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Hi there,

I've recently started experiencing KODI freezing during playback. The audio continues, but the video is frozen. I have turned on debuglevel 1 and the debug "HUD" freezes as well. I've tried this with two different videofiles of mkv format during this debugging face, but I've experienced it with lots of different files over the last few weeks. Sometimes the video jumps forward and continues at some point, but most times I have to log in from another pc and do a "killall -9 kodi.bin" to get in contact with the system again.

I am running ubuntu 14.10 on a Chromebox, intel celeron CPU, Intel Haswell Mobile GPU:

Linux ubuntu 3.16.0-33-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 12 12:19:35 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

KODI is installed via apt-get package: kodi 2:14.2~git20150327.1058-final-0utopic

Both files tested were V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC, but I don't know if all files that have at some point exhibited this behaviour are so.

log-file is posted here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10733694/

Is this a known issue or am I special? Smile
Quote:13:26:48 T:140316977318080 NOTICE: Running on Ubuntu 14.10, kernel: Linux x86 64-bit version 3.16.0-33-generic

Check the chromebox wiki, please - you run a buggy kernel. It's documented there.
Oops, missed that one and my Google-fu obviously wasn't up to speed either.

Thank you for replying. I'll build a new kernel or wait for 15.04.
No need to build a new kernel. Download the relevant .debs from ubuntu mainline:

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mai...9.3-vivid/ <-

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19.3-vivid/linux-headers-3.19.3-031903-generic_3.19.3-031903.201503261036_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19.3-vivid/linux-headers-3.19.3-031903_3.19.3-031903.201503261036_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.19.3-vivid/linux-image-3.19.3-031903-generic_3.19.3-031903.201503261036_amd64.deb
wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-firmware/1.143/+build/7047815/+files/linux-firmware_1.143_all.deb

followed by
sudo dpkg -i *3.19.3*deb
sudo dpkg -i *linux-firmware*deb
sudo update-grub
sudo reboot

And if you are at it, don't miss wsnipex vaapi ppa:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:wsnipex/vaapi
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install i965-va-driver
Heh, I started out on Slackware back in 1995 when I had to recompile the kernel just to get soundcard support. Guess I should get with the times Smile

thanks for your help. It works beautifully.