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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Sep 29, 2005 #401 of 2880
    AJRitz

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    I've got some actual numbers now, having tested the new FA120 adapter with the 2.3b version of the script. I mentioned to Gunny last night that I thought the speed increase was about 300%. Turns out I lowballed it. It's more like a 400% improvement. T1 has gone from .36 meg/sec in TyTool to 1.42 meg/sec. I'm a happy camper :D
     
  2. Sep 29, 2005 #402 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Glad to hear you're back up and running. Last night I posted a new beta version that should clear up any driver issues. If you feel adventurous, you could try to old adapter again, but it's possible that the particular 3com adapter is just not supported by the new drivers. If you want a true test of MRV transfers, check out an application called netperf.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2005 #403 of 2880
    atgraham

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    I downloaded and ran the new beta script and selected y for the usb2 option. There was an error message and it seems it was not able to find the new usb2 modules. It had already moved the old ones to backup-orig and so if I had rebooted I might have had to pull the hard drive to fix it. I moved the original ones back and rebooted and the network still works but I would still like to upgrade to the faster ones. Is it possible that they were not included in the 2.3 beta 2 script? I looked in the file and I can't seem to see them.

    Thanks,

    Tim
     
  4. Sep 29, 2005 #404 of 2880
    rbautch

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    The drivers are there. I just ran it on a few different tivos without issue. If you extract the archive, they're in a folder called "drivers". The script copies an archive called drivers2.4.20.tgz to your /lib/modules directory and then extracts it. Check if that archive is there. What error message did you get?
     
  5. Sep 29, 2005 #405 of 2880
    Gunnyman

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    rbautch what is the difference between this beta and the 1st one?
     
  6. Sep 29, 2005 #406 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Mostly fixes for Series 2.5 Tivos, and an earlier read-write mount. I also eliminated the installation of specific adapter drivers, and am now just installing the USB core and host controller drivers. Unless any more error reports come in, I'll make a few more tweaks and take the beta off tomorrow.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2005 #407 of 2880
    Gunnyman

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    are teh drivers faster than the 6.2 ptv net? which uses DDB for all its stuff.
     
  8. Sep 29, 2005 #408 of 2880
    rbautch

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    I am also using the DDB drivers (with permission from Jamie and ADH). I'm using the latest drivers, which are not necessarily faster, but now has support for the USB200M v.2 adapter. I'm not sure which ones PTV is using.

    Please post your success or failure with a specific adapter. And I'll include them in the OP.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2005 #409 of 2880
    Gunnyman

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    I'll do a before and after and report back :p
     
  10. Sep 30, 2005 #410 of 2880
    MisterEd

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    Does this script work on the HR10-250 HD ?
     
  11. Sep 30, 2005 #411 of 2880
    Gunnyman

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    Speeds are the same pretty much, but the script worked flawlessly, nice work.

    Edited to add:
    vserver reports 1560 KB/s on a Netgear FA120
     
  12. Sep 30, 2005 #412 of 2880
    rbautch

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    I don't see why it wouldn't, but hasn't yet been tested. Please try it and let me know if it works.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2005 #413 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Awesome! :D
     
  14. Sep 30, 2005 #414 of 2880
    Gunnyman

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    let me know when you are ready to go full on with this script and we will get it linked on my guide.
    also, hows your bandwidth holding up? need me to host the script too? I'd be glad to.
     
  15. Sep 30, 2005 #415 of 2880
    msw323

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    :up: Used your script on a reimaged DTivo (Samsung) and can verify that the Airlink ASOHOUSB is working correctly, getting a nice 2.6 Mb/s.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2005 #416 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Version 2.3 of the script is now officially released! I gave it another major overhaul over the past month, most of which was not easily noticed in the beta version. Special thanks to script testers Jasch, Gunnyman, Dirac, and AJRitz, most of whom lost their network connection in the cause. Here’s a list of new features and modifications:

    1. Adds support for all 3.x, 4.x, 6.x, and 7.x Series 2/2.5 Tivos. When the main script starts, it runs a series of tcl scripts to fetch information from MFS like software version, kernel, and Tivo type. This info is then used to determine which drivers to install, and which features to skip. Check to make sure the information echoed to your screen is correct.

    2. Installs CallerID (NCID) client and server software. Thanks to script testers mgmrick, x and y. (sorry guys, deleted my PMs and forgot who helped out….PM me please). This feature is skipped for Series 2.5 Tivos because the on-screen display program (out2osd) doesn’t work on S2.5.

    3. Installs USB 2.0 drivers (courtesy of Jamie and Alldeadhomiez). Detects your kernel version so the right ones get installed.

    4. Increases the memory allocation in tivoweb using TIVOSH_POOLSIZE=3244032. This eliminates problems with TWP rebooting when doing memory intensive operations like restoring season pass backups and channelprefs. I proposed this change to the TWP development team also.

    5. Uses smartreboot (courtesy of rc3105) so that regular reboots only occur of no recordings are in progress. Also gives you the option to force reboots instead.

    6. Displays an on-screen warning message on your TV 20 minutes and 10 minutes prior to rebooting. Also displays an on-screen welcome message when you start this script to make sure out2osd is working properly. This is suppressed for S2.5 Tivos.

    7. Added script to restart TWP from bash. Also added an alias to the profile to handle this chore…called “twprs”. Thanks Fofer for the suggestion.

    8. Fakecall installation is now idiot-proof. The script modifies fakecall.tcl to create log entries in CRONLOG-MAIN directly, which means the log entry won’t be created unless fakecall successfully runs. This was not easy! Previously, the log entry was created when cron encountered the task in your crontab, and would log it even if fakecall failed. Thanks Jasch for the suggestion.

    9. Making weekly archives of logs is now optional.

    10. New default “Almost There” splashscreen.

    11. Added MRV module to set your Tivo’s MRV name in TWP.

    12. Included SteveT’s modification to the netconfig module in TWP so that you can set network parameters from scratch in MFS. Previously, this module could only modify settings but not create them from scratch. I proposed that this module be added to the next TWP release.

    13. To save space on your root directory, the script looks for the backup copy of tivoapp that is created by superpatch, and if it exists, will prompt you to delete it. It takes up about 15% of the root directory.

    14. A few useful scripts for setting up network parameters in MFS are now included in the enhancements directory. The script called setSSIDwep.tcl sets up wireless on 6.2, including WEP. See the link in my signature for details.

    15. Searches for hacks in /tivo-bin in addition to /busybox to accommodate you tivo-bin people. Thanks Gunnyman for the suggestion.

    16. Changed the alias “find” to “ffind” to allow normal use of find command. Thanks BTUx9 for the suggestion.

    Keep the suggestions coming… :D
     
  17. Sep 30, 2005 #417 of 2880
    Gunnyman

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    I suggest we make today Rbautch day!
    You solve so many headaches wih script it ain't even funny!
     
  18. Sep 30, 2005 #418 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Glad to hear it, my man. Zero to hacked in 18 seconds. :D
     
  19. Sep 30, 2005 #419 of 2880
    Gunnyman

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    One thing still needs investigating.
    For some reason, and I'm NOT running XP, I have to dos2unix the scripts else they won't run.
    I am positive my FTP software is in binary mode.
     
  20. Sep 30, 2005 #420 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Maybe try is a different FTP client? What are you unzipping it with? I unzip with winrar, and transfer with WS_FTP, which seems to work fine. I do a dos-to-unix conversion on tweak.sh in Ultraedit before I zip up and post the archive just to be sure. Which files are you getting dos line endings? Let's take this troubleshooting to PM before the release notes fall off into oblivion. :)
     

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