Xpeed LX3 (2 DVB-S2 + 2 DVB-C/T2 + 1TB )

On this page I have collected information about the Xpeed-LX3 quad receiver (2xS2 + 2xT2/C) and what and how I changed it. The original firmware (or image), Easy-Gui 4.0, does not have a Softcam support to get your official cards working. Neither has OpenAtv 4.x , but there is a solution for that (and that probably works for all other images as well).
I assume you have connected your receiver to a PC using a UTP cable. OpenAtv nightly builds are available at: http://www.images.mynonpublic.com/openatv/nightly/index.php?open=xpeedlx3

  1. How to flash with an USB stick:
    Format the USB stick in FAT32 (if it is not already done).
    Download the image (zip) file and open it.
    The image file contains one folder named "xspeedlx" with several files in it:
    - rootfs.bin
    - kernel.bin
    - splash.bin
    - noforce
    - imageversion

    Copy the folder "xspeedlx" to the USB stick (folder with the files in it).

    Flash Instructions:
    - Switch off the receiver with the toggle switch on the back side
    - Unplug any connected USB devices
    - Plug the USB stick in the front USB connector (behind left side panel)
    - Switch on the receiver with the toggle switch on the back side
    - It should now have a message appear on the display> Vol+ upgrade!
    - Now press the up arrow key or the "Vol+" button on the remote
    - The receiver will be flashed and that takes about 5 minutes
    - Wait until it reboots automatically and then remove the USB-stick
    > Done

  2. 1ste of 2 ways to Add the softcam submenu to the Plugin menu
    Download softcam-feed-mipsel_1.0_all.zip from http://www.sat-universe.com/showpost.php?p=1091644&postcount=5 or Google on "softcam-feed-mipsel_1.0_all.zip". Install it using these instructions http://linuxsat-support.com/showthread.php?t=4392 or
    - unzip the file and store the softcam-feed-mipsel_1.0_all.ipk file on the USB stick (next to the "xspeedlx" folder).
    - Plug the USB stick in the front USB connector (behind left side panel)
    - Go to Menu -> Setup -> Software Managment -> Install Local extension -> select you USB stick ("/media/usb/")
    - (maybe you can skip this step) Restart your receiver
  3. 2nd of 2 ways to Add the softcam submenu to the Plugin menu
    - push the blue button on your remote (a window pops up)
    - scroll down to "Plugins" and push OK
    - on the left side scroll down to "Plugin Filter" and push OK (a Setup window pops up)
    - scroll down to "user feed url" and enter "http://secret.mynonpublic.com/mipsel"
    - push the green button on your remote to save it (and your back meny menu).
    - now select "Download plugins" and you should see the softcams menu entry.

  4. Installing a softcam; how to use telnet
    Next I install a softcam. The IP-address of the receiver is under Menu -> Information -> Network (line IP:).
    TELNET: on Windows the easiest way is to use PuTTY from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/. It is a stand-alone program that does't install anything. Start putty; enter the IP-address of the receiver; select radio-button 'Telnet'; push button 'Open' and a window opens with the "xpeedlx3 login:" prompt. See below how to log in.

  5. GBOX softcam: Using your official cards, works with: Ziggo (cable) and Canaldigital (satellite)
    - Download a softcam plugin via Menu -> Plugins -> Download -> softcam .
    - Select the latest version of cccam, Gbox or oscam.
    - GBOX gave the best results with official cards (Ziggo/CanalDigitaal).
    - Go to Menu -> Info Panel -> SoftcamPanel. Select for Cam 1 the installed Gbox then push Start (green button !!).
    It may take 2-3 minuts before the cam is aligned and the channel opens with your official card. Quit the menu.

