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Linux -  ChromeBox Kodi E-Z Setup Script (LibreELEC/Linux+Kodi) [2017/02/21]
(2018-12-03, 20:30)Matt Devo Wrote:
(2018-12-02, 19:04)MrBuyakah Wrote: LibreELEC (Leia) v8.90.008 ALPHA is still exhibiting the SMB performance issue but now I am am seeing high CPU use on video playback with my Chromebox, even with hardware decoding on.  Sticking with LibreELEC (Leia) v8.90.006 ALPHA at this time until the next version comes out.
 it's a 4.19+ kernel bug, current work around is to add 'pci=nomsi' to kernel parameters in /flash/syslinux.cfg 
Hey Matt, there is no, "syslinux.cfg", file in the,"flash", directory.  Do I create one?  Do you mind posting the modified syslinux.cfg file here and where to put it? I am running Dual Boot on a Haswell Chromebox.
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(2018-12-05, 04:54)MrBuyakah Wrote: Hey Matt, there is no, "syslinux.cfg", file in the,"flash", directory.  Do I create one?  Do you mind posting the modified syslinux.cfg file here and where to put it? I am running Dual Boot on a Haswell Chromebox. 

I don't have a box configured for dual boot handy, so these instructions may need some massaging:

- boot ChromeOS, open shell
- mount LE system partition:
  -- mkdir /tmp/system
  -- sudo mount /dev/sda6 /tmp/system
- edit file:
  -- sudo vi /tmp/system/syslinux.config 
  -- go to end of file (should end in 'quiet'), hit i for insert, then type ' pci=nomsi', then ESC, then !wq <enter>
- unmount partition
  -- sudo umount /tmp/system
  -- note: umount, not unmount
- reboot into LE
Questions about Kodi on a ChromeBox/Chromebook?  See:
Chromebox (wiki)
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=194362
https://mrchromebox.tech
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(2018-12-05, 05:10)Matt Devo Wrote:
(2018-12-05, 04:54)MrBuyakah Wrote: Hey Matt, there is no, "syslinux.cfg", file in the,"flash", directory.  Do I create one?  Do you mind posting the modified syslinux.cfg file here and where to put it? I am running Dual Boot on a Haswell Chromebox. 

I don't have a box configured for dual boot handy, so these instructions may need some massaging:

- boot ChromeOS, open shell
- mount LE system partition:
  -- mkdir /tmp/system
  -- sudo mount /dev/sda6 /tmp/system
- edit file:
  -- sudo vi /tmp/system/syslinux.config 
  -- go to end of file (should end in 'quiet'), hit i for insert, then type ' pci=nomsi', then ESC, then !wq <enter>
- unmount partition
  -- sudo umount /tmp/system
  -- note: umount, not unmount
- reboot into LE 
Thumbs up, Matt! The only change in your instruction, for me, is my file is called, "extlinux.conf", rather than, "syslinux.cfg", on my system.  Here are the contents of that file:

DEFAULT linux
PROMPT 0
LABEL linux
KERNEL /KERNEL
APPEND boot=LABEL=KERN-C disk=LABEL=ROOT-C tty quiet pci=nomsi

Thanks again for your help.
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Hi all, 

I have been using the CN60 for the past3 and a half year. Great device! I am using it as a full desktop with galliumos because i run other small thing that just pure kodi.
Lately I buyed a 4k TV(at 65inch there is no more 1080p(that I found)) with a soundbar that does up to 5.1. The tv is 4k but my media are 1080p so i have kodi at 1080p. Enabled passthrough and I am really happy with the soundbar.

Where I am getting at is that for some media source, for instance youtube/twitch or other web browser based media. It is starting to feel slow/old on that side of thing. Even though under kodi all my media work really great.

I was looking for an upgrade and started to read about the nvidia shield tv which i almost buyed. But then, I saw the chromebox3 cn65 which seems to be a pretty nice upgrade and even more so now that kabylake is supported from what I can read here :
https://mrchromebox.tech/#home
https://mrchromebox.tech/#devices

From what I read. Audio passthrough for dts/dolby would work like it does right now with my soundbar. I am not going to do much 4k if any (may give it a go since the device seems to be able to support it using usb-c to hdmi2.0 for 4k/60hz(but then I think I would loose the audio passthrough?)). Otherwise I will be at 1080p resolution with standard hdmi cable to also get that audio passthrough.

Which leads me to my question. Anyone has tried or is using the chromebox CN65? https://www.amazon.ca/CHROMEBOX-3-N017U-...=chromebox
Would that be a good upgrade or would there not be a big difference or anything else to keep in mind?

One last question, I have been using galliumos for the past few year as it seemed to be the best option for that piece of equipement. Is it still the case? Could a plain Xubuntu or linuxmint work just as well?
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(Yesterday, 15:06)nokio Wrote: Which leads me to my question. Anyone has tried or is using the chromebox CN65? https://www.amazon.ca/CHROMEBOX-3-N017U-...=chromebox
Would that be a good upgrade or would there not be a big difference or anything else to keep in mind?
I'm running one as my main Kodi device right now, running Milhouse's latest Kodi 18/LE nightly builds; I really do need to update this thread and wiki page to reflect support for the Kabylake-based Chromeboxes. But it's a nice speed bump over the older Haswell/Broadwell boxes, and the addition of HEVC/VP9 decoding is a huge plus. 4Kp60 works via USB-C/DisplayPort Alt Mode, but HD audio passthu working depends on the LSPCON chip used in the dongle (I've not found one that works yet). HDMI output is 1.4b, so limited to 4Kp30, but passthru etc works fine. You could always connect to your TV via USB-C and then to the sound bar via HDMI, if it supports input switching.

Legacy Boot mode / dual booting works thru ChromeOS v68; something in v69 broke it - not sure if AP/EC firmware update, or something else. UEFI/Full ROM firmware works fine.
Quote:One last question, I have been using galliumos for the past few year as it seemed to be the best option for that piece of equipement. Is it still the case? Could a plain Xubuntu or linuxmint work just as well?

Chromeboxes have always worked perfectly with any distro, the advantages of GalliumOS are mostly for Chromebooks. The new Chromeboxes should work perfectly with whatever you want to run, though I'd expect analog audio output (headphone jack) to be broken just like every other Kabylake-based ChromeOS device running a mainline kernel.
Questions about Kodi on a ChromeBox/Chromebook?  See:
Chromebox (wiki)
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=194362
https://mrchromebox.tech
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