Posts by Linkinsoldier


    i try to use mailx to send me the output of a script to my mail account (if there is an error) and I can hardly believe, that I am the only one desperately trying to have this feature. However after 2 hours of searching, the best thing I came up was "using ssh [email protected] to send the email":

    However my Router doesnt allow that (and I hardly think this is secure to give libreelec root access on my router).

    On my NAS i used mailx for 6 years without issues, so I was looking for some way to get it running on libreelec. Can someone please pinpoint? netsupport addons didnt give me anything unfortunately and this would really help a lot to get notified if there is anything wrong with the backup script :)

    Thank you,



    I have been running a script on another rpi for quite some time (4-5 years), but it broke down and now I want to get rid of it and use libreelec as my only 24/7 device (besides the router). I have writen a backup script to download my contacts and calendars from my nextcloud every night to make sure I will not loose anthing from the nextcloud because of some mistake in thunderbird or whatever...

    Unfortunately i have been trouble to use wget on libreelec. I am not able to provide the --password (--user works!) and neither can I provide a .wgetrc nor change somehow the path where to find the .wgetrc (it is directly lying next to the .sh).

    The only way which works is wget https://user:[email protected], which is not really how i thought this should be :(

    GNU Wget 1.20 Manual

    May anybody help me?



    PS; How do i delete the History in the terminal? I tried a lot and history -c didnt work...

    edit: found it: > ~/.ash_history

    SSH history

    using the forum search I found the same problem here:

    safe mode, and now?

    solved by renaming (moving) /storage/.kodi.FAILED/userdata/profiles.xml to /storage/.kodi.FAILED/userdata/profiles.backup.xml

    Does anyone know how this happened and how I can keep this from happening?

    + bonus question: safe mode did rename my hostname. How can I change this back?

    edit: this was not true (hostname in settings and real hostname was different. However a second reboot did fix the hostname):

    Change hostname?

    Is this a bug or a feature?

    Hello together,

    I have been using the Libreelec 9.0.1. build in my NAND for quite some time now (going throw a lot of alpha and beta testbuilds) and it has been working without issues for some time now. I used it yesterday without issues for about 5 hours, and when I tried to turn it on today, i have been welcomed by the safe mode. I googled and found this:

    Kodi failing to read files, needs mediacenter restart - Raspberry Pi - OSMC Forums

    But that didnt help me. Based on the log file I would guess it doesnt load the profile for some reason, but I dont know why! Could someone please tell me how to proceed?

    Thank you,


    For the record: if anybody finds this via search - here a 2 possible solutions:

    I) Solution: Boot up Delay:

    II) Solution: Store the edid.dat and use this if no hotplug is present.

    Remark: This only works for the setup you created the edid.dat with.

    If there is any chance in your hardware setup, you have to redo steps 1-4!

    thats for your feedback and tipps! I looked into it more detailed and have a few interesting findings:

    I have a recent andoid TV (from Sony) and it looks, like the android tv needs to "power up" before "answering" to the pi. When I use the "force HDMI Hotplug" option in config.txt, I get HDMI every time, however it only shows a "small picture in the middle of the screen". Its about 640p (instead of the choosen 1080p) - I guess there is a bug?

    I "fixed" it for me by using the boot_delay=20 option in /flash/config.txt. My TV takes something between 15-19s to boot up into android (if i turn it on fast enough, I still see the android tv boot logo). With delay 15s I still get the error, 20s is working reproducable!

    Thank you for the help. I leave it like this for the moment. Will the config.txt be changed via future updates or will it keep the new option?

    Is this "how it should be" or will this be improved for "plug and play users"? Like a "wait x seconds if no hdmi connections is present, otherwise boot up now". That would actually be quite nice, because with this boot delay a reboot takes forever :)

    edit: two workarounds can be found here:

    RPI3 - No HDMI Output if RPI3 is powered before TV is on - no Problem after Reboot


    I have a very strange issue with the HDMI Output of my RPI3 (however I tried 2 RPI3s and 2 different TVs) - I think this is a Software issue on the Rpi. Same scenario on my Wetek Play2 --> no Problem.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1) Give Power to Rpi3 and TV at the same time (e.g. with a switch)

    2) RPi3 Powers up before my TV can power up

    3) Startup TV and select HDMI channel: no picture/sound via HDMI

    4) RPI is awake and can be restarted with Kore App (ore SSH)

    5) Picture is showing up and everything is running without issues

    As i said: 2 different RPI3s, 2 different TVs - same problem. Same scenario on wetek play2: no issues since about 2 years!

    my guess would be, that on "startup without tv" the follwing screen resolution is choosen:

    720 x 480 with 720 x 480i @ 60.000000 Hz

    This resolution is not in the list when started with TV (only without the i). I tried Libreelec alpha 6,8,9 - is this a known issue? Can this be fixed?

    Thank you,


    attached log with startup without tv (13:05) with issue and startup after reboot with tv (13:14) which works without issues.

    only noticeable difference i find in the log:

    on startup without TV (13:05):

    on startup with TV:


    I use the latest alpha 9 on my wetek play 2 and use a hdmi cable to connect the wetek play 2 with an up to date Sony TV. This is connected to a sound bar via hdmi ARC (audio return channel).

    I use my TV remote to control everything which usually works pretty good. However in 2 use cases I have issues:

    1) when I startup my TV (libreelec is still on), I need to wait for the soundbar to completely boot up to control libreelec. It shows me kodi for about 5-10 seconds before I get reaction to remote key presses...

    2) when kodi goes into screensaver mode my soundbar goes into auto standby after some time. Unfortunately I can no longer control kodi in this state until I restart my soundbar either via power button or switch to hdmi channel from the soundbar (to start it) and then back to kodi.

    My guess would be, that libreelec only reactions on feedback from the soundbar, when actually TV remote feedback would suffice. Is it possible to fix this somehow?