Fixing CCcam 2.1.1 NewCS 1.66

Posted in Dreambox on July 8th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

It took me a long time to get the 2 plugins CCcam 2.1.1 and NewCS 1.66 to work correctly on my Dreambox running Gemini 4.2.

Basically the web interface was not working.

Hopefully I had a backup of the old scripts and after some research I found a difference between

CCcam_2.0.11_newcs_1.65_cam.sh and the new CCcam_2.1.1_newcs_1.66_cam.sh

At line 87 I changed from

/usr/bin/CCcam_2.1.1 -s &


/usr/bin/CCcam_2.1.1 &

The -s option prevent CCcam to become a server. So when you use it CCcam will not read your internal card and will not become a server. It may not be optimal because with the -s option you don’t have the web interface anymore. I guess they introduced the -s option because having both CCcam and NewCS reading your card may not always work.

After having edited the file I re uploaded it to /usr/script/CCcam_2.1.1_newcs_1.66_cam.sh

Restarted via blue panel and now everthing is fine!

Dreambox crashing installing Gemini 4.2 …

Posted in Dreambox, Programming on May 30th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment




I am trying to install a new linux distribution on my satellite receiver but Gemini 4.2 is keeping crashing on me with this message in the log:

enigma2 crashed on Sat Jan 1 01:03:03 2000
enigma2 CVS TAG: D2009.
enigma2 checked out from svn://git.opendreambox.org
please email this file to crashlog@dream-multimedia-tv.de
+ (1) Background File Eraser
+ (8) graphics acceleration manager
+ (9) gLCDDC
+ (9) GFBDC
16384k video mem
- double buffering available!
13144kB available for acceleration surfaces.


unable to load config ([Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/etc/enigma2/settings’), assuming defaults…
not loading user skin: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/etc/enigma2/skin_user.xml’
Preferred tag editor set to None
Reading satellites.xml
sec config cleared


couldn’t read available videomodes.
getModeList for port YPbPr
getModeList for port Scart
getModeList for port DVI-PC
getModeList for port DVI
reading preferred modes failed, using all modes
current port not available, not setting videomode
current port not available, not setting videomode
current port not available, not setting videomode
current port not available, not setting videomode
current port not available, not setting videomode


getModeList for port DVI-PC
modeList: []
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/enigma2/python/Components/Renderer/Listbox.py”, line 54, in selectionChanged
File “/usr/lib/enigma2/python/Components/Converter/StringList.py”, line 20, in selectionChanged
File “/usr/lib/enigma2/python/Components/Sources/List.py”, line 50, in selectionChanged
File “/usr/lib/enigma2/python/Screens/Wizard.py”, line 430, in selChanged
exec(“self.” + self.wizard[self.currStep]["onselect"] + “()”)
File “
“, line 1, in
File “/usr/lib/enigma2/python/Plugins/SystemPlugins/Videomode/VideoWizard.py”, line 94, in inputSelectionMoved
File “/usr/lib/enigma2/python/Plugins/SystemPlugins/Videomode/VideoWizard.py”, line 103, in inputSelect
ratesList = self.listRates(modeList[0][0])
IndexError: list index out of range

The end story of this is that I wanted to keep my original image Gemini 3.7 in flash and experiment with Gemini 4.2 installed in multi boot.

To do so I installed Barry Allen “The second Flash” and updated my second stage boot loader to 72.

After having done all of that I started installing Gemini 4.2 in multi boot but I received that beautiful crash on boot.

The end story of this is that because the original flash image must be loaded before Barry Allen can sub launch another image you end by using the low level driver of your old flash image with the new image you multi boot. This is a combination that is not tested by developers and that will most of the time not work.

So multi booting on enigma 2 with Barry Allen may work for you but if you end with an unstable image you have the explanation here!