I have good news and I have some bad news. Let’s start with the good news, shall we… The Linux XBMC port for the f16ref Gbox Midnight / Smart TV Box / ZAP A10 is about to be done. At this moment the kernel tweaks are done (I think) and all there is still left are some cosmetics. I disabled all the XIOS skins and boot splashes. I don’t think it is ethical correct to use that on non Pivos hardware.
The only thing left to do is to configure the remote. I inserted the remote.conf for the (crappy) GBox remote, but they still need to be mapped.
This is the original Pivos one;
Now we need to change this;
into something similar as the Pivos one;
0xd8 0 ;BROWER
It’s the bold action ;BROWER to be added to each keypress. We (you, as I still wait for some hardware to arrive) need to go through each button looking at the UART or SSH Dmesg. You will see something like;
[ 245.140000] scancode is 0x0003, invalid key is 0x0000.
The 0x0003 above relates then to keypress 0x03 in the remote.conf If for instance that is the Arrow up button we should add ” ;UP” after that keypress in the remote.conf
You can download the first test version here;
(sources at github)
Test it, Try it and give feedback. The above is tested on a ZAP A10 / GBox midnight 2.1 I do not know if it works on a Smart TV Box, GBox 2.0 or any other box. I would say just try it, if not just flash original firmware. No harm done. I can confirm it does not work on a Bluetimes M3 (working on it)
Now to get to the bad news. For a job, I have to go to Gabon – Africa this Sunday. I will be away from my development stuff for about 3 – 4 weeks. I will have some internet acces, but don’t know how fast and how regular, etc…
So in short, I might not be able to give the proper support after this release. So help each other a bit. I launched the support section on the site, including a forum. Get over there and get the discussion started. I will look at bug reports, will try to answer some questions when online, but please help each other when you can.
I am back and a first beta version has just been released