Recently I have made some physical changes to my home network. Moved the WiFi router to a more central position to get better coverage, but that meant also my main media player running Xbian could no longer be connected via Ethernet cable, but had to switch to WLAN.
Well wireless adapter on Pi3 is ok for basic stuff, but it does not have good antenna to achieve better network quality or it could run at least 150Mbits which I required. Continue reading “Use two wireless network interfaces on 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”
I am using Raspberry Pi 2 with Xbian installed as my primary always on media-player device. Beside usual Kodi and few other services I also have MySQL, pihole, lighttpd, rtorrent, samba and few other.
Lately I am faced with kernel oops when trying to copy larger files, over 500MB. Rapsberry Pi becomes unresponsive, I can ping it but no longer connect to it. Continue reading “Prevent kernel out of memory manager to kill processes on Raspberry Pi 2”
For some time now I am running Xbian as my preferred distro of choice for my multimedia player on my Raspberry Pi 2.
Xbian works flawlessly and it is always on bleeding edge with Kodi, but since it is Debian Jessie based it is perfect for customization by adding additional packages. Continue reading “Fix page allocation failure on Raspberry Pi running rtorrent”
Xbian is my proffered media center solution for some time now and one of the great features is ability to create .img of your current system so that you can use it for backup purposes or multiplication.
All you need to do is to create your backup using xbian-config script run as root and navigate to Xbian copier: Continue reading “How to backup/restore/mount Xbian .img to a local folder”