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If you want to turn your PixiePro into a media center, you will need Kodi. Kodi is a free and open source software media player and entertainment center that allows you to easily browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a hard drive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using only a few buttons.

Installing Kodi

Pixie has a fully HW accelerated Kodi package specifically compiled and optimized for the platform, available in the Official PixiePro Repositories.

  • First make sure your package databases are up to date with:
    $sudo pacman -Sy
  • Install the imx-gpu-viv secondary drivers compatible with framebuffer
    $sudo pacman -S imx-gpu-viv-opt-fb-PixiePro
  • After that it's as simple as using pacman to install kodi and all of its dependencies:
    $sudo pacman -S kodi-fb-PixiePro kodi-eventclients-fb-PixiePro

Automounting Disks (Optional)

udevil includes devmon, a command line Linux program which mounts and unmounts removable devices without a password, shows device info, and monitors device changes

  • First install udevil:
    $sudo pacman -S udevil
  • Start and enable the devmon service at boot:
    $sudo systemctl start devmon@<user>
    $sudo systemctl enable devmon@<user>

Now each time you plug a removable drive it will show up in Kodi.