Kodi 14/15 freezes after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
#1
Few weeks back i upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS while still running xbmc 13.2. I went ahead and also upgraded xbmc 13.2 to Kodi 14. After that, i started having major issues with Kodi, it would play for 15-20mins and then would just freeze the whole application.
I had to use kill -9 PID* to get out of Kodi all the time and restart. Kodi would play for a little while then freeze again.
I troubleshooted for close to 3 weeks until today.

PID* - Process ID Number

Fix;
I went ahead and reloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, reloaded Kodi 14.1 and voila its working beautiful, no more freezes or hangs. I thought i would share the fix with everyone in case you are facing the same issues. Uninstalling and re-installing KODI does not help either.

1. Reload a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
2. Reload Kodi 14.1
3. Load any of your required softwares
4. You should be good to go.

Hope this helps others.
i really struggled for weeks with this issue.
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#2
hello!
I just installed a fresh ubuntu 15.04 and then installed Kodi stable 15.0 from the official repo with apt-get. The first time it started just fine but since then every time i start the whole system freezes. Only REISUB helps then...
What do you mean by reload exactly? Any idea?
Thanks in advance!
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#3
1) Uninstall Kodi and try to load an earlier release...like 14.1 release
2) latest version of Kodi may not be such a good idea
3) See if that helps.
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#4
I won't uninstall Kodi....as uninstalling and using an older version is never a solution. You could help things getting better. So I would provide a logfile after this happens. Maybe a system log or at least the kodi.log stored unter:

~/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
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#5
Agreed, reverting to an older version is not the best solution. I suspect the new Ubuntu version is clashing with the new Kodi 15 code somewhere.

This is the release i am running;
1) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
2) Kodi 14,2 Git:7cc53a9 (Compiled Mar 27 2015)

Going for the latest code on Ubuntu and Kodi may not be the best choice to maintain a stable system.

Hope this helps you.

Reed
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#6
debug_log (wiki), please - it's the only way to know what's really going on
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#7
Also install gdb and if you need to kill process, then kill with kill -6 pid

You should then get a crashlog with a stacktrace in your /home/userdirectory which you can pastebin.

Also v14 is no longer developed so any issues should be reported against v15 (current release) or v16 (current development) so that if a bug exists can be fixed there.
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