18 RC2 update stops wireless keyboard from responding normally

This is the fourth time I’ve had to restore my Vero 4K+ after it auto-updates to Kodi 18 RC2 (Auto-updates now disabled, I hope!)

“New and Improved” strikes again.

An automated roll-back would be nice!

Has Microsoft taught us anything???

There is no auto update. The update will only happen if you select OK when prompted.

Unless you did something like setup a cron job to nightly do updates.

The Vero will never update without your consent. There would have also been an additional prompt to inform you that it is a major system upgrade.

Are you by any chance using a FLIRC? If so – we have a solution for this that will be released shortly.


Vero 4K+ just stopped allowing me to change the password even after reinstalling http://download.osmc.tv/installers/diskimages/OSMC_TGT_vero3_20190522.img.gz

Stopped playing video synced with audio off files on my NAS mounted with:

sudo mount -t cifs -o username=admin,password= // Movies


To get a better understanding of the problem you are experiencing we need more information from you. The best way to get this information is for you to upload logs that demonstrate your problem. You can learn more about how to submit a useful support request here.

Depending on the used skin you have to set the settings-level to standard or higher, in summary:

  • enable debug logging at settings->system->logging

  • reboot the OSMC device

  • reproduce the issue

  • upload the log set either using the Log Uploader method within the My OSMC menu in the GUI or the ssh method invoking command grab-logs -A

  • publish the provided URL from the log set upload, here

Thanks for your understanding. We hope that we can help you get up and running again shortly.

OSMC skin screenshot:

Not using a FLIRC, just the remote that comes with the Vero 4K+

Now video is playing normally but after restoring from the flash image on the download site here, but the sudo psswrd command lets me change the password but it doesn’t stick. Reports successful password change and exit and log back in reverts to the default password of osmc.


We must have logs if you wish to have any of these issues addressed. We can’t wave a magic wand and fix something if we are given no opportunity to seek and understand the cause.

If you are just changing the osmc password, then the command would be:


and enter the new password. No sudo needed.

As to why you need to keep doing new installs, we would need to know something about what you are doing. I’ve never had to do a new install on any of my systems. If this was a wide spread issue don’t you think that the forum would be flooded with this same question?

https://paste.osmc.tv/hukacusutu is what I got just now.

Video playing fine now, still won’t update my password with sudo passwd command.

When I log off after changing password and back on again, it’s still set to default password of osmc.

Have I been hacked in the firmware?? I just did a system restore with the same result.


It seems like your SD card may be problematic.

Some SD cards are not genuine or have a lower capacity than advertised. Some simply fail over time.

Symptoms of SD cards not working correctly are:

  • Read-only behaviour, or changes made not persisting
  • A filesystem corruption error

Symptoms of counterfeit SD cards are:

  • Writing works until a certain filesystem size is reached, thereafter, writes seem to cause issues where existing data is lost or newly written data is not preserved.
  • SD card fails after a short amount of time.

Counterfeit cards are usually found on Amazon and eBay.

SD cards have a limited lifespan. I recommend you change SD card and suspect that issues will no longer persist with a good card. If you would like to be a good quality SD card purpose manufactured for OSMC, then you can find one in the Store.

I moved this post to your other topic about the exact same problem. Please do not duplicate posts.

Sorry to be such a noob, Linux is new to me.

Interesting that sudo passwd responds as if the change succeeded even though it doesn’t.

Password is now changed and keyboard seems fine.

I don’t have any cheap SD cards, all name brands, but I used a different one on the last flash I did so there might have been corruption on one I used before. I’ve been swapping them out a LOT as I try to learn Linux on a couple of Raspberry Pi’s. Easy to see how that might have corrupted them.

THANKS for your patience and help!!

Thats because that runs the command as user root, so you changed the root users password, not the osmc user. So it succeeded, just not how you thought it would.

If you really want to learn linux and you have a spare Pi, I’d suggests that you install Raspbian on it. What you learn with Raspbian will be valid for OSMC (networking is the main difference) as they are both based on Debian.