Posts by berniejonnie


    since a few days I have in macOS finder no symbol anymore for the Libreelec computer in the network, finder is showing a question mark instead of any type of computer icon (see screen shot). Anybody has an idea where that comes from?

    How does it work with avahi in Libreelec? I have enabled it and see at /etc/avahi the usual files in the read-only filesystem, but only the ssh service is announced via avahi/bonjour....?


    That's an easy answer, yes, you'r absolutely right ! :)

    But I don't want to start with a plain Linux in a container and do everything from scratch (see my post #3). So I have to see if I get along with guest and root or if I wanna test an existing samba container.

    Well, I reached the point where I can have guests with readonly and can log into samba with root account and r/w access. That was not so difficult. But am I right that LE has no adduser command so I can only use smbpasswd for users that are already in the System (shadow db) ?

    So I guess that using samba in a container would not change that, if it dos not bring with it adduser (unlikely)?

    Hmmm. I know your position very well about what LE should do and what not. And looking for LE as a "firmware" I love it because it just works out of the box, and that is the reason why I am not enthusiastic to do everything on a plain linux installation with days of configuration and updates. You really do an excellent job ! But there is only one more thing........: beeing able to use an additional user with readonly rights while root/libreelec (OMG? my family doesn't read this ;-)) has full access.

    I will do some test....




    I make heavy use of my LE box beside TV, Netflix, Video and Music also as a media-server for all other devices in the house. I have huge HDD capacity and so I think how I can use it also as a backup server for the computers. I have already created a script that switches Samba between read-only and read-write, because we know that it is not a good idea to give continuous write permissions for computers to their backup. But this is not very handy....

    So I saw that it is possible to have samba or Apple afp (timemachine) in a container. My 1st test was not so easy, I deactivated samba in LE and tried to generate users in a samba-container. So the question arises in my mind, if it is possible to run a container on a single User system, that uses more than one user to manage different shares? Does LE support the "adduser" etc. commands that are necessary to maintain different users and their access rights in samba?? Password db file etc.?

    Can anybody confirm or has experience ?



    Yes, right. I changed to the IP address and now Kodi opens the sql-db 4 seconds after the sql-container started.

    Thanks !!

    P.S. Does somebody know how I can make disappear all the docker relates status messages from the boot- and shutdown-screen ? That stopped already when 8.0 approached the release and now it is partly back...

    I guess that this is what we are looking for :

    journalctl -u docker.linuxserver.mariadb :
    Mar 21 09:50:27 LibreELECintel systemd[1]: Starting docker.linuxserver.mariadb container...
    Mar 21 09:50:30 LibreELECintel sh[814]: docker.linuxserver.mariadb
    Mar 21 09:50:37 LibreELECintel systemd[1]: Started docker.linuxserver.mariadb container.
    Mar 21 09:50:37 LibreELECintel sh[814]: 170321 09:50:37 mysqld_safe Logging to syslog.

    journalctl -u kodi :
    Mar 21 09:50:38 LibreELECintel systemd[1]: Starting Kodi Media Center...Mar 21 09:50:38 LibreELECintel systemd[1]: Started Kodi Media Center....

    kodi.log :
    09:50:45.929 T:139892836030208 ERROR: Unable to open database: MyVideos107 [2003](Can't connect to MySQL server on 'libreelecintel' (111))

    That didn't help, I tried also by linking the docker.linuxserver.mariadb.service into .../, no success. I still need the "sleep 10" in I guess that it's not enough that the service starts before Kodi, it also takes some time till the database is initialized and ready to answer requests. I see that tvheadend and others are linked into the dir .../ (?) but when Kodi is up I see the message "tvheadend is starting up" with spinning wheel, so seems that Kodi is explicitelx waiting for the pvr service..

    Any recommendations ?

    I installed the docker-addon and from the's docker addon repo the MariaDB image. Really great thing!
    In advancedsettings.xml I pointed to the SQL database for video. Now I have the problem, that when libreelec and Kodi start, it can not access the SQL Server, because the container takes some seconds longer to start up. I activated already the "wait for network (10sec)" but this does not help.
    When I ssh into libreelec and "systemctl restart Kodi.service", it works fine because the SQL Server is then up and running.

    Can anybody explain, how the start-up of the different software's work and where I have to put in a few seconds of wait ??