Here's my system info and my Kodi version:
$ inxi -F
System: Host: hague Kernel: 4.8.0-46-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.5.5
Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine: System: TOSHIBA product: KIRA BOOK v: PSUC2U-003008
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: KIRA BOOK v: Version A0
Bios: TOSHIBA v: Version 1.40 date: 01/13/2015
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-5500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 2400 MHz 2: 2455 MHz 3: 2464 MHz 4: 2915 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: intel
Resolution: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6
Audio: Card-1 Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-3 DisplayLink driver: USB Audio
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-46-generic
Network: Card: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 60:57:18:58:03:db
Drives: HDD Total Size: 532.2GB (40.9% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT500MX2 size: 500.1GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: STORE_N_GO size: 32.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 450G used: 195G (46%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
ID-2: /boot size: 473M used: 180M (41%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.50GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 79.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 281 Uptime: 9 min Memory: 2456.2/7892.2MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
[email protected]:~$ kodi --version
17.1 Git:20170320-nogitfound Media Center Kodi
Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Team Kodi - http://kodi.tv
Also, this is my kodi debug log.
As you can see from the Resolution line above, I have three monitors. The only way in which Kodi works fine is in the
Windowed mode. Otherwise, if it opens on a 1920x1080 display, it has 2560x1440 resolution; when I change it to its native value,
it will simultaneously modify the resolution also of the display which does have a 2560x1440 resolution. If I change back (via xrandr)
the resolution of the UHD monitor to its native value, the Kodi display goes all black and never shows correctly again, I have to kill it.
If instead I open it on the UHD monitor it works just fine, even in full screen mode, until I decide to move it to one of the other monitors
when it turns off simultaneoulsy all screens, and I need then to go to a console to restore the system.
If I change the Monitor from Default to one of the monitor names (HDMI-1, DVI-1, eDP1), again Kodi goes all black and never displays again.
Even after having killed kodi, (via pkill -9, no less), the initial monitor configuration is all messed up, and it takes me a good few minutes of xrandr
to bring it back to the status quo.
I do not know whether kodi is not playing nice with X11 or with KDE.