WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.2

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off of the 1.01.02 firmware, but with many extra features. Similar to my dvdmod firmware, this is a permanent flash, just like an official upgrade. This firmware is an option for those whos hardware is stable with Zoranders ext3-boot, or those who don’t do much firmware programming to take advantage of ext3-boot. Once again, ext3-boot is for (sorta) pro’s and testers whereas WDLXTV is for everyday use.

* cleaned up init
* fixed hostname issues
* corrected passwd issue with /etc/shadow for ssh server
* added /root/.ssh/authorized_keys -> /conf/authorized_keys for passwordless ssh (using ssh-keygen)
* redid OSD overlay formatting, can selectively replace any OSD file via an app.bin pack (tutorial to come)
* app.bin packs can contain kernel modules & modules.dep now
* changed WDTV logo to Pennhaven's HD-X logo (thx!)
* changed background to http://oliuss.deviantart.com/art/Hardwood-Night-88299626
* added pre-loading of core-extras.app.bin, for boot time xfs & reiserfs with hotplugging

0.1 - initial release

You may find the latest release at the WDLXTV page.

** 1.01.02.WDLXTV-0.2 **

Don’t forget to check out the WDTV HD player unofficial firmware wiki.

I’ve spent a fair bit of time getting cd-manager working and hacking around in the WDTV firmware, so if you appreciate my efforts please donate something using the link below : ) Thanks & enjoy.

March 24th, 2009 05:59

I am trying to load the osd farscapes.app.bin that you posted over at AVS Forum. However, it refuses to load. I use a USB drive to hold all of the files and I dropped the farscapes.app.bin file in the root directory of my USB drive and rebooted WD TV, but nothing happened. Any idea what I’m doing wrong? When I tried to manually replace the files via FTP it says that I don’t have permission and I can’t change the permissions on the files in the image folder either.

Thanks for any insight.

<<< edit: themes are only supported in >=WDLXTV-0.2. if you happen to be one of the first 2-4 unlucky peeps who d/l’d the first version of the themes i put up there were in err. I fixed them and they load fine now.

current versions:

** V1-0.2 farscape original **
** V2-0.2 farscape w/ Pennhavens red logo **
** V3-0.2 farscape w/ Pennhavens red logo & WDLXTV background **

–b-rad >>>

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