Manual update broke my vero 4K +

Hi all, I just did a manual update and was surprised to see an update was available. I selected proceed but I am now stuck with a blue screen with unhappy face. I tried removing the power but still stuck on the blue screen. First thing I see when my vero reboots when inserting power is " failed to start load Kernel modules"

I’m unfortunately not very experienced in linux but I connected a keyboard and was able to login in osmc. But now I’m stuck I’m not sure what else I can do?

Without any logs it’s hard to say. I would suggest reinstalling OSMC. See Reinstalling OSMC - Vero 4K - OSMC.

Thank you, will try and reinstall now.
Was the new update Kodi v19?

It’s not trivial to tell what you’ve updated to without seeing logs and knowing which version you were on previously.


Thanks Sam, I was able to reinstall OSMC with usb.
I had Kodi 18.9 installed on my Vero 4K +. I can also see an update available on my Pi3 but will not update yet.

Thanks you for your prompt replies.
Cheers Alex

Can you take a backup of the Pi SD and try updating?

I’d be surprised if there was an issue


Upload your logs so we can check which version you are on currently.

Sorry I already started the update on my Pi3, will advise if the install in successful or not.
I had the 2020.11-1 version installed.

Below is the log on my Vero 4K + , I will retry installing the update.

Just a quick update, my Pi3 updated successfully to Kodi 19.1

Wait about 30 minutes – I was able to identify a bug that could cause an update issue.
I’ll ping when you are all good.


Ok will wait thank you.

Cheers Alex

I’ve verified and you should be able to update as expected.

Go to My OSMC → Updates → Manual Controls and check for updates again.

Thanks for reporting this issue. Please let us know when this is resolved.

Many thanks


I’m also experiencing a constant blue screen sad face osmc reboot cycle after the update. I cannot get into the interface. logs snippet:

2021-08-07 21:35:22.571 T:10402   ERROR <general>: GetString: error reading /home/osmc/.kodi/userdata/disp_cap_3d
2021-08-07 21:35:22.571 T:10402 WARNING <general>: Update3dResolutions: No valid 3D resolutions found.
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>: Found 1 Lists of Devices
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>: Enumerated ALSA devices:
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>:     Device 1
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>:         m_deviceName      : default
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>:         m_displayName     : Default (AML-M8AUDIO: HDMI, S/PDIF & analogue)
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>:         m_displayNameExtra:
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>:         m_deviceType      : AE_DEVTYPE_PCM
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>:         m_channels        : FL, FR, UNKNOWN1, LFE, FC, BC, BL, BR, BLOC, BROC
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>:         m_sampleRates     : 32000,44100,48000,88200,96000,176400,192000
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>:         m_dataFormats     : AE_FMT_S32NE,AE_FMT_S16NE,AE_FMT_S16LE
2021-08-07 21:35:22.575 T:10460    INFO <general>:         m_streamTypes     : No passthrough capabilities
2021-08-07 21:35:22.576 T:10402   ERROR <general>: failed to initialize EGL display (EGL_BAD_ALLOC)
2021-08-07 21:35:22.576 T:10461    INFO <general>: CActiveAESink::OpenSink - initialize sink
2021-08-07 21:35:22.577 T:10461    INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Requested layout: FL, FR
2021-08-07 21:35:22.577 T:10461    INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - set digital_codec 0
2021-08-07 21:35:22.577 T:10461    INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Attempting to open device "default"
2021-08-07 21:35:22.580 T:10461    INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - Opened device "default"
2021-08-07 21:35:22.581 T:10461    INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::InitializeHW - Your hardware does not support AE_FMT_FLOAT, trying other formats
2021-08-07 21:35:22.581 T:10461    INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::InitializeHW - Using data format AE_FMT_S32NE
2021-08-07 21:35:22.581 T:10461    INFO <general>: CAESinkALSA::Initialize - speaker layout 0
2021-08-07 21:35:23.113 T:10402   FATAL <general>: CApplication::CreateGUI - unable to init windowing system
2021-08-07 21:35:23.114 T:10402    INFO <general>: Stopping player
2021-08-07 21:35:23.114 T:10402    INFO <general>: Stopping all
2021-08-07 21:35:23.121 T:10402    INFO <general>: stop dvd detect media
2021-08-07 21:35:23.122 T:10402    INFO <general>: Application stopped
2021-08-07 21:35:23.322 T:10402    INFO <general>: unload skin
2021-08-07 21:35:23.322 T:10402    INFO <general>: Unloaded skin
2021-08-07 21:35:23.322 T:10402    INFO <general>: unload sections

full logs:

do i need to run an update command from the cli?

Thank you Sam, update installed all good.

Cheers Alex

Seems update didn’t completed. Try running sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade from cli.

thanks, ran that. had to do a sudo reboot as well, and now its doing a db migration, looking good. will report back.

Thanks to confirm and remind me of the needed reboot. Might have been that the mirror were not ready, but need to watch as someone else has same issue.

db migration completed, everything booted up normally this time around. I did have to go and configure the osmc skin to get it to rebuild since the skin i was using is no longer supported (which was expected). Looking good now, thanks

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I updated this morning at bout 08:30 hrs Toronto time.
I had not problems updating my new Vero 4K+ to Kodi 19