Port XBMC for Linux to run on the ASUS O!Play (O'Play / OPlay) media player hardware? - Printable Version
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- hijack204 - 2009-10-15 02:50
- Koenradus - 2009-10-16 11:06
davilla Wrote:Humm, interesting, not much in the loadable driver area. The rest have to be compiled into the kernel. dmesg seems very lean too but I'd expect this on an embedded device.
Are the XBMC-developers working on a kernel for the O!Play? That would be amazing...
- hijack204 - 2009-10-17 00:34
Also it did not brick it as someone has reported.
- hijack204 - 2009-10-17 00:47
Looks like they partitioned it with less space;
/ # df -h
Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 86.8M 85.3M 1.5M 98% /
/dev/mtdblock/2 16.0M 1.5M 14.5M 9% /usr/local/etc
/dev/rd/0 40.0k 40.0k 0 100% /mnt/rd
- hijack204 - 2009-10-17 00:48
/ # fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 1027 MB, 1027604480 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 124 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 125 1003488+ 6 FAT16
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(123, 254, 63) logical=(124, 237, 49)
- subassy - 2009-10-18 06:21
I was just wondering (assuming this is the right place to ask) is there a way to use the telnet shell/CLI to make a video start playing on the TV with this box? I was trying to do a command with DvdPlayer but it did not work.
The goal I had in mind was to eventually setup some kind of CRON schedule so I could use that in conjunction with my TV powering on to wake myself up to a specific video or audio file playing.
I still have the original 1.07 firmware, I'll install the latest as soon as I get brave enough if that matters.
- ztc1 - 2009-10-18 06:53
I just got my o!play today it seems pretty great so far but XBMC is my true love. Once I got my box I updated to the new firmware and it is all working.
I telneted in to run some commands and noticed my drive seems smaller them a lot of other users that have posted here.
/dev/root 86.8M 86.8M 0 100% /
/dev/mtdblock/2 16.0M 2.1M 13.9M 13% /usr/local/etc
/dev/rd/0 40.0k 40.0k 0 100% /mnt/rd
I also tried to install the optwarwe but my drive is full as you can see.
Has anyone else had this problem
- Koenradus - 2009-10-18 09:28
Not a lot of free space, so just add a USB pendrive to get some more. As there is free space in the /usr/local/etc/ mount and this is mounted rw by default this is as good a place as any to create a mountpoint for you opt folder. Just do:
- ztc1 - 2009-10-18 10:54
Thanks that is what I ended up doing. I got the Bittorrent Client installs and also got openssh up and running.
great little box so far.
To get ssh access I had to change the following in the /opt/etc/openssh/sshd_config
Then to start the server use
VERY unsecured I know, do we know if setting a root password affects the unit at all?
few questions: - waldo22 - 2009-10-18 17:09
You guys have done a lot of neat work with this, and even piqued the interest of an XBMC dev (davilla).
HOWEVER, I haven't seen the following 2 obvious points addressed at all:
1) has anyone noticed that this chip uses the MIPS architecture? If so, is anyone working on porting XBMC to MIPS? I think the answer is "no", but if one of you tech types wants to try, you could check out what McGeagh has done with his ARM port
2) does this chip even have any 3D hardware at all? It seems like the answer is also "no". XBMC needs 3D acceleration for the GUI to work with ANY skin. Since it's Linux, that means it has to be OpenGL at this point AFAIK. The chip appears to be the Realtek "Venus" RTD1073
Don't mean to rain on anybody's parade, but no one is talking about either of these two things. Does anyone have any answers?
One good thing about the Realtek SoCs versus the Sigma Designs 863x and 865x is that the Realtek architecture seems to be much more open, so if it has 3D hardware, at least we can develop for that platform. The Sigma boxes (WD TV, WD Live, Popcorn Hour, Mvix, Tvix, Netgear EVA-9000/9150, D-link DSM, etc.) seem to be a lost cause.