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”
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”
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”
[UPDATE] Now instructions are fit for Debian Jessie.
I have been running Kodi on my Raspberry Pi 2 for some time as my primary home media center. Previously I used a normal PC in fancy casing, but since I moved all my files to NAS it made no sense to run full blown PC and waste electricity. Continue reading “Installing Plexmediaserver on Xbian / Raspberry Pi 2”
I have encountered this when moving my Xbian installation from 8GB card to 32GB one. The solution is to copy everything and force it to resize to 32GB.
1. dd copy old SD card to new bigger SD card (for example:
dd if=/dev/sdd of=/dev/sde bs=4M
where sdd is your old card and sde is your new SD card. Continue reading “Force Xbian resize partition when moving to bigger card”