Kodi tab in emulationstation

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  • #91736
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    kmhamel
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    Ok, I installed Kodi using the retropie setup and now I want to add a tab to emulationstation.

    So before I mess around with the es_systems.cfg. I thought I would get some confirmation.
    Here’s what I would do:
    Edit the es_systems.cfg:
    <system>
    <fullname>Kodi</fullname>
    <name>Kodi</name>
    <path>/home/kodi</path> (saw that a kodi dir was already made during install)
    <extension>.sh .SH</extension>
    <command>%Rom%</command>
    <platform>Kodi</platform>
    <theme>Kodi</theme>
    </system>

    Than I make a txt called Kodi.sh
    and add these two lines:

    #!/bin/bash
    sudo Kodi

    and save it in the Kodi dir.

    make the txt an executable

    chmod +x Kodi.sh

    and everything should be done…..did I miss anything. Is there a kodi theme already made or just have to use the white screen?

    #91749
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    davejaca
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    this will pretty much work and you are on the right track. I do mine a little differently and add custom artwork etc, which I see you are unsure about from your post.

    I have all my files posted in the description of this video, so you can see exactly how I do it, hope it helps.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by Profile photo of davejaca davejaca.
    #91817
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    kmhamel
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    Thanks, everything is going great and your graphics look wonderful.

    I stopped using the 360 controller in favor of the ps3 just due to the size of the receiver. The Bluetooth makes it so much more compact.

    Right now kodi just works with a keyboard, if you find a way to map the ps3 controllers to a keyboard as you did with the 360, now that would be great.

    Good work

    #91819
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    ceuse
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    Thanks man ! your Kodi.svg really saved me. couldt get a decent one working 🙂

    #91917
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    xylan
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    hi,

    i’m really interested in trying setting up my wired standard usb pad using your method, but i can’t find where to get the kodi.ini you’re talking about in the video.

    thank you by advance for your help

    #92002
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    xylan
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    its ok sorry i did not think about having a look on the youtube site

    #92092
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    davejaca
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    Hey guys, glad you liked the SVG, it does look pretty slick.

    Still no workaround for controlling kodi with the ds3, but now I just use my phone since I always have that one me, not sure if you were aware you could use your smartphone so I will leave this here just in case:

    #93128
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    cappo
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    Dave,

    Thanks for the instructions they are very well presented. I was running berry boot but couldn’t get the CEC for my TV to talk to berry boot although it was for kodi.

    This solution seems much cleaner. Is there a way to get kodi to load automatically on startup i.e. to get back to emulation station you have to exit kodi?

    #93161
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    sdbrook
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    I’m also very interested in getting it to boot directly into Kodi then having it load Emulation Station upon exiting Kodi.

    #94256
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    dishins
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    i would like to be able to enter kodi via the main menu entry in emulation station, right now kodi shows up like a game inside a system, is there any way to launch kodi without entering the game screen?

    thx in advance!

    #94271
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    tank
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    yes, double”click” it 😀

    sorry for not helping at all. i thought about this already too, but i don’t think it’s possible yet… maybe someone can put in a feature request @ emulationstations devs…

    #94355
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    dishins
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    i’m also looking into booting directly to kodi too.

    about CEC, seems like there is already a feature request on Emstation github page.

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by Profile photo of dishins dishins.
    #94375
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    tank
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    yes +1 for the booting into kodi… mine is more a media player than a gaming system…

    #94399
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    kmhamel
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    #94653
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    joehc
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    Has anyone made some progress on how to boot direct into kodi and when exiting kodi ES starts?

    #94808
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    dishins
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    i’ve managed to boot directly into Kodi, for those looking for it do this:

    sudo nano /etc/rc.local

    and in the line above exit 0 do this:

    su pi -c kodi-standalone

    this way kodi boots under user pi, and then when you quit you’be be straight into EmulationStation

    hope it helps ya.

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by Profile photo of dishins dishins.
    #94866
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    joehc
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    that worked perfect. Just what I needed. Many thanks! You saved my day.

    #103469
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    sandix
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    Is anyone having an issue where Kodi causes the RPi2 to reboot after some time?
    I launch Kodi form ES, then if I just let it sit and not do anything it just crashes and reboots.

    I have the 2.6 RetroPie image with Kodi installed from Experimental section.

    I am also overclocked (But ES and emulation does not crash.)

    Any way to find out what is happening?

    #103491
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    epe9686518
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    How much memory are you giving the gpu, you need around 256 to 300 mb for the gpu, or Kodi will run out of memory as it is pretty gpu intensive. For me, I use 300 mb for the gpu with the rest going to the cpu Kodi wont crash, but some apps will sometimes cause Kodi to crash, but it just goes back to emulation station with no other issues and you can then relaunch Kodi.

    #108230
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    smartroad
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    Does anyone have the files in the link for the video? It has died and I would like to get a main link rather than a link in the ports hub 🙂

    #109888
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    chito
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    you can see the commands.txt in the vid but the art files are already in the latest retropie image but everything else is missing. That video also seems outdated

    #109919
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    herbfargus
    Moderator

    This accomplishes what is shown in the video and it installs kodi 15 which doesn’t have a black screen bug

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/KODI#kodi-15

    #109921
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    swizzle
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    When I replace /home/pi/RetroPie-Setup/scriptmodules/ports/kodi.sh with what is listed on the Wiki I receive an error:

    Could not install package(s): libcec3. (Did not find needed package(s): libcec3. I am trying to install them now.; E: Unable to locate package libcec3)

    It looks like the directory structure changed on http://archive.mene.za.net/raspbian ?

    After this error I also see that it is not creating a Kodi rom directory or anything in EmulationStation.

    #109922
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    herbfargus
    Moderator

    It was working, I’ll look into it and ammend the wiki once I come up with a solution.

    #109938
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    herbfargus
    Moderator

    Yeah libcec3 must be broken upstream or something. Just remove that whole line and it should work- its minor anyhow. You can manually install cec-utils if you want cec support.

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