Update Problem on Raspberry and 3+

Recently got an update flag on screen. Opened up the the OSMC program and let the updater have at it. Seemed to go well with no errors until it restarted and I had no control via remote control device. I use a FLIRC usb and a matched remote control. Tried a USB keyboard and it was still dead. Powered it off, reinstalled my previous version level and all is fine.
Update still wants to upgrade to something but I’m quite hesitant to do it. Have I missed something??

Should be fine now to upgrade if you just did a clean reinstall from the image. I assume your previous issue was caused by you having the testing repository active that has a broken USB driver.


You can check update information at Blog - OSMC.
You can check which version you are currently on via My OSMC


From the first few lines of of my log:

Starting Kodi (19.4). Platform: Linux ARM (Thumb) 32-bit
2023-01-07 21:33:28.140 T:438 INFO : Using Release Kodi x32
2023-01-07 21:33:28.140 T:438 INFO : Kodi compiled 2022-08-23 by GCC 10.2.1 for Linux ARM (Thumb) 32-bit version 5.10.78 (330318)
2023-01-07 21:33:28.140 T:438 INFO : Running on BCM2835 with Open Source Media Center 2022.09-1, kernel: Linux ARM 32-bit version 5.10.78-7-osmc
2023-01-07 21:33:28.186 T:438 INFO : FFmpeg version/source: 4.3.2-Kodi
2023-01-07 21:33:28.186 T:438 INFO : Host CPU: ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l), 4 cores available

Looks like the newest is 19.5. Has that one been updated to fix the USB no op situation??
Lemme know if and what and when it’ll work.

The USB issue has since been fixed.
Is there a specific reason why you require Kodi v19.5?

You can get Kodi v19.5 through the staging repository.

To test this update:

  1. Login via the command line
  2. Run the following command to add the staging repository:
    echo 'deb http://apt.osmc.tv bullseye-devel main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/osmc-devel.list
  3. Run the following commands to update: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && reboot
  4. Your system should have have received the update.

Please see if the issue is resolved.

I also recommend you remove /etc/apt/sources.list.d/osmc-devel.list after updating.

This will deactivate the staging repository. You can do so with the following command:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/osmc-devel.list.

Please note that we will automatically disable this update channel after 14 days on your device in case you forget to do so to ensure that your system reverts to the stable update channel.