Posts by MikeKL

    Reference Chewitt's suggestions to you and your comment implying you’re intending to use LibreELEC with rpi3

    1. Following wiki page explains how to make /flash available remotely via ssh in order to edit config.txt Have you tried this method? Config.txt -
    2. Alternatively stick LibreELEC prepared sd into any pc and boot partition should be visible for you to select and edit confi.txt directly

    Note: Installing LibreELEC to SD via Raspberry Pi Imager or LibreELEC USB-SD Creator should not make any difference?

    (Personally never used Raspberry Pi Imager to install LibreELEC onto SD)

    In case this is helpful..

    Assume you have allowed specified device/IP's on your network NFS access to confirmed folders/files on your NAS? Looking in ZyXEL NSA325v2 manual on page 232 (Within section 11 add packages) it explains how to set-up required access to a user/device on network once you have installed the NFS package on the NAS. NSA325 v2_V4.70 Ed4.pdf

    zomboided I directly edited line within as suggested and kodi.log is now correctly presented when using add-on option. :cool: (with backslash and characters "begining of log only" which are not distracting and easy to ignore)

    By the way. Took quick look at latest kodi addon.xml expectations Here then added minimal following asset info in order for VPN Manager for OpenVPN add-on provided icon, to be correctly included/presented when viewing add-on.


    zomboided thanks for tips where of course setting up 1st VPN connection in addon, worked 1st time with workaround steps you suggested.

    Cleaner kodi.log with just add-ons debug switched on when walking through set-up which worked OK.

    If you want tomorrow can have another go, fully removing addon and user settings and re-instaling addon, in order to re-catch log with error I was having before your tip. No problem trying it out as want to be ready with add-on working well when a stable version of Kodi Matrix is released for LibreELEC (Thanks for updating addon to work with Kodi Matrix migration to Python 3 etc)

    ceyar or anyone that wants to try a Kodi 19 Matrix build of this add-on you can get it here

    You'll need to download the zip and install it directly. I'm not putting this in my repository yet.

    It's been tested on Windows, but not on Linux. Run with settings/debug enabled and post logs showing any issues.

    Tested 6.9.0 on Rpi4 running latest nightly MATRIX version of LibreELEC from here

    I am 100% sure I inputted correct username and password for my VPN provider in add-on settings.

    (double checked by remotely viewing what is included within .kodi\userdata\addon_data\service.vpn.manager\settings.xml)

    Using settings to create 1st connection or setup wizard to complete VPN connection setup, never completes providing following error.

    Error updating .ovpn files or creating user credentials file. Check log to determine cause of failure

    Switched on debug option in both add-on and System Settings area, before rebooting then re-running addon wizard to provide Kodi.log

    Note: sshing to Rpi4 and running openvpn at command line using personally downloaded *.opvn from VPN provider, works correctly and as expected.

    Couple of other minor points noted with addon for info.

    If attempt to view kodi log file, using option in addons advanced settings. "Add on Error Check log file for more information"

    Usual known icon for addon, when viewing/selecting installed addon currently missing.

    Just let me know if you want additional tests/debug information.

    See Point 11 in 1st post of milhouse kodi forum thread for recent Matrix Kodi 19 testbuilds, as this provides explanation of Critical, Stable and Beta Bootloader and usb3 firmware, along with explanation on how to apply updates via Libreelec settings option and/or manually at own risk etc.

    Obviously take care and do not modify if not sure what your doing etc. (not used myself)

    My eeprom and usb3 settings according to Libreelec 9.2.4 GUI

    And via ssh

    LibreELEC:~ # rpi-eeprom-update
    BCM2711 detected
    Dedicated VL805 EEPROM detected
    BOOTLOADER: up-to-date
    CURRENT: Thu Apr 16 17:11:26 UTC 2020 (1587057086)
    LATEST: Thu Apr 16 17:11:26 UTC 2020 (1587057086)
    FW DIR: /usr/lib/kernel-overlays/base/lib/firmware/raspberrypi/bootloader/critical
    VL805: up-to-date
    CURRENT: 000137ad
    LATEST: 000137ad

    Installing Milhouse Texture Cache Maintenance Utility may assist you in achieving what you wish to perform via crontab.

