CoreELEC is an basically a minimal linux distribution on which to run Kodi.
We can help with hardware related issues with the actual box you are running CoreELEC on but anything beyond that is outside of our remit.
For those not familiar with the kodi/hardware/code, the problem is knowing just that...
Even those like me who have some background, when introducing to new systems could take a while before it becames clear.
I had a problem... and a dream
After a few tests, I got:
- my box worked almost perfectly with 8.90 on SD (a few files from a TV series had problems with fuild playback);
- installed to internal; got those problems and one more: at least one file, that always played without problems for many years (in many configurations, including the first RPi), also had video stutter;
- installed 184.108.40.206 to internal: perfect!! (but my programmable remote is already configured to 8.90 version...)
- reinstalled 8.90, from my working SD, to internal;
- I now have a perfect system!!!! No problem at all with those files, and the speed from internal memory is like 10x faster than SD (for exemple, it takes 6-10s to scrap a new TV series, while from SD that could take 1-2minutes; also, I don't see placemarks when browsing my library, while the 'SD version' I see then many times before they were replaced by their respective thumbnails)
Was that an hardware, CoreELEC or KODI problem?
I know now is not a hardware problem... and I'm happy!!
Joking aside, RPi3b+ doesn't have full HEVC support. If it did, I'd buy RPi3b+ instead.
Same here... best OOB experience I had (before HEVC became a commom place). Even my Popcorn Hour had more 'problems' to solve.
But given the lack of source code and limitations devs have fighting the unknown, they do a hell of a job!
The result is having a cheap box (cheaper than RPi) with H265 decoding capabilities, but a less than perfect OOB experience.
You could have stopped right there.
I think most people would understand that the devs are unable to reproduce, fix or control glitches that might happen during thunderstorms.
Why?!?! Shoudn't they??
Removing file /storage/.cache/shadow would reset the password back to default one (coreelec).
Also password coreelec is week according to passwd
Thanks. As a password it is weak indeed, but as a OS for KODI it is not!!
Is there a competition for whom gets most posts?
Why do you spend so much of your time responding (the way you do) to question like mine?
I guess my question is CoreELEC related (even if it is a UNIX/LINUX basic one).
Nobody is obliged to answer. I much prefer silence than this in a support group.
Did You read the OS message "Bad password" and the reason why ?
Coreelec is a little Linux system including security features
Yes, I fully understand the message. I just want to keep things has raw as possible, so changing to "coreelec" was the only thing I wanted. Not possible (at least this way).
@jopereira I doubt that the devs will be rushing to look into this as they advise against installing to internal memory. It was re-enabled as a courtesy to those that did not want to pay for SD cards / thumb-drives but, due to the H/W variables and risks involved, I don't think they actually provide support for those that ignore their advice.
I could be wrong, maybe it's changed back again now but that's how it was not too long ago
Thanks. I'm happy running from SD card, although I find neater (not to say, faster) to run from internal. If that's the price to pay to have a nice, working great version, let it be!
Thanks to developers, I'll keep my 5 stars rating!
Well, that's strange to me...
My 8.90, upgraded from 8.90.6, works VERY WELL in my 4Gb SD card, but stutters (small pauses) video running from internal memory. Maybe like skiped frames.
Anyone has already seen this kind of thing? (SD <> Internal behaviour)
(should I post a log?)
f..k, my SD card is 16GB. This is likely to take a long time
Sequencial reading (that occurs in this type of backup) is way faster than random readings.
My 4Gb SD takes about 1-2 minutes to backup. For a complete peace of mind, that's more than acceptable.
The "worst" part is keeping a 16Gb file even if you are only using 1Gb...
(I have a 4Tb drive full of "material" and my CE/LE backup has only about 500Mb - I'm backing up ~3.5Gb of zeros )
Edit: try MiniPartion Tool (free) - I guess you can backup only the relevant part (I have it, but didn't bother to use for this purpose)
I prefer the CE/LE built-in (if only because it doesn't require any other addons). The choice is yours, both of them just copy /storage/.kodi and some other key folders
CE/LE built-in all the way... definitely!
so you can with this only copy an image (zBs .IMG) files to an SD card.
I want to make a copy from one of my working LibreELEC SD cards to another SD card. I would like to experiment with this copy and if I get spoiled, I can use the original LibreELEC SD card after. Then no panic
I need a program, which make a one in one copy (FAT and ext partitions at the same time in one step) in a few minutes.
Yes, Win32 Disk Imager.
"READ" make .IMG from SD
"WRITE" make SD from .IMG
can you tell me, which program can you copy the entire SD card (FAT and ext) in one step?
Which one does not last for hours
Win32 Disk Imager
You do need to designate a destination file BEFORE you can hit "READ" (no the most intuitive, but works great).
My "not booting from internal" 8.90.6 was replaced by this CoreELEC 8.90.
Needed to make installtointernal twice (instalation process adverts for this possibility, case you don't have standard Amlogic partitions).
For the first time, since my 'RIP' RPI , I have smooth pans with 1080p60 (my fixed frame rate).
About initial display resolution...
I set mine to 1080p60 but initial boot gaves me no image with this version (8.90.6) and 720p with CoreELEC devel (a reboot solve the problem with both versions).
I guess my receiver/projector doesn't have HDMI signal stable by then, and it reverts to same kind of default (my long gone Rpi had that problem to).
My previous version (8.0.1l) doesn't show that symptome.
Is there a way to force initial resolution?