512MB RAM limitation

Sad face loop on first boot (FS fresh from image) - I ran into the same problem with a Pi 3A+ which only has 512K RAM. All the Pi Zero’s also have 512MB RAM, so I would assume that the latest OSMC releases cannot run on those either. Perhaps this needs to made clear on the Disk Images section of the Downloads page, which currently shows all models for all releases?

They should run new releases fine. This was fixed in the newest image.

This is explicitly covered in the release notes

We only support Pi Zero 2 now, not the original.

Unfortunately I am stuck with the 2021.08-1 version because of the Kodi issue which eventually causes a system crash when the slideshow has both photos and videos!

The change was made to config.txt, so you could move such changes over.

Even in the latest versions, the config.txt has the following, so how will it get set to 256 for the Pi 3A+? Doesn’t it need a separate board type entry?

[pi4]
dtoverlay=rpivid-v4l2
[board-type=0x0e]
dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d,cma-256
[all]
dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d,cma-512
[pi02]
dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d,cma-256

0x0e is the Pi 3 A+ board entry.

Have you actually tested it?

Yes, sad face unless I change the 512 to 256 for the [all].

[all]
dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d,cma-512

The information from cpuinfo is as follows, if that is of any interest.

Hardware : BCM2835
Revision : 9020e0
Serial : 0000000070e51c2a
Model : Raspberry Pi 3 Model A Plus Rev 1.0

Somewhat unrelated to the main topic, but would a Pi 4 (2GB RAM) show higher load numbers and operate at a higher temperature as compared to the Pi 3A+? Both are setup for a continuous slide show, except that the Pi 4 setup has pictures and videos, and therefore on the 2021.08-01 version with Kodi 19.1, while the Pi 3A+ setup only has pictures, and on the latest 2022.03-01 version.

Sun Apr  3 20:42:40 CDT 2022 @ osmc
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No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Release:        10
Codename:       buster
Kernel Version #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 28 05:45:57 UTC 2021
-------------------------------------------
Kodi Version: 19.1
OSMC VERSION_ID="2021.08-1"
temp=68.1'C
 20:42:42 up 4 days,  3:52,  1 user,  load average: 1.14, 1.23, 1.20

Sun Apr  3 20:41:16 CDT 2022 @ osmc
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No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Release:        10
Codename:       buster
Kernel Version #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 28 00:17:33 UTC 2022
-------------------------------------------
Kodi Version: 19.4
OSMC VERSION_ID="2022.03-1"
temp=51.5'C
 20:41:17 up  3:12,  1 user,  load average: 0.31, 0.37, 0.44
-------------------------------------------

As the Pi4 would use the CPU to decode the videos it for sure would run higher load.

Can you try changing the ordering in the config.txt so it looks like this:

[all]
dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d,cma-512
[pi4]
dtoverlay=rpivid-v4l2
[board-type=0x0e]
dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d,cma-256
[pi02]
dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d,cma-256

That works. So the setting for [all] was overwriting the setting for [board-type=0x0e] earlier because of the sequence in the file.

BTW, I did reconfirm that even with this 2022.03-1 release, the 5GHz SSID does not show up, the channel is greater than 100.

Thanks. I’ve fixed this in:

It will be in the next update.

I know what the issue is. We had it with Vero 4K/4K+ and it was fixed recently.
It will take some time to fix with Pi.