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web interface help 101

PegMann

New Member
folks, i know, i know common question and should know better.
i have googled and read load of posts but still got nowhere.

does anyone have a dumbo checklist for getting the web interface to work?
telnet connects
ip appears in router devices
twonky works
mediatomb works
everything has been rebooted

what am i missing?
port 777? i didn't do that first time round and was fine, only once got into web interface
 

prpr

Well-Known Member
Telnet into the box and issue the "service" command. Do you get something like the following? Report what you get.
Code:
Foxsat-HDR~# service

Name                 Installed  Autostart  Running
----                 ---------  ---------  -------
lighttpd             Yes        Yes        Yes
 
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PegMann

New Member
Telnet into the box and issue the "service" command. Do you get something like the following? Report what you get.
Code:
Foxsat-HDR~# service

Name                 Installed  Autostart  Running
----                 ---------  ---------  -------
lighttpd             Yes        Yes        Yes
nope lighttpd isn't running, yes on the others
 

prpr

Well-Known Member
Something is obviously going on with secure access, which isn't apparently working, stopping the server running. That .pem file doesn't exist on my boxes.
Might be interesting to see if any of the standard config. files for the server have got changed: ls -l /opt/etc/lighttpd/
and then I guess the easiest is to force reinstall it: opkg install --force-reinstall lighttpd
and see whether that makes it work. If not, force reinstall the webif package the same way.
 
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PegMann

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Foxsat-HDR~# ls -l /opt/etc/lighttpd/
total 28
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 305 May 6 2014 auth.conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1411 May 7 2014 extra.conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3011 May 6 2014 mime.conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1300 May 6 2014 server.conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 131 May 6 2014 ssl-params.conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 136 May 6 2014 ssl.conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 100 May 6 2014 status.conf

i think it best i start again from fresh original firmware. where do i get the original from?
 
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PegMann

New Member
ok, so i got it working. here is my muddled method that might find someone else wondering through google searches looking for answers.

service status

Name Installed Autostart Running
---- --------- --------- -------
lighttpd Yes Yes No
telnet Yes Yes Yes
vsftpd No No No
dropbear No No No
tinyftp No No No
samba Yes Yes Yes
mediatomb Yes Yes Yes
twonkymedia Yes Yes Yes
inadyn Yes Yes No
NASMount No No No
crond No No No

...showed that lighttpd was installed but not running
...trying to service start it brought back this error: (network.c.543) SSL: couldn't read X509 certif
...lots of googling led me to related .pem file issues
...so i deleted the webif.pem file

rm /opt/etc/webif.pem

...still no joy
...so i removed and reinstalled webif using;

opkg remove --force-depends webif
opkg install webif

...lastly needed to restart lighttpd using

service start lighttpd

...Now its working
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
I'll take that as ironic/sarcastic, but what I offered was general advice: always have a fallback plan*.

* I've never been prepared to try "rooting" my phone - I have no idea whether (or how) I could get it back to standard if everything went pear shaped, and I am not adventurous enough to regard buying a new one as an acceptable fallback. I knew I could restore the HDR-FOX and where to get the standard firmware update file before going CF - which was a major factor in the decision.

but this was more
The page you linked reads very similar to the advice on this forum for HDR-FOX. In case you are not aware, this is not the primary support forum for FOXSAT custom firmware: http://www.avforums.com/forums/freesat/1661195-media-file-server-bundle-foxsat-hdr-release-4-0-part-3-a.html

That said, I'm not sure how active they are over there.
 
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Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
http://www.stevelarkins.freeuk.com/humax-foxsat-hdr-software-upgrade.htm said:
Press and hold the Foxsat's silver front panel "Standby" switch for 30 seconds with your TV powered "on". After just a few seconds the download screen should be displayed. Continue holding the button pressed until the 30 seconds is up and then release.
Really? Experience with HDR-FOX suggests that once the firmware update process has clearly started (ie "the download screen is displayed"), there is no need to continue hanging on to the standby button.
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Thought so. The instruction is harmless, but I'm not keen on "advice" which is poorly researched (however well presented) - it reduces perceived trustworthiness.
 
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