Posts by milhouse

    Why Coreelec, Alexelec have Python 3? Only you cannot use Python 3? why?

    Installing both Python3 (that cannot be used by Kodi) side-by-side with Python2 (which is used by Kodi) makes no sense for a size optimised distribution like LibreELEC that targets Kodi - including Python3 at this time would benefit almost nobody and be a waste of space for everyone else. LibreELEC will replace Python2 with Python3 during the Kodi 19 development cycle.

    Not all add-ons are compatible with Python 3, that will change as Kodi 19 mandates Python 3 support but for now Python 2 is the best way to ensure add-on compatibility with existing add-ons.

    I'd say it's probably "no", but your welcome to get creative with variable substitution: smb.conf and see if that can work for you.

    Fur example, try creating /storage/.kodi/.smb/user.conf with the line:

    1.  include /storage/.kodi/.smb/%j.conf

    then in (for example) /storage/.kodi/.smb/192_168_0_20.conf you can try configuring the required client settings whenever you connect to the server that is

    Network booting on RPi 3B+ is unreliable due to kernel and firmware issues that were resolved after the release of LibreELEC 8.2.5. Since we have no plans to issue further 8.2.y releases you'll need to switch to a LibreELEC 9.0 alpha release such as 8.90.003.

    Yes, LE master does not currently include the RPi patches (which is why they're not in Alpha 3). This is a short term solution to an ongoing discussion with Team Kodi, however the longer solution is to restore the RPi patches, hopefully before Beta 1. In my own nightly builds, the RPi patches are here but integrating them into LE isn't a straight forward task using the existing LE build system so my advice would be to wait until we have restored the patches back to LE master.

    This is my first message in this forum and new to LE not in the world of Linux.

    I can't play HEVC content with LE 8.90.003 in RPi 3b+ however with Milhouse compilation they play without any trouble. Let me know if I can activate any log to now the possible reason or if it's a known trouble to correct in future.


    This is expected. The Alpha 3 release (as stated in the blog post) is focused more on OS issues than application (ie. Kodi) issues. Consequently some RPi Kodi functionality is not enabled, including HEVC - this will be enabled in a future release.

    Your S905w wifi hardware is built-in, and the required firmware is already included. Your problem is due to something other than firmware (something in your kszaq custom build of causing a kernel panic) and is unrelated to this specific thread about a USB dongle, which you are hijacking.

    What is odd is that all of your logs - including 8.2.5 - are showing a major problem with your GPU:

    With #0616 we switched from 4.14.y to 4.17.y, which presumably introduced a workaround for the bug or new behaviour that manifests as a delay during boot.

    There is a bug open for "vblank wait timed out on crtc":

    93782 – [i9xx TV][BISECT] vblank wait timeout on crtc

    Unfortunately it remains unresolved after 2 years, and is no longer a priority fix due to the age of the hardware. :(

    You could try adding the following to the LibreELEC kernel command line:

    1. video=SVIDEO-1:d

    You'll need to edit /flash/extlinux.conf so that it looks like:

    1. DEFAULT linux
    2. PROMPT 0
    3. LABEL linux
    5. APPEND boot=LABEL=System disk=LABEL=Storage quiet video=SVIDEO-1:d

    But if that doesn't fix it, then I wouldn't hold my breath for a fix, and buying new hardware might be the best option (I'll leave it to you to decide whether Intel deserve more of your hard earned cash).