Hi there. I hope this is the right place to post my doubts.
I have a RockPro64 that I want to use as both a small server and a Kodi box (no need of graphical environment). I’ve been using LibreELEC for a while but the thing is I’d like to manage a ‘real’ server instead of having to use docker containers to every service and application I need.
Yesterday I installed and tested Manjaro’s RockPro64 Minimal 21.02, which I found extremely fast and light. I installed Kodi 19 (the Matrix version, kodi-gbm) and although it’s working nicely I noticed that it apparently doesn’t have hardware acceleration. Is there anything more I’m supposed to install, or maybe any further configuration I must do in order to make acceleration work or isn’t this Kodi compilation optmized to the RP64? In that case is there maybe any alternative version I may use? I noticed for example that the aur has a couple of git versions. I also noticed that there’s a couple of missing add-ons and repositories (the ones that on other Kodi instalations generally appears as ‘disabled’ and that all the user has to do is enable them to use).
Another point is that I’d like to automatically start Kodi at boot time (and running as my user). The installed pkg doesn’t seem to have any systemd compliant init file and I don’t really know how to create them. Could any more experienced user point me in the right direction or maybe suggest me a working file I could use?
So I imagine that you’re the developer responsible for the Kodi Arm packages? If so thank you very much for your effort! Much appreciated.
As for the hardware acceleration, that’s ok. It’s nice to know that it’ll be available eventually.
Would you consider to build the Kodi packages with support to MediaImport? If I understood it right it’s part of Kodi Matrix (although its repository is apparently disabled by default) and it has a very ellegant way of importing items to the Kodi media database from multiple simoutaneous sources as Emby/Jellyfin, Plex (and probably others in the future), which is essential to someone who has multiple share sources and want all of them to feel ‘native’ to Kodi.
The user id is 1000.
I believe what you mean is: /usr/lib/kodi-gbm
Not sure about these, but if you’re so kind as to create a file with the minimal basic ones I may use it as a basis and adapt to my real needs.
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