Posts by tekno

    I updated to 9.2.4/kodi18.8 yesterday after having many frustrations getting artist and title for ripping or playing CDs with the 9.2.3/kodi18.7 . I heard the problem was fixed in 18.8.

    As normally happens with these damn never ending updates just a new set of problems…

    Now the CDs will not rip. The CD artists and titles are now recogniszed, however the CD may start to rip, make folders then …nothing. Sometines it will rip for a few seconds then quit.

    Can anyone else confirm this problem?

    Free software sucks so hard. This is for people that don't want to configure openvpn themselves. The instructions on the wiki tell you this.

    There is NO OPTION tin the current version o configure it yourself! Only to load a config file. I can see that older versions had such options

    VPN mnager just gave me another addon that did not work.

    I would like to configure the OpenVPN clien directly with the VPN provider files that I have but nothing seems to work.

    I just tried to use this addon with a free test account from ProtonVPN

    1 My config files were at : ~/.kodi/downloads/LongFileNamewithserverinfo.ovpn

    2 changed filenames to something simple like us1.ovpn

    3 when files were loaded into open VPN Kodi client I had to se the same name as the file us1.ovpn. I previously saw in the log file it could not load <entered name>, so I conformed it all and it loaded

    4 OpenVPN addon now says it can not connect to management interfce which I could not load at from the LibreELEC Chrome browser.

    It's hard to guess without seeing what the error is. Plan B .. clean install the second machine and get it on the network, enable ssh on both, and then use scp to recursively copy content between the boxes.

    What part of "remote install" did you not get? Not like I can talk him through a reinstall remotely . I was actually thinking of testing backup and restore on that version on a system here. Just did not get to it yet.

    Trying to help a friend remotely in another city.....

    He hase 2 LibreELEC x86-64 systems.

    Both have been updated to LibreELEC 9.2.0.

    was interested in cloning the configuration, and had very good expreience with backup and restore before.

    made a backup of system A

    tried to restore to system B

    There is plenty of space on system B


    Have now made 2 Backups of system A, neither will restore to system B

    System A and System B seem to work normally otherwise just thought we could make the 2 systems identical with all settings, etc.

    Based on my entirely positive experience with Backup and restore previously , it leaves me wonderng if this is a bug in 9.2.0 .



    I think I am giving up on this card. I hear they make great uncompressed composite capture cards though if I can find the cable.

    Any experienc with cheap chinese TV cards ??

    USB 2.0 Digital DVB-T SDR+DAB+FM HDTV TV Tuner Receiver Stick RTL2832U+R820T2 GA | eBay

    RTL-SDR FM+DAB DVB-T USB 2.0 Digital TV Stick RTL2832U + R820T Tuner Receiver | eBay

    rohs mini digital usb 2.0 tv stick fm+dab dvb-t tuner receiver Sale -

    They seem cheap enough and last link has reviews from Linux users. I learned long ago not to trust a seller claiming "Linux Compatibility"

    No scanning on TV Headend or VDR.

    I also thought maybe this card needs the earlier formware ver 24 or the later "L" v36 version??

    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 53243 Nov 22 21:22 xc3028-v24.fw

    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 66220 Nov 22 21:22 xc3028-v27.fw

    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 68933 Nov 22 21:22 xc3028L-v36.fw

    somewhere I saw where to install alternate DVB drivers in LibreELEC but could not find that now.

    BTW I always thought DVB referred to non- North American TV standards but maybe I am confused.

    No USB hub. I did read somewhere that these dongles needed to be used without a hub so it is on its own port.

    here is the new output

    I then tried several things for a channel scan and no channel scan progress at all with VDR

    UPDATE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    So I rebooted again leaving the USB connected and here is the new dmesg

    interesting the end of log

    Modulation set to unsupported value

    I see in PVR > Client specific > DVB > Setup there is an option for "DVB / ANSI-SCTE / NORDIG and wondering wgere this goes for ATSC channels as I am not interested in QAM at all.

    There seems to be a few places where one must set options like this but not finding much of a guide other that hurried youtube videos with no explanation .

    Maybe I shoud go back to TVHeadend?

    what firmware is acrually missing ?

    can you provide the link from that output dmesg | paste

    There is no missing firmware , it is there. The firmware is never uploaded to the TV Stick. Check the three links in my second post .

    The first link is the actual model I have .

    The second post tells you how to extract xc3028-v27.fw from the windows driver (which I did , but that file was pre-existing on my LibeELEC install., Not missing!)

    The problem is the firmware file is never uploaded to the TV stick based on troubleshooting in third link of second post

    Attached is output of

    udevadm monitor --property

    As stated in second post nothing more happens when starting VDR or scanning for channels. There is no attempt to upload firmware.


    User provided firmware needs to go into /storage/firmware/<filename> which will overlay files (and any dirs created) to /usr/lib/firmware on reboot.

    I hear you say this but I can clearly see the firmware is already in /usr/lib/kernel-overlays/base/lib/firmware/ there is also a link in /var/lib/firmware that points there. The firmware appears to already be there .

    I do have an extracted version of the firmware and could copy to /storage/firmware (which does not exist) but that may only confuse the issue. Obviously this firmware was installed by TVHeadend or VDR or by default.

    strangely enough, my Ubuntu 16.06 kernel 4.4 will not install the firmware either. I think the firmware need be installed only once.