Skin changes lost after a reboot

Well what kind or type of log do you need? I got multiple export options.

Since you indicate that you are familiar with SSH, just send grab-logs -A

There it is:
(Ignore the media-missing errors)

13:47:18.038 T:1734792176 WARNING: CSkinInfo: failed to load skin settings

There may be some corruption in your guisettings.xml file. Try renaming it and then restart mediacenter and reconfigure.

What skin are you using? Why do you think setting gpu_mem=320 is necessary? You should revert your overclock back to default. This may be causing instability at shutdown time and creating the issue. Such a small overclock over default isn’t really even going to produce any perceivable improvements.

Renamed guisettings.xml and rebooted, a new xml was created. Checked the new log but the CSkinInfo error is still there. I use the Estuary skin and the overclock settings came from Kodi 16 it did’nt playback my HEVC/H.265 movies that well. I’ll remove the overclock and update you on the results.

Well here it is the latest log:
I can still see the error but my settings are saved even after a few reboots. So far so good :slight_smile:

It’s only a warning, not an error, and is quite possibly unrelated. Was just something that caught my eye so I mentioned it. It’s also present in all my logs. Anyway, enjoy!

Thank you so much for all of your help and even learning me a new command on SSH: grab-logs -A. My first day here, thanks again for the support :slight_smile:

Same problem here, my skin settings (Aeon MQ 7, made via Kodi GUI) are lost after a reboot even after the latest OSMC update. Here is my log:

It started with Krypton, before that I never had this problem.

I also have this little issue but i thinks it’s possibly there’s a little bug present on current Estuary Skin… for example i obtain sometime (but very rarely) when i turn on my Pi2 i see the OSMC Skin it’s setted and i need to reselect Estuary and i need to reconfigure some option:

  • for example i need to return the http chorus and need to reput my user pass and set port to 80 instead 8080
  • And need to reset language to italian because when obtain value…

I thinks it’s a estuary bug… i have read over internet this skin have obtain so many report of bug when it’s released…

Well, that’s possible but I have the same problem with Aeon MQ 7. So maybe the problem is somewhere else.

Problem on all my skins here. Ofc to see the problem you have t actually make some skin changes and not run default.

is this actually being recognised as a fault? as im having the same problem on both of my pi3’s using the Estuary Skin?

i have tryed to take a look on official estuary skin thread on kodi forum… apparently i don’t have found nothings about some possibly bug…

I too am having this issue. was using Xonfluence nicely after Krypton update. made some new visual tweaks via the GUI, decided to watch a movie on my HDD, but after finished watching movie said that Skin had updated and needed reboot. So rebooted system noticed my settings didnt change then sad :frowning: appeared on screen follwed by a reboot. having to format SD card and start all over again as ended up stuck in a constant reboot cycle then wouldnt boot from card again. after a complete reinstall of OSMC its booted again :slight_smile:

the problem does not appear only on one skin but on any skin.

We had the same problem 8 or 10 months ago if i remember.

IIRC the problem many months ago was on reboot.
Does selecting Exit, then rebooting after Kodi loads again resolve the problem?

Are all settings lost, or just some? Is there a setting I can continually change that will be lost on reboot? How long are you waiting before you reboot?

problem stands either after reboot or exit.

Some times only newer changes in settings are lost, sometimes skin reverts to default.

Does not matter how long you will wait before exit or reboot. Even if you reboot after a week you have a big change for this to happens.

sometimes the settings are not reverted after a reboot or shutdown. But they will eventually revert after one more shutdown or reboot, or after two or three.

I have found no easy way to always replicate this problem. I would say 8 out of 10 shutdowns or reboots results in skin settings revert back to default or only the last skin changes reverting back to default.

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I just realized what you told me to do. you mean quit kodi but not reboot or shutdown.

I just made a try and got a sad face. First time i used quit/exit.
I made a second try and skin loaded with all changes i made before the exit.
After that i rebooted and skin reverted to defaults. < - before I found this thread, this log indicated the same issue. skin no loady!

Hi all, I’ve read a few tidbits here mentioning that this issue only happens on certain skins. However, I’ve also read that this is a global skin problem. I’m not sure, but I think I may have come up with a fix, I’m going to test it a bit more extensively and see what I come up with. With that in mind…

I’m an old school Kodi user (I like to think so anyway) and thus, I’m so damm old, I don’t wanna switch away from Confluence. Yup, I use Confluence. I love the 5 shortcuts. Don’t ask why. In any case, I can confirm that with Confluence was acting the same way (Quit = saved settings & Reboot = changed to default settings).

Now, after reading through this entire thread, I realized no one had tried the same things on a different skin. So, here’s my process and so far, after reboot, changes stay…

Preface: I have a Raspberry Pi3, SanDisk microSD, HDMI’d to a Visio, hard-connected (RJ45) to my Router, and with OSMC that recently updated Kodi. It defaulted to Estuary skin, and so, I immediately changed back to the Confluence skin. The update seemed to have wiped my Confluence skin clean (back to all default Confluence skin settings)…

Confluence (first time after switching back from default Estuary skin following update):

  1. Took out Main Menu entries: Weather and Pictures.
  2. Changed background image to my custom one that I have in ~/Pictures (or /home/Pictures if you are a Gentoo user =D) on my SD Card of my Pi3.
  3. Filled the five Video Shortcut slots with my video addon favorites.
  4. Went addon hunting for music addons. Installed a bunch.
  5. Tested a bunch.
  6. Picked my five favorite music addons and filled the Music Shortcut slots.
  7. Enjoyed a particular video addon on.
  8. Shutdown (not Quit).

The next boot (the nightmare begins…):

  1. Boot . . . . . . Default Confluence settings! No custom bg image… no 5 shortcut video/music addons!
  2. Do all the same changes I like…
  3. Reboot. Same defaults… (repeating 2. and 3. two more times…)
  4. Googled a bunch of stuff. Took a while trying to figure out how to ssh in.
  5. Finally found this thread and read through it all. This is where it gets good…
  6. Switched to OSMC Skin.
  7. “Deleted” Weather and accidentally deleted the following Main Menu entry (maybe more) leaving the following Main Menu entry as Radio.
  8. Changed the background image to one that the skin already has listed.
  9. Reboot… not only did the changes stick, but when it rebooted, on boot loading, I saw a single line of CLI-like entry flash that did not flash before on any of the reboots. It was too fast to read it, but that was a different outcome from the other reboots.
  10. Switched back to Confluence.
  11. Took out Main Menu entries: Weather and Pictures.
  12. Quit (not Reboot).
  13. Turned TV back on and Wake Up Call to Pi3/OSMC. Changes stuck.
  14. Rebooted. Changes stuck.
  15. Changed to custom background image.
  16. Quit. Changes stuck.
  17. Rebooted. Changes stuck.
  18. Made final changes to Video & Music 5 shortcuts.
  19. Quit, Reboot… both times changes stuck.
  20. CEC works, fyi.

While I’m not sure this a permanent fix. I’ve had no further issues so far. Here’s speculation: After changing OSMC skin, some kind of new file was written that was not there before?

If anyone wants me to do anything else, I’ll be checking this forum post periodically. I can even provide current logs, if need be.

I hope I’ve contributed.

Update 1 (A few hours later): Kodi froze and so I had to hard reset. When I did, OSMC skin appeared, but with Confluence GUI sounds (I normally turn these off). I reinstated Confluence and all previous saves were there. This may be the result of the freezing or the freezing and skin change the result of something else, I’m not sure.

Update 2 (2017.02.15@5:43pmPST): So far, been watching my favorite addon. No reverts or defaulting skin–all changes retained. Looks like it’s working great.