Posts by Tubod

    It isn't a nuc problem, it is a platform problem (all J3455/J4205 are affected) - but well if Intel decides to do nothing not much we can do :(

    Respectfully, it is a NUC problem in the sense that the newer models are essentially Windoze only devices. Intel has worked with Microsoft to give them full hardware support. Linux support in terms of device drivers is poor. I have open bugs regarding 5th & 7th gen NUC's very poor HDMI/Sound issue. These bugs go completely ignored. Despite claiming Linux is a supported OS on their marketing intel support simply refuse to assist.


    I made the expensive mistake of buying a NUC6CAYH to use as a Linux based HTPC.

    Kodi scraping works fine, provided you have the latest updates of those scraper add-ons.

    We prefer to have kodi.log files from your LibreELEC attempts, though. Otherwise, the Kodi forum is a better place to start.

    I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.10 & Kodi 16.1 from the repo's. The add-ons up dated to latest versions aaaannnnddd the TMDB scraper fails. Yes I am pursuing it over at the Kodi forums. Thx anyway!

    I use MediaCenterMaster to pre-load my metadata for my massive NAS library. It works really well - give it a try. No need to scrape in Kodi, but you can do so manually if you want. You can set it to put every movie in its own folder as well as rename the ovice and directories with info it scrapes from the video, etc.


    Media Center Master

    Thx for the suggestion! Years ago I used a java app called Hubflow to pre load metadata. Sadly its no longer maintained & was closed source AFAIK. MCM seems nice. We dont do Windows but I see they have a Python script. I may be able to knock together soemthing..

    This what I had to do to get sound out through HDMI put from an Ubuntu 16.10 system on Intel NUC6CAYH. I hope it helps the dev's

    Its very, VERY flakey. Breathe on it & sound stops working again. Totem kills the sound reliably so uninstall it & use VLC.

    Note 1 : The package 'oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms' does not exist in the Graphics drivers PPA.

    Note 2 : Ubuntu 16.10 is the most recent being packaged for by the ALSA PPA guys.

    Note 3 : Keep your resolution no higher than 1920x1080 or no sound via HDMI again..

    Note 4 : When sound via inevitably stops, Log out & back in. Check sound mixer settings & return them to HDMI/Display port/Stereo etc again.


    Follow these steps to resolve the issue:


    1. Make sure that your system is up-to-date using the Update Manager.


    In a Terminal window, run the following:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

    Reboot the system.


    2. Add the following groups to your account:

    audio, pulse, pulse-access, video, voice


    ( Install the better user/groups gui to manage this:

    sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools )


    3. Add the Graphics Drivers PPA

    [ Oibaf : Updated and Optimized Open Graphics Drivers repo ]

    [ Updated and Optimized Open Graphics Drivers : Oibaf ]


    In a Terminal window, run the following:


    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

    sudo apt-get update

    Reboot the system.


    4. Add the ALSA PPA (all versions of Ubuntu up to 16.10, 17.04 NOT supported)

    [ ALSA daily build snapshots repo ]

    [ ALSA daily build snapshots : “Ubuntu Audio Development Team” team ]


    In a Terminal window, run the following:


    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/alsa-daily

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms

    Reboot the system.


    5. Make this directory if it does not exist under /etc/X11:

    sudo mkdir xorg.conf.d


    Create this new file:

    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf


    Paste this content into the newly created file:


    Section "Device"

    Identifier "Intel Graphics"

    Driver "intel"

    # Option "SwapbuffersWait" "true"

    Option "AccelMethod" "SNA"

    # Option "AccelMethod" "UXA"

    Option "TearFree" "true"

    Option "DRI" "3"

    EndSection



    To revert to standard Ubuntu graphics drivers type the following in a prompt shell:

    $ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

    $ sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers


    To revert to standard Ubuntu ALSA drivers type the following in a prompt shell:

    $ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

    $ sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev

    Today I installed Xubuntu 17.04 + kodi 17.1 from the repos.

    journalctl --dmesg output attached.

    alsa info attached.

    kodi.log attached.


