Sad face after finish playing

Sad face after finished play mkv file. It has probably nothing to do with file type. Sad face happens to me every 4 months approx. It looks like there’s some folder or sd card filling up and after that it crashes. I don’t even update because of that.


Your USB hard drive is completely full, which isn’t ideal. You also seem to be running an old version of OSMC.

but when I tried to update, always get sad face after update…even there was plenty of space on hard drive

Please post a log of the sad face after update and verify that your add-ons and skin are compatible with Kodi v18.

sudo apt-get update
sudo reboot

did I miss something?


sudo apt dist-upgrade

to actually do the update.

You have a file corruption that’s been causing the dist-upgrade to fail.

If it fails again, run the following:

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/sysvinit-utils.list
sudo apt-get install --reinstall sysvinit-utils

then with a bit of luck the dist-upgrade will work:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

logs after update

still sad face loop

We fixed one file corruption and now there’s a second one on a newly downloaded file. While this might have been a network error, it’s more likely to be because the SD card is failing. That would also explain why Kodi keeps crashing.

I recommend that you reinstall onto a new SD card.

Edit: On second thoughts, try this first:

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If that still fails, then go for a new SD card.

Thanks dillthedog

Kodi is running now actually haven’t tested it properly so far.

There were a few errors at the end of installing process.


E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

It looks like a bad SD card to me. You need to reinstall on a new card.

Is there any way to export settings including addons?

To backup Kodi settings, either use the MyOSMC backup feature or copy /home/osmc/.kodi to an external drive.

thank you for your help :wink:

Why entertain this?
The SD card has clearly failed.