Assistance making XBMC my default dashboard - Errors FTPing
#1
I'm rather new to this and want to make XBMC my default dashboard that boots when I power-on my Xbox. I am attempting to follow the instructions here: http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=As_a_Dashboard. When I attempt to rename or FTP any *.xbe files it errors out on me on both SmartFTP and FlashFXP.

SmartFTP displays this in the log everytime it tries to FTP the file:
[11:46:30] STAT default.xbe
[11:46:31] 500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
[11:46:31] MDTM default.xbe
[11:46:31] 550 File not found

Please let me know how I can get this to work or if I need another ftp program or different settings.

I also attempted to make the AID disc with a CD-RW but since I have a Thompkins DVD drive it may not like it and won't boot. I will attempt to make a bootable DVD but will wait for all of your inputs.

Thanks
#2
Here is what FlashFXP logs even though it never transfers anything:

[R] TYPE I
[R] 200 Type set to IMAGE.
[R] PASV
[R] 227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,105,120,166)
[R] Opening data connection IP: 192.168.1.105 PORT: 30886
[R] STOR default.xbe
[R] 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for file transfer.
[R] 450 Cannot access file.
[R] 226 Transfer Complete.
Transferred: default.xbe 64 KB in 1131 hours 56 minutes 55 seconds (0.0 KB/s)
[R] TYPE A
[R] 200 Type set to ASCII.
[R] PASV
[R] 227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,105,191,89)
[R] Opening data connection IP: 192.168.1.105 PORT: 48985
[R] LIST -al
[R] 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for list.
[R] 226 Transfer complete.
[R] List Complete: 583 bytes in 0.06 seconds (9.2 KB/s)
Transfer queue completed
Transferred 1 file totaling 64 KB in 0.20 seconds (0.0 KB/s)
#3
Can anyone please help me out here? I think I have somewhat figured it out, UnleashX is my current default dashboard and I did a hotswap using nDure 3.1. I have a xboxdash.xbe at the root of C which appears to be the MSDashboard and I have a E:\DASH folder with default.xbe (Unleashx Dashboard??), English.xml, items.xml and Config.xml, the contents of Config.xml are listed below:


Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<UnleashX>
    <Settings>
        <MSDashBoard>C:\Xboxdash.xbe</MSDashBoard>
        <Password MaxTries="3"></Password>
        <Network Enable="Yes" Type="DHCP">
            <IP>192.168.0.100</IP>
            <Subnet>255.255.255.0</Subnet>
            <Gateway>192.168.0.1</Gateway>
            <DNS1>192.168.0.1</DNS1>
            <DNS2>192.168.0.7</DNS2>
        </Network>
        <FTP Enable="Yes">
            <User>xbox</User>
            <Password>xbox</Password>
            <Port>21</Port>
            <MaxUsers>2</MaxUsers>
            <AllowAnon>No</AllowAnon>
            <Greeting>Welcome to XBOX FTP Server</Greeting>
        </FTP>
        <Newsfeed Enable="False" Interval="30">
            <URL>www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/xbox-scene.xml</URL>
            <URL>www.*****.org/*****.xml</URL>
        </Newsfeed>
        <Preference>
            <Games AutoLaunch="No"></Games>
            <DVD AutoLaunch="No">E:\apps\xbmc\default.xbe</DVD>
            <AudioCD AutoLaunch="Yes">E:\apps\xbmc\default.xbe</AudioCD>
            <Data AutoLaunch="No"></Data>
            <SNTP Synchronize="No">216.244.192.3</SNTP>
            <FanSpeed>1</FanSpeed>
            <ScreenSaver Wait="60" Type="1">
                <Text>UNLEASHX+NDURE</Text>
            </ScreenSaver>
            <AutoTurnOff>0</AutoTurnOff>
            <EnableDriveF>True</EnableDriveF>
            <EnableDriveG>False</EnableDriveG>
            <Skin>[Default]</Skin>
            <LiveUpdate AutoCheck="Yes"></LiveUpdate>
            <VideoSettings Widescreen="Yes" Soften="No"></VideoSettings>
        </Preference>
    </Settings>
    <Menu>
        <Item Action="LaunchDVD">Launch DVD</Item>
        <List Text="Games" Sort="On" Auto="On">
            <Path>E:\games</Path>
            <Path>F:\games</Path>
            <Path>G:\games</Path>
        </List>
        <List Text="Applications" Sort="On" Auto="On">
            <Path>E:\apps</Path>
            <Path>F:\apps</Path>
        </List>
        <List Text="System" Sort="Off" Auto="On">
            <Item Action="Settings">Settings</Item>
            <Item Action="SavesManager">Game Saves Manager</Item>
            <Item Action="TextEditor">Text Editor</Item>
            <Item Action="Skins">Skins</Item>
            <List Text="Misc" Sort="Off" Auto="On">
                <Item Action="FTPStop">Stop FTP</Item>
                <Item Action="FTPStart">Start FTP</Item>
                <Item Action="FTPReset">Reset FTP</Item>
                <Item Action="NETReset">Restart Network</Item>
                <Item Action="TrayClose">Close DVD Tray</Item>
                <Item Action="TrayOpen">Open DVD Tray</Item>
                <Item Action="CopyDVD">Copy Game Disc</Item>
            </List>
            <List Text="Format Menu" Sort="Off" Auto="On" Password="Xbox">
                <Item Action="Format" Arg1="X">Format X Drive</Item>
                <Item Action="Format" Arg1="Y">Format Y Drive</Item>
                <Item Action="Format" Arg1="Z">Format Z Drive</Item>
                <List Text="Format C Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
                    <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive C?</Item>
                    <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
                    <Item Action="Format" Arg1="C">Format C Drive</Item>
                </List>
                <List Text="Format E Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
                    <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive E?</Item>
                    <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
                    <Item Action="Format" Arg1="E">Format E Drive</Item>
                </List>
                <List Text="Format F Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
                    <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive F?</Item>
                    <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
                    <Item Action="Format" Arg1="F">Format F Drive</Item>
                </List>
                <List Text="Format G Drive" Sort="Off" Batch="True">
                    <Item Action="AskUser" Arg1="Format">Are you sure you want to format Drive G?</Item>
                    <Item Action="MessageBox" Arg1="Format">Press OK to proceed with the format operation.</Item>
                    <Item Action="Format" Arg1="G">Format G Drive</Item>
                </List>
            </List>
        </List>
        <Item Action="FileManager">File Explorer</Item>
        <Item Action="C:\xboxdash.xbe">MS Dashboard</Item>
        <Item Action="Restart">Reboot</Item>
        <Item Action="Shutdown">Shutdown</Item>
    </Menu>
</UnleashX>

