20.168 T:2898256800 ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "/root/LibreELEC.tv/build.LibreELEC-Amlogic_MX2.arm-8.0.2/LibreELEC-settings-6336f1e/.install_pkg/usr/share/kodi/addons/service.libreelec.settings/oe.py", line 271, in load_url

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 154, in urlopen

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 429, in open

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 447, in _open

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 407, in _call_chain

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 1228, in http_open

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 1198, in do_open

    URLError: <urlopen error [Errno -3] Temporary failure in name resolution>

    00:00:20.423 T:2787111840 ERROR: ## LibreELEC Addon ## oe::load_url(updates.php?i=e5c1259d1881879eac504d8f823c8b81&d=libreelec&pa=amlogic_mx2.arm&v=8.0.2&l=0

    ) ## ERROR: (URLError(gaierror(-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution'),))

    00:00:20.424 T:2787111840 ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "/root/LibreELEC.tv/build.LibreELEC-Amlogic_MX2.arm-8.0.2/LibreELEC-settings-6336f1e/.install_pkg/usr/share/kodi/addons/service.libreelec.settings/oe.py", line 271, in load_url

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 154, in urlopen

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 429, in open

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 447, in _open

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 407, in _call_chain

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 1241, in https_open

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py", line 1198, in do_open

    URLError: <urlopen error [Errno -3] Temporary failure in name resolution>

    00:00:20.429 T:2787111840 ERROR: ## LibreELEC Addon ## system::check_updates_v2 ## ERROR: (TypeError('expected string or buffer',))

    00:00:20.430 T:2787111840 ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "/root/LibreELEC.tv/build.LibreELEC-Amlogic_MX2.arm-8.0.2/LibreELEC-settings-6336f1e/.install_pkg/usr/share/kodi/addons/service.libreelec.settings/resources/lib/modules/system.py", line 768, in check_updates_v2

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/json/__init__.py", line 339, in loads

    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/json/decoder.py", line 364, in decode

    TypeError: expected string or buffer

    00:00:20.452 T:2749887392 WARNING: CSkinInfo: failed to load skin settings

    00:00:20.521 T:3036101248 ERROR: Control 1500 in window 13001 has been asked to focus, but it can't

  • I haven never been able to get audio passthrough option available with kodi18.

    It was always there on every previous build used on my mx2.


    This week I went back to 17, there it was! Upgraded to 18... gone.


    Plenty of threads on google about this, tried all solutions but none work. Have tried both hdmi and optical from box, but mx2 running running libreelec with kodi18 will not show audio passthrough option.


    Anu suggestions?

  • I've managed to get it working (sort of) mx version 1, installed it on sdcard. But having some problem with 8.0, wifi related or something. Lots of waiting when adding apps and most time it doesnt work, it doesn't get installed. The Network options in the libreelec options are emty so i cant even change wifi if i wanted to (and need to because i setup on guest wifi which is separated from my nas). With the first boot i could setup wifi, now not anymore. It was a faulty sdcard, now with usb drive works good.


    I would prefer it on NAND, but now I read if u want on NAND you must do it before upgrading, so now to late or do i misunderstood the line? Can it still be done with every new installation? (Maybe I just dont understand and it is already on NAND? Didn't see activity on usb stick light while booting, but without usb stick it wont boot.)


    I also don't understand if i want to try higher version i have to update or can i just flash/install the rom i want through the toothpick option?


    The instructions link is not working so its kinda hard for new people to step in. ( Support Hub | G-Box Support | G-Box Help | Matricom )

    Edited 2 times, last by TiaMaria ().