Posts by okichatan

    OK - I finally got my CM3+! (8GB was all that was in stock at the retailer I used) Installed easily and was able to follow instructions to install the CM3 slice version on the eMMC. I probably could have backed up my settings, libraries, add-ons, etc. but in my case it was easy enough to just start from scratch.

    Now for the heatsink: Locally, I found a small, fairly lightweight, copper heat sink (20x20x6 mm). With just that guy, the max temp (gputemp / cputemp) I’ve reached by just playing videos is about 52°C. While playing video AND updating a large library over the LAN, the temp leveled out at 60°C.

    From what I read at the pi site: “...the CM3+ has better thermal behaviour under load. It has more thermal mass and can draw heat away from the processor faster than CM3. … longer sustained operation under heavy load before the processor hits 80°C and begins to reduce its clock speed.”

    My 52-60°C seems like a reasonable enough range?

    Two questions before I take a plunge from someone who still:P has the CM1:

    1) CM3+ eMMC Flash size: Which one is needed or best?

    2) Heat Sink ? I remember lots of discussions and trials on the now-defunct slice forum and in this forum. How hard will this be to figure out or is there a good, safe solution ?


    Installed 8.90.008 (upgrade from V17) and most everything seems OK.

    My problems FYI:

    1) My Harmony 650 Remote “guide” button now causes a PVR error, not the “Context Menu” like before. I'll need to research this more. (EDIT: installed/used Keymap app to fix the button)

    2) Because I upgraded from V17 (or I goofed something else up) my library didn't get retained. So I just rescanned my library.

    Thanks for keep this old Slice (CM1) up and running!

    Hi, it would be nice if someone could confirm that the images (they are the release images) for Slice/3 are working.


    Was running 8.2.5 ; I downloaded and saved the ...slice.arm...img.gz file (CM1) into .update folder; rebooted; found update and installed OK; reboot..... now I can only get

    Error in mount_flash: mount_common Could not mount  /dev/mmcblk0p5

    Have been searching and trying various things, but no luck.

    I still have the slice noobs, so should I Flash LibreELEC to internal eMMC storage?

    EDIT: I finally pieced together various howto sources and was able to reflash eMMC with the 8.90.005. Seems to work. But I have other set-up and problems to work through getting back to the previous state of functionality.


    ...and we have no idea which mirror you're talking to.

    Nor do I; ..BUT in the meantime, my Slice locked up for some reason so I had to reboot (i.e, pull the plug), and upon reboot I had a version 8.0 (and 7.95.3) listed as available update! Either the mirrors happened to fix themselves at just the right time ..or.. a reboot was needed to get the updates to show up.

    I've seen a couple of reports (on other builds, it's nothing Slice specific) where people aren't seeing 8.0.0 in the lists of available manual updates. This can only be an issue with mirror servers as the JSON file queried by the settings add-on is 100% correct on our servers.

    I see, Thanks; Will the mirror issue be resolved at some point, so wait for the update to show in the list of available updates? (since I'm not in a rush)

    It's been out for almost a week now. The link is in the first post

    Sorry for the basic questions, but the last several updates were available via the 8.0 channel on the slice menu (i.e. 7.95.1 and 2), why would 8.0.0 not show up there?
    So we must download the 8.0.0 from link and install manually? like I first did with LibreElec.

    I had problems, but resolved them so posting in case it can help someone else:
    Initially after installing libreelec on my slice, things were pretty good. But after a while, lots of issues started happening. Examples:

    • Weather settings wouldn’t stay.
    • Video calibration settings wouldn’t stay.
    • Couldn’t mark videos as watched.
    • Ultimately, I couldn't boot into kodi.

    Long story short: Something related to Transmission add-on * caused my /storage to fill up to 100%. I had tens of thousands (!!) of files in /storage/.cache/cores that had filenames like “core.!storage!.kodi!addons!service.downloadmanager.transmission!bin!transmission-daemon.1483408051
    * I used transmission on my slice (to legally seed linux iso files) and tried to install it on libreelec, until I saw somewhere where it is not supported, so I gave up and didn’t give it anymore thought.

    So I un-installed all transmission related addons, and using filezilla, I deleted all those 2 GB worth of core files (now /storage is only 20% full).
    he bottomline lesson I got is if things are acting weird: check the /storage to see if it filled up somehow.