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    • ferry
    • By ferry 11th May 18, 6:56 AM
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    Help with Linux based tv box
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    • 11th May 18, 6:56 AM
    Help with Linux based tv box 11th May 18 at 6:56 AM
    I have been given a Linux based tv box but have no ideas on how it works.
    My aim is to use it to turn my normal tv into a 'smart' one a bit like using an android based box.
    I cannot find any options to instal an internet browser on it.

    Any ideas please guys on how to achieve my aim?
    Thanks
    Last edited by ferry; 11-05-2018 at 7:15 AM.
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    • By that 11th May 18, 7:42 AM
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    Somewhere on that box it should have identifying marks like make and model? A picture would also help. if you put a screen on it and turn it on, and boot it some identifying info should appear
    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 11th May 18, 10:42 AM
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    Just because it's linux based doesn't necessarily mean that you have full access to install the normal sort of linux desktop apps on it. Many embedded devices, such as routers and things, use linux internally, but present entirely proprietry interfaces to the world.

    e.g. I suspect the latest humax pvr's are linux based because they use a linux native filesystem (ext3) for usb memory sticks. But you probably wouldn't have any way of accessing a shell or anything useful like that.

    OTOH the whole point of the gnu copyleft is that it mandates that a user is free to upgrade / replace the free software with new versions as they choose. Of course, that would just be the kernel if the user-mode stuff is proprietry.

    (FWIW I use a raspberry pi as the basis for a linux-based smart tv system...)
    • ferry
    • By ferry 11th May 18, 1:49 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 1:49 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 1:49 PM
    All i can tell you is its an Auroralabs model Lbox Ii / Ip client.
    Just need to work out how to uoload pics.....


    Hopefully I can make sone use of it!
    Last edited by ferry; 11-05-2018 at 6:55 PM.
    • that
    • By that 13th May 18, 9:58 AM
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    • 13th May 18, 9:58 AM
    ?
    http://portal.ozo.tv/downloads/LBOX_IP_client_plus_getting_started.pdf

    it seems popular in russia, if it is the same thing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eesotIcPY0

    A few more manuals here, but you may have to use google translate. It also mentions about updating the box
    https://teleprom.tv/ru/iptv-lbox-russkie-tv-kanaly
    • ferry
    • By ferry 14th May 18, 8:42 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:42 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:42 PM
    If it works.. here are a couple pics

    https://s7.postimg.cc/f8t9t1kjf/20180511_185211.jpg

    https://s7.postimg.cc/i46czxyu3/20180511_185157.jpg

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    • that
    • By that 14th May 18, 11:37 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 11:37 PM
    It seems to be set up mainly for Russian subscription service as found here https://teleprom.tv/ and https://teleprom.tv/files/lbox/teleprom-setup-lbox-MINI.pdf and that is all i can tell you

    Good luck
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