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Last Christmas I got a RPI2. I have recently started up OpenElec and need to get access to the terminal.

The reason I won't use the Rpi's offical os is because I can't enable wifi.

There is no exit option on the power menu and I have tried pressing escape on the OpenElec splash (I can't remember if it was OSMC or OpenElec)

So, how do I get access to the terminal on Kodi with RPI2?

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    On the main menu there should be a "power button" to the bottom left. It contains some options, one reads "Exit" which exits to the shell. – Ghanima Jun 19 '16 at 20:22
  • Yeah, There is no "exit" button. Just "Shutdown timer" "reboot" and "shutdown" – Surprisejedi Jun 19 '16 at 20:26
  • In this case I leave the stage for OpenElec experts... – Ghanima Jun 19 '16 at 20:36
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To the best of my knowledge there is no terminal access in OpenELEC. There is, per Ghanima's comment above, an Exit option and terminal access in vanilla Kodi on Raspbian, but not in OpenELEC.

The instructions on the OpenELEC homepage recommend using Putty to create an SSH session from a remote machine, with the default username root and the password openelec.

  • Sadly there is no "exit" button. As I said only "shutdown timer", "reboot", and "shutdown" – Surprisejedi Jun 19 '16 at 23:08
  • Yep. That's what I wrote. Plain, non-OpenELEC, Kodi has an Exit button. OpenELEC doesn't have an Exit button. You need to use SSH to access the machine remotely. – goobering Jun 19 '16 at 23:11
  • Ssh-ing doesn't fit my needs. I need a package manager to do what I want 🙁 – Surprisejedi Jun 19 '16 at 23:17
  • Unfortunately OpenELEC isn't going to work for you. It just doesn't have a terminal. You might want to take a look at OSMC, which definitely has terminal access. – goobering Jun 19 '16 at 23:20
  • Okay 🙁 OSMC won't work for me so I will try to figure out the wifi problem! Thanks! – Surprisejedi Jun 19 '16 at 23:25
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type CTRL-ALT-F3 to bring up a terminal window. to exit it, it's CTRL-ALT-F1 (I believe, try others if that doesnt work)

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