This section gives you answers to questions that will arise sooner or later when working with your Dreambox.
I have installed all plug-ins I need on to the image. Can I do a backup of the entire image?
Yes, you can. In case you have already adapted your favorite image to your needs it can be time consuming to reinstall all the plug-ins in case you have to newly flash your Dreambox.
What we need:
- plug-in FlashBackup downloaded and installed onto your Dreambox
- working internet connection for your Dreambox and PC
- Patience is essential here ;-) Backing up your image can take up to 3 minutes! Do not interrupt the process!
After installing & rebooting your Dreambox you will find the Plug-in in the plug-ins of your Dreambox:
Write down the filename of your image. In our example the filename is:
Navigate to the directory in which the file has been created. In our example it is
Copy the file containing the backup onto your windows PC via the Dreambox Control Center software.
You will be able to flash the file back onto your Dreambox just as any other NFI-image by following this guide.
My Dreambox does not find all channels available. What should I do?
You will have to update the satellite.xml file on your Dreambox.
Download the latest satellite.xml file, for example from here.
Now, we will have to transfer this file to its right "place" on the Dreambox. For that, we will need to download, install and open the Dreambox Control Center E2.
Now, let us transfer the file you have just downloaded. For that, the file has to appear in the Dreambox Control Center's right-hand window:
My Dreambox uses a wrong (system) time for recordings!
This is a known issue when you are watching TV-channels in a different time zone from that of your home country. I noticed that especially after watching Arabsat at 26 East the system time is almost sure to be wrong when returning to a less exotic satellite like Astra.
Please install the following add-on to fix that problem (You will find a guide to installing an add-on here):
- Pauli Neutrino Keymap
You will be able to set the system time manually after installing it.
How can I change the password used to access my Dreambox & WebIf?
Type in the command prompt & follow the instructions: