Since updating my Vero4k in the normal release channels, I.e. April update. I’ve had problems when changing from one profile to another.
I have master profile (Mum and Dad), and two additional profiles, (family & kids). This is just to control the media library and parental ratings for programs. I use Emby as the library management server, with with Emby for Kodi addon loaded onto the Vero 4K unit separately for each profile. I’m using the Embruary skin on all profiles.
Prior to April update, the system worked a treat. Now when logging off the non-master profiles, the system delays, sometimes freezes. When logging into the non-master profiles I get the sad face crash and restart. But on rebooting I can access the non-master profiles either family or kids no trouble.
Is this a Kodi Leia issue (which I’ve read is not due to be fixed) or an OMSC issue? Any tips on work arounds to maintain segregation of the library for parental ratings?
Profiles have a lot of problems in Leia. And appearently, they will not be fixed (Kodi 19 is appearently dropping support for profiles all-together) There are some work-arounds for the changing profile issue, [SOLVED] Problem with profiles involving dropping an autoexec.py file into the profile to make it re-load the skin automatically.
To be fair I’m not really worried about lots of variations (skins & adding) per profile, I was more interested in different media libraries per user. At the moment the “log off” user, and from the main kodi start page, profile “log in” seems to be struggling (freezing and crashing).
But happy to wait for Sam’s bug fixes before looking at options as the TV stays on the kids profile 99% of the time anyway.
There is nominally a year to wait for v19 and dropping profile support. There will be something else to replace the process I’m sure.
I’ve noticed on mine that path substitutions for sources.xml and other files and folders in the profiles to nfs paths have stopped working reliably with the leia update. So I solved it now with a mount in fstab and symlinks, which works fine for my vera 4k and raspberries, but not for my laptop. Are the fixes likely to also fix this issue?
Just had a quick try of the updated code, and sadly on just a very quick try the Vero 4K froze. On reboot I used one of the non-master profiles (kids), logged out…which took quite some time, then attempted to log into the master profile. The screen froze, although I was still able to access the Vero unit by the command line.
I’ve also had the “hang when logging out of a profile” issue, although it [anecdotally] seems to mostly be a problem when using on of the “heavier” skins (Aon Nox Silvo, etc). Using lyreird (Mimic’s replacement) which is much more lightweight, it seems to just sometimes take a couple minutes.
I frequently see complaints such as these:
2019-05-09 18:15:24.642 T:3619754720 WARNING: CPythonInvoker(2, /home/osmc/.kodi/addons/script.artwork.beef/service.py): the python script "/home/osmc/.kodi/addons/script.artwork.beef/service.py" has left several classes in memory that we couldn't clean up. The classes include: N14PythonBindings31XBMCAddon_xbmc_Monitor_DirectorE,N9XBMCAddon7xbmcgui16DialogProgressBGE
2019-05-09 18:15:29.646 T:4069175296 ERROR: CPythonInvoker(3, /home/osmc/.kodi/addons/script.common.plugin.cache/default.py): script didn't stop in 5 seconds - let's kill it
2019-05-09 18:15:29.886 T:3594576608 WARNING: CPythonInvoker(5, /usr/share/kodi/addons/script.module.osmcsetting.updates/service.py): the python script "/usr/share/kodi/addons/script.module.osmcsetting.updates/service.py" has left several classes in memory that we couldn't clean up. The classes include: N9XBMCAddon7xbmcgui6WindowE,N9XBMCAddon7xbmcgui12ControlImageE,N14PythonBindings31XBMCAddon_xbmc_Monitor_DirectorE
So could be a case of miss-behaving helper plugins. (note when I copied these errors just now, it actually logged out fairly quick, although I had just logged in, so the problematic plugins may not have actually had time to start up and cause issues yet)
note, I also find it very annoying that it auto-logs-in to the admin user when logging out of a profile, which requires another autoexec.py to make it automatically log out of admin again to get you back to the “pick a profile” screen, which adds another minute to the whole process of switching users)
EDIT: I suppose I should add that sometimes I just get the frowny screen instead, which means kodi crashed… but that usually means less time waiting (since it starts back up again instead of sitting in a hung state) so is actually preferrable… I’m wondering if instead of “log off” I should instead just have a menu item for “restart” to keep things more stable?
I’m going to be sort-of rude and chip in with a “me too”…
This may already be addressed the skin loading fix, but my symptoms are:
Two profiles - Master with all media and “Kids” with stuff appropriate for my kids…
TVHeadend PVR on a separate machine
Raspberry Pi devices (1B, 2B, 3B)
On every machine that was updated, some of the text doesn’t appear on the interface (the large labels across the middle of the home screen) until the skin was changed away from Confluence and back to Confluence. This needed done each time the profile was logged out and logged in again.
The TV guide was transposed so that the channel names on the leftmost column were correct, but the shows on each channel were moved up by one row (the channel 1 / BBC1 shows were missing entirely)
I updated 4 devices, and all 4 did this.
I had profile problems on the update to Krypton too, so I just reverted. I can wait for a fix, but there’ll be tears if I break the TVs!