    The target device is a Polaroid 49" UHD (4K) Television. HDMI v1.4 HDCP v2.2

    [A second 4K television from a different manufacturer was tested & also had no sound]


    The problem seems to be that the Linux drivers do not see the TV on the HDMI at all.

    Before we blame the TV, WIndows10 drivers work as expected.

    I have a bug running with freedesktop DRi dev's.

    Files

    • dmesg.txt

      (73.55 kB, downloaded 92 times, last: )
    • alsa-info.txt

      (40.05 kB, downloaded 101 times, last: )
    • kodi.log

      (201.25 kB, downloaded 141 times, last: )

    Thx thansen,

    Suggestion 1) : I don't have those devices to choose from.

    Suggestion 2) : I tried your setting - no difference. I will leave the video settings on default for now.

    I have a mute NUC6CAYH. Will try this & report back.

    Thx.


    T

    Ok no quick solution. Tech support slog it is then. I have bigger fish to fry (no HDMI sound output) so I may be a while getting the logs for this posted.


    Thanks anyway

    T

    Affected : intel NUC6CAYH


    Expected behavior :

    HDMI audio output to 4k TV via HDMI 2.0 port.


    Observed behavior :

    Librelec 8.02 : No HDMI audio at any resolution. Sound works through Ear phone jack.

    Xubuntu 17.04 (Kernel 4.10x) : No HDMI audio at any resolution. Sound works through Ear phone jack.

    Windows 10 (+/-Kodi 17.3) : No HDMI audio output at all resolutions. Sound works through Ear phone jack.


    Actions :

    Checked BIOS sound is set to 'ON' (it was).

    Updated BIOS to latest AYAPLCEL.86A.0038 (Download HDMI 2.0 Firmware Update Tool for Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i3BN, NUC7i5BN, NUC7i7BN, NUC6CAY)

    Updated Megachip HDMI Firmware to 1.66 via Windows only software (Download BIOS Update [AYAPLCEL.86A])

    Repeat test observed behavior:

    Librelec 8.02 : No HDMI audio at any resolution. Sound works through Ear phone jack.

    Xubuntu 17.04 (Kernel 4.10x) : No HDMI audio at any resolution. Sound works through Ear phone jack.

    Windows 10 (+/-Kodi 17.3) : HDMI audio output as expected at all resolutions. Sound works through Ear phone jack.


    Reference:

    MCDP28x0 DisplayPort1.2a-to-HDMI 2.0 Converter

    MCDP28x0 DisplayPort1.2a-to-HDMI 2.0
    NUC6CAYH Product Change – Up-to-date Firmware Out of the Box
    NUC6CAYH Product Change – Up-to-date Firmware Out of the Box – The NUC Blog
    PCN115449-00.pdf

    Filed a bug at Linux DRI, sourly informed 'it works for everybody'.


    Clearly it doesn't...Suggestions?


    T

    I have just bought one of these accursed things (NUC6CAYH). After spending days on search engines on it my general impression is they are still really a Windows [TM] only device. Linux drivers for Apollo Lake seem to be work in progress (ahem)..


    Wifi hardware not recognised in Linux (Ubuntu 17.04 kernel 4.10) on my NUC6CAYH. In Windows 10 it required the driver provided by intel.

    If it worked for you previously think yourself lucky.

    The Wifi in the NUC6CAYH is a daughter card. Try opening the NUC & CAREFULLY removing/reseating it.


    T

    Preamble:

    I have used Kodi oriented Linux spins on various ARM devices.

    I have thousands of movies on a Synology NAS.

    Accessible by both NFS & SMB shares. The shares have no security.

    Movie scraping worked.

    File naming convention used : Moviename (MovieYear).mkv

    Movie names & Year derived from manual check of TMDB.


    Findings:

    I Installed LE 8.02 on an intel NUC6CAYH & observed that TMDB & Universal Movie Scraper both stop within a few seconds, No Movie info..


    Actions:

    Checked plugins are at their newest version.

    Tried Kodi on Xubuntu : Scrapers stop after a few seconds. No Movie info.

    Tried Kodi 17.3 on Windows 10 : Scrapers stop after a few seconds. No Movie info.

    Tried Kodi 16.1 on Windows 10 : Scrapers stop after a few seconds. No Movie info.


    I'm at a loss.....