December 9th, 2012
This is the third time I lost my XBMC configuration. Last time, I had a backup, but restoring it didn’t work.
How can the config be lost? I sometimes have total freeze of XBMC, and have to hard reboot the machine, but the config is not lost in this case. Yesterday, I shut it down the correct way, and this morning, no config anymore.
About the XBMC freeze, is there a way to restart it from console, without rebooting the machine?
restarting xbmc from command line :
systemctl restart xbmc
if it doesn’t work :
kill -9 `pidof xbmc.bin`
you use persistent data via casper-rw file ?
Thanks for the restart commands! I think I will bind a key to it…
No, I don’t have casper_rw file. I have to admit that I didn’t understand how it works, and when it is needed. Does it improve persistence?
My install is a standard install, but I use a flash drive, which is seen as a normal hard drive.
casper-rw is used when booting from usb-stick using rootfs file, not a full install.
If you use a full install , no need of this.
does you directory /root/.xbmc exist when you encounter the problem ? do you have sme files ?
Yes, .xbmc/ dir is still there. As said, I once retored a backup, but it didn’t work. So I guess the problem is elsewhere. Something hidding my config…
What are sme files?
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