Upgrade Xbian installation to support Raspberry Pi 3

Recently I bought two Raspberry Pi 3 devices, one for my RetroPie gaming center and one for my Kodi / Xbian always-on media-center.

Retropie with version 3.6 came out of the box with Raspberry Pi 3 support, so it was an easy to replace old unit with new one.

Xbian needs new kernel package (4.4.4+) to support Raspberry Pi 3. There are two ways to get your Xbian to support your new device: Continue reading “Upgrade Xbian installation to support Raspberry Pi 3”

Configure LCDd.conf for LC16M VFD LCD 16×2 screen

I wanted to reinstall my old XBMCuntu distro with new version from kodi.tv and I have downloaded latest available iso file from here.

Since my Silverstone LC16M case has 16×2 VFD display it is normal that I want to use it together with all the multimedia keys. In order to get them working kernel module imon must be loaded.

To support LCD in Kodi you will need addon XBMC LCDproc but before installing the plugin you need to have lcdproc package installed and configured. Continue reading “Configure LCDd.conf for LC16M VFD LCD 16×2 screen”

How to additionally clean-up Kodi MySQL database from unwanted entries

If you are like me using Kodi (XBMC) library to manage all your multimedia files you are probably used to updating and cleaning your library after adding or deleting new files.

My library at the moment consists of 15121 files total, but after examining it in PHPMyAdmin I have noticed that files table contains also some entries that point to non-existing idPath from path table and other files that are pointing to a path that is non-local (HTTP or plugin instead of regular system path). Continue reading “How to additionally clean-up Kodi MySQL database from unwanted entries”