I have raspberry piOS with i3 desktop.

I followed the instructions on this page, which describes official tweaks for rpi4 and Kodi.

Initially I set the gpu mem value to 1024 and it wouldn't boot. So I set the value to 256 and kodi still freezes on launch.

EDIT: increased to 512 still no change


here is the last few hundred lines from the the log file at ~/.kodi/temp/kodi.log

021-05-08 20:24:56.333 T:2972735520  NOTICE: EGL_EXTENSIONS = EGL_ANDROID_blob_cache EGL_EXT_buffer_age EGL_EXT_image_dma_buf_import EGL_EXT_image_dma_buf_import_modifiers EGL_KHR_cl_event2 EGL_KHR_config_attribs EGL_KHR_create_context EGL_KHR_create_context_no_error EGL_KHR_fence_sync EGL_KHR_get_all_proc_addresses EGL_KHR_gl_colorspace EGL_KHR_gl_renderbuffer_image EGL_KHR_gl_texture_2D_image EGL_KHR_gl_texture_3D_image EGL_KHR_gl_texture_cubemap_image EGL_KHR_image EGL_KHR_image_base EGL_KHR_image_pixmap EGL_KHR_no_config_context EGL_KHR_reusable_sync EGL_KHR_surfaceless_context EGL_EXT_pixel_format_float EGL_KHR_wait_sync EGL_MESA_configless_context EGL_MESA_drm_image EGL_MESA_image_dma_buf_export EGL_MESA_query_driver EGL_WL_bind_wayland_display
2021-05-08 20:24:56.333 T:2972735520  NOTICE: EGL_CLIENT_EXTENSIONS = EGL_EXT_device_base EGL_EXT_device_enumeration EGL_EXT_device_query EGL_EXT_platform_base EGL_KHR_client_get_all_proc_addresses EGL_EXT_client_extensions EGL_KHR_debug EGL_EXT_platform_wayland EGL_EXT_platform_x11 EGL_MESA_platform_gbm EGL_MESA_platform_surfaceless EGL_EXT_platform_device
2021-05-08 20:24:56.336 T:2972735520  NOTICE: Checking resolution 16
2021-05-08 20:24:56.479 T:2972735520 WARNING: CGBMUtils::DestroySurface - surface already destroyed
2021-05-08 20:24:56.523 T:2972735520  NOTICE: GL_VENDOR = Broadcom
2021-05-08 20:24:56.523 T:2972735520  NOTICE: GL_RENDERER = V3D 4.2
2021-05-08 20:24:56.523 T:2972735520  NOTICE: GL_VERSION = OpenGL ES 3.1 Mesa 19.3.2
2021-05-08 20:24:56.523 T:2972735520  NOTICE: GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION = OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.10
2021-05-08 20:24:56.523 T:2972735520  NOTICE: GL_EXTENSIONS = GL_EXT_blend_minmax GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays GL_EXT_texture_format_BGRA8888 GL_OES_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_texture GL_OES_depth24 GL_OES_element_index_uint GL_OES_fbo_render_mipmap GL_OES_mapbuffer GL_OES_rgb8_rgba8 GL_OES_standard_derivatives GL_OES_stencil8 GL_OES_texture_3D GL_OES_texture_float GL_OES_texture_half_float GL_OES_texture_half_float_linear GL_OES_texture_npot GL_OES_vertex_half_float GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode GL_OES_EGL_image GL_OES_depth_texture GL_OES_packed_depth_stencil GL_EXT_texture_type_2_10_10_10_REV GL_OES_get_program_binary GL_APPLE_texture_max_level GL_EXT_discard_framebuffer GL_EXT_read_format_bgra GL_EXT_frag_depth GL_NV_fbo_color_attachments GL_OES_EGL_image_external GL_OES_EGL_sync GL_OES_vertex_array_object GL_EXT_occlusion_query_boolean GL_EXT_texture_rg GL_EXT_unpack_subimage GL_NV_draw_buffers GL_NV_read_buffer GL_NV_read_depth GL_NV_read_depth_stencil GL_NV_read_stencil GL_EXT_draw_buffers GL_EXT_map_buffer_range GL_KHR_debug GL_KHR_texture_compression_astc_ldr GL_OES_depth_texture_cube_map GL_OES_required_internalformat GL_OES_surfaceless_context GL_EXT_color_buffer_float GL_EXT_sRGB_write_control GL_EXT_separate_shader_objects GL_EXT_shader_implicit_conversions GL_EXT_shader_integer_mix GL_EXT_base_instance GL_EXT_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_sub_texture GL_EXT_draw_elements_base_vertex GL_EXT_primitive_bounding_box GL_EXT_shader_io_blocks GL_EXT_texture_border_clamp GL_EXT_texture_norm16 GL_KHR_context_flush_control GL_NV_image_formats GL_OES_draw_elements_base_vertex GL_OES_primitive_bounding_box GL_OES_shader_io_blocks GL_OES_texture_border_clamp GL_OES_texture_stencil8 GL_OES_texture_storage_multisample_2d_array GL_EXT_buffer_storage GL_EXT_float_blend GL_KHR_no_error GL_KHR_texture_compression_astc_sliced_3d GL_OES_EGL_image_external_essl3 GL_OES_shader_image_atomic GL_MESA_shader_integer_functions GL_KHR_parallel_shader_compile GL_MESA_framebuffer_flip_y GL_EXT_texture_query_lod
