Box updating x

14-Jun-2015 12:10

If you are still in doubt use method 2 which is definitive.

Enable SSH via the Open ELEC settings page and remote into the box.

However there is some confusion as to how to determine exactly if this is relevant to you.

In Open ELEC navigate to system / system info / video, note down your GPU model and locate it in one of the following lists: If your GPU is listed ONLY in the Nvidia_Legacy 64bit (x86_64) list then that is the version you should use.

Note: Automatic update will not happen for a major update where system consistency across software versions cannot be guaranteed (for example, version 4.2.1 will not automatically update to version 5.0).

You will then be notified that a reboot is required to apply the update.

The automatic update function will not make a major update from 5. Major updates are not done because major steps in versions can lead to unstable setups as too many settings have changed between the versions. If you do want to go ahead with the upgrade, doing a -full- backup of your Open ELEC setup first is recommended at all times.

The Open ELEC 6.0 release includes a new variation designed specifically to accommodate OLD nvidia hardware that has been dropped by nvidia themselves from their most modern driver.

Open ELEC will recognize the new software package in the update folder and update automatically.

A second reboot will follow automatically to activate the new system files. If you did what is described above, you don't need to worry about this.

You will then be notified that a reboot is required to apply the update.

The automatic update function will not make a major update from 5. Major updates are not done because major steps in versions can lead to unstable setups as too many settings have changed between the versions. If you do want to go ahead with the upgrade, doing a -full- backup of your Open ELEC setup first is recommended at all times.

The Open ELEC 6.0 release includes a new variation designed specifically to accommodate OLD nvidia hardware that has been dropped by nvidia themselves from their most modern driver.

Open ELEC will recognize the new software package in the update folder and update automatically.

A second reboot will follow automatically to activate the new system files. If you did what is described above, you don't need to worry about this.

All provided that the Samba server is still working properly.