Solved Kodi not starting
#1
I have been using Kodi to watch over-the-air broadcasts (with MythTV backend). It has been working well until recently. Now when I open Kodi, the screen goes black for a few seconds (like it is opening up) then Kodi exits with no error messages.

Here's the crash log: https://pastebin.com/THAUH3iX

Here's the log with level 2 turned on: https://pastebin.com/nWKgXpjd

I tried renaming the addons folder, but it still fails to open. The standalone MythTV frontend works. Just Kodi fails to open.

Kodi version 2:18.4+git20190831.2224-final-0bionic (at least that is what appears in Ubuntu Software
Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (up-to-date as of 10 Sep 2019)
Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz x 8
Graphics: NVA8
OS type: 64-bit
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#2
I would suspect that this device might be way too old

could you please get me the output of: lspci | nc termbin.com 9999

I can't even see which GPU is in use for that machine and the GPU is the most important part. Hence I'm asking for that output above which should answer that.

You could also try to install gdb and then retry again. Then the crashlog could spit out more: sudo apt install gdb
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#3
(2019-09-11, 05:52)DaVu Wrote: I would suspect that this device might be way too old

could you please get me the output of: lspci | nc termbin.com 9999

I can't even see which GPU is in use for that machine and the GPU is the most important part. Hence I'm asking for that output above which should answer that.

You could also try to install gdb and then retry again. Then the crashlog could spit out more: sudo apt install gdb
The computer is about 9 years old. Here's the output of lspci: https://pastebin.com/zbFXPGw4

When I tried installing gdb it said it was already installed ("gdb is already the newest version (8.1-0ubuntu3)"). Let me know if I'm missing something.

Thank you for your help on this!
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#4
What drivers are you using?

provide output of
DISPLAY=:0 glxinfo | grep -i version

Mesa's nouveau is unsupported.
You need an older proprietary driver which supports your card.
Edit: I think it should be nvidia-340 but better double check that.
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#5
(2019-09-11, 15:50)asavah Wrote: What drivers are you using?

provide output of
DISPLAY=:0 glxinfo | grep -i version
Here's the output:

server glx version string: 1.4
client glx version string: 1.4
GLX version: 1.4
    Version: 19.0.8
    Max core profile version: 3.3
    Max compat profile version: 3.3
    Max GLES1 profile version: 1.1
    Max GLES[23] profile version: 3.0
OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 19.0.8
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 3.30
OpenGL version string: 3.3 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 19.0.8
OpenGL shading language version string: 3.30
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.0 Mesa 19.0.8
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.00
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#6
As I suspected.
Install nvidia proprietary drivers version 340, this is the latest version that supports your card, anything newer won't work.
If you have newer nvidia drivers installed you need to remove those first.

apt install nvidia-340

reboot and try again.
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#7
(2019-09-12, 01:42)asavah Wrote: As I suspected.
Install nvidia proprietary drivers version 340, this is the latest version that supports your card, anything newer won't work.
If you have newer nvidia drivers installed you need to remove those first.

apt install nvidia-340

reboot and try again.

I'm back up an running in Kodi. Thank you so much!
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#8
Glad to hear it  Cool
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#9
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