WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.2.1

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.

Small update here to fix a couple things.

* actually fixed hostname issue
* osd tweaks (welcome screen & setup->about) to display IP & hostname
* updated cd.eject to handle usb bus resets a bit better
* updated crazymount
* fixed net.agent to read net.config for custom network settings
* xmount will now dump message to /tmp/messages.log upon failure
* new WDLXTV welcome logo by Pennhaven

You may find the latest release at the WDLXTV page.

** WDLXTV-0.2.1 **

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 30th, 2009 08:29

Great FW!!! Thanxs !!!

Network is working perfect. The only issue I have is that my USB Ethernet is USB 1.1.
On the other hand as I am not expecting to use streamming or NAS server, such speed is not soooo bad.
I am downloading in a PC and after that I upload them in HD attached to WD TD via FTP.

In future I would like to include an aMule client to get ride of the notebook need.

By the way, I copied an edited net.config to /conf/net.config containing a Fixed IP, but it’s not working. I need to start a DHCP server in the notebook… any hint?


<<< edit: no clue whats going on, but you can save /tmp/messages.txt and post it in the firmware forum at WDTV Forum. Some time I might look into making an amule tutorial. –b-rad >>>