cyborgukParticipant02/02/2016 at 23:19Post count: 62
I’ve just upgraded to Retropie 3.4 as I want to try Kodi. It seems it’s using the latest version of Kodi (15.2), how can I get the Kodi out of the ports section and onto the front window like the rest of the emulators as it deserves to be there?
ThankslabelwhoreParticipant02/02/2016 at 23:56Post count: 526
copy one of the section in es_systems.cfg to use for kodi. You’ll need .sh .SH for the extensions.
Create a kodi rom folder, then inside that folder you could copy the kodi launch script from where it’s at now to the new kodi rom folder. I think the script is currently sitting in the ports rom folder.
From there kodi will show up, but you might need a theme. you can simply copy one of the theme folders for another system and modify it, but I think most themes now may come with a kodi theme already.herbfargusMember02/02/2016 at 23:58Post count: 1858cyborgukParticipant02/03/2016 at 18:32Post count: 62
herbfargus – link worked very well thanks.g0nz0ukParticipant02/03/2016 at 21:42Post count: 310
Out of interest does Kodi run better through Openelec or Retropie as it’s experimental, or does it make no difference?herbfargusMember02/03/2016 at 22:52Post count: 1858
Runs fine for me but I don’t do much with it. Openelec is built for kodi so it will likely be more stable and have more functions than the retropie build.mjt85ncParticipant02/09/2016 at 01:03Post count: 5
How do you change the setting so that kodi is on main screen. I tried what was in the link but I’m not sure I did it right it still shows up in portsherbfargusMember02/09/2016 at 01:52Post count: 1858
I find it easiest to use winscp or putty. You need to enable the root password first though
Then log in as user root and with the new password you just set up
The navigate to
And copy over the contents of
And save your changes and then you can access the retropie setup script and reinstall kodi from the experimental menu.
Or if you don’t want to reinstall you can drop into the terminal with f4 and the type
sudo ./retropie_packages.sh kodi configureand it should place kodi as its own system.mjt85ncParticipant02/09/2016 at 02:18Post count: 5
Ok I will try that. What I did was completely different and obviously wrong. I went into the file manager in retropie and manually changed it. Thanks hopefully I can figure it outherbfargusMember02/09/2016 at 03:11Post count: 1858
The file manager is another option to but as you saw it can be prone to error. Most people are familiar with a windows based editing system and the terminal can be a bit daunting sometimes so winscp is a happy medium.
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