Hints for D-Series MSTAR models

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Bausparfuchs
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Hints for D-Series MSTAR models

Post by Bausparfuchs » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:31 am

Hi everybody. I am really sorry, if it was the wrong decision to open a new thread for this. I first wanted to post in the existing thread but I didn't want to mess it up cause it is by its title only for arm architecture issues.

So I guessed that it would be nice to have a separate thread for the MSTAR Models. If you disagree, please don't hestitate to either merge that post into the existing arm-thread or change its title in a way you like it better. My intention to post is that I wanted to change the wiki page but did not want to do so unless you more skilled people agree that my description would help to improve the article. So please tell me if it is ok, when I take some Hints from my following description and add it to the wiki page for mstar d-series models. Thank you.

I did not read every page in that other arm-architecture thread and so please forgive me to write something which may be wrong or if there is a more simple solution to get the Extensions working on a D-series MSTAR model.

I installed the Extensions this afternoon, guided by the wiki article on my Samsung UE40D5700

The most important reason to do that was to get a smb-share working to get subtitles displayed which is impossible by using Mediatomb.

I successfully enabled the PVR function (had to change the hidden File in CONTENT-Directory (first character to 1 instead of 0) to get it working with my USB stick)
I sucessfully could start SamyGo with Autostart, but with two issues:

- The SmartHub does not close automatically unless it is mentioned somewhere here that it is supposed to do.
- After closing the SmartHub by hitting Exit/Return there is a light grey overlay on the screen which turns to the 404 error page when I hit return once and disappears finally when I hit it once again. I was not able at all to get that thing vanish neither by adding a folder named index.html in the SamyGO dir nor adding a 0-Byte file named index.html to it.

After I gave up on that issue I tried to set up a working smb client. I finally got it working after hours of reading and trying.
I found out that the smb share (and so does fusesmb and upnp djmount and I guess (no server running) nfs too) works only that way:

General note: as far as I found out, at least on my D5700 (and on every MSTAR-Model, as said somewhere hidden deep in one Thread here) the created virtual USB-Drive called "SERVER" is simply not good for anything. Hit it and you will only get a "Loading-screen" And so you will by chosing "Videos" from the smarthub, because it always leads you to the "Server" device. Funny: you can't do anything with that device but you can clearly see it mounted on /dtv/sda1 with its whole content

Here is what you should do to get access to a smb share:

- Either edit the initscript or once provide a file smb_userdata on a usb device during SamyGO is starting. Even necessary if the share is not password protected. Just pick any name and any password, because it doesnt seem to work with empty fields.
- Have an USB-Device (for me an old creepy 1GiB USB-Stick did it) permanently attached to the tv.
- After starting samygo you will find a folder on that stick which contains the mounted share. For those unfamiliar with unix file systems, there is only an empty folder created as a mount point on that usb stick. But you need it as an access medium to reach it.
- If you want to access a share and have a recording medium attached at the same time, you have to attach it (the recording medium) to the second usb-port (first port has to be the "smb-access-stick" /dev/sda1 if you leave the script in its original form), the recording medium is then /dev/sdb1. With that setup it is possible to use both working PVR and network share on an UE50D5700. As far as I can say, it is not possible to simultaneously record using PVR and play streams from the network shares. Maybe it works with a HDMI-Source, but I don't own any, so I can't test ist.

If you're ok with my description, I want to add some of that information to the wiki page. I think it could help other mstar users.

What do you think?

Bausparfuchs
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Re: Hints for D-Series MSTAR models

Post by Bausparfuchs » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:47 pm

Hi Thanks for your answer. Of course, you are right that my description as posted above is not in a newbie-friendly way but I wanted to adress the more experienced users with it only to find out if it is ok, if I put some changes on the existing wiki page: http://wiki.samygo.tv/index.php5/Root_a ... cpu_models.

My post is more clear if one already knows the content which can be found there.

I think I should simply add some information on the wiki. If anyone later thinks that it is not good, he can still rewrite it.

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Re: Hints for D-Series MSTAR models

Post by Aloyz » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:48 am

How did you start up SamyGo at boot?

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Re: Hints for D-Series MSTAR models

Post by maniootek » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:47 pm

@ Bausparfuchs
I successfully instaled SamyGo on my D5700 (Mstar CPU)
I have 4GB USB STICK formatted as FAT32 connected to TV to USB 1 (HDD) (TV recognize it)
I have placed smb_userdata file on that usb stick with the content:

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USER="fsfsfs"
PASSWD="fsfsfs"
and I've tried with blank values:

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USER=""
PASSWD=""
Now I switched TV ON, started SamyGo and there no file or folders added to this usb stick, no "folders of the mount points are created there".

After 5min I can see on the screen the message:
Image

and endless loading message:
Image

and this is content of file "\dtv\usb\usblog"

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[sdc]
Vendor : Home
Product : Server
Serial : 30122011
Devpath : 7
Lun : 0
ScsiDevicePath : /dev/sdc1
MountDir : /dtv/usb/sda1/nfs
FileSystem : vfat
Did anyone have tested your way successfully?

If i would have access to telnet then i would use this command:

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mount -t smbfs -o guest //10.0.0.100/data /dtv/usb/
But "Any D series dont support telnet or ssh. It is removed in kernel level (no devpts)"
Is there any other way to do it?

I'm searching everywhere to try to get my shared start to work with my TV but with no result.
Aloyz wrote:How did you start up SamyGo at boot?
Internet Smart HUB > Settings (Blue button "D") > Service Manager > Ticker Autorun > SamyGo

Spoza
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Re: Hints for D-Series MSTAR models

Post by Spoza » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:35 pm

If you look in the init script, you will see that you MUST specify NON-BLANK username and password, otherwise the script simply exits.
So if you want to use blank username and/or password, comment out the line which checks for the non-empty value.

Regarding the shell access, you can use either netcat (despite what the Wiki says, there _IS_ Windows version of netcat which works just fine for accessing the TV), or the 'webshell' accessible from the web file manager.
PS59D6900 T-MST5DEUC-1023.0

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Re: Hints for D-Series MSTAR models

Post by maniootek » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:59 pm

Spoza wrote:(...) comment out the line which checks for the non-empty value.
which lines?
maybe this ones ?

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[ -z $USER ] && exit 1
[ -z $PASSWD ] && exit 1

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Re: Hints for D-Series MSTAR models

Post by Spoza » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:52 am

yes
PS59D6900 T-MST5DEUC-1023.0

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Re: Hints for D-Series MSTAR models

Post by maniootek » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:28 pm

I can see my shares mounted successfully to

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\dtv\usb\sda1\smb\192.168.0.10\...
sda1 is a virtual usb drive (as I guess), but now when I try to open this virtual usb drive then I can only see "Loading..." message. Now I'm thinking if I could change mounting point from sda1 to sda4 (my real one usb drive plugged to tv) then maybe it could works? Any idea how to change this mounting point?

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