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by bscphil
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 552
Views: 276822

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster

FYI I had no issues building and running 19.1 using the instructions in my previous post: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1824600#p1824600 I'm willing to help users who have trouble building the software using those instructions (reminder: I don't recommend building on an SD card,...
by bscphil
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 552
Views: 276822

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster

I could make a deb pretty easily if there's a ton of interest, but you probably shouldn't be trusting me anyway, I'm just a random person on a forum! And I'm not sure I want the responsibility of updating it for point releases... I would be interested in a working set of backported debs, even if I ...
by bscphil
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 552
Views: 276822

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster

Oh, and I was forgetting the thing that bothers me the most on the RPi 4. You can't seek h264. This is a problem that begun with the first versions of Kodi 19 abd still hasn't a solution. Well it is has a workaround which to disable hardware decoding for h264.... Hmm. I'm not seeing this issue. I a...
by bscphil
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 552
Views: 276822

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster

Well, for me this is unacceptable. Since my main RPi use is Kodi, I prefer to stay and/or downgrade the kernel for now which is the same. If that isn't going to change anytime sooner, maybe it is time to upgrade to something better. Does this mean you won't be working on 19.0, since it's not compat...
by bscphil
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 552
Views: 276822

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster

By the way (rest of this post not directed at rascas specifically), still seeing a little occasional jank on very high bitrate 1080p h264 files (stuff right at the limit of the Blu-ray specs), and also complex scenes in even moderate bitrate 10 bit SD h264 files. The former is disappointing since i...
by bscphil
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA
Replies: 109
Views: 51413

Re: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA

The issue with this for me is that I keep my /boot directories inside the roots of the Raspbian installations, that way an apt update will be able to do EEPROM updates correctly. So since I don't have paths like /tftpdir/serial/<bootfiles> I can't use this method and would need to bind mount the /b...
by bscphil
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA
Replies: 109
Views: 51413

Re: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA

This is basically what I have today; each 'boot' directory lives in the TFTP filesystem, and is also shared via NFS. It works very well. There are no bind mounts or other weirdness required. I might be wrong but I believe the reason why this is not recommended is that no_subtree_check is the defaul...
by bscphil
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA
Replies: 109
Views: 51413

Re: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA

You don't need to keep /boot inside your root filesystem; just have the Pi mount the root via NFS on '/', and the boot filesystem (which is also served by the TFTP server) on '/boot'. Works great. That would work too - but in that case I'd still end up with another bind mount, in this case from /tf...
by bscphil
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA
Replies: 109
Views: 51413

Re: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA

The network bootloader supports a prefix (static in Pi3 and below, configurable in Pi4) which allows you to have different TFTP directories for each Pi; thus each one can easily have its own NFS root as well. On my network the Pis have static addresses, and the NFS server restricts access by IP add...
by bscphil
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA
Replies: 109
Views: 51413

Re: Raspberry Pi4 bootloader - network boot support - BETA

Questions for those of you network booting multiple Pis. I assume you aren't using the same root file system for all Pis, or at least that there are some of you who aren't. 1. Since you're presumably running only one TFTP server, which gets pointed to by your DHCP, all of the Pis end up with the sam...
by bscphil
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 552
Views: 276822

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster

18.8 is now out, and I'm content to wait for a build of that (no pressure), but I'm wondering why there's no 18.7 in the official repositories yet, only in pipplware. For example this mirror only has 18.6 when 18.7 was built by mid-June: https://mirror.sfo12.us.leaseweb.net/raspbian/raspbian/pool/ma...
by bscphil
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 552
Views: 276822

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

I wanted to document a problem I've run into. I kind of assumed when I bought the Pi 4 that the reason VC-1 hardware decoding was dropped was that the new processor was powerful enough to handle 1080p VC-1 video. (At least, you'd hope it was tested before hardware support was dropped.) Buttttt that'...
by bscphil
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspberry Pi OS / Raspbian Buster
Replies: 552
Views: 276822

