Thread: dm500 problem


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been asked if possible to find the pin number when going in menus but always asking for pin number as the guy has forgotten it. have found a 'how to' via dcc/filezilla but neither

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    dm500 problem

    been asked if possible to find the pin number when going in menus but always asking for pin number as the guy has forgotten it.
    have found a 'how to' via dcc/filezilla but neither program can 'find' the dm500
    any ideas without re-installing from scartch??



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    You can do it from tuxbox commander if that's installed,same instructions as dcc or filezilla

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    Re: dm500 problem

    not sure. but dcc cannot see the dm500

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    Re: dm500 problem

    Quote Originally Posted by dj999 View Post
    not sure. but dcc cannot see the dm500
    it cant connect because the password is wrong, sure theres a way to do it through telnet, obviously box has been locked down from supplier so it wont connect via dcc or any ftp till you either work out password or change it!

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    Re: dm500 problem

    You will need putty as well a null modem cable

    - connect your dm with a serial/null cable to pc
    - connect putty and use serial option to connect to your dm and hit open
    - turn on dm and you will see a few messages during boot process
    - hit control x repeatedly until the boot and type

    console=null root=/dev/mtdblock5 rootfstype=squashfs ro console=ttyS0,115200 single

    and press enter

    once you are at the bash level type

    mount -t jffs2 /dev/mtdblock/1 /var_flash

    and press enter

    now you can vi the /etc/passwd

    remove the root line and change it to

    root:$1$$whuMjZj.HMFoaTaZRRtkO 0:0:0:root:/home/root:/bin/sh

    this sets the password for the user "root" to "test"

    once you have the change the root password

    you can change the pins using /var/tuxbox/config/enigma

    i:/elitedvb/pins/parentallock=
    i:/elitedvb/pins/setuplock=

    These are hex numbers. Use your windows calculator in Scientific mode, click on Hex, enter the value in your file (last 4 numbers, not with the zeros in front of them), click Dec and that will be your pin.
    Last edited by jfish; 13th July 2012 at 22:06.

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    Re: dm500 problem

    or unless the ip is not standard.
    using dcc2.95 to search for ip range is only 192.168.1.....1 to 254
    so maybe the ip has been set to 192.168.0.?x?

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    Re: dm500 problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jfish View Post
    You will need putty as well a null modem cable

    - connect your dm with a serial/null cable to pc with power off
    - connect putty and use serial option to connect to your dm and hit open
    - turn on dm and you will see a few messages during boot process
    - hit control x repeatedly until the boot and type or complete (of course without quotes "")
    silly question, wot is putty??

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    Re: dm500 problem

    putty used to be used in the old days to put window pane in a windows frame.. a bit like glue but hardens within a few hours

    but seriously putty terminal emulation lets you telnet ssh etc - its a free application

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    Re: dm500 problem

    ok. i'll give that a go
    from here.....http://***.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s.../download.html

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    Re: dm500 problem

    got to.....mount -t jffs2 /dev/mtdblock/1 /var_flash and <pressed enter> kept saying no such file or directory



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