Archive for May, 2009

Dreambox crashing installing Gemini 4.2 …

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

 

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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: D2009.04.23.16.06.10
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
self.source.selectionChanged(self.index)
File “/usr/lib/enigma2/python/Components/Converter/StringList.py”, line 20, in selectionChanged
self.source.selectionChanged(index)
File “/usr/lib/enigma2/python/Components/Sources/List.py”, line 50, in selectionChanged
x()
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
self.inputSelect(self.selection)
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!

SUSUMU YOKOTA (2009) – Mother

Posted in Music on May 19th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment
SUSUMU YOKOTA - Mother

SUSUMU YOKOTA - Mother

Susumu Yokota is a prolific Japanese composer, this last album is still ambient but also song driven with many vocalists. The style is not strictly lounge to me, it has a unique sound that make it stand.

Susumu Yokota web site

Review on bomkat:
boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=153057

I bought my copy on emusic:
Mother on emusic.com

I first discovered him with the Symbol album, two words that define this album for me: beautiful and strange. In this album I appreciate the ambient tempos and the incredible mix of classical audio samples, Claude Debussy remixed…

Symbol by Susumu Yokota

Symbol by Susumu Yokota

Try it on emusic:
Symbol by Susumu Yokota on emusic.com

The Dead Sea

Posted in Music on May 16th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

 

 

The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea

A new band from Australia, they play mostly instrumental rock. Their music is very cinematic, it’s amazing on how much visuals you get in your head when you listen to their music!

www.myspace.com/thedeadseamusic

Ender

Posted in Music on May 16th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment
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Ender

A nice example of blending Rock with drones, try them:

“Ender describe themselves as experimental drone rock – which means their palette is mainly comprised of layered slabs of overdriven guitar……..the pair have the capacity not only to construct great caverns of noise but to deftly evoke mood and emotion with sustained tones in harmony and dissonance. The arrangement of pure tone, minus premeditated riffs or the focus of a voice allows a listener to be carried away on its waveforms. The music is corralled into four unnamed parts, perhaps heralding a seasonal life cycle.” – NZ Musician Magazine

myspace.com/endersound

Exploring an idea about distributing content on a network of players…

Posted in ArKaos, real-time video on May 16th, 2009 by admin – 1 Comment

I am thinking since a long time about how to distribute content over a network of players, here is a prototype I did code over a few days:

Stay tuned for more informations about this!