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Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux distribution built from scratch as a platform to turn your CuBox-i/Hummingboard into an Kodi entertainment center. OpenELEC is designed to make your system boot fast.

Manual install

Configuration and use

Refer to the OpenELEC wiki for instructions on configuring and using OpenELEC. At this point OpenELEC 4.x and higher are supporting the CuBox-i. To get the very best of the hardware you can better start using the Helix on the image download location.

The unofficial repo is now up and running so all that addons are also working on the cubox-i from now on.

Remote Control

Add your remote manually: Forum Post


If u get an error message during boot:

***Error in check_disks: could not repair filesystem, dropping to debug shell, try to run 'fsck' manually: *** ### Starting debugging shell... type exit to quit ### sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

→ please connect a usb keyboard and type:

e2fsck -fF -y /dev/mmcblk0p2

Supported Wifi-USB Dongles

Supported external Wifi USB Dongles (out of the box) – without installing any additional drivers. (May 2015):

  • TP-Link TL-WN823N
  • TP-Link TL-WN821N
Updated on May 3, 2020

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