I’ve made a small installer for a simple desktop, that runs fine on a pi2, pi3, vero2 and vero4k with the latest image installed. This in NOT an official desktop installation. The installer takes about 15 mins to install everything, with a few none vital warnings. It installs Xserver, LXDE core, Chromium, OSMC desktop background image and one Icon on the desktop, for a file manager. Finally a starting/launcher addon for kodi.
Chromium is not accelerated, so streaming isn’t the goal of this installation.
To start the installer, ssh into your OSMC-device and run these commands in osmc-users homedirectory:
After install you must enable the plugin:
Goto Settings->Add-on Browser->My add-ons->Program add-ons->X11 Launcher->Enable
Under Programs, you will now have another icon beside My OSMC
For Vero4k users, you need to install this driver to get X working better:
sudo apt-get install git build-essential xorg-dev xutils-dev x11proto-dri2-dev
sudo apt-get install libltdl-dev libtool automake libdrm-dev
sudo make install
sudo cp xorg.conf /etc/X11/
Hope you enjoy it.
Updated 2016-11-22, for Krypton, added splash screen, shortened the sleep commands.
Updated 2016-12-29, Chromium 51
Updated 2017-07-14, Added instruction for accelerated X windows driver on Vero4K
Updated 2017-10-26, Added a UID check for osmc user in the begining of script
Updated 2017-11-24, Updated Vero4k driver instalaltion
Updated 2018-01-08 Updated installation for Stretch, Chromium v.63
Updated 2018-01-11 Updated description, changed x_init.sh to clear VT before startx
Updated 2018-01-23 Fixed addon update in install_x11.sh