I have a Raspberry Pi with raspbmc running XBMC 12.2 Git:20131204-5a51fa8
I want to run XBMC through openvpn. However, after enabling openvpn I don't get any network access anymore through XBMC. This because the network configuration isn't updated. When I do the same thing in Mac OS X I see after a few seconds that the network settings inside XBMC are updated. But this does not happen on the raspberry pi.
It seems to me that the connection is ok, I checked with ping and I get connections both with and without openvpn running (a bit slower with the vpn).
It is not an option for me to turn off DHCP. So the question is How do I get XBMC (or raspbmc) to refresh its network settings?
Any help is greatly appreciated
[Edited: Added information about raspbmc below]
Installation media: SD
Power Supply Type: TV USB port
Power specs: 5V, 1A
Storage Device (incl. Network Sharing Protocol): SD
RaspBMC version: raspbmc-rls-1.0-hardfp-b20130208-u20131101
XBMC version: 01:39:44 T:3040198656 NOTICE: Starting XBMC (12.2 Git:20131204-5a51fa8), Platform: Linux (Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (wheezy), 3.10.24 armv6l). Built on Dec 28 2013
Audio/Video Output: HDMI
Config.txt Extras: None
XBMC debug log pastebin link:
/var/log/syslog pastebin link:
openvpn problems in raspbmc
Joined: Jan 2012
2014-01-03 02:26 Post: #1
(This post was last modified: 2014-01-06 09:03 by loke99.)
Joined: Mar 2013
2014-01-04 03:04 Post: #2
can you provide some more infos, eg. your client.opvn and your xbmc.log from the connecting sequence?
(This post was last modified: 2014-01-04 03:04 by robby1337.)
Joined: Jan 2012
2014-01-06 09:35 Post: #3
In the meantime I found that pptp (using pon) is supported by raspbmc, but openvpn isn't(?). I followed the instructions in this thread: In the meantime I found that pptp (using pon) is supported by raspbmc, but openvpn isn't. I followed the instructions in this thread: http://forum.stmlabs.com/printthread.php...754&page=7
which I repeat here (with a few modifications):
Quote:This is the way i configured pptp to work ssh on the raspberry
To use from within XBMC, follow the original post in the same thread: http://forum.stmlabs.com/printthread.php...754&page=1 steps 4-5 with some minor modifications:
Quote:4. Now we need to write a couple of simple scripts to run all this stuff. I don't want want to type all this stuff every time I want to pull a VPN and I'm guessing you don't either!
works like a charm so far.