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I've been creating Lakka/RetroPie style builds of OpenELEC/LibreELEC for some years now. This appliance style "JeOS" Linux distribution is perfect for running emulators, it boots lightning fast and uses a minimum of resources. I recently purchased an XU4 for my new bartop arcade, so I added support to LibreELEC for the XU4 as Lakka had been severely lagging behind.

This image boots up directly into Kodi (you can boot directly to Emulationstation by adding "frontend=es" to kernel command line). Put your roms under /storage/roms (available through SMB/NFS). Emulators will (in most cases) auto-detect controllers, Emulationstation must be configured manually (except DS4 which is pre-configured). A keyboard might come in handy for initial setup (right CTRL button brings up ES menu).

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* Based on LibreELEC
* Kodi 18.5
* Compiled from source using GCC 9.2 and linker optimization (CFLAGS: -O2/-O3 -march=armv7ve -mtune=cortex-a15.cortex-a7 mcpu=cortex-a15.cortex-a7 -mfloat-abi=hard -mfpu=neon-vfpv4 -flto)
* Runs on Wayland (Kodi uses GBM/GLES)
* Xwayland included for X11 compatibility (running a browser is possible!)
* Latest 5.4 kernel
* F2FS/BTRFS/XFS support
* Odroid WiFi/Bluetooth module works out of the box
* Emulationstation (RetroPie fork) is the default frontend that launches emulators
* Libretro cores: desmume, dosbox-svn community edition, fbneo, flycast, mame2003-plus, mame2016, mgba, mupen64plus_next, pcsx_rearmed, ppsspp, puae, quicknes, scummvm, snes9x, snes9x2010, vice, yabasanshiro
* Pulseaudio/BlueZ set up to accept A2DP (bluetooth audio) so you can stream music from your phone or laptop while gaming simultaneously
* big.LITTLE cgroups (emulators are run exclusively on the big cores)
* htop enhanced with big.LITTLE support
* USB IRQs assigned to big cores
* Automount daemon provides painless access to NFS shares (you can simply access /net/servername/sharename and it'll mount seamlessly just like in MacOS)
* Utilities: Skyscraper scraper tcpdump rsync unrar p7zip cgroup-tools sdl-jstest mediainfo strace screen omxplayer wit pkgrip
* Services: Docker, Transmission, SABnzbd, Plex (automatically downloads/updates and installs through the systemd unit), ttyd (shell access from a browser)

Start services like this (through SSH):

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# systemctl enable/start (docker/transmission/sabnzbd/plex/ttyd)
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Github: https://github.com/escalade/RetroELEC.tv

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If anyone wants an image for an N2, send me one ;)
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Very interesting project. I hope you will include Kodi once Kodi 18.2 official version is available.
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I'll put up an image with Kodi later, it works pretty good :)
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The image has been updated with 5.0.3 kernel, bluetooth audio, yabasanshiro saturn core, psp from ES should now work and sshd is enabled by default.
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Nice update!

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I've added a build with Kodi 18.2 as the default frontend (built with @Areascout's patch), it can be found under the "kodi" subfolder. I've started rebranding to RetroELEC to avoid confusion with vanilla LibreELEC.
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Hello, I decided to try your image with kodi, but unfortunately it does not boot. I tried with an etcher, through a command line, with another card but without success.

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Does not boot at all or stops somewhere in the boot process? You made sure to decompress the image before writing? SD/emmc? I am running the same image on my XU4 although I upgraded from a previous image. I see no reason why it wouldn’t work though. I will try a fresh card when I get the time. In the meantime you could always flash Lakka first then update from that, it should work. Flash Lakka, boot it and drop my .img.gz in the update folder.
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Hi.I tried all the images for XU4. It does not boot, the blue led does not flash.

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You did not answer my questions, but I will go ahead and assume that you have an eMMC card from Hardkernel. Unfortunately, you can either generate an image for an SD card or for an eMMC due to the first block being inaccessible on the eMMC's from Hardkernel.

If you would be so kind, I'm uploading a new image now that should be compatible with eMMC, please test.
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Sorry, missed to note, I use sdcard.Thank you for your attention.

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Hm, in that case it should have worked. You do of course have the switch set to SD card? And you uncompressed the image before writing it? Can you see the partitions when card is inserted in another computer?
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Yes the switch is on the sdcard. I see fat 512Mb,and ext4 32Mb.

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Yes, that is correct. Can you try upgrading from Lakka? http://www.lakka.tv/get/linux/odroidxu3/
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Yes, I will try. Thank you for your time.

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Ok, I found the issue. U-boot looks for the boot partition at sector 3072 so it has to start there.

viewtopic.php?t=17192#p112397
https://github.com/libretro/Lakka-Libre ... tions#L152

New image coming very soon.

UPDATE: New image uploaded.
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Hello. Looks like the image is corrupted.
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Mangasora wrote:
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Hello. Looks like the image is corrupted.
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Ignore that warning message from Etcher.

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Doh, sorry about that the corrupt image was due to a mistake in my script. I have just uploaded a new image with a valid partition table:

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Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start     End       Size      Type     File system  Flags
 1      3072s     1051647s  1048576s  primary  fat16        boot, lba
 2      1051648s  1117183s  65536s    primary  ext4
I don't have an SD card on hand but this should work :)
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Without success - it does not boot, the blue led does not blink.

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Did you try upgrading from Lakka?
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I tried, but without success.

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You have any more details than it didn't work?
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After the update attempt, there are a few penguins on the top left of the screen, below the cursor, and it stays that way.
I do not have a UART Module and I can not give a log, sorry.

