Xibo-Player ubuntu desktop 18.04

xibo player wont start on boot on ubuntu desktop 18.04, any one have te same problem?
run command xibo-player on startup aplications only have a black screen, if a run the app manualy works great.

anyone help me?

Thanks for your message and welcome to the Community!

I am also running the Xibo for Linux Player on Ubuntu 18.04, I also have my Player setup in startup applications. So far I have not had any issues with the Player starting up, although I did note that there was a short period of Black screen initially. I would recommend making sure that Ubuntu is up to date to see if this helps resolve the issue.

Many Thanks.

My first startup after installation (on Ubuntu 18.04) took 10+ minutes before the black screen was replaced with the default template.

I spent considerable time (read:hours) troubleshooting/re-installing everything; I had basically given up was on the phone describing the issue to a colleague when it just popped up.

Since then, there is a brief, and variable, ‘black-screen’ delay between player app startup and first display.


Thank you for the update on this. There may be an explanation for this black screen being longer on first startup compared to preceding ones.

When I first set up my Linux Player, I also had already set a Default Layout. When the Player is first installed and started, it will not yet have all of the Profile settings, as well as the required files for the Default Layout. It’s possible that when the Player first started it therefore had to connect to your CMS, then download the files for that Layout along with the profile settings. Once all files downloaded, it will then begin to display.

It’s hard to confirm if this was the case with your Player as well but if you should set up a new Linux Player, I would recommend monitoring the Player in the Displays option in your CMS to see if the Display has a Tick, Cross or Cloud in the Status column. A Cloud would suggest the Player has yet to collect the new files it needs, Cross meaning it is currently downloading them. This could explain the delay. I would recommend waiting to see a Tick to confirm that all of the required files are now downloaded.

If you find the delay is still quite long but all required files have been downloaded, please let me know. if the black screen is brief this is expected while the operating system and Player first load.

Many Thanks.

This is quite likely the case. That would explain the relatively quick startup on subsequent startups.



the problem presists, after many reboots.

when i run manualy it works with errors:

[10:29:40.963] [003020] [debug]: ScreenSaver is suspended: 492347778
[10:29:40.965] [003020] [debug]:
[10:29:43.713] [003078] [error]: [WebServer] Write Error: Broken pipe
[10:29:43.725] [003078] [error]: [WebServer] Read Error: Connection reset by peer
[10:29:43.725] [003079] [error]: [WebServer] Read Error: Connection reset by peer
[10:29:43.725] [003078] [error]: [WebServer] Read Error: Connection reset by peer
[10:29:43.725] [003079] [error]: [WebServer] Read Error: Connection reset by peer
[10:29:43.726] [003078] [error]: [WebServer] Read Error: Connection reset by peer
** Message: 10:29:44.259: console message: @20: ReferenceError: Can’t find variable: jQuery

** Message: 10:29:44.260: console message: @48: ReferenceError: Can’t find variable: $

anyone the same problem?

Sorry to hear the issue persists on your Xibo for Linux Player joaodias.

Can you try starting your Ubuntu machine and when the black screen appears, waiting for a short period of time, ideally no longer than 10 minutes to see if there is a change? Please let me know the results of doing this.

I would also recommend uninstalling the Player, updating your Ubuntu operating system, then reinstalling the Player to see if this resolves the issue.

Many Thanks.

tks for response, DanBW
ubuntu desktop 18.04 updated and upgraded, ok
uninstalling the Player a install, ok

Player goes black on startupaplications after several reboots
The player has only one zone with one playlist (videos, weather and hours)

Tanks for help…

Thank you for your reply. How long are you leaving the Player for after you start Ubuntu? Have you left it for 5-10 minutes to see if there is a change?

Can you also confirm how you have set up the Player as a startup application? If you can also provide screenshots, this would also help.

Many Thanks.

Further to my previous message, can you try scheduling a simpler Layout, for example just a text widget or an image to confirm if there is a difference in the performance?

Many Thanks.