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Is there a way to open a console inside OSMC with a HDMI screen connected?

I know, I could connect via SSH from another computer, but I would prefer to edit the server stand-alone.

Note: I managed to find out the IP of my osmc with zenmap scanning the local Network, and then logged in with the latest version of Putty (username: osmc , password: osmc) an older Version of Putty didn't work.

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You can go to the power button (bottom left corner) and select exit.

Selecting exit will not shutdown the system but just exits back to a terminal. Running startx will then bring back the GUI.

  • Thanks for supplying this tip - could you elaborate in your answer whether this means that OSMC/Kodi gets shutdown (and how to get back into OSMC/Kodi once you're done with the terminal activities?) – Phil B. Oct 5 '15 at 1:47
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you can install "screen" via ssh.

sudo apt-get install screen

then google how to add custom menu entry's in osmc..

not a complete answer, cause my english is not good enugh to write down a complete howto, but maybe it helps you a bit

  • The program screen wouldn't work, but maybe xterm or such a graphical ui. If it is possible to open in via menu. I will try that – rubo77 Apr 24 '15 at 5:55

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