Open Source Media Center new release

Open Source Media Center new release was worth the wait. I haven’t tried the game section yet on the new Kodi 18. Actually it is Kodi 18.2-RC1. I am running the Vero 4K + and I got to say the update was painless I was a little nervous that I would have to reconfigure my VPN setup but that was not the case. If you have a VPN service and would like to set it up on your OSMC click right here. The only thing I had to do to it was adjust the screen settings back to 1080p and 60 hertz. I recently built a Nas server and 95% of my media is streamed through the network it retained all my information like I said the only thing I had to do was adjust the screen settings. Here are some screenshots to enjoy. Remember you can always install OSMC on a Raspberry Pi 3. I would like to thank the team of Open Source Media Center for all their hard work it is much appreciated you can truly tell they put a lot of time and effort into their work and it shows thank you!

 

Headless Raspberry Pi Setup SSH

Download Raspbian Image the Lite version will do or you can get Raspbian with desktop if you like even the desktop and recommended software Raspbian is ok what ever you want. Depending on what operating system you are running to put Raspbian image on your microSD card follow this link to do so because I’m not going to explain how to do it three different times especially when I only run Linux. After you have successfully written the image to your microSD card.  Add a file called SSH in the boot partition of the MicroSD card it will look like so you may have to unplug and plug in your microSD card from your computer after writing the image to the MicroSD card. One more file to create add a file called wpa_supplicant.conf in the boot partition of the MicroSD card paste the following into it adjusting for the name of your country code, network name (SSID) and network password (Wifi Password)

country=US
ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1

network={
    ssid="NETWORK-NAME"
    psk="NETWORK-PASSWORD"
} 

Jump to you login to your router look for connected devices to find the IP address of your Raspberry Pi by default the device name of your Raspberry Pi is believe It or not it is raspberrypi. 🙂

Once you found your IP address let’s say it is 192. 168. 1. 10 You can either use PuTTY or your terminal if you’re in Linux and CMD in Windows by Typing $ ssh pi@your-IP-address Example $ssh pi@192.168.1.10

Tips for SSH

The default username is (pi) and login is (raspberry) You probably want to change the default password for your Raspberry Pi That command is $passwd You can find all the Information to do this in great detail on the Raspberry Pi website.

Once you’re in SSH you’re in Linux world to exit SSH type $exit

I recommend configuring your Raspberry Pi with the command $sudo raspi-config

Last but not least that I think is very important is keeping your pi up-to-date with the commands $sudo apt-get update$sudo apt-get upgrade

Optional I do this after rebooting to make sure everything’s working I clean up unnecessary files that are not used no more with the command $sudo apt-get clean

Thank you for checking out my tutorial I hope you enjoyed it.

Bruce