    - BUT PROBABLY NOTHING HAPPENS, IT DOES NOT DECODE, so now we do the following:
    - Verify the under Menu -> Info Panel -> SoftcamPanel the line with "Select Can 1" displays "no cam".
    This indicates there is an error.
    - Establish a telnet connection and login as root (it has BY DEFAULT no password !!)

    xpeedlx3 Login: root

    - You will see the prompt of the commandline "root@xpeedlx3:# "
    - go to the /usr/bin directory and find gbox

    root@xpeedlx3:/# cd /usr/bin

    - Find gbox with the command "ls -las gbox*":

    root@xpeedlx3:/usr/bin# ls -las gbox*
    504 -rwxr-xr-x 1 1000 1000 515932 Aug 10 2013 gbox_807

    - Now we start gbox with the command "./gbox_807&":

    root@xpeedlx3:/usr/bin# ./gbox_807&
    error while loading shared libraries: libcrypto.so.0.9.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    - and there it is: an error, Gbox 807 needs libcrypto.so.0.9.8
    - Download the library with the command "opkg install libcrypto0.9.8" :

    root@xpeedlx3:/# opkg install libcrypto0.9.8
    Installing libcrypto0.9.8 (0.9.8x-r15.0) on root.
    Downloading http://feeds.mynonpublic.com/4.2/inihdp/mips32el/libcrypto0.9.8_0.9.8x-r15.0_mips32el.ipk.
    Configuring libcrypto0.9.8.

    - Now restart the receiver and it should decode the crypted channels (assuming you have the official cards in the slots).
    - I still had problems with the december version of OpenAtv when decoding Ziggo, so I am back at a late september 2014 version which works just fine.

  6. Ziggo cable channels
    - Configure the tuner via: Menu -> Setup -> Service Searching -> Tuner configuration -> Select tuner C or D -> select tuner type and press < or > and wait until the page changes.
    On this page enter the Network ID, see your Ziggo manual that came with the card, select Used service scan type = Frequency steps, all QAM's or just QAM 64 + QAM 256 = YES, SR6900 + SR6875 = no
    - To scan for Ziggo channels: Menu -> Setup -> Service Searching -> Cable Scan
    Select Tuner C or D, Symbol rate + Network ID: see Ziggo manual that came with the card, Use official channel numbering: no. Then press OK to scan. The cable scan will probably fail because the Frequency is not correct. Try Frequency 164 or one of the frequencies stated on http://www.digitalekabeltelevisie.nl/techniek/tvhome.shtml.

  7. Canal Digitaal channels
    Nothing special needed here.

  8. Security
    Did you notice I did not need a root password when I logged in as root ?
    To change that type on the telnet prompt:

    root@xpeedlx3:/# passwd
    Enter new UNIX password: myNewPassword
    Retype new UNIX password: myNewPassword
    passwd: password updated successfully.

    On my home network I noticed the Lxpeed3, with its root and Harddisk, is BY DEFAULT visible as shared device and is fully accessable. This network is used for internet access so anybody has access to the Lxpeed3... you do not want that. To change that there are 3 options:
    - Disconnect the UTP cable but you loose internet access.
    - Go to Menu -> Info Panel -> System -> Network -> Samba setup. If the current status is Running then select "Stop" using the green button on your remote. Reboot your receiver. Now it is not visible anymore.
    - Change the Samba configuration file /etc/samba.smb.conf . This is tricky to do and goes beyond the scope of this page.

  9. Plugin's
    Go to Menu -> Plugins.
    Some may not available for the used image but you may want:
    - Custom Subservice Selection Plugin
    - Front Panel Update
    - Media Center
    - Media Player
    - Media scanner
    - MenuStart
    - Multi Transcoding Setup
    - OpenWebIf
    - Software Management

  10. Other images:
    - EGAMI http://www.egami-image.com/
    - HDMU http://www.hdmedia-universe.com/board/pages.php?pageid=1&box=xpeedlx3
    - OpenHDF http://www.hdfreaks.cc/
    - OpenNFR http://dev.nachtfalke.biz/nfr/feeds/4.3/images/
    - Older images may be found in the download section of http://www.nachtfalke.biz/downloads.html