Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - rednus

Pages: [1] 2 3 4
Users / Re: New generation samsung tvs and linux
« on: June 22, 2009, 04:51:53 pm »

The simple answer is...its not that simple! These TV's would have to have enough spare Flash/RAm to run the additional libs/code for the MD/Orbiter and would also have to have enough processor capacity to run this on top of whatever existing Linux based firmware is used already. Baring in mind that these are consumer products I doubt that they have much ram/flash/processor to spare... I could be wrong of course.

A few months back Samsung announced they were planning to ship Adobe's Air/Flash in future TV's...maybe these TV's are in the vanguard of that development...

What are the model numbers for these models by the way?

All the best


Hi Andrew, I know that it is not straight forward and simple like installing some software on a pc.. there is lot involved when it comes to embedded os modification.. so its not gonna be one day or one week job.. this will be a project on its own..

regarding the capabilities of the system within the tv; the standard firmware has DLNA capability to play 1080p video from network shares, and has the capbility to play iplayer with direct internet connection.. and play tv simultaniously running internet based widgets on screen. AFAIK they use powerful ARM7 or ARM9 processors with built-in hardware video decoders, and ontop runs a uClinux version with binutils and busybox and DLNA software..

onepoint i agree with you is that the memory limitation on board.. some of these boards only have about 512mb ram and 1 or 2gb ROM flash..

i have seen some projects on Sourceforge and freshmeat which are dedicated to create custom software for embedded devices.. such as Network receivers etc.. but none for TVs..

but from our point view the software we need to embed is only the capability to stream video/tv and audio and integrate it into LMCE network.. rest of the capabilities are already there..

Regarding Adobe flash addon, i read in some white paper that this feature is added into the hardware not as software.. I think that was ARM dual core processors for mobile and internet devices I think.. which is due next year..

All production models of UE and LE series on are linux based.. the 6 and 7 series.. not sure about the 5 series.. but some of these models does not have network interface..

Users / New generation samsung tvs and linux
« on: June 22, 2009, 03:51:39 pm »
ok.. this is going to be a challenge for linux gurus out there....

i have been doing some search (if not research) on internet out there about new generation Samsung televisions.. The new LED and LCD tvs have powerful ARM processors, RJ45 connections or wifi usb connections with some builtin flash memory for os.. and found some confirmation(from the user manuals) that these TVs use Linux, busybox and binutils under GPL and Glibc libusb and SDL under LGPL and libssl under its own..

after some more search found some speculations that it uses STLinux or uClinux and few people said samsung has its own uClinux for ARM.. so did some search on these and found the following links:

1. Source code for some of the TVs can be downloaded here:
2. Samsungs own version or ARM uClinux here:
3. STLinux here:
4. Also extract from the manual: "This product uses some software programs which are distributed under the GPL/LGPL license. Accordingly, the following GPL and LGPL software source codes that have been used in this product can be provided after asking to"

now the question is, with the capabilities that tv is already geared to do.. can some gurus make a MCE version of linux for these TVs so that we can forget the media directors all together?

I know, I can do it, if i were only a linux guru :( I know its not an easy task.. but atleast.. I would try.. :)

Users / .... any body tried this?
« on: June 03, 2009, 03:56:52 pm »

Just found this.. was curious if anyone tried it..


Users / Re: two question on setting up internal network..
« on: April 23, 2009, 09:46:48 pm »
hi guys..

thanks for the replies..

yes I meant using the router as a switch.. i have a zyxel NGB318S.. i specifically went with this model instead of a standard switch is because this router has built in Homeplug router, which will be the com method instead of cat5 cables.. the items near core and core itself are connected to lan ports via the cat5 cable to the router.. and others will be using home plug..

and for the config.. yes i have looked at your netgear router's wiki.. i will give it a try and see if it works for my router..


Users / two question on setting up internal network..
« on: April 23, 2009, 05:37:13 pm »
1. should the internal network's cat5 cable be plugged into internal network's switch's wan port or a lan port?
2. is there any wiki on what config needs to be done on a router to work as a switch.. for example disable to dhcp.. etc..


Users / Re: which DVD to download? - Installed but no display.. :(
« on: April 21, 2009, 05:05:26 am »
you are right colin.. i was a bit too excited.. after all those hours of struggle.. :( may be i wll find some time tomorrow.. i have to get some sleep for now..


Users / Re: which DVD to download? - Installed but no display.. :(
« on: April 21, 2009, 04:42:14 am »
now i have the another problem.. if i boot up in safe mode and change runlevel to 3.. the kde starts up.. but if i boot up normally.. the stupid avwizard is not working again.. is there any script for av-wizard that i can change it to use hdmi/dvi instead of vga?

Users / Re: which DVD to download? - Installed but no display.. :(
« on: April 21, 2009, 04:31:43 am »
thanks a lot for all your support guys.. finally it did work.. but i had to install latest NVidia drivers and run nvidia-xconfig.. and finally edit the xort.conf file to change ConnectedDispalyType to "DFP"..

phew.. that took some time.. i was close to loose my will  ;)

but i am happy i made it..

need to work on sound now.. i think i need to install new alsa drivers also..

Users / Re: which DVD to download? - Installed but no display.. :(
« on: April 21, 2009, 01:53:31 am »
btw.. my mobo has both DVI and HDMI connectors.. :( its Asus M4N78 Pro..

Users / Re: which DVD to download? - Installed but no display.. :(
« on: April 21, 2009, 01:48:58 am »
I am waiting about 15 to 20 seconds.. screen flickers with "no signal" message on tv.. but nothing comes up..

just to be sure that i am not doing it wrong.. when should i press the button "1".. is it after the display goes black?

Users / Re: which DVD to download? - Installed but no display.. :(
« on: April 20, 2009, 11:26:25 pm »
hi i have used the i386 dvd install.. the problem with pressing keys 1 to 5 is that it doesnt have HDMI and i am using that.. it did not work with 1to 5 or even 6 to 0.. :(

Users / Installed i386.. but no display..
« on: April 20, 2009, 10:39:27 am »

I have installed I386 core version and after restart there is no display.. looks like X is struggling to startup.. Is it because Nvidia graphics? please help..


Users / which DVD to download? - Installed but no display.. :(
« on: April 18, 2009, 03:57:54 pm »

I have AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750+ processor and Asus AM2+ Mobo..

so should i download i386 version or AMD64 version to install.. ?


Users / Re: zyxel's DMA1100P as MD
« on: April 16, 2009, 06:45:46 pm »
Any thoughts, Andrew?

Users / Re: zyxel's DMA1100P as MD
« on: April 16, 2009, 06:42:05 pm »
Another hint.. it uses embedded uCLinux with Busybox and twonky media.. I found few other products/media players that use this chipset and use same software..

french based "Dane-Elec So Smart 1TB HDMI WiFi Multimedia Hard Drive with Remote Control"
US based MVix MX780HD


Pages: [1] 2 3 4