I have a b+, and raspbian is installed. The reason I am using raspbian rather than Raspbmc, OpenELEC, or XBian is that I want to use this b+ to do other things (GPIO related and so on) as well as to use it as a movie player.
I use a regular micro USB cable about 50cm long, and I use self-powered USB hub 5v2.3A. It was just about 5v when I checked one of the ports with a multimeter.
$ uname -a Linux tvbox 3.18.3+ #741 PREEMPT Fri Jan 23 13:32:52 GMT 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux $ sudo /opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd version Jan 22 2015 00:08:14 Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom version 2433779e6b2d922c3d1fff6101413156e7db747c (clean) (release) $ cat /boot/config.txt | grep gpu_mem gpu_mem_512=192 $ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 315700 222636 93064 0 18812 121836 -/+ buffers/cache: 81988 233712 Swap: 102396 0 102396 $ sudo rasp-config # overclock -> None 700MHz ARM, 250MHz core, 400MHz SDRAM, 0 overvolt
how I installed kodi may not be exactly as below, but I at least used
apt-get to install it, and the version is 14.0.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install kodi $ kodi --version 14.0 Git:ad747d9 Media Center Kodi Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Team Kodi - http://kodi.tv
This installation created
kodi user that I can't login. There is a home directly for
$ cat /etc/default/kodi # Set this to 1 to enable startup ENABLED=1 # The user to run Kodi as USER=kodi # Adjust niceness of Kodi (decrease for higher priority) NICE=-5
ENABLED=1 and it automatically shows KODI(xbmc) on my TV if I have HDMI connected.
and here's the problem. If I boot this up, it shows kodi up on my TV, but I see no mouse pointer, or keyboard won't function.
I confirmed the same mouse and keyboard worked fine under my own user id (login then startx). For some reasons, under user "kodi" mouse and keyboard seem to be not recognised. The kodi yellowish big mouse pointer won't even show.
thing I tried
I searched for solutions, and people were saying it's the power source. Since I am using USB hub
5v2.3A, I think this is enough. Then I checked the actual voltage at
with keyboard, mouse, wifi dongle, it was around
with mouse only, it was
Even when it was 4.9v, kodi didn't show mouse pointer, and I could control none.
how to solve?
If there is anybody who could run kodi on a b+ raspbian, please let me know.