Raspberry Pi3 + Osmc

I just started with OSMC and a new RPi3. Hopefully some one can help me out.

My RPi3 + OSMC is giving a VGA signal in steed of a HDMI signal to my HD TV.
How can I setup for a full HD experience?

On for hand thanks for your help!

My config.txt file:

NOOBS Auto-generated Settings:


My installed:

  • Raspberry Pi3 + original RPi3 power supply (2,5mA)
  • OSMC (2016.02-03) + MPEG-2 codec installed and working
  • My RPi is wired + wifi connected to the internet
  • HDMI connected to my ONKYO (TX-NR-807) and the ONKYO is connected to a HD TV
  • HD TV Panasonic 1080P@ 100Hz


Try adding hdmi_force_hotplug=1 in you settings.
If I am not mistaking you do not have this setting at the moment.
Are you sure that HDMI out is enabled on your Onkyo system?


Hi Floris,

Thanks for your quick reply!

I the attached config.txt file under NOOBS Auto-generated settings:
There is a line hdmi_force_hotplug=1

Yes, my Onkyo is HDMI enabled on these in/outputs.

Do you have any other suggestions?


The hdmi_force_hotplug is useful where the presence of hdmi isn’t properly detected, while the edid_file is used to refer to a saved set of EDID info where it won’t get properly read (device not on at startup, or some intermediate device hinders reading)

Hi Derek,

Thanks for your input!

I just ran the dmesg commando and found a line

13.757004] FAT-fs (mmcblk0p1): Volume was not properly unmounted. Some data may be
corrupt. Please run fsck

I tried to run the commando fsck and sudo fsck but it is not working.

Any suggestions?
Do I need to make a new clean install?


Even so this sounds but it actually is ok as OSMC doesn’t force a fsck on the boot partition.

I would recommend a clean install with the OSMC installer here Download - OSMC, NOT Noobs

Hi Fzinken & Dilligaf,

Thank you for your feedback!
Can I make a backup of my osmc/ kodi settings and can I import it after a clean install?
Or is it better to do a full clean install?


Since you don’t have a Kodi problem there shouldn’t be any reason why you couldn’t back up

Hi Diligaf,

I have no idea how to back up and restore?

There is a feature in the MyOSMC add-on.

thanks! Sorry for my basic question

There’s a backup utility in MyOSMC otherwise just copy /home/osmc/.kodi/userdata folder

What is the correct why to shutdown OSMC with out corrupting the microsd?

Really? I would try the shutdown menu

That is what I have dun. Still ended up with a corrupted microsd

Based on what?

Based on the info I gave before

The fact that it’s a Noobs install means I don’t know for sure what is going on behind the scenes. Sorry.

I will reinstall direct without NOOBS