I've never had this kind of problem with Kodi, and I've been using both
Kodi and E for decades, mainly with Intel GPUs, but sometimes with ATI/AMD
ones, like now ( Vega 10 ). I've always built Kodi using Gentoo. Currently:

nanginator ~ # emerge -pv kodi

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild   R    ] media-tv/kodi-18.0::gentoo  USE="X alsa bluetooth css dbus
gles mysql opengl pulseaudio samba (system-ffmpeg) systemd udev xslt
zeroconf -airplay -bluray -caps -cec -debug -dvd -gbm -lcms -libressl
-libusb -lirc -mariadb -nfs -test -udisks -upnp -upower -vaapi -vdpau
-wayland -webserver" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7" 0 KiB

Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 KiB

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nanginator ~ #

If you're able to run normally in fullscreen, but not windowed, I suspect
it might be a compositing manager thing, as they'll generally disable
compositing for fullscreen windows.

For Intel GPUs, I've always used 'bleeding edge' drivers ( ie mesa from git
) in the hope that later versions have less bugs, less lockups, etc. I also
switched to using Glamor with Intel early on, and this did actually fix
quite a few rendering issues. I think Intel drivers still default to UXA.
Don't use Intel GPUs unless you have to.

For nVidia - you're on your own there :)


On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 3:29 AM Eric <eri...@cox.net> wrote:

> On 2/5/19 8:04 AM, Mick wrote:
> > On Tuesday, 5 February 2019 13:12:38 GMT Eric wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I have had a problem with kodi on the enlightenment desktop for quite
> >> some time and have had no luck trying to resolve it.
> >>
> >> The problem is that kodi only shows a black window when it is in
> >> windowed mode.  It works fine in full screen mode. It has been like this
> >> since about the time xbmc became kodi.
> >>
> >> This occurs with Ubuntu, Arch and openSuse with Intel and Nvidia video
> >> cards.
> >>
> >> Has anyone used kodi on their enlightenment desktop in windowed mode
> >> with success?
> >>
> >> I have not had any luck searching for solutions on the internet.
> >>
> >> I like to use kodi in windowed mode so I can keep an eye on other things
> >> going on such as temperature when using it as a media player without
> >> having to close the app or switch to a different terminal.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Eric
> >
> > I've had a similar experience with various apps using hardware
> acceleration,
> > so I blamed Radeon for it.
> >
> > The workaround for me has been to press Ctrl+Alt+End which restarts the
> > compositor and the app window is rendered properly thereafter.
> >
> > HTH in your case.
> >
> Thank you for responding but unfortunately no luck with the Ctrl+Alt+End.
> I have seen that there are similar problems when using the Cinnamon
> desktop that has something to do with the rendering of kodi.
> I was hoping someone had it working from the list and could tell me
> their secret.  :-)
> Regards,
> Eric
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