Well, atleast now it starts correctly
Yes, that is a significant step forward. And I've also tested that playback of local mp4 and avi videos works fine.
I haven't yet configured SMB paths for remote playback or installed PlexBMC to access my PMS server, but I think this will work as well. It' s just inconvenient to configure that stuff without using the physical keyboard for entry of all the strings needed.
The text entry dialogs for naming file sources still don't accept physical keyboard, though the virtual one works fine.
Btw: I recognize this keyboard entry problem from earlier XBMC versions on various platforms, so it's not unique to your build.
It has happened in many builds when they enter a dialog (but not all) where the virtual keyboard entry is supported.
At least I think it's the same problem, judging from its behaviour, though the underlying causes may differ.
For the "Unable to find path to Kodi data files!" error, I really don't know the cause, it seems that for a unknown reason Kodi does not find automatically the data folder (/usr/share/kodi), so passing the KODI_HOME env variable let it to start fine. As a workaround you could mod the Kodi launcher with:
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sudo sed -i 's/Exec=kodi/Exec=env KODI_HOME=\/usr\/share\/kodi kodi/g' /usr/share/applications/kodi.desktop
I've now implemented that change, though I did it through GUI instead of command line. Earlier I installed 'beesu' and the beesu script to invoke 'caja' in superuser mode. So when using this method to open a window to "/usr/share/applications" I could simply right-click the entry for "Kodi Media Center" to open its property list and directly edit the launch command.
After doing this the launching of Kodi works fine both from the 'Applications' menu and from a launcher icon placed on desktop.
For the keyboard issue, I suspect could be a power supply issue (?), becuase if you executed the fix above correctly, it should work fine without any bizzarre problem as you described.
I doubt very much that it can be a power issue (unless your Kodi overclocks heavily), since the PSU is rated at 2.1 Amperes and I never have keyboard problems elsewhere (including all programs used from same desktop as this Kodi).
For the black screen on exit try this: first install fbset
package, then mod the /usr/bin/kodi
file so that the bottom become
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fbset -depth 8 && fbset -depth 32
xrefresh -display :0
This should fix the issue.
I'm afraid that didn't work, as I still get the same black screen on attempts to 'Exit' from Kodi to desktop.
But fortunately the 'Reboot' command of Kodi's exit menu does work, so I can use that instead until a working fix is found.
Effectively it's just a much slower way of getting back to desktop (via BerryBoot menu, new Fedora boot and log in).
Best regards: dlanor