Today I was fighting with following error:
ERROR: COMXCore::Initialize - OMXCore failed to init, omx_err(0x80001009
solving for this issue is .. peace of cake, when you know the solution :-).
Go to raspi-config -> Advanced options -> Memory split -> set to 128
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Thanks man! (it works!)
You are welcome! 🙂
Thank you very much !!!!!
I don’t use raspbian myself but I had configured gpu_mem in /boot/config.txt in order to improve performance and seems that it broke my system in the same way as yours.
Your post opened my eyes and reminded me of the configured I had change.
So, again, thanks !!
I have having the same issue. Can you please elaborate the gpu_mem setting which needs to be done
if you want to do it manually, then edit /boot/config.txt as root and change (or add) following:
This is what my config.txt file says. I rebooted after adding the gpu_mem=128. Still the issue remains.
# uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default “safe” mode
# uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
# and your display can output without overscan
# uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
# goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
# uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display’s size minus
# uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output
# uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA)
# uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
# DMT (computer monitor) modes
# uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
# no display
# uncomment for composite PAL
#uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.
# for more options see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
Then you can try also “gpu_mem_512=128” or you can try 192 or 256 or also 64 or something lower for example 🙂