I believe this is where to make my changes instead of at C:\ like the XBMC manual states to do. Can someone chime in here and confirm or explain?
#4
Thanks for all the emmmmm.....help (not knocking the community since I found it here with a lot of digging)??....I figured it out on my own and now have XBMC as my default dashboard, yah!!!!! Now if I can only get the AID DVD+r to actually boot, it starts and then I just get a black screenHuh?
#5
wonder if you could exlpain how you made it your default? had some similar issues, just starting my research on how to fix it
#6
The reason you're not getting much help here is this forum is dedicated to XBMC Software related issues. for default dashboards, modding etc. you're better off using the xbox-scene forums. However, there is an article on this in the manual:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=As_a_Dashboard
#7
snoxbox Wrote:The reason you're not getting much help here is this forum is dedicated to XBMC Software related issues. for default dashboards, modding etc. you're better off using the xbox-scene forums. However, there is an article on this in the manual:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=As_a_Dashboard

Thanks for the tip but I did refer to that I was looking at the manual but my default dashboard was in another spot and I eventually figured it out. Thanks again.
#8
scrappie Wrote:wonder if you could exlpain how you made it your default? had some similar issues, just starting my research on how to fix it

I followed the manual but discovered my default dashboard was in E:\Dash not the root of C. I then grabbed the precompiled default.xbe 64kb file from the manual, renamed the dashboard that was there to unleashx.xbe, placed the downloaded default.xbe (64kb) into the same place and also the created the default.cfg with notepad with the location of my XBMC E:\apps\xbmc\default.xbe, rebooted and XBMC is now my default dashboard!!
#9
had exactly the same prob. thanks for yr input!
#10
Just as an FYI in case someone else was wondering why the file transfer failed, the file and folder permissions on the C:\ drive are set to read only or read and execute depending on the file or directory when performing this specific softmod.
#11
GergDees Wrote:Just as an FYI in case someone else was wondering why the file transfer failed, the file and folder permissions on the C:\ drive are set to read only or read and execute depending on the file or directory when performing this specific softmod.

to be more specific, the permissions on the xboxdash.xbe are -rw-r--r-- which means that you cannot replace this file with FTP.



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