Solved About drivers issues (Segmentation fault)
This solution is for Linux Users with an Nvidia Card for base distribution.
(Like debian, Ark), This is not for modified systems like ubuntu or mint.

This solution will basically work if you got this file on your system: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Don't try it if you dont get it on your basic installation.

I've past 8 hours digging the web (including kodi's forum), trying to find a solution to that :

Fisrt of all : if you get a segfault (Segmentation fault), install gdb (use apt-get, pacman or any package manager you got) and launch kodi again.

Then look at the crash report.

The interesting lines are there (just before backtrace stopped):
Quote:#11 0xb631f945 in mincore () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
#12 0xb6320ad1 in ?? () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
Backtrace stopped: previous frame inner to this frame (corrupt stack?)

Which means "something with your graphics libraries/drivers is wrong (not to say fucked up)"

If you choose to do it, you are doing it at your own risk !
I'm not responsible of what you are doing.

So the "right way" of installing your drivers is the following : (please note or open this page on a smartphone)
  1. go to nvidia website
  2. download your appropriate driver
  3. open a tty (alt+F1)
  4. log as root (type su)
  5. shutdown X server, depending of your system, you should type
  6. init 3 or service gdm stop or service kdm stop
  7. after that, launch sh NVIDIA[...].run
  8. accept and install everything !
  9. once it's done reboot
  10. Enjoy Xserver, kodi and games with your latest drivers !

for uninstallation just launch
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
That might highly depend on the Linux distro you are using. Just a little sidenote....

NVidia has it's own PPA for Ubuntu based systems:


So the steps are as simple as:

- installing the PPA
- install the specific driver via "sudo apt-get install..."
- reboot the system (just in case)

So thanks in general for your posting, but I would be a bit more careful when you say "This is for any Linux". For Ubuntu users live is a bit easier in that case Wink
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