Thank you, okay I have updated to 9.2.
In top: 104 mins near 97% cpu for eventlircd.
Is the system effectively doing nothing at this point, so all resources are pointed at eventlircd?
I'm not sure if I'm understanding this correctly.
Okay, connecting back to the TV, I have system messages, followed by a blank screen.
# killall eventlircd
Then kodi emerged on the screen.