Posts by Alexandro77

    If I understand correctly I need to perform apt dist-upgrade

    What is strange is that I was successfully upgrading available packages in the system up to this moment with apt-get upgrade. The problem occurred once VDR 2.4.7 and the respective plugins came available (for upgrade) and I got message that they are not going to be upgraded by a reason unknown to my knowledge.

    I am a little bit hesitant to perform apt-dist upgrade if you think there is a risk to break something as this system is my main living-room one and the family is using it all the time, and it is working very stable and reliable.

    Edited: Just performed apt upgrade instead of apt-get upgrade

    This time it worked:

    All packages updated correctly. Here is the output from vdr -V

    Thank you.

    Thank you, Seahawk.

    Here is the output:

    Hi all,

    I have Yavdr based on Ansible:


    Distributor ID: Ubuntu

    Description: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

    Release: 20.04

    Codename: focal

    I can see that I can upgrade VDR 2.4.6 and its plugins to VDR 2.4.7 but apt-get upgrade reports that the update will not be performed.

    Here is the output of the command:

    What I am doing wrong?

    How to update VDR and the plugins to the newer version?

    Thank you.

    Dear seahawk1986 ,

    thank you very much for the rapid reply.

    I think that while I was installing ansible playbook neither the AVR nor the TV were on. But I am not sure.

    But you are right. Just checked the xorg.fact and Panasonic TV is presented instead of the AVR.


    edid.HDMI-0.bin is also reporting Panasonic-TV insted Onkyo.

    What do I need to do now? To run the playbook again?

    I am a bit scared to do so as I just make the whole system to work so good.

    Is there any other method to rectify the problem?

    Thank you as always.



    I have successfully installed YaVDR Ansible at focal (Ubuntu 20.04).

    Everything is rock stable and fast.

    I am using Kodi 18.9.

    I have a strange problem, hoping to be solved with your help.

    Audio output device is detecting only my Panasonic TV instead of my Onkyo AVR.

    The system is the following:

    Yavdr device is connected via HDMI to the AVR and AVR is connected via another HDMI cable to my Panasonic TV.

    I have deleted pulse audio because my AVR was not detecting the HD audio formats as usual and am using Alsa instead.

    I have always had difficulties with Pulse audio so I am always remove it from my system.

    Now never-mind what I do, the Audio output device detected from kodi is only Panasonic and not Onkyo,.

    Here is my aplay -l

    Here is my asound.conf

    Here is what i got by executing "get-edid | parse-edid"

    This means that Ubuntu is getting correct my AVR and even reporting it as Onkyo TX-SR875 but kodi is just showing my Panasonic.

    It was working absolutely fine with the previous Ubuntu version. I have even installed the old ssd with the previous installation of YaVDR and the output device in kodi is getting the Onlyo receiver and not my Panasonic.

    With the settings of asound.conf (as they are) softhddevice is working as expected.

    Just do not know what to do in order that I can have the right audio output device in Kodi.

    Will appreciate any help.

    Best regards.


    I have updated one of my client VDR with the latest YaVDR Ansible.

    Forgot to change the language from default DE to EN.

    As the system is already setup and everything is working as I like it, I am a bit hesitant to run the whole playbook again in order not to mess the things up.

    Could you please let me know what command I have to execute so that I can change only the language from German to English.

    Thank you.

    That is not the remote.conf. In it the keys are defined as in the other one.

    I am sorry.

    Here it is:


    and plugin: cecremote "(1.5.0) - Send/Receive CEC commands"

    cecremote is not working. It kills VDR immediately after activation. I tried it as I have pulse-eight adaptor, but it is not convenient.

    I don't think CEC will work elso.

    Please post your remote.conf and lircd.conf.

    Dear Stefan,

    Thank you for your input.

    Please kindly find the content of both files:




    the graphlcd drivers were recreated for the next image and the sources are included with the BM2LTS image



    this was so fast. Thank you.

    I would like to come back to my remote control problem.

    As I understand you mean the RC6 have to be enabled in the BIOS of the NUC.

    Probably I havent mentioned but I do not use a NUC but a different motherboard, consequently I have no such option in the BIOS as the motherboard does not have an IR receiver.

    I am using a standard MCE made by HAMA with external IR receiver.

    [Blocked Image:]

    Do you think I can use it and how as VDR is not responding at all even with the keyboard attached. Probably I have to enable this option somewhere.

    Thank you.


    The MCE RC6 remote control runs, see hardware description for the NUC

    Sorry for the stupid question, but I am not usiing a NUC but intel based motherboard. Could you please be so kind and point me where to find the "hardware description for the NUC".

    To switch between VDR native and Kodi use the command # route66. Hardware adjustments can also be made here.

    So it is only possible to switch between the front-ends via ssh? I thought that a program switcher (like in YaVDR and EasyVDR) is implemented. But it is OK.

    Sources for 64bit must be created here

    Do you think you could add the 664bit sources in the next BM2LTS release, as I have never performed such operations myself before.

    Thank you very much in advance.

    By the way....The picture quality is great and the latest VDR is so fast in switching programs.

    Best regards.

    pbrb Thank you very much for the information. I think there are still many Reelbox users who will benefit from having the mentioned components working. It will be really great.

    By the way I have tested the new BM2LTS and the display via graphlcd is not working:

    Here is my

    and the linkfrontpanel.log says:

    With the older BM2LTS images I had just to copy the to /sbin folder. It is not the case now. Graphlcd plugin enabled with vdrctl enable graphlcd and is active.

    cinfo The new BM2LTS is working very good.

    I have just some problems to clear:

    1. Neither the keyboard, nor the MCE remote are working. I can only command the VDR from LIVE. Maybe the keyboard and remote must be enabled somewhere?

    2. I do not see a program changer implemented. I do not have an option to switch between Kodi and VDR front-end. Tried most of the options inroute66 but I have either kodi or VDR. Cannot switch between them. Is it possible to do so?

    Thank you