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#1421230 Flashing octagon sf8008 from the command line

Posted by betacentauri on 18 January 2022 - 18:06

Yes, is possible.

I can't test myself at the moment. So better be sure that you have a full backup and that you don't have any important data on the SD card!

ofgwrite -n -m0 -ksda0 -rsda1 <path to image files>

The -n parameter is for a test. You can look at the output and your box won't be flashed.

Important: Exchange the sda0 with a kernel partition on the SD card and the sda1 with a rootfs partition.

And please don't change the -m0 if you want to flash partitions on the SD card.

If you're sure that the output looks good, you can flash by removing the -n parameter.

#1421214 Backup Größe vollbackup

Posted by betacentauri on 18 January 2022 - 17:37

Welche Box hast du?


Ein zu großes Vollbackup kann über Umwege auch wieder eingespielt werden. Das macht aber mehr Arbeit. Dazu wenn es notwendig sein sollte erst ein normales Image von der Webseite flashen und dann im zweiten Schritt über "online flashen" oder die Backupsuite das Vollbackup flashen.


Wenn es nicht zu groß ist, kann man es auch per USB Stick beim Booten der Box direkt flashen.

#1420590 Flashing octagon sf8008 from the command line

Posted by betacentauri on 15 January 2022 - 12:30

Yes. Use -m ofgwrite option to select the slot.


E.g. this will flash the image into slot 2:

ofgwrite -m2 -r -k <path to the image files>

#1397442 Enigma crash

Posted by betacentauri on 27 October 2021 - 15:43

The quad4k has built-in multiboot support.

#1387750 develop: python3 transition

Posted by betacentauri on 26 September 2021 - 13:10

Yes, would be the preferred solution, but I fear list is used “everywhere”.
There are also other solutions to fix it.

I try to continue adapting the code in the next days/weeks, but I don’t know how much time I will have.

#1387678 develop: python3 transition

Posted by betacentauri on 26 September 2021 - 10:33

I have started a new branch python3.

All commits from me until now should be compatible with Python2. As they are compatible I would like to merge them into develop branch in near future. If we wait weeks/months with the merge e.g. new "print 'abc' " are added in develop which have to be converted again.




I have used futurize (similar to 2to3). Not all changes are compatible with OpenPLi. E.g. the cmp fix adds

from past.builtins import cmp

We don't have that module.

Or the fix zip does this:

-                               list=zip(selection[1].description, selection[1].choices),
+                               list=list(zip(selection[1].description, selection[1].choices)),

As the use list as variable name, the fix won't work as far as I know.
So be careful with such automatic tools. They are nice, but not all changes will work!!

#1387618 ci+ with sky module (v14 card) didn't work

Posted by betacentauri on 26 September 2021 - 07:28


du brauchst noch eine extra Datei. Melde mich dazu nochmal.

Der Crash passiert der auch, wenn du ohne CI Modul die Box startest und es erst dann reinsteckst?

Edit: Oh, English forum.
You need an extra file.

Does the crash also happen when you start the box without the module and insert it later?

#1386614 Release Openpli 8.1 available in the downloadsection.

Posted by betacentauri on 22 September 2021 - 21:55

Yup, another one.

Flashing isn't a big issue, I sometimes do that ten or more times a day. Done in a few minutes.

But why is it like that though? The image is Linux based - I don't have to reinstall my Ubuntu server weekly just because there are too many updates available and the machine wouldn't boot afterwards. In fact, even major version upgrades are done without the need of reinstall, and no issues occur.

1. This is hobby and no business! We have other jobs and do this in our free time and you get everything for free!
2. We do our best, but sometimes it’s not possible or the effort is too much.
3. Updating is very often possible. In other images you need to reinstall more often.
4. If you backup your settings, a new flash is done in a few minutes. An update is not much faster.

#1385778 Streamen vom Ultimo 4K

Posted by betacentauri on 20 September 2021 - 07:54

Ich würde mal
tail -f /var/log/messages
in Telnet mitlaufen lassen bis es crasht. Hört sich für mich nämlich danach an, dass der Kernel bzw irgendwelche Treiber ein Problem haben. Mit Glück sieht man das Problem dann noch (bin mir aber gerade nicht ganz sicher, ob das funktioniert).

#1384412 Create own build

Posted by betacentauri on 15 September 2021 - 06:55

It depends also on your internet connection as on first build all sources are downloaded.

#1384068 Kodi stopped working on DRM channels

Posted by betacentauri on 14 September 2021 - 06:52

There is no Widewine for Mipsel.

#1374318 Resume on playback working only for recorded movies.

Posted by betacentauri on 18 August 2021 - 19:12

Resume points for non ts file are stored in the file /home/root/resumepoints.pkl as far as I know. Don't know why it is like this.

#1369158 concerns about "anonym/guest" user connexion

Posted by betacentauri on 31 July 2021 - 12:36

Have you really set a password? If not, you can login via telnet with any password.

If you have set a password, this shouldn't be possible anymore. Only with the valid password.


Just login via telnet and use "passwd" to set a new password. There is also a plugin available which can set a password.


Nevertheless e2 boxes are NOT hardened security devices. Better don't use port forwarding to access the box from the internet. Instead use a vpn tunnel.

#1345543 One proc file for detecting the MACHINE in all enigma2 images.

Posted by betacentauri on 4 May 2021 - 06:39

I'm ready to send the needed PRs for PLi, OE-A (ATV, ViX, ...) :)

Maybe better first send a link to the code that everyone can look at the changes.

#1339439 merge requests for PLi's git

Posted by betacentauri on 17 April 2021 - 07:58

If someone removes names from git history, he can also remove the names in the source code...

Do you want source files which have 200 lines with “This is copyright by x, this part has another copyright, and this was written by xyz” and then starts the real source code? Or better every 2-3 source lines you find a 1-2 liner with “I made this and have copyright on it”?
Would be “great” for readability and maintaining the code.

I know VTi stole my code. Am I happy with it? No. Can I do something against it? Not really. Adding my name in the source doesn’t help. Only “solution” is to stop supporting open source projects. Is that the way to go? For me I can say no. I live with it.