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[CFW 2.14] Customised Firmware version 2.14

af123

Administrator
Staff member
#1
I'm pleased to announce the release of version 2.14 of the customised firmware with the following changes over 2.13:
  • Telnet server now automatically converts Windows new line sequences (patch from xyz321);
  • Telnet server now properly handles client window size changes (patch from xyz321);
  • By default, the telnet server will display a menu system rather than a system command line prompt;
  • Option to revert to the previous telnet server behaviour (with webif >= 0.10.0-4 - Settings->Expert mode telnet server);
  • fix-disk works properly if CFW installed whilst the hard disk cannot be mounted (patch from xyz321);
  • fix-disk works properly if run more than once in the same maintenance mode session (patch from xyz321).
Download from the usual place - http://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Firmware_Downloads
Also see http://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Firmware_Upgrade_Path for details on how to upgrade from various firmware versions.

instructions on how to install or upgrade, see http://wiki.hummy.tv/wiki/Firmware_Upgrade_Path

This release is mainly focussed around improving the experience for users who need to use telnet to repair or recover their disk filesystems and for other operations such as flushing the EPG cache. Many thanks to xyz321 and Black Hole for providing suggestions, patches and helping to test the release.

With this firmware update, when you telnet to the Humax, you will be asked for the system PIN (which is four zeros (0000) by default) and then you'll get a simple text menu. Advanced users can still drop to the system command prompt or make that the default if they wish.

 

Brian

Administrator
Staff member
#4
I have got this installed on my boxes, and have just tried to access the new telnet features. I was initially stuck at the "Enter system pin:" stage, I started typing 0000 but did not see anything happening on screen, and the cursor did not move, so I thought that it wasn't working. Then I just tried 0000 followed by Enter, and it worked. Perhaps it should be pointed out in the release notes that this is what to expect.

Perhaps it would be worth putting a link to where the firmware is available from for those who do not know to look in the WiKi.
 
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af123

af123

Administrator
Staff member
#5
I have got this installed on my boxes, and have just tried to access the new telnet features. I was initially stuck at the "Enter system pin:" stage, I started typing 0000 but did not see anything happening on screen, and the cursor did not move, so I thought that it wasn't working. Then I just tried 0000 followed by Enter, and it worked. Perhaps it should be pointed out in the release notes that this is what to expect.
Yes, unfortunately the standard busybox shell as compiled by Humax doesn't support the feature I need to make this a bit better.. the shell in the custom firmware environment (on the hard disk) does though, so there's hope.. I'll have a look.

Perhaps it would be worth putting a link to where the firmware is available from for those who do not know to look in the WiKi.
Done, thanks.
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
#11
The files are on Zippyshare so the originator can monitor downloads. Previously they were on 4share which caused problems.

Are you sure it is your ISP blocking this, and not some over-zealous malware blocker on your PC?
 
#13
I don't know whether or not it is just coincidence but after installing CF 2.14, Filezilla client stopped working. I tried reconfiguring using the built in wizard but with no success. It doesn't seem to recognise the URL like it used to but TV portal connects and works OK. Any ideas.

Nole
 

fenlander

Active Member
#14
Sounds like the Hummy has picked up a different IP address from your router. Is the Hummy getting its IP address automatically from the DHCP server or are you using a fixed address?
 
#15
Sounds like the Hummy has picked up a different IP address from your router. Is the Hummy getting its IP address automatically from the DHCP server or are you using a fixed address?
I have set the ip address manually via the menu as 192.168.1.65. The wizard suggests 92.2.228.127 but this doesn't work either!!

Nole
 
#17
Ezra,

Thanks for the potential offer, but took my tablet to the pub tonight and grabbed it from there :)

However, it does show that some UK ISPs are now blocking ZippyShare...

Thanks,
YS
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
#19
It may be that ZippyShare has detected 'anti-tracking' software, I run a plug-in to Firefox called Ghostery which prevents sites tracking your visits, however I have to switch if off when downloading from Zippyshare in order to make it work
 
#20
My ISP at home is T-Mobile - using Chrome on my Nexus 7 tablet to get the custom firmware returns an HTTP error code of 500.

Using the same tablet and browser in my local (unsure of ISP) downloaded the file with no issue...

On that basis, I would say it's an ISP blocking issue.

I don't want to come off all whiney - I'm not only grateful for all the efforts put into the custom firmware and packages, I now have an extra reason to go for a beer :)

Cheers,
YS