anybody have a clue on how to get it to work properly with OSMC/KODI?
Nice hopefully it will work with osmc
Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 3
(Raspberry Pi 1 and Zero currently not supported)
Raspbian 8.0 Jessie with X-Server or Framebuffer VT
OSMC doesn’t run Kodi on X11. Not sure about Framebuffer VT.
But anyhow until that happens you still could use VNC on the Pi
I created a addon for Kodi for the Raspberry Pi that lets you control it remotely from VNC. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sean6541/files/master/service.system.vnc.zip
a little info on how that works?
It takes a picture of the screen every 1/2 to 2 seconds and then sends it via VNC. The script is written by hanzelpeter and is called dispmanx. I put the script and the libraries it needs into a Kodi addon.
Dispmanx is a windowing system used by Raspberry Pi.
We already have a vnc server and how to which leverages dispmanx and uses libvnc to make this compatible with vnc clients. There have been a great deal of optimisations done to make this run smoothly
It seems like your addon may use a similar (but less maintained) approach
not able to use at least password to connect or any form of security makes it a no go for me.
Patrik’s VNC improvements, as recommended in our HOWTO allows a password to be set.
Well while there are ways to set a password generally VNC is designed to be used only in the LAN. If you want to use it remotely you should tunnel thru ssh or use openvpn