Posts by lumpi

    I have an H3 board (BananaPi M2+) and I was wondering, will it run Kodi 18?

    I know the Allwinner boards are a little temperamental and some only work with Kodi 19, but I saw an old forum with an Openelec image with Kodi 16, so I thought there might be a chance? Does anyone have any experience with this device? Will building LE 9.2 work for it?

    Openelec uses the Allwinner BSP kernel, based on Linux 3.x with many binary only drivers, whereas LE uses the current mainline Linux kernel, without any non free components. Both are thus not at all comparable.


    I suppose that it should be possible porting an older Kodi to the current kernel and LE environment, but I doubt any developer has any interest in such an experiment, so you would most likely end up on your own.

    The last images for H6 Orange PI3, I get stuck. As if they go to standby after the TV is turned off and they don't restart. I have to unplug the power. I also tried to change the HDMI CEC settings. But it won't restart.

    There is no power management, once the CPU is shut down there is no way to start it again, without a power cycle. Unfortunately there is no usable implementation of the crust fw yet.

    script.bin is in mainline replaced by the dtb, the device tree blob, not being an expert, I suppose it should be possible.


    I just tested libreelec on the orange pi 3 and it is wonderful.

    The problem is that I have not managed to install a frontend or make the emulationstation work,

    retroarch or zack morris ...

    Could someone help me install it on the kodi ??

    I just updated my board yesterday after a long time and realised at the moment many as ddons are not compiled, so maybe you have to wait acouple of weeks, or try compiling by yourself...

    Guys, I'm considering removing A20 support from master branch

    sad to hear, but I guess the strength of the A20 in 2020 is the native SATA port, not a main driver for LE.


    So switching to a H3 or H6 makes sense.


    Just as a side note the battery of my inet f97ii nearly blew up, my tablet got split in two parts and the batt was like a cussion. Thank god nothing happened.


    Just to be aware of ageing cheap lipo cells.

    Hi Jernej! I am testing (using) your image and nightly updates for the whole summer on my Orange Pi Plus 2e. What I still don't understand is some sort of pretty heavy video lagging when navigating the menus while there is video playing at the background. I hoped that some nightly images would solve this issue but I have installed many of them till the current version and that lagging is still present, unfortunately.

    Perhaps this is just due to the board's CPU/GPU limitations (too weak for Kodi 19/LibreELEC 9) and that would be never solved on these boards? Could you tell me some words about this issue, please? Thanks for your great work!

    I had a similar lag and got pointed to the requirement of the tv refreshrate being twice the video refresh rate, so better 1080p60 than 4k30. I guess it was in the hw deinterlacer thread

    I realise now that there are no official aarch64 builds. I tried to build for the Allwinner A20 device and it failed (though for a different reason). Something is off with the `gdb` configuration when building for rpi4 aarch64 which makes linking fail.


    I notice that there _are_ aarch64 configs for some other platforms (e.g. Allwinner A20). I've not tried them all but do any work?


    Was the build system created for LibreELEC or is it taken from somewhere else?

    Allwinner A20 is 32 bit, H5, H6 and A64 are 64 bit

    Dear Chewitt,


    Thanks for your review, i know according to README.md it's not ready for production use yet, anyway i tested the AP mode working well too.

    I recently read about a wifi card from some other manufacturer which comes with a gpl source drop, and this wifi card seems to use the same ip as the xradio and the sources seem to be in a better shape than the Allwinner driver. But as I don't have such a wifi card i didn't pay any attention and don't remember where I've seen this, sorry...

    Well, technically it would be sleep (suspend to RAM), not proper power on/off. I'm not sure anyone has any plans to work on IR in foreseeable future.

    Yepp technically you are right, but how do I explain this to my mom? If you press power on the remote it goes off and never comes back ;-)


    I hope they will understand the concept of the remote controlled power outlet.


    Thinking if I have to byte the sour apple and buy them an AppleTV, but I have no clue about this thing...


    P.S. not expecting any actions by you, just explaining my point of view.

    It's low priority for me but I'm accepting PRs if anyone else wants to do it :)


    I don't think that any supported device in LE is powered from battery... Anyway, even if crust gets supported, only button will work for turn off/on. IR and CEC are not supported in crust (yet?).

    Honestly a way to power on/off without pulling the plug would be great. IR might have to wait a while longer but that's ok :-)

    Now that the pinephone is having working images with crust FW for deep sleep and standby what is the status of crust for LE on Allwinner devices? Are there any plans or is it low priority for the time being?

    Hello all!

    I have cubieboard2, with compiled master branch of Libreeelec.

    When I start cubieboard I see Libreelec logo, then Kodi logo, but after that nothing happen with black screen. I try to ping cubieboard by IP,but no luck.

    1. Can anyone provide link to working image for cubieboar2?

    2. What can be wrong with my setup?

    Without knowing too much I'd suggest to add an usb TTL serial cable to the console port to see what happens.

    I've had more success using the VIM2 dts with random boxes than the Q200/Q201 ones. That's also true of boot firmware - the 'vim2' suffix image on our test server is for emmc installs and has mainline u-boot in the imaage, but to test that you'll need to erase emmc first else the box will always find BL2 in emmc and use it.

    Back to tampering with s912


    I was quiet for a while, playing with the Manjaro image for VIM2.


    Today it itched me to test the latest LE nightly for VIM2 to see how it's performing, as there are some hiccups with the Manjaro kernel in my opinion. But as you wrote instead of LE booted android. Is there any way to "patch" the LE image to boot from an SD on a box with an Android u-boot in EMMC? I just would like not to erase the EMMC before I'm 100% sure I won't need it anymore... So I rather play with LE sources or dd instead :-)


    Ok , I got a hint that there is a different image in nightly for exactly this case:


    Today's one is called: LibreELEC-AMLGX.arm-9.80-nightly-20200802-eabee4a-box.img.gz and works fine once the dtb is set to the correct one for my box (q200) interestingly with VIM2 dtb I had a couple of reboots not sure if that was really the reason.

    Just discovered this thread now...


    Not sure what to vote for. In general I'd say no in general as you can also have kodi on plasma mobile or phosh and could in the future even use plasma bigscreen.


    But of course it's also thrilling to use it for LE experimenting ;-)


    Just one question for LE on tablets and laptops, is it in the meantime possible to connect a tv via HDMI?