Sad face loop

Had this happen a few times recently, last time I reflashed the thing with a previously saved image, and it came back up fine. Able to SSH fine now still, appreciate any advice to avoid a full rebuild:

/home/osmc/.kodi/temp/kodi.log is empty

$ paste-log /home/osmc/.kodi/temp/kodi.old.log

paste-log /var/log/apt/term.log

$ dmesg | paste-log

System log would have helped, maybe upload full logs via grab-logs -A

Alternatively to check if it is a addon causing the crash do mv .kodi kodi_backup and reboot
But an empty kodi.log indicates a crash before addons would be loaded.

Thanks for your help


Also renaming the .kodi folder and rebooting did not help

This doesn’t make any sense. Also, your log indicates that you actually haven’t done so.

Here’s a directory listing of the home dir, after reboot:

$ ls -al
total 3084
drwxr-xr-x 9 osmc osmc 4096 Aug 1 08:34 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jan 1 1970 …
drwxr-xr-x 4 osmc osmc 4096 Mar 4 2016 Backups
-rw------- 1 osmc osmc 5933 Aug 1 08:34 .bash_history
-rw-r–r-- 1 osmc osmc 220 Nov 13 2014 .bash_logout
-rw-r–r-- 1 osmc osmc 3515 Nov 13 2014 .bashrc
-rw-r–r-- 1 osmc osmc 30 Jul 18 2016 date.txt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 osmc osmc 6 Feb 12 2016 kodi -> .kodi/
drwxr-xr-x 8 osmc osmc 4096 Jan 1 1970 kodi_backup
drwxr-xr-x 2 osmc osmc 4096 Jan 30 2016 Movies
drwxr-xr-x 2 osmc osmc 4096 Jan 30 2016 Music
drwxr-xr-x 2 osmc osmc 4096 Jan 30 2016 Pictures
-rw-r–r-- 1 osmc osmc 416951 Nov 29 2016
-rw-r----- 1 osmc osmc 2671576 Mar 14 2016
-rw-r–r-- 1 osmc osmc 675 Nov 13 2014 .profile
drwx------ 2 osmc osmc 4096 Feb 9 2016 .ssh
-rw-r–r-- 1 osmc osmc 1032 Jul 18 2016 .swfinfo
drwxr-xr-x 2 osmc osmc 4096 Jan 30 2016 TV Shows

After reboot, I renamed the folder back to .kodi after seeing the problem remained, and then did the grab-logs command

We need to see logs from the clean install.

Kodi seems to be crashing before a new .kodi folder is created. So even if he uploads that logs I guess they will be empty
Aug 01 08:34:39 osmc mediacenter[309]: Kodi exited with return code 139 after 0 hours, 0 minutes and 3 seconds
Seems to be something else that is fundamentally broken

Can try to reinstall mediacenter but I guess you are in an unstable situation with your packages

sudo apt-get install rbp2-mediacenter-osmc --reinstall

Had to remove a corrupted package and a non-empty directory first, to get the mediacenter reinstall happening via apt-get:

rm /var/cache/apt/archives/perl_5.20.2-3+deb8u6_armhf.deb

rm -rf /usr/share/kodi/addons/skin.confluence

Then the reinstall went through well.
With a reboot tho, I still got the sad face, saw I still have an empty kodi log:
$ ls -al .kodi/temp/kodi.log
-rw-r–r-- 1 osmc osmc 0 Jun 3 21:11 .kodi/temp/kodi.log

So I’ve uploaded my logs from a clean install (ie post mv of .kodi dir) here:


Hi guys, just wondering if those logs were helpful in diagnosing the issue, or if I can try anything else to help out?

Well now after you reinstalled mediacenter there are problems with Libraries.
/usr/lib/kodi/kodi.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

My suggestion is to start with a full reinstall best on a new SD Card.

Probably installed MESA, or a package depending on it.

According to dpkg -S the missing library file comes from rbp-userland-osmc :wink:

The original error was caused by a malformed database file and now it’s a missing library. It looks like a straightforward case of a filesystem corruption or a broken card. I’m with @fzinken: a full reinstall, preferably on a different card.

OK will do, thanks for everyones help, really appreciate it!

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