If you’ve chosen the Vero-4K box just as a nice (ultimate) Media Center for your TV, you should normally not need to be used to the Linux-world environment.
But if you’re French and would like to fill in the text data of your Media faster than with the remote control, you will need to enter the OSMC console once, just for that. Here is the way to proceed, assuming that you are not a Linux command expert.
- If you don’t have a SSH client (or don’t know what it is) either plug a usb keyboard to the box or connect a wireless keyboard (enter “My OSMC”/Network to pair a bluetooth device).
Note that if it is Azerty you will have to type as if it was a Qwerty, that is to say ‘q’ instead of ‘a’, ‘,’ instead of ‘m’, etc.
- Ensure that your TV does not overscan which could prevent you to see the left and bottom parts of the text by cutting off some pixel areas. In such a case go to your TV screen settings and find “1:1”, “all pixels” or something like that.
- Regarding the virtual keyboard, in Kodi’s “Region” settings make sure that Azerty layout is selected and Qwerty unselected.
- In Kodi home screen select ‘Quit’ in the ‘Power’ menu and keep the ‘ESC’ key pressed just after
- When the input console appears, enter your login/password.
By default: osmc/osmc
(consequently with Azerty type: os,c/os,c)
- Then enter:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install console-common
- If the wizard does not show because “console-common” is already installed, then type:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-data
- When the wizard opens select “Keymap from full list”
- Then choose “AZERTY / French / Same As X11 (latin 9) / Standard”
- Exit and Reboot
Method 2 (prefered because requires less installation):
Edit the “rc.local” file:
sudo nano /etc/rc.local
Insert “loadkeys fr-x11” between the comment area and the “exit 0” line:
#!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # # In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution # bits. # # By default this script does nothing. loadkeys fr-x11 exit 0
Type ‘Ctrl+O’ + ‘Enter’ to save the modification
Type ‘Ctrl-X’ to quit the editor
In case it does not work:
Check the “rc.local” file access rights. In the console type:
ls -l /etc/rc.local
If the returned text does not start with “-rwxr-xr-x”, then type:
sudo chmod +x /etc/rc.local