2021-05-08 20:24:57.339 T:2777542864  NOTICE: Running database version Addons27
2021-05-08 20:24:57.348 T:2777542864  NOTICE: Running database version ViewModes6
2021-05-08 20:24:57.351 T:2777542864  NOTICE: Running database version Textures13
2021-05-08 20:24:57.358 T:2777542864  NOTICE: Running database version MyMusic72
2021-05-08 20:24:57.367 T:2777542864  NOTICE: Running database version MyVideos116
2021-05-08 20:24:57.370 T:2777542864  NOTICE: Running database version TV32
2021-05-08 20:24:57.372 T:2777542864  NOTICE: Running database version Epg12
2021-05-08 20:24:57.401 T:2972735520  NOTICE: start dvd mediatype detection
2021-05-08 20:24:57.438 T:2972735520  NOTICE:   load skin from: /usr/share/kodi/addons/skin.estuary (version: 2.0.27)
2021-05-08 20:24:57.766 T:2972735520 WARNING: JSONRPC: Could not parse type "Setting.Details.SettingList"
2021-05-08 20:24:57.888 T:2972735520  NOTICE: Register - new keyboard device registered on application->keyboard: Keyboard (0000:0000)
2021-05-08 20:24:57.888 T:2972735520  NOTICE: Register - new mouse device registered on application->mouse: Mouse (0000:0000)
2021-05-08 20:24:57.890 T:2972735520  NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://xbmc/system/playercorefactory.xml.
2021-05-08 20:24:57.891 T:2972735520  NOTICE: Loaded playercorefactory configuration
2021-05-08 20:24:57.891 T:2972735520  NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml.
2021-05-08 20:24:57.891 T:2972735520  NOTICE: special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml does not exist. Skipping.
2021-05-08 20:24:57.897 T:2972735520  NOTICE: initialize done
2021-05-08 20:24:57.897 T:2972735520  NOTICE: Running the application...
2021-05-08 20:24:57.902 T:2972735520  NOTICE: starting zeroconf publishing
2021-05-08 20:24:57.902 T:2676277456  NOTICE: ES: Starting UDP Event server on port 9777
2021-05-08 20:24:57.902 T:2676277456  NOTICE: UDP: Listening on port 9777 (ipv6 : false)
2021-05-08 20:24:57.915 T:2972735520  NOTICE: VideoPlayer::OpenFile: /var/run/lirc/lircd
2021-05-08 20:24:57.917 T:2641334480  NOTICE: Creating InputStream
2021-05-08 20:24:57.918 T:2641334480   ERROR: CVideoPlayer::OpenInputStream - error opening [/var/run/lirc/lircd]
2021-05-08 20:24:57.918 T:2641334480  NOTICE: CVideoPlayer::OnExit()
2021-05-08 20:24:58.142 T:2726633680  NOTICE: Register - new cec device registered on cec->RPI: CEC Adapter (2708:1001)
2021-05-08 20:24:58.402 T:2972735520  NOTICE: CVideoPlayer::CloseFile()
2021-05-08 20:24:58.402 T:2972735520  NOTICE: VideoPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
2021-05-08 20:24:58.402 T:2972735520  NOTICE: VideoPlayer: finished waiting


I noticed the log complaining about permissions earlier in the file, so I ran kodi as sudo and it opened just fine. However, exiting the program through the GUI caused a system freeze.

It launches, emits a sound, then a popup says something about using an old version and that a newer one is available. I then cannot select "ok" and I have to reboot the pi.

When I reboot, I go to upgrade kodi but apt says the newest version is already installed.


It can be due to many things. Have you checked Kodi's log file? you can find it ~/.kodi/temp/kodi.log. it gives good information if you add log lines to the question

  • I can't post the whole file, it's too long.. just going to add the last few hundred lines – BitShift May 8 at 20:59
  • I ran it as sudo and it opened and worked just fine, however exiting through the GUI button caused another system freeze... nothing in the logs – BitShift May 8 at 21:03
  • @bitShift sometimes it happens to me, i didn't figure it out why. I've made a button on my raspberry that starts/stops kodi using kodi-send and python. – AmirHo3inF May 8 at 21:21

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.