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That's a much better description as I now know where you are in the boot process. I will buy an SD card today and fix this.
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Good news is i bought an sd card. Bad news is i managed to break it 😩 i did confirm the problem and tried different start sectors for the fat partition without luck. Also tried compiling a new u-boot.dtb still didnt work. Then i broke it 😣 so for now no solution i will come back to it once i have time to get a new card and play with it some more. It’s just the bootloader, the os is running smooth as butter so too bad 😐
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If anyone knowledgeable have an idea on what the issue could be, please let me know :)

I have mimiced Lakka's bootloader setup like so:

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dd if="$RELEASE_DIR/3rdparty/bootloader/bl1.bin.hardkernel" of="$DISK" bs=512 seek=1 conv=notrunc
dd if="$RELEASE_DIR/3rdparty/bootloader/bl2.bin.hardkernel.720k_uboot" of="$DISK" bs=512 seek=31 conv=notrunc
dd if="$RELEASE_DIR/3rdparty/bootloader/u-boot.bin.hardkernel" of="$DISK" bs=512 seek=63 conv=notrunc
dd if="$RELEASE_DIR/3rdparty/bootloader/tzsw.bin.hardkernel" of="$DISK" bs=512 seek=2111 conv=notrunc
The bootloader blobs have all been taken from the sd-fuse directory of u-boot version 88af53fb from the odroidxu4-v2017.05 hardkernel branch.

Partition table looks like this:

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(parted) unit s                                                           
unit s
(parted) print                                                            
print
Model: Loopback device (loopback)
Disk /dev/loop1: 1120256s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start     End       Size      Type     File system  Flags
 1      3072s     1051647s  1048576s  primary  fat16        boot, lba
 2      1051648s  1117183s  65536s    primary  ext4
U-boot is somewhat new to me so I'm a bit confused as to why the wiki have somewhat different starting positions: https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-xu4/soft ... tion_table

This is all somewhat of disappointing mess, but once u-boot is sorted it should be all good :D Not quite sure how I got mine booting either, can't recall as I was in a hacking frenzy with my new board. Think I messed around with Lakka and either upgraded or set up the partitions manually. The fat partition on my emmc starts at 8192 actually.

I'll be back, thanks for the testing feedback and sorry for the poor quality control the SD card was cheap I will get more.
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Hello escalade. Through Lakka I managed to install your image retroelec.
I would like to run kodi by default, but I do not know how to do it.

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Good, I thought that should work :D Kodi is included, enter the Emulationstation menu (right CTRL on the keyboard) and choose quit to Kodi.
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Kodi works, I started it through ssh,because the keyboard does not work with this image.
I want the kodi to start automatically when the system starts up.

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Through ssh enter this command:

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# echo FRONTEND=kodi > /storage/.config/frontend.conf
Nice to hear that it works, thanks for the feedback.
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Thank you for your work.

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My usb keyboard works fine btw, what type of keyboard do you have?
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Wireless, but my air mouse also does not work with the emulstation. With kodi its work normally.
Can you release this build with kodi only without the game emulators. And if you can add vfs.rar and vfs.libarchive to kodi.
It will be great because it really works well.I forgot to mention that the HDMI CEC does not work.
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In Emulationstation you might need to map the keyboard, which you can do under input settings. I'll see about putting out a Kodi-only image, but as my focus is on emulators and don't have much resources for building it's not something I will be maintaining.
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Good news! I've solved the booting issue, new and working image (without Kodi) has been uploaded.

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I've updated the Kodi image as well which boots up directly into Kodi (can be changed as mentioned in the first post).
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Hey!

Nice Distro, thanks for that!
I've just been wondering, if there is no inputstream addon. I thought it's integrated in Kodi 18.
Can someone help?

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It's normally available as an addon, have you checked? If it's not I can include it in the next build.
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@cyborg_int

I've uploaded a new image with inputstream.adaptive included.
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Yeah, just looked for the addon again. didn't find it.
Will give it a try on the new image. Thanks thanks thanks!!!!!!

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sry, saw no kodi at all in the latest image??

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You picked the one from the "kodi" folder right? :)
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I just uploaded new images (9999abf). There was no addons available because the LE repo doesn't have any compiled specifically for the XU4. I've changed the repo URL in the image to use Allwinner H3 which should be compatible (I think). I don't have time to test right now, but if they don't work they can be packaged manually or included in the image like I did with inputstream.
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[youtube][/youtube]Kodi doesent work on the xu4 unless if you run (via ssh) systemctl stop kodi and then systemctl start kodi. Otherwise kodi does not come at startup and is shown as inactive (dead) by running systemctl status kodi (via ssh). And yes it was from the kodi folder

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Please send me the boot log.

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RetroELEC:~# journalctl | paste
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Re: RetroELEC Emulationstation/RetroArch/Kodi image for XU4

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Ok, think I found the issue. Can you try the latest 20190526032351-df63fec image?

Also, in the latest image I have added kernel NFS server (with v4 support) that exports /storage/roms and /storage/media (mounted drives) by default. For Generic users, I have added the latest AVX2/AVX512 optimizations from Clear Linux.
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Re: RetroELEC Emulationstation/RetroArch/Kodi image for XU4

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Thanks it works now problem solved :).

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Good to hear, would appreciate some feedback on how this works for you and what you are missing (if anything) compared to other similar distro's.
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Re: RetroELEC Emulationstation/RetroArch/Kodi image for XU4

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Two things are missing . 1 retroplayer wont work. 2 retroarch wont launch from kodi. This image is fast.

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