Change Media Server Name
If you have more than one Humax HDR Fox-T2 on the same network and use the Content Sharing (DLNA Server) feature, you may wish to change the name that they use to advertise themselves on the network. The following instructions take you through the process of modifying a customised firmware update file to change the name. The commands are all run on the Humax itself.
Gain telnet access to your Humax command prompt
Follow the instructions at http://wiki.humy.tv/wiki/Telnet
Once you have connected to the Humax command line then you will see a prompt that is the hostname followed by a hash (#) character, like this:
The commands in the following sections show this prompt for context but you should not type it. The command that you need to type will be shown in bold with yellow background whereas the prompt and other output that you will see is shown in normal font.
Install the required packages
This process uses several packages which may not already be installed on your Humax:
Since you're already at the command prompt, you can just install them using the opkg command:
humax# opkg update Downloading http://hummypkg.org.uk/hdrfoxt2/base/Packages.gz. Inflating http://hummypkg.org.uk/hdrfoxt2/base/Packages.gz. Updated list of available packages in /mod/var/opkg/base. humax# opkg install humidify squashfs-tools bsed Installing humidify (1.0.2) to root... Downloading http://hummypkg.org.uk/hdrfoxt2/base/humidify_1.0.2_mipsel.opk. Installing squashfs-tools (3.1r2) to root... Downloading http://hummypkg.org.uk/hdrfoxt2/base/squashfs-tools_3.1r2_mipsel.opk. Installing bsed (1.0.0) to root... Downloading http://hummypkg.org.uk/hdrfoxt2/base/bsed_1.0.0_mipsel.opk. Configuring humidify. Configuring bsed. Configuring squashfs-tools.
Insert a USB Flash drive containing the firmware update
Put the customised firmware update file onto a USB flash drive, just as you would to apply the update, and plug it into your Humax. Just as with an update, the firmware bundle should be the only thing on the disk. Since the Humax is already turned on, it will not try and apply the update. If your TV is turned on and the Humax input is selected then the screen may show the loading USB and Video/Music/Photo/Copy box. This can be dismissed with the Exit button or just ignored until it times out.
Unless you have any other drives connected, this USB flash drive will now be mounted into the Humax filesystem as /media/drive1. Change into that directory and list the contents:
humax# cd /media/drive1 humax# ls HDR_FOX_T2_upgrade.hdf
Unpacking the firmware bundle
Unpack the firmware bundle using humidify. This takes around 30 seconds.
humax# humidify -x HDR_FOX_T2_upgrade.hdf HDF Tool v1.0.2, by af123, 2011. Opening HDR_FOX_T2_upgrade.hdf, 17176677 bytes. Blocks: 527 Model: 4 System ID: 80bc.7e00 x 1.hdfbin-1-000000.raw (17223680 bytes) Processed in: 22.97s humax# ls 1.hdfbin-1-000000.raw HDR_FOX_T2_upgrade.hdf
There are now two files on the USB drive.
Extract the file system
Extract the filesystem using unsquashfs. This takes around 5 seconds.
humax# unsquashfs -d /mod/tmp/firmware 1.hdfbin-1-000000.raw created 1383 files created 124 directories created 144 symlinks created 200 devices created 0 fifos
and change directory to the location of the extracted firmware.
humax# cd /mod/tmp/firmware humax# ls bin etc lib mnt opt root share tmp var dev home media mod proc sbin sys usr
Change the media server name
Choose a new name for your media server which is exactly 12 characters long (the length of the original Media Server string). You can add spaces to the end if you don't need all the characters. Run the bsed command to modify the Humax binary and replace the standard name with yours; the example here just changes it to Media Serve2
humax# bsed -v -1 usr/bin/humaxtv "Media Server" "Media Serve2" Replacement at offset 0x83e465 Skipping replacement at offset 0x83e47a Skipping replacement at offset 0x852eaf Skipping replacement at offset 0xa12538 Skipping replacement at offset 0xa1255e
Re-pack the filesystem
Change directory back to the flash drive and rebuild the filesystem using squashfs. This takes up to a minute.
humax# cd /media/drive1 humax# mksquashfs /mod/tmp/firmware 1.hdfbin-1-000000.raw -le -all-root -noappend Parallel mksquashfs: Using 1 processor Creating little endian 3.0 filesystem on 1.hdfbin-1-000000.raw, block size 65536. Little endian filesystem, data block size 65536, compressed data, compressed metadata, compressed fragments Filesystem size 16819.80 Kbytes (16.43 Mbytes) 44.73% of uncompressed filesystem size (37602.17 Kbytes) Inode table size 17944 bytes (17.52 Kbytes) 31.14% of uncompressed inode table size (57615 bytes) Directory table size 18381 bytes (17.95 Kbytes) 42.25% of uncompressed directory table size (43501 bytes) Number of duplicate files found 19 Number of inodes 1851 Number of files 1383 Number of fragments 141 Number of symbolic links 144 Number of device nodes 200 Number of fifo nodes 0 Number of socket nodes 0 Number of directories 124 Number of uids 1 root (0) Number of gids 0
Remove the temporary filesystem
humax# rm -rf /mod/tmp/firmware
Rebuild the firmware bundle
The last step is to rebuild the firmware bundle using the new filesystem file. This takes just over a minute.
humax# humidify -c HDR_FOX_T2_upgrade.hdf 80bc.7e00 1.hdfbin-1-000000.raw HDF Tool v1.0.2, by af123, 2011. Adding 1.hdfbin-1-000000.raw (17223680 bytes)... 0.31% compression Processed in: 65.90s
Flash the new firmware image
Install the modified firmware image as normal and your media server should be renamed!