Hi guys. After posting too many times in the master thread for 9.0.1, i will do it the right way and start my own thread regarding the issue I have.
I will fast forward to the core issue: After updating to 9.0.1 my advancedsettings.xml destroys CoreElec. After reboot, I have 10-15 seconds before the system freezes, and the application (not the machine) restarts. If I remove my advancedsettings.xml everything works like a charm.
It is quite strange, it is the same settings file as I have used before, not changes have been made. I was able to create a logfile, but it will show nothing of interest since the application has not been restarted or triggered to be restarted when the logfile is created. https://paste.kodi.tv/ecocipibos
My advancedsettings.xml looks like this (same file is used on a PC running libreelec, fully functional):
Yeah, sure, that is a good plan! I was a bit surprised that it was the advancedsettings.xml that (probably) was the stopper, as the file worked fine in 9.0.0 and the equivalent LE distribution running on a PC. But there might something more to it, so why not trying to create a new DB by changing names on these!
And yes, the tags looked weird when pasting into the forum, so I added a screenshot for reference:
Thanks for your response @ChimeyJimmey!
Just had a quick look in phpmyadmin, I am running on MariaDB 5.5.59. I hav thinking about upgrading to 10 for a while, but I will wait until this is sorted out. Thanks!
Okay, I started from a blank page again. Clean installation, and everything was set up in the “right order”.
Added Soruces (tested both smb and nfs).
Played some random media
Added a slimmed advancedsettings only containing basic information regarding mysql (now a non-existing database for MariaDB 10).
Data synked nicely to sql, both video- and music library was created as it should.
Restarted the box in order to “reproduce” the issue.
Application freeze as it has done after the last upgrade. I checked the error log but since there is nothing that triggers the restart at the time when log is created.
It is very strange!
I got a tip from a friend to try a nightly, just for the sake of it. I will do that. Next test for me is to roll back (yet another clean installation) to 9.0.0, the release where it worked fine last time. Just to be able to rule releases out, or not.
Sorry for late reply, it has been hectic in my private life this week. But, I have tested a bit more, but always ending up with the same result. Freeze and restart. My “hunch” is that this issue actually is connected to mysql/mariadb and not really connected to Coreelec as such. It is still a bit confusing since it was running like the clock previously.
Thanks @anon88919003. Yes, I Will do that. Music library is empty and not used, so I can get rid of that without a sacrifice.
Tonight I changed the setup on my PC running Libreelec, so that it would connect to the new db (mariadb 10) as the CE Minix does. I got the exact same issue on that one also. Not a CE issue then. Definitely a mysql issue.
The only thing that bothers me is that I worked flawlessly up until a week ago, then something happened that interfere with my boxes. Eventhough I created new DBs, something is fishy…
Thanks everyone for your invaluable input, it is very appreciated. I have experimented further, using old/new databases, testing on both MariaDB 5 and 10, on three different platforms (CE, LE and Kodi for windows), with the same result. The outcome is restart, every single time. Even the old databases that actually worked is messed upp for some reason. I do not know if there is something in my share that does this, or if it is connected to accesses or authority. I have no clue, and to be honest I do not know where to start looking. I guess I have a couple of hours of Google sessions in fron of me.
Anyway, we can close this thread as it is in no way connected to CE!