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Buster

Yeah, like I thought, looks like sometimes Kodi does not have permission to the DRM subsystem, don't know exactly why, and Kodi starts with software MESA (llvmpipe) instead of V3D acelerated driver. To fix it create a new udev rule, like for example /etc/udev/rules.d/99-kodi.rules with the followin...
by bscphil
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Stretch [Recover]
Replies: 17
Views: 10364

Re: [Guide] Kodi on Raspbian Stretch [Recover]

Yes, I will try to do it this weekend. Then I will make an update here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=250796 You have news?. Kodi 18.4 for Raspbian Buster is now available in the PiPplware repo. Just received my Pi 4 today, will now take a look on it and how to package...
by bscphil
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

Found relevant systemd commit: udev-rules: Permission changes for /dev/dri/renderD* Interestingly, this commit says: "Change default mode to 0666" . Which means any user should be able to access it. :( I am guessing Debian folks are to blame here. Maybe they had a reason for doing it that...
by bscphil
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

Maybe the following rule? SUBSYSTEM=="drm", GROUP="video", MODE="0660" Well, this rule tells udev for any device in the "drm" subsystem to set their group to :video , which essentially is the first thing I proposed. :) Ugh, this is why I never mess with udev....
by bscphil
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

I just confirmed this to be the problem. @bscphil and @psyke83 you guys are geniuses for find this out. Basically, here is what happens. When I originally compiled Kodi, I was able to launch it from a terminal and it worked great. But when I tried using chvt or even wrote my own proggy to switch te...
by bscphil
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

Not working: 2019-09-07 01:02:32.796 T:2972667184 NOTICE: GL_VENDOR = VMware, Inc. 2019-09-07 01:02:32.796 T:2972667184 NOTICE: GL_RENDERER = llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 128 bits) Working: 2019-09-07 01:05:18.586 T:2972536112 NOTICE: GL_VENDOR = Broadcom 2019-09-07 01:05:18.587 T:2972536112 NOTICE: GL_REND...
by bscphil
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

Once or twice when I have started Kodi, it works correctly, with high performance and little CPU use. Every other time, it uses ~50% of one core when idling, and (more importantly) interacting with the UI (via a remote) spikes the CPU briefly to 100% on all cores, resulting in a very slow interface...
by bscphil
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

My fellow Kodified Raspinauts of the 4th Dimension, I bring to you Debian package for Kodi 18.4 Leia: Thanks, I appreciate the work. Idle CPU is down from 50% to 30%. Unfortunately the interface is still just as slow as before: when using the remote, the CPU briefly spikes to 100% on all cores and ...
by bscphil
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

I did a Debug build for... well, debugging I guess... :D I anticipated to run into problems and figured it might be useful. It turned out not to be. So, I will go ahead and do a Release build for 18.4. In terms of the build process, I would have to disappoint -- I am not a big fan of Docker. :? I'v...
by bscphil
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

I will try to get to it in a few days. Feel free to bug me, if I go silent for too long. :D The kodi-rpi4_18.3-5_armhf.deb in the original post seems to be a 'Debug' build. Would you please do a 'Release' build for this upcoming 18.4? Actually I'd like to (cross-) compile and build myself. Can you ...
by bscphil
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

Kodi in raspbian.raspberrypi.org is just a build of the Debian package, so it will run on any decent armhf platform, albeit poorly. Kodi in archive.raspberrypi.org for stretch was kindly provided by Rascas, who runs https://pipplware.pplware.pt/. It's just copied from his repo. We're holding off on...
by bscphil
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

Something I don't understand: who exactly maintains packages for the Raspbian repositories? I think most of the packages are just taken from Debian's armhf builds, right? But some of them need to be compiled with RPi specific libraries, e.g. Kodi. The Kodi build in Raspbian stretch certainly isn't f...
by bscphil
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: [UPDATE] Kodi 18.4 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 178
Views: 131367

Re: Kodi 18.3 Leia for Raspberry Pi 4

My understanding was that with the Pi 4, you should never see the thermometer icon because the Pi would actively manage the CPU frequency to keep the temperature out of the danger zone. If that's wrong, I suppose I wasn't seeing thermal throttling? That is wrong. No throttling will occur below 80'C...

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