What is the designated behaviour of "EXIT" in the shutdown menu?

I’m asking because most of the time I get an OSMC splash screen afterwards followed by a restarted mediacenter. I’d guess something like sudo systemctl restart mediacenter. Often enough though, the screen will go black and that’s it. More like sudo systemctl stop mediacenter

Can someone please clarify?


Exit will restart the mediacenter unless ESC is pressed in which case it will go to a console.
Having just a blank screen indicates an issue in restarting the mediacenter. If it happens maybe try to SSH into OSMC and upload logs with grab-logs -A

Thanks @fzinken. Understood.

That’s what I thought. I’ll try to debug it myself for the time being. I’m using this “EXIT” button to mitigate some CEC issues I was having, that’s why I was asking.


Show us a log of this behaviour if possible

Sure thing @sam_nazarko.

Took me a while to get there, but it just happened again. htop shows me that 1 core is maxed out because of a kodi.bin process. Debug logs are here: http://paste.osmc.io/ubosovifip.

sudo systemctl restart mediacenter from ssh, and everything is back to normal. I grabbed a set of logs right after sudo systemctl restart mediacenter. Probably worthless but who knows: http://paste.osmc.io/uzovedukus


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I’d like to know the same thing. This is happening to me as well. I’m a new user, coming from Openelec, where the EXIT button really meant shutdown. :stuck_out_tongue:

I don’t really understand what it is you’re asking - It’s been explained earlier in the thread exactly what the Exit option does, and OSMC clearly has a Shutdown option in the power menu that is for shutting down, so why would you expect the Exit option to also shut down ?

Yep. Thanks.