Accessing LibreELEC

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There are two different ways how you are able to access the box you installed LibreELEC on. One way is via SSH and the other is via your preferred file explorer using the Samba shares. Both ways are explained below. Please choose the tab of the way you want to use

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Depending on the operating system you use, you either are able to use additional software (Putty), or the command line interface (CLI) to use SSH. We will explain all ways here.


1.1 All Platforms

On all platforms you are able to use a SSH client. Putty is avaible for all systems (Windows, Ubuntu and Mac). The usage on all systems is the same. Please see Windows_SSH_using_PuTTY on Kodi Wiki for further details or take a look at the video below.



1.2 Ubuntu and MacOS

For both systems you are able to use the CLI to access the LibreELEC machine. Open up a terminal and enter:

ssh [email protected]_ip_adress_here

You will be asked if you are sure you want to connect to this computer. Type:

yes

after this you will be asked for a password. Enter

libreelec


You'll not see any characters while entering the password. That's normal on Unix based systems. If everything works well you will see a terminal prompt like this:


Ssh-terminal.png


To close the session just type:

exit

at the CLI and you will be logged out.


The following video will explain and show all the steps explained above.



2.1 Windows

For using the SMB shares with the Windows File-Explorer, just enter the following at the address bar:

\\enter_ip_address_here\

Take a look at the video which explains it very well:

2.2 Ubuntu

For using the SMB shares under Ubuntu, just open a file browser on your machine, double click at the address bar and enter the following:

smb://enter_ip_address_here/


2.3 MacOS

For MacOS you have to open "Finder", press  Cmd+k and enter:


 smb://enter_ip_address_here/


or go to Go -> Connect to server and replace the address with the one of your LibreELEC machine:


For example:

OSX Connect.jpg




2.4 Credits

Parts of that page were taken from OpenELECs and Kodis Wiki, credits to original authors.


2.5 References

Accessing_Samba_Shares

Windows SSH using PuTTY