LibreELEC ODROID-U2/U3 support

  • Hi,


    My Odroid U3+ has worked well over the last few years but now it is outdated and no longer supported I am considering my options:


    Should I attempt a kernel reconfiguration? However, I do not have a Linux based pc which appears to be what is needed. I only have a MacBook Pro an old OX

    ( to be honest, I am daunted by the seemingly complex and time consuming task of kernel rebuilding).


    OR


    Should I simply buy a later version like the XU-4?


    While there are obvious benefits for being able to rebuilding a kernel, I do not have the skill or ability and would prefer an easier option if available.


    Any advice would be appreciated.


    I have two EMMC cards so I am able to backup my existing OS.


    Thanks in advance.

  • Hi,


    first I wanny say thank to you fraggle for doing such a good job.


    I am trying out your image on my Odroid U3. And have several issues:


    1. resolution:

    kodi boots up with 1920x1080p and I am not able to change it via the menu. (Menu options disabled). The native resolution of my Beamer is 720p but the odroid is connected via a Denon AVR 1912.

    I tried several options in boot.ini to change to resolution to 720p but without success. I could change to resolution when kodi was running via ssh and xrandr-Command. There was still a picture after that but the GUI was somewhat broken and didn't resize properly.

    Does anyone know of a way to force a resolution? Maybe xrandr-command at startup? Or what exactly to put into boot.ini?

    I was unable to configure the Denon AVR to demand input at 720p. There are no HDMI options like this at all :-(.


    2. CEC

    I hoped that it would be possible to control kodi with my Denon AVR Remote. But nothing has worked so far. I was playing around with the cec-client command on the SSH shell to see if I get an error message, but it say that there is no link. I edited the hdmi_cec_config-File and tried to set sensible settings in the CEC plugin but I don't know exactly what I am doing...


    Can someone recommend a CEC tutorial to get me started?



    There are a few minor things (screen flicker in menu animations, spotify addon, standby activation), but those are the two main problems that keep me from throwing out my old satellite receiver.


    Thanks a lot again and have some nice holidays..

  • With


    Code
    1. setenv video_output "drm_kms_helper.edid_firmware=edid/1280x720.bin"


    in the boot.ini file, the desired resolution will be forced.


    For CEC, you'll have to make the port number in /storage/.config/cec-hdmi-port.conf match the one in the Kodi CEC settings and match the HDMI port on the TV. The HDMI port numbering on TV is sometime off-by-one.

  • That is exactly what I tried. But the resolution is still 1080p:


    The device is not directly connected to a TV, but to a Denon AVR. There it is on HDMI Input 1. So this should be correct?

    Code
    1. # cat /storage/.config/cec-hdmi-port.conf
    2. CEC_HDMI_PORT=1

    With Kodi CEC settings you mean "System Settings -> Input -> Peripherals -> CEC Adapter -> Physical address (overrules HDMI Port)"? Regardless of what I configure there, after a reboot it is set to 0 again...



    Thanks for your help!

  • Someone can help me? Could you tell me howto install LibreElec on my odroid U3 EmmC?
    Already tried without success (LibreElec seems doesn boot) 2 ways:

    dd if=LibreELEC-Odroid_U2.arm-8.2.2.img of=/dev/sdd bs=4M


    and with LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.Linux-64bit.bin selecting and writing the image.


    PS: the sd card version works


    Thanks in adv guys!

    Edited once, last by tgiorgio76 ().

  • I just picked up an Odroid XU4. I'm curious to know if this will work with the XU4 model?


    Regards

  • Hello everyone!


    I am currently working with the ODROID-U3 platform and there were problems with launching

    I use for SD SD image Version 8.2.2

    uart output is as follows:



    if someone knows something tell me how to fix it


    Regards

  • hi!

    I have odroid u3. tried with last 8.2.2 - there are some incompatibility with spotify plugin. Rest of features seems workable, but I stopped on this audio problem..

    Sound just gone from whole kodi if I am starting spotify, and it starts to play, but no sound, and no sound after exit spotify..

    Sound back after reboot (till I will start spotify).

    All this via hdmi. Don't know how to switch to 3,5 jack, maybe need to try. But anyway, problem with hdmi sound stay.

    How to fix this? How I can debufg this issue? I am not so familiar with kodi, but ok with linux ssh.. Where to look and what need to enable to get debug output?..


    Thanks!