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RPi-Kodi won't start if using OpenGL mode thru dietpi-config

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:41 am
by gpioneer
This is with Raspberry Pi 3, using latest DietPi image, over HDMI to my Sony TV:
using dietpi-config and display options, if I choose plain 1920x1080, Kodi starts. If I use OpenGL 1920x1080 option, Kodi does not start.

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Segmentation fault (core dumped)
Crash report available at /root/kodi_crashlog-20171224_043521.log
[E] Failed to power on HDMI with explicit settings (CEA mode 16)

Re: RPi-Kodi won't start if using OpenGL mode thru dietpi-co

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:40 pm
by k-plan
Kodi will only function if you are using the Broadcom drivers! This is the "Original non-GL desktop driver" , which is currently the default on the Raspbian based images. If you select the open-source OpenGL driver, it won't work!

Kodi on Raspbian requires a minimum of 160 MB of RAM dedicated to the GPU to function properly! ("Memory Split")
If you have a RPi 2/3, the recommended is 256 MB of RAM for the GPU.
Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... p?t=192499

Re: RPi-Kodi won't start if using OpenGL mode thru dietpi-co

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:05 pm
by gpioneer
k-plan wrote:
Kodi will only function if you are using the Broadcom drivers! This is the "Original non-GL desktop driver" , which is currently the default on the Raspbian based images. If you select the open-source OpenGL driver, it won't work!

Kodi on Raspbian requires a minimum of 160 MB of RAM dedicated to the GPU to function properly! ("Memory Split")
If you have a RPi 2/3, the recommended is 256 MB of RAM for the GPU.
Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... p?t=192499
Ahh, OK. Sheesh, I spent a much time googeling last night and troubleshooting but did not run into this!

I figured using the OpenGL option would improve performance for Kodi.

Thank you for the info!!