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bmike1

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I recently bought a Raspberry Pi expressly for the Purpose of running Kodi on it. Well I am having some problems which they supposedly have fixes for (http://michael.gorven.za.net/raspberrypi/xbmc#comment-1798) but the fixes don't work. Here are the problems:
1- When I try to shut down the program it will either give me a black screen or kodi will just restart itself.
the fix for this was: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=100811
2- The keyboard doesn't work.
The fix was:
sudo cat > /etc/udev/rules.d/99-input.rules << eof
SUBSYSTEM=="input", GROUP="input", MODE="0660"
KERNEL=="tty[0-9]*", GROUP="tty", MODE="0660"
eof
3- In 1Ch**nel when I press the stop button it presents me with a transparent selection box. Then I have to right click of to the side (to get to to the selection screen we are first presented with upon start) then click video-add ons, I get the trasparent selection box, I right click to the side, then I select videos and then all the selections from there to the tv show I want to watch.
4- The mouse scroll-wheel doesn't work.

Comments?
 

bmike1

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hate to soujnd stupid but do you know how to install it? I've only ever installed the ISO format. I d/l one and extracted it and this is what I got:

OpenELEC-RPi.arm-5.0.5.img

how does one install a .img ?
Also: when i stuck my micro sd card reader into my computer I got three devices appearing:

/media/bmike1/SETTINGS $ cd ..
/media/bmike1 $ ls
BOOT data root SETTINGS

I don't know what to ask besides how do I install it?
 

spanky

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format your sdcard first to clear your prevs set up.

then if you have a windows pc do the following

1 Download Disk Imaging Software hxxp://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
2 Download the latest OpenELEC Image hxxp://openelec.tv/get-openelec (be sure you get the correct buid for your rpi, rpi1 and rpi2 have diff builds of openelec)
3 Extract the image using the freeware tool 7zip.
4 Insert your USB Stick into your system. It should appear as a new drive letter.
5 Extract the image so you have a file ending in .img
6 Extract the disk imager software and run Win32DiskImager
7 Select the image file and verify the destination drive letter is correct, then click write.

When it is finished you can safely remove the card the USB Stick by right clicking on the drive in windows explorer and selecting eject.
 
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bmike1

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I just installed openelec and is there a reason why Prime Wire's 'My TV Schedule' isn't working?
 

bmike1

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I got openelec installed but it wouldn't run. Then I read the instructions again and saw I forgot the last step. I needed to sync it before yanking the micro sd from what I had plugged it into (what is that called). Now it runs but the Pri**wire 'My TV Schedule' menu isn't loading. At least the keyboard works. Another thing that isn't working is the mouse wheel.
Now, if I never had either working before I would think it was a quirk; however, in the instructions for installing Kodi onto a Pi that I found at http://michael.gorven.za.net/raspberrypi/xbmc#comment-1794 the mouse-wheel wasn't working but the 'My TV Schedule' menu would load. Further, when I was running XBMC... I mean Kodi from a NUC (and before that full sized computers) the mouse-wheel was working but I never noticed the 'My TV Schedule' menu (I figured that it was a new menu that I would have gotten upon my next update).
Any ideas as to how to get things working?
 

bmike1

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okay.... I reinstalled and added my user to group tty and almost everything I've tried works now.
 

invisable

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what is tty ..............? I have mouse problems too.
A lot has happened in the Rpi Kodi development over the last 2 years.

If your new to Rpi and or have problems setting up then there are 2 main distributions to try.
OSMC
Code:
https://osmc.tv/download/
download the windows installer and follow the instructions to set it up on your Rpi
LIBREELEC
Code:
https://libreelec.tv/downloads/
Both these distribution are great. OSMC has slightly more functionality as you can install addition binaries. You can also log in via ssh and run anything you can on Raspbian (without the GUI)

LibreElec just works ! it's Kodi with a Linux embedded. The team have made sure that everything you could need is compiled if you do need to add anything it's made possible now by a docker addon.