'WDLXTV' archives

WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.5

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off the 1.02.06 firmware, but with many extra features. Similar to my dvdmod firmware, this is a permanent flash, just like an official upgrade. There is no Linux knowledge required to use WDLXTV.

0.5
* based on firmware 1.02.06

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WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.4.4

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off the 1.02.04 firmware, but with many extra features. Similar to my dvdmod firmware, this is a permanent flash, just like an official upgrade. There is no Linux knowledge required to use WDLXTV.

0.4.4
* based on firmware 1.02.04

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WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.4.3.2 — Fixed Link

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off the 1.02.03 firmware, but with many extra features. Similar to my dvdmod firmware, this is a permanent flash, just like an official upgrade. There is no Linux knowledge required to use WDLXTV.

Some errors creeped into 0.4.3.1, sorry about that, this maintenance release fixes them. Thank you to the people who pointed them out.

Seems I might have not zipped the release before I uploaded it, meaning not all the updates were contained. The zip has been fixed.

Ok, several people have pointed out that the upgrade is not being detected. I accidentally changed the version’ing scheme I used somehow. You can fix it easily using the method JT points out in his comment below.

It has been fixed in the version thats up now, so there should be no issue. Sorry about the bugs in 0.4.X so far, they’ve been mostly cosmetic at least.

0.4.3.2
* added more logging
* fixed typo in hotplugging script
* ext2/ext3/NFS/CIFS/XFS/reiserFS mounting fixed (for real this time).

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WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.4.3.1

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off the 1.02.03 firmware, but with many extra features. Similar to my dvdmod firmware, this is a permanent flash, just like an official upgrade. There is no Linux knowledge required to use WDLXTV.

Hot of the press, again.

0.4.3.1
* NFS/CIFS/XFS/reiserFS mounting fixed.

0.4.3
* now based on 1.02.03 !!
* screen_saver shrunken for size

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WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.4.2

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off the 1.02.00 firmware, but with many extra features. Similar to my dvdmod firmware, this is a permanent flash, just like an official upgrade. There is no Linux knowledge required to use WDLXTV.

0.4.2
* fixed OSD sluggishness
* corrected freezing setup->about screen

0.4.1
* all OSD images are back to original size
* once again removed fsck_hfs for the space (download core-extras.app.bin)
* OSD tweaks (filename listings are much wider)

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WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.4

WDLXTV is a souped up unofficial firmware for the Western Digital WDTV. It is based off of the brand new 1.02.00 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.

Sorry it took me so long to whip this up ;)

Good stuff added:

0.4
* now based on firmware 1.02.00 !!!
* fsck_hfs is back in the firmware, no binaries have been removed this time
* thanks to DXR for reducing a handful of large OSD images to give me extra space : )
* fixed background back to Hardwood Night (after a mishap)

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WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.3

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.

Good stuff added:

0.3
* rewrote hotplugging/unplugging script
* defaults to video on boot
* independant welcome_logo and screen_saver
* Samba/CIFS support aka windows share mounting (requires Samba app pack)
* Experimental wireless adapter support (thx to Zorander) (requires wireless-mod-wdlxtv app pack)
* new logo's by Pennhaven

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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.

0.2.1
* 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

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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.

Changelog:
0.2
* 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

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WDLXTV – enhanced WDTV firmware 0.1

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.

Features included in WDLXTV:

  • external dvd drive capability with cd-manager-0.7
  • ext2 & ext3 filesystem support
  • ext2 & ext3 hotplugging
  • mounting of WDTV Optware package (if available) at boot
  • mounting of app bin packs (if available) at boot
  • mounting of OSD overlay (if available) at boot
  • limited USB Ethernet support (if your ethernet adapter works in ext3-boot it should work here)
  • IP via DHCP (by default, configurable)
  • Telnet server
  • pure-ftp server
  • configurable to automount NFS shares

Much thanks to Zorander whose great efforts into ext3-boot have helped immensely.
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