Kodi doesn't start with the latest devel update

hey there

I’ve been using the “devel” version of osmc on my rp2, and the latest update to version “Linux osmc 5.10.78-1-osmc #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Nov 9 01:18:11 UTC 2021 armv7l” broke the kodi completely. The media server can’t start.

I’ve got the same result by flashing the latest stable image of osmc and update to “devel” version from scratch. And I’ve got the same broken version in the end of the update.

Here are some logs:

stable kernel version: 5.10.32-2-osmc

I’ve selected the classic theme while configuring osmc.
During the update it was connected to the TV over hdmi

I’ve updated “/etc/apt/sources.list” to use “deb http://apt.osmc.tv buster-devel main”

apt update log: https://paste.osmc.tv/zisibuxozo.coffee

kodi.old.log (stable osmc version, before update): https://paste.osmc.tv/emirupebax.xml

kodi.log (after restart): https://paste.osmc.tv/exewuqeqaw.xml

after the update kodi does not start anymore, all kodi.logs look the same

it seems like “CAESinkALSA” can’t find/access any device


The devel branch isn’t currently suitable for daily use, please stick to stable. Devel is very much at the early testing stages.

Thanks Tom.

is it possible to downgrade back to stable?


No a reinstall will be required.

Thanks Tom.

It should be possible to downgrade – I suspect it will be the new kernel

I’ll have a look at the issue soon and then update staging accordingly.

thanks for the fast replies,

I’ve flashed the stable version and restored the latest backup, now everything works fine.

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Can you try updating again?
When Kodi crashes, try:

sudo apt-get install armv7-bluezalsa-osmc=3.1.0-2

This should solve your issue (may require a reboot)

This latest update on devel has fixed the issue. On my RPI3 there was no need to downgrade bluezalsa

Thanks for confirming.

There was an additional issue which has now been fixed.

Hopefully the issue is now addressed with the following commit:

I’d appreciate it if you could test this and provide feedback before we potentially release this as an update to other users. To test this update:

  1. Login via the command line
  2. Run the following command to add the staging repository:
    echo 'deb http://apt.osmc.tv buster-devel main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/osmc-devel.list
  3. Run the following commands to update: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && reboot
  4. Your system should have have received the update.

Please see if the issue is resolved.

I also recommend you remove /etc/apt/sources.list.d/osmc-devel.list after updating. This will return you to the normal update channel. To remove the file:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/osmc-devel.list