Cannot connect to Kodi running on linux lite

I am currently running linux lite on a gigabytetablet.

I installed Kodi and I have it start at boot thanks to here.

Now I wanted to use a remote control like yatze.
Yatze does find my kodi player but for some reason cannot connect to it. No specific error, just doesn't connect.

I know that it should work since I already have openelec running on another laptop, and I can connect to the other device without any problem.

I cannot install openelec because the hardware is not supported, so I had to install linux lite and kodi on top of it.

Any ideas on why it might not work?
Maybe some specific permissions I have to give to certain users or programs in linux lite?

Thanks in advance.