    In addition to its primary role, utility has a number of very useful options such as:-

    • exec - Execute specified addon, with optional parameters
    • play - Play specified item (local file, playlist, internet stream etc)

    As you query was interesting to me I looked for and found suggestion to use utilty, from this old thread post in Kodi forum.

    (not tried it myself, but sounds like it should work)

    Install NOOBS or PINN on the Pi and you have a boot time menu for selecting the OS to boot. It's not possible to control booting into the OS tho.

    With PINN (and I assume Noobs too) it is possible to select which OS to boot into during boot up process and select which OS is normally booted into etc. Relevant sections of PINN Readme on github :-

    OS Boot Selector

    Sticky Default OS

    OS Boot selection order

    I have Raspbian and LibreElec installed on SD via PINN on RPI4 and with PINN boot process am able to switch between OS as my needs dictate.

    Also able to keep each OS manually updated to latest, when booted into partcular OS etc.

    Not attempted Video conferencing in Raspbian though, use mobile for that these days as much more portable etc.

    x60hz as mentioned by Nicolas, if you have the TVheadend Server correctly installed on your device, rather than use this addon within kodi.

    I would personally try to setup TVheadend Server from another device on your network. i.e. PC (accessing Tvheadend server via web interface)

    Regarding setup for North America not sure as I am in Europe, but believe section K within following overall pvr setup guide may be of help to you.

    Build a Cheap PVR using Raspberry Pi 3, LibreELEC, Kodi, Tvheadend, & HDHomeRun -- Linux Crumbs

    Generally follow points 1 through to 8, where if you select "United States: us-ATSC-center-frequency-8VSB-062009" as Pre-defined muxes at point 4, it should then find required muxes in NJ area and then channels available within each mux.

    If you are still having issues it would help to know a little more about your particular device + OS setup and connection to antenna via ? etc

    Additionally assume ref section H of above setup you have correctly installed TVheadend server and Tvheadend HTSP Client addons?

    PS Noted your other post where you claim to have a HD Home Run and be running kodi within Raspbian OS, assume this post has no direct link to other post and you are using Libreelec OS? (Anyway overall guide from 2017 orginally may still guide you in your overall quest)

    Automatic should work but for a long time now it has not been working as expected. You switch from Automatic to Manual update within LibreELEC Settings option.

    Go to Updates

    Automatic updates: Select Manual

    Update Channel: Select LibreELEC-9.2

    Select Available Versions option and you should be able to both see and select 9.2.1

    (You will note advice provided on your current version and version you plan to upgrade/downgrade to)

    Yes to update

    Then your device will download and update to selected version.

    Imagine you will require .tar rather than .img.gz version of LibreELEC release for your device that should be recognised by OpenELEC when you include in update folder then reboot device LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.arm-9.0.2.tar

    Assume you have thought about and backed up your user settings to usb stick just incase installation does not go as planned

    Mike1605 I am aware that you have moved on…but just as a final follow up to my ExpressVPN Auth error that I was personally struggling to resolve.

    Well after an extensive review between working and non-working device files and their setup with support from zomboided: issue was tracked down (by zombided, thank you as issue had been quietly driving me nuts) to simple typo within my very long ExpressVPN password. (q rather than g) /shrug

    How did this happen, well in my defence (if i have any) it must be an age/eyesight issue as when looking at and carefully checking password in Kodi GUI on TV and remotely via ssh and even with copied files on PC using notepad to check information within addon settings file: I never once noticed my elementary mistake. :exclamation:

    Posted here for other VPN users to consider if/when they get Auth Error and they are SURE they are introducing everything correctly :idea:

    Nobody is infallible (incapable of making an error :blush:)