Unsupported Hardware

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Introduction to the Incompatibility List

This list has been compiled from unsuccessful user reports; it is NOT a definitive list of the hardware that OpenELEC cannot support. If you are checking (in)compatibility against items listed here please remember that OpenELEC is specifically targeted at current and recent generation HTPC systems. OpenELEC will also run on x86 compatible Laptop and desktop systems, but we do not target their hardware.

The more exotic or older your hardware is, the greater the chance of "quirks" and missing drivers. The "Generic_OSS" image was created as a catch-all image for legacy drivers, but if you're trying to use something manufactured before 2006/7 you are probably better off with an XBMC Live distro that has more universal hardware support.

Please add items to the appropriate section. If one is needed, please create it. If possible please identify drivers being used and maybe include dmesg output (only the lines for the drivers).

Chipsets

VIA EDEN or anything that uses the Openchrome driver

Motherboards

Make Model Revison Compatible Notes Added
Intel Deskboard Board D2700D Innovation Series No SGX PowerVR SGX545 (aka Intel GMA 3650) GPU 2012-04-28
Asrock Deskboard Board AD2700-ITX No SGX PowerVR SGX545 (aka Intel GMA 3650) GPU 2012-04-30

TV Tuner Cards

Make Model Device ID Supported DVB Notes Added
Analog TV / Captiure devices ALL including usb webcams No
AverMedia AverTV Hyper Volar HX (A287/A286) No PCI T 2013-10-16
AVerMedia AverTV Hybrid Volar HX (A827) No no drivers for kernels >3.2 2013-02-03
AVerMedia AverTV Hybrid Volar HX (A826) No no drivers for kernels >3.2 2013-02-03

AverMedia AverTV Hyper Volar HX (A287/A286)

The AverMedia AverTV Hyper Volar HX (A287/A286) cards are not supported on OpenELEC after release 2.99.1 (3.0 RC1). AverMedia stopped developing the drivers for these cards in 2009 and although a level of driver hacking has kept them on life-support for a few more years the switch to the 3.7 kernel in 2.99.2 (3.0 RC2) kills support for them properly. If you are desperate to use these cards you may be better off with a normal linux distro where you have choice of kernels.


TBS TV-cards not supported:

TBS6921. TBS6922, TBS6925, TBS6928, TBS6981 (dual tuner), TBS6984 (quat tuner), TBS6985 (quad tuner) - All PCI-E

TBS8920, TBS8921, TBS8922 - all PCI

TBS QBox II, TBS QBOX3, TBS5922, TBS5925, TBS Qbox DVB-S2 CI USB2.0 - all usb

Digital Device Cards

Make Model Revison Compatible Notes Added
Intel Deskboard Board D2700D Innovation Series No SGX PowerVR SGX545 (aka Intel GMA 3650) GPU 2012-04-28
Asrock Deskboard Board AD2700-ITX No SGX PowerVR SGX545 (aka Intel GMA 3650) GPU 2012-04-30