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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by rbautch, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Sep 12, 2005 #301 of 2880
    bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

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    ok so how would the scripts be coexisted if there will not be a new CD made available? well in my case I have the PTVnet CD(6.2 version) that I haven't installed yet, so how would I go about installing your scripts w/o any problems that I've seen from those that have the net CD as well that have tried installing your scripts? should I just enter "NO" when asked if I want to install TivoWebPlus? then install your scripts after I've finished with net CD and the drive is in the DTivo unit working properly? thanks
     
  2. Sep 12, 2005 #302 of 2880
    rbautch

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    That should work for now. After the next version of my script comes out, you can uninstall the old one, and put the new one on. Maybe sometime next week.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2005 #303 of 2880
    Human123

    Human123 DTivo TakeitOrLeavo

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    I am having problems with my fakecall with your script. on Mondays when I look at my phone call screen I see that the last attempt failed with "no dialtone"
    Before your script I ran it manually and if I rebooted it would say that the call was successful. The other parts of the script are working great.
    My fakecall.tcl is in busybox which is in the path on my .author. The script created a fakecall.bak and a new fakecall.tcl. Here is a paste of one of my .author

    #!/bin/bash
    export TIVO_ROOT=""
    export MFS_DEVICE=/dev/hda10
    export PATH=./:.:/utils:/bin:/sbin:/tvbin:/tivobin:/busybox
    # start telnet
    tnlited 23 /bin/bash -login &
    # start ftp
    tivoftpd
    # enable serial bash
    /bin/bash </dev/ttyS2&> /dev/ttyS2&
    # add two static routes so the tivo doesn't phone home (stops breakage)
    route add -host 204.176.49.2 gw 127.0.0.1
    route add -net 204.176.49.0 gw 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0


    #############################################
    # starting Tivowebplus
    /enhancements/TWPrun.sh

    #############################################
    # start crond after waiting 30 seconds
    sleep 30
    /busybox/crond

    What should I look for? I can run it manually and reboot and it works. It is like it is not running before the reboot.
    Thanks in advance
     
  4. Sep 12, 2005 #304 of 2880
    rbautch

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    There's a series of posts for troubleshooting cron/fakecall, starting here. Let me know what worked.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2005 #305 of 2880
    tivoupgrade

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    I think the point is that rbautch is looking at updating his scripts so that existing PTVnet CD customers can go head and use his stuff, as-documented without compensating or having to know about any workarounds.

    Moving forward, I will look at whatever adjustments are necessary, or recommended to make the PTVnet stuff more compatible with what other people are doing. The important thing that rbautch is mentioning (and that I appreciate greatly) is that any updates to his free scripts might positively affect folks who have already purchased and downloaded the existing version of PTVnet. Again, any recommendations are appreciated.

    Thx
     
  6. Sep 12, 2005 #306 of 2880
    Dirac

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    I had to put the absolute path for fakecall in cron, even though /busybox is in my PATH. I discovered this when attempting to run "tivosh fakecall.tcl" from the bash prompt. The problem is, I guess since tivosh is in one of the directories in PATH, tivosh will fire up and attempt to find fakecall in the current working directory (since no path is given).

    The same thing would happen when you try to run "vi rc.sysinit.author" and since vi is in a directory in the PATH, it starts, but then looks for rc.sysinit.author in the current directory even if /etc/rc.d were in your PATH. (Not that it would be -- just an example.)

    On another note, I've been trying to get that safereboot.tcl working, but it is TOO safe. It is supposed to reboot when there is just a suggested recording taking place, but it is only rebooting when NOTHING is recording.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2005 #307 of 2880
    bnm81002

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    oh ok thanks for the clarification, it's from his end of updating the scripts not from PTV's end, now that makes more sense than before, hopefully there won't be any problems like those people that installed the PTVnet CD then his scripts,
    so basically just install the PTVnet CD and when I get to the question of installing "TivoWebPlus" I should enter "NO" after I'm finished with the Net installation, enter his scripts? should I answer "YES" or "NO" for a phone line to be connected? thanks again
     
  8. Sep 13, 2005 #308 of 2880
    salvatore

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    Potentially dumb question: does fakecall.tcl take care of what TiVo reports as the 'Last Service Connection'? In System Information I have recent dates listed for both the last attempted and last successful, but the last status reads 'Failed. No dial tone."

