I have OSMC running on the raspberry pi 2. I was tinkering with the different web based controller add-ons and took a break for an hour. When I came back I had no video output. I have powered the device off and back on a few times and still nothing. I have a black screen. I use the web controller and flirc to control it.
I do have SSH access to the box, although I have no idea where to start troubleshooting. Is it possible to FTP my settings and configs and recover them after doing a factory reset?
What I would try first is to rename .kodi in the osmc user home to something else (eg .kodi_save), and then reboot the system.
This should clear a lot of added stuff, and put you to where you have video output - you haven’t lost anything, as you still have the saved setup.
OK, did that. Rebooted and nothing changed. I had a spare sd card so I tried a fresh install and it’s doing the same thing. I reseated both ends of the HDMI cable and even replaced the cable. I’m starting to think it’s a pi problem and not an OSMC problem.
After booting with the TV connected and already on run the following commands via SSH and post the results:
tvservice -m DMT
tvservice -m CEA
These will list the currently active HDMI mode and also the modes the TV reports being available.
Also after doing the above, try unplugging the TV at the power for a couple of minutes to completely reset it, (if you haven’t already tried) then plug the TV back in and turn it on first then reboot the Pi.
I’ve occasionally seen monitors/TV’s that stop reporting any EDID data and have to be powered off and on to start sending it again.
In my setup the Rasberry is powered from AV receiver USB port so when TV starts it kicks on AV receiver together with Rasberry…
Seems that the HDMI handshake between Tv and Rasberry didn’t work well as the screen was always black when TV and Rasberry started in the same time.
Then I tried the hdmi_force_hotswap=1 and screen came back but with low resolution and in 4:3 format only.
Ofcourse when I start Rasberry after TV is already on then screen is fine no issues
Is there a way to force hdmi mode with the hotswap option ?
I am also thinking to somhowe delay rasberry boot up process so TV will start first which could also solve the problem…