Firstly, it seems I also have the network issues with my Vero4K+ and Netgear GS348-100EUS switch even in reverse direction I’m getting about 100Mbps less than other desktops, all on Cat6, no router in the way. I’ll report that on the proper thread. I noticed jumbo frames aren’t supported:
root@vero4k:~# ip link set eth0 mtu 9000 RTNETLINK answers: Device or resource busy
Next - jees that power cable is short, its practically useless to me at that length, had to put it next to the TV not inside the cabinet as I wanted to.
Then the OS - its not very Debian-ish IMHO, trying to configure a static IP seemed more like LibreElec, I was expected to edit /etc/network/interfaces and be done with it! Also /etc/fstab is being ignored for NFS4 mounts, so I just installed autofs as I can’t be doing with the lack of options systemd.automount gives me (like no readonly!) I really expected OSMC to be Debian ARM, less fiddled with than Raspbian, not more. Also noticed 3.14 kernel - is that because we only have binary blobs for the drivers?
Speed-wise, I’m not particularly impressed. I’ve not played a whole movie or anything yet, but scrolling through ~1500 movies was no faster than my Pi3 (not even 3B+).
OSMC itself - can’t stand the dumbed-down theme, switched to Estuary so I can actually find Kodi’s settings. MyOSMC colours seem inverted to me - took me a while to figure out that yellow meant “change to this” and blue meant “this is the current setting”. I kept turning DHCP on instead of off.
The packaging is nice - obviously someone took some ideas from Apple, although the outer half-empty shoebox is probably overkill.
Going to try out the Kodi 18 build next, as I’d like to rsync my Atom’s library - wonder if I can get away with the whole or ~/.kodi/userdata/ or will that break anything?