At the beginning of 2014 I had read some article about Kodi (XBMC) on the Raspberry Pi. When i try the distribution XBian, OpenELEC etc., they could not convince me - too many mistakes eg. not booting, no CEC and limitations. At the same time I came across the website XBMC for Raspberry Pi by Michael Gorven. It offers ready-Debian packages of Kodi for Raspbian Wheezy & Jessie. The XBMC Frodo version at this time ran on the Raspberry Pi very stable and without problems. Meanwhile, there is the Official Raspbian Jessie Repository Kodi in the current version.
The installation can be completed in a few steps:
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get update pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-cache madison kodi #Debian Bullseye kodi | 2:19.4-2~bullseye | http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian bullseye/main arm64 Packages kodi | 2:19.4-2~bullseye | http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian bullseye/main armhf Packages #Debian Buster kodi | 2:18.7-1~buster | http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster/main armhf Packages #Debian Stretch kodi | 2:18.2-1~stretch | http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch/main armhf Packages
Having the same issue as Ben and zsolt. Went through all the steps (great instructions, BTW), but when I try to run Kodi from either the GUI or terminal, nothing happens. The process is visible in task manager, but no Kodi window ever shows up.
I followed your instructions but when I run kodi nothing happens it just hangs. I have also tried logging into the GUI console to run kodi and nothing happens either. Please help, tried multiple guides to get this working and nothing is working.
Hi. I was glad as I found your description. I tried to install kodi another way as I did.
Unfortunately the result remains the same. kodi is installed in the /usr/share and /bin dirctories after the kodi command or initialising from the menu the kodi and kodi.bin run - checking in the task manager - but nothing happened. In the command window I don't get back the prompt. I have RPI 2 with raspbian jessie as I know. Could you write me any suggestions ? Thanks. Zsolt
Have you tested this on Raspbian Jessie Lite (no desktop environment)?
Yes, this version runs without desktop environment.
You can boot all Raspbian Wheezy & Jessie & Jessie (Lite) to console and start kodi.
Wow this is awesome, it worked the first time. I have tried it with startx but it failed. This is awesome :D
Btw you should add:
sudo usermod -a -G audio pi
sudo usermod -a -G video pi
sudo usermod -a -G input pi
sudo usermod -a -G dialout pi
sudo usermod -a -G plugdev pi
sudo usermod -a -G tty pi
Makes it more userfriendly for the people that don't know how to add the group in the /etc/group file.
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/kodi.service
Description = Kodi Media Center
After = remote-fs.target network-online.target
Wants = network-online.target
User = pi
Group = pi
Type = simple
ExecStart = /usr/bin/kodi
Restart = on-abort
RestartSec = 5
WantedBy = multi-user.target
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo systemctl enable kodi.service
27.06.2017 03:33 - Chris
I keep getting /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/kodi/kodi_v7.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libbrcmGLESv2.so: cannot open shared object file; No such file or directory .. this happens every time I try to launch koi from terminal using a pi3 with Jesse