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: 0.63
First Submitted: 2014-11-05 20:25
Last Updated: 2022-01-18 12:27

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mr_nuub commented on 2018-02-15 06:41

Sorry, it was my fault. xkbcomp does not know about de_nodeadkeys and does NOT load the layout if the variant is wrong - it just loads the default english layout. Using only "localectl set-x11-keymap de" or using the right variant will solve this issue.

graysky commented on 2018-02-10 22:30

I never tried changing the default layout... is there a setting at a deeper level in the system for this?

graysky commented on 2018-02-10 22:30

I never tried changing the default layout... is there a setting at a deeper level in the system for this?

mr_nuub commented on 2018-02-10 20:58

How do I set the keyboard laout? I used "localectl set-x11-keymap de pc105 de_nodeadkeys" to set it to german, but it is still english. I also switched over to the kodi user and displayed the current configuration with "DISPLAY=:0 setxkbmap -print -verbose 10". Everything says "de". Even the file "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf" point to "de". But in kodi it's english. What else should I try?

kuch3n commented on 2017-04-09 08:05

fails to start :(
09:47:13.744 T:140299952466048 ERROR: CWinSystemX11::XErrorHandler: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation), type:0, serial:91, error_code:2, request_code:155 minor_code:3
09:47:13.744 T:140299952466048 ERROR: GLX Error: Could not create context

graysky commented on 2017-03-11 09:49

@Hell-G - That's fine. I was mistaken, it's not display.service, it's display-manager.service which should be a symlink to whatever you're using, gdm in your case, lxdm in mine:

ls -lh /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 May 11 2016 /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/lxdm.service

In any case, yeah, if you want to use the box for things other than kodi, this is probably not for you.

Hell-G commented on 2017-03-11 08:49

Thank you graysky for all the work you have put in and for all your replies here and in the forums! I do not have a display.service, I can only find gdm.service on my system.
Reading your last sentence, I think that "kodi-standalone-service" is not the right thing for me after all. I still want to be able to login as a different user and therefore, getting rid of my display manager is not what I want. I am sorry, that I did not understand this earlier and bothered you here.

graysky commented on 2017-03-10 22:33

@Hell-G - disable display.service (should be symlinked to gdm on your system) and enable kodi.service. "kodi-standalone-service" is for systems that want to use the GUI exclusively for kodi.

Hell-G commented on 2017-03-10 22:24

Thank you for your replies!

1)$ id kodi
uid=420(kodi) gid=420(kodi) groups=420(kodi),90(network),91(video),92(audio),93(optical)

2)$ grep kodi /etc/passwd
kodi:x:420:420:kodi user:/var/lib/kodi:/usr/bin/nologin

3) It has never happened, that my computer booted directly into Kodi. Very interesting. I did not install GDM nor Gnome for Kodi, I use those for when I am doing other stuff than using Kodi.
The service is started and enabled, so I don't see what I am doing wrong. Is GDM and Gnome in the way of kodi-standalone?
$ sudo systemctl status kodi
● kodi.service - Starts instance of Kodi using xinit
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/kodi.service; enabled; vendor preset: disable
Active: active (running) since Thu 2017-03-09 21:36:14 CET; 1 day 1h ago
Main PID: 10557 ((xinit))
Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
CGroup: /system.slice/kodi.service
└─10557 (xinit)

Mar 09 21:36:14 hostname systemd[1]: Started Starts instance of Kodi using xinit.

Thanks again!

redbaron commented on 2017-03-10 19:38

This package is for booting (not logging) directly into Kodi. You don't need GDM or Gnome, just X, all the dependencies are listed in this package.