    The cron log file has the successful fakecall made lines in them, and running tivosh fakecall.tcl from the prompt produces a successful output. Are these the expected behaviors? As long as the last successful date is current I shouldnt call-home get nags, right?
     
  9. Sep 13, 2005 #309 of 2880
    Fofer

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    Same here. Good question.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2005 #310 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Fakecall does update the last service connection, but only after a reboot. You can test this by manually running fakecall and rebooting. The key parameter is the "next scheduled call", which should constantly be updated so your Tivo never thinks it needs to make a call. This should be confirmed before you think about connecting a phone line. Don't worry about nags. The superpatch makes sure no nags will ever pop up, regardless of the "last successful" status.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2005 #311 of 2880
    salvatore

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    In what circumstance would I want/need to connect the phone line to a hacked Series 2 DTivo?
     
  12. Sep 14, 2005 #312 of 2880
    tsunami

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    Some people have Caller ID hacks I believe, and you can order PPV without using the web site, although I think if you don't make calls in it turns of PPV.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2005 #313 of 2880
    fredfillis

    fredfillis Linuxly Challenged

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    I see a lot of conflicting stuff about phone lines.

    I have 2 x directv DSR7000 with hacked 6.2. I allowed both these boxes to make a single call to DTV to activate the "DVR service". Both have since been disconnected from the phone line although the network cables remain connected. I have code in my rc.sysinit.author that prevents a call over the network.

    Code:
    route add -host 204.176.49.2 gw 127.0.0.1
    route add -net 204.176.49.0 gw 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
    This is my experience.

    I'm running fakecall and get no nags.

    I pay for and receive Directv Cricket Ticket with no problem.

    I have ordered PPV (with the remote, I might add) with no problem.

    I will be getting NHL Center Ice when the hockey season starts and I have had no problems in the past.

    The one thing I can deduce from all the different stuff I have read is that YMMV
     
  14. Sep 14, 2005 #314 of 2880
    kramerboy

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    You probably didn't get billed for those PPV if you phone line was not hooked up. The receiver will let you order PPV with the remote for a while, but once the Access Card fills up, then no more until the unit makes a successful call back to Directv. Notice I said a call back to Directv, not TiVo. They are two completely different calls.
     
  15. Sep 14, 2005 #315 of 2880
    rbautch

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    More info on leaving a phone line connected here and here.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2005 #316 of 2880
    fredfillis

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    These links mirror what my experience has been.

    I don't do PPV regularly but I did one a week or two back. It is not showing on my statement nor on "recent activity" per Directv. Seems to be a true statement, no probablies about it.

    Given that, is there a way to make the call to Directv over the network? Old info says not possible but what is the current state of the art?
     
  17. Sep 14, 2005 #317 of 2880
    salvatore

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    Interesting.

    Are there success stories with caller ID hacks for Series 2 DirecTiVos?
     
  18. Sep 14, 2005 #318 of 2880
    Fofer

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    I've got it going, but not with direct Caller ID, rather a YAC server (my PC) and a YAC client running on the TiVo.
     
  19. Sep 14, 2005 #319 of 2880
    BTUx9

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    When your tivo calls home (to TiVo) it actually uses access numbers of an ISP, so ALL calls really go through the internet... that's how it's set up.

    AFAIK, DirecTV doesn't use the net at all for their boxes... it's just not how they are set up, so I don't really think it's possible for DTivos to use a network connection to make that call.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2005 #320 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Here is another caller ID application working successful on S2 Tivos.
     

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