Package Details: kodi-standalone-service 1.135-1

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Package Base: kodi-standalone-service
Description: Systemd services to run kodi in stand-alone mode without a DE
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Licenses: MIT
Replaces: kodi-standalone-gbm-service, kodi-standalone-wayland-service, kodi-standalone-x11-service
Submitter: graysky
Maintainer: graysky
Last Packager: graysky
Votes: 65
Popularity: 0.59
First Submitted: 2014-11-05 20:25
Last Updated: 2022-01-18 12:27

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graysky commented on 2017-03-10 19:35

What is the output of:
1) id kodi
2) grep kodi /etc/passwd

Hell-G commented on 2017-03-10 16:22

Sorry guys, I have a very basic question. Although I installed kodi-standalone-service a long time ago and I think I was using its functionality, now I am not sure anymore, if I really understand it. What is the main purpose of this package?
My interpretation was, that it offers the possibility to run Kodi without loading a DE. I am using GDM and Gnome and in the past, I had the Kodi user listed on my login screen and I set up passwordless login for it (sorry, I don't remember how I actually did it). So as soon as I select this user, I go directly into Kodi.

Since the last time I updated my system, the Kodi user is no longer shown. So I started digging. The Arch Wiki says: "Note: kodi-standalone-serviceAUR creates a user named kodi, which is not permitted to login, thus autologin will fail with this user." So if the user is not permitted to login, how is it possible, that I used to be able to login in GDM and have Kodi started right away?
Looking at the UID of the Kodi user (420), it makes sense now, that the user is not listed at the login screen, because the ID is <1000. So it is a system user and not supposed to login. But why did it show it for me before?

Or is the package meant to directly boot into Kodi without any further user interaction? But if this is the case, this has never worked for me and I would not know what to adapt to make this work.

I basically just want to be able to go directly into Kodi from the login screen (preferably without password) and don't have a full blown DE running in the background.

Thank you for your help!

graysky commented on 2017-03-04 14:19

Bump to v1.90-1
Changelog: Run on vt1 not vt7 for increased compatibility.

graysky commented on 2017-03-04 14:17

@red - good point!

redbaron commented on 2017-03-04 10:34

Dual monitor is possible but for standalone HTPC it's not usual. And mostly this package is used on systems when KODI is started upon HTPC startup without any additional DE.

graysky commented on 2017-03-04 09:33

@redbaron - This is how it was originally setup by our team.[1] I think vt1 is the default for greeters. I can confirm that lxdm uses it anyway. Is it possible to have a box that drives both TV (HDMI1) and a monitor simultaneously (HDMI2 or DVI or DSUB, etc)?


redbaron commented on 2017-03-03 21:20

I am using nvidia 378.13-3, but same problem. I think main problem is better described here Why not to use vt1 by default?

graysky commented on 2017-03-03 21:06

@red - Yes, on a box that needs the 340xx drivers, I too have to remove the vt7. Dunno if there is a fix in the works or not, see:

redbaron commented on 2017-03-03 19:16

I have same problem as @ricrogz, removing vt7 helped but then shutdown function disappeared from kodi's "power options", changing vt7 to vt1 worked.

graysky commented on 2017-02-21 23:15

Does that series of nvidia cards use the 340xx drivers? Best to continue this in the thread you started[1].