Package Base Details: kodi-standalone-service

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Submitter: graysky
Maintainer: graysky
Last Packager: graysky
Votes: 61
Popularity: 0.001663
First Submitted: 2014-11-05 20:25
Last Updated: 2020-02-02 19:47

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bananabrain commented on 2016-06-20 23:48

minor syntax error in readme.install, lines 61, 73

Tetz commented on 2016-06-10 04:19

I have to change all the tty7 references in the kodi.service file to tty1 to make it work on my system.

CandyAngel commented on 2016-04-06 22:24

@graysky: This occurred (on the same machine) on two successive fresh installations from the 2016-03-01 media (with both of those drivers). The change was not required when using the nouveau module. Kodi would also start with nvidia and the original ExecStart when the 'kodi' user was 'sudo su -l'd to.

When starting kodi.service "as-is" with the nvidia or nvidia-340xx drivers, Xorg.0.log contains:

[ 14.098] (II) systemd-logind: took control of session /org/freedesktop/login1/session/c1
[ 14.100] (II) systemd-logind: got fd for /dev/dri/card0 226:0 fd 8 paused 1
[ 14.100] (EE) Error systemd-logind returned paused fd for drm node
[ 14.258] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 0
(and the nvidia driver is not matched at all)

However, with the modification, systemd-logind is only mentioned once:

[ 13.368] (II) systemd-logind: logind integration requires -keeptty and -keeptty was not provided, disabling logind integration

It may be important that this line is also included in my working Xorg.0.log:

[ 13.367] (--) using VT number 2

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help isolate the problem! :)

graysky commented on 2016-04-05 19:03

@candy - That shouldn't be necessary. I have tested this on several boxes with the nvidia drivers installed (nvidia and nvidia-340xx) and it behaves as expected for me.

CandyAngel commented on 2016-04-04 22:31

I've found that, with the nVidia driver installed, this service won't start Kodi as systemd-logind will interfere and make X think the nVidia driver isn't viable (then X won't find any screens).

I had to override ExecStart with the below to get it to work with nVidia:
/usr/bin/xinit /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/kodi-standalone
(removed everything after '--' in the original).

Credit (and thanks) to grazzolini in #archlinux for this solution.

graysky commented on 2016-02-01 20:33

I will add a post_install message to users of the open source ATI driver but I need to know: is it the xf86-video-ati package that provides this driver?

graysky commented on 2016-01-17 13:54

I can't comment since I do not have ATI hardware for testing. Is the use of the open source ATI driver true for everyone who has experienced this problem? Are there any users of the open source ATI driver that do NOT need to create this file?

Kalq commented on 2016-01-16 22:18

Confirming that I too need the Xwrapper.config file. I'm using the open source ATI driver. When I was using the Catalyst driver I didn't need it.

graysky commented on 2016-01-02 19:12

@epinephrine - That is not needed. Confirmed on a fresh install just now. Upon rebooting into it, I was greeted with kodi with no additional setup.

I suspect you are missing something with regard to your ati drivers... unless the ATI drivers for some reason require that file which would surprise me. I have not ATI hardware for testing.

mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/mini
pacstrap -i /mnt/mini base xf86-video-intel kodi kodi-standalone-service
echo "LABEL=mini / ext4 defaults,relatime 0 1" >> /mnt/mini/etc/fstab
echo mini > /mnt/mini/etc/hostname
sed -i 's/#en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8/' /mnt/mini/etc/locale.gen
echo "LANG=en_US.UTF-8" > /mnt/mini/etc/locale.conf

arch-chroot /mnt/mini /bin/bash
sed -i '/^MODULES/ s,"","i915",' /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
mkinitcpio -p linux
systemctl enable kodi

sebstar commented on 2016-01-02 17:07

Just want to mention that I also needed the Xwrapper.config file with 'needs_root_rights = yes'. I use the ati drivers and have a minimal X installation, i.e., the only xorg related software that I installed is kodi.

Maybe this package should include the Xwrapper.config file or at least a post-installation comment that this file might be needed.