Hi. I run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my HTPC. Until a few days ago, this Ubuntu release continued to use XBMC 13.2. A couple days ago, the upstream repositories finally switched to Kodi 14.0. The switchover was mostly seamless but I've noticed that Chrome launcher now longer works.
I have the machine configured to run XBMC/Kodi in standalone mode so my script starts a desktop environment prior to firing up Chrome:
/usr/bin/google-chrome --no-proxy-server "$@"
This worked fine before the upgrade. What happens now is:
1) I see the unity desktop environment start. I do not see the Chrome window open.
2) After maybe one second, the screen changes back to Kodi. However Kodi no longer has mouse or keyboard focus and seems dead in the water.
If I ssh into the HTPC at this point, I can see that both Unity and Chrome are in fact running. They're just not visible.
Has Kodi changed its behavior so that it forces itself into the foreground?