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My Kodi 17.5 build has been experiencing all sorts of problems on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon x64 (kernel 4.10.0-37-generi

Post by tccl » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:11 am

My Kodi 17.5 build has been experiencing all sorts of problems on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon x64 (kernel 4.10.0-37-generic)

I've been pulling my hair trying to figure out the culprit as I tested my build on LibreElec, Windows and Android, yet I couldn't replicate these issues on any of these operating systems.

A good Samaritan over at Reddit pointed me over to this thread, where I learned it's not a Kodi issue, but a Linux bug issue with python-cryptography.

I just wanted to post this thread here with the commands that resolved my issues, so that other Newbies on Linux Mint experiencing these problems can easily find their resolution as well.

P.S. - Prior to updating python-cryptography with below steps, this really handicapped my Kodi experience. Shouldn't something of this magnitude be pinned in the Linux section?

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wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/299484105/python-cryptography_1.7.1-2_amd64.deb
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/292839640/python-openssl_16.2.0-1_all.deb
sudo apt install ~/python-cryptography_1.7.1-2_amd64.deb ~/python-openssl_16.2.0-1_all.deb

source for this post it worked for me thought i would post it here to help
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?ti ... id=2663648

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Re: My Kodi 17.5 build has been experiencing all sorts of problems on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon x64 (kernel 4.10.0-37-ge

Post by borg101 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:03 am

tccl wrote:My Kodi 17.5 build has been experiencing all sorts of problems on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon x64 (kernel 4.10.0-37-generic)

I've been pulling my hair trying to figure out the culprit as I tested my build on LibreElec, Windows and Android, yet I couldn't replicate these issues on any of these operating systems.

A good Samaritan over at Reddit pointed me over to this thread, where I learned it's not a Kodi issue, but a Linux bug issue with python-cryptography.

I just wanted to post this thread here with the commands that resolved my issues, so that other Newbies on Linux Mint experiencing these problems can easily find their resolution as well.

P.S. - Prior to updating python-cryptography with below steps, this really handicapped my Kodi experience. Shouldn't something of this magnitude be pinned in the Linux section?

Code: Select all

Code:
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/299484105/python-cryptography_1.7.1-2_amd64.deb
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/292839640/python-openssl_16.2.0-1_all.deb
sudo apt install ~/python-cryptography_1.7.1-2_amd64.deb ~/python-openssl_16.2.0-1_all.deb

source for this post it worked for me thought i would post it here to help
https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?ti ... id=2663648
Could you do me a favor and post a link to the reddit article? I have issues with Kodi and Linux Mint that I don't have with other distros.....mainly, getting it to actually work and not crash. I don't use any unknown sources or illegal/unauthorized addons or anything. Kodi 17 and even 18 work flawlessly on Ubuntu, Elementary OS, and Peppermint. In Mint 18, Kodi, when it's not crashing, the addons don't download and/or don't work and crash Kodi. I've given up posting on the Kodi forums for help. My solution is to go back to Elementary OS, but I hands-down prefer Mint 1000%



*edit* I just saw your link at the bottom of your post. I'm an idiot. lol.
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