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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Oct 7, 2005 #501 of 2880
    bluebeetle

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    Will this work with software version 7.2?

    I didn't want to have to read through all 17 pages to see if someone already asked... sorry. :)
     
  2. Oct 7, 2005 #502 of 2880
    BTUx9

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    Hackman defaults to setting root r/w whenever TWP is run
     
  3. Oct 7, 2005 #503 of 2880
    salvatore

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    Is this good/bad/worth any more attention?
     
  4. Oct 7, 2005 #504 of 2880
    goony

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    I just hacked two V6.2 S2 DirecTivos and installed V2.3 of the rbautch tweak script - all went well.

    I'm having trouble using the 'merge' TWP module: When I attempt to manipulate the order of the merge candidates (in the Merge Order window) by highlighting a show and then using one of the UP, DOWN, TOP, BOTTOM buttons it doesn't do anything to change the show position.

    If I go ahead with the merge it still produces the 'multipart' item in the playlist and seems to work fine.

    Any idea what is wrong? I tried from two different desktops at home and tried with both IE and FireFox browsers.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Oct 7, 2005 #505 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Yes, it will.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2005 #506 of 2880
    rbautch

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    I'm testing some new features for the enhancement script. The attached script will install an application called "netperf" that tests the network performance between your tivos (i.e. MRV transfer speed). It creates an alias, so you only have to type the word "speed" as bash to run the test. The script also checks your network settings, checks if IP params are set in MFS, and prompts you to add them if they're not. If you'd like to help me test these scripts, unzip and FTP them to your /enhancements directory. Then run netperf.sh and reboot. Obviously, you need to run it on at least two tivos that are networked. I promise this is a non-destructive test. ;)
     

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  7. Oct 8, 2005 #507 of 2880
    Dirac

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    One is stuck at Welcome... Powering Up. The other seems to have installed without incident, but I cannot test the script without two working TiVos. I am not brave enough now to try this script on my "main" TiVo. Will take a while to get back up and running.

    On both TiVos (one wired, one wireless with WEP, both static IP), your script correctly identified my network parameters.

    EDIT: This isn't the first time I've had to rebuild after installing a script and rebooting... I'm going to try SpinRite on the drive to see if there is a more basic problem. I don't think this one's your fault. :D
     
  8. Oct 9, 2005 #508 of 2880
    mfrankl6

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    After installing tweak script I was unable to access tivo web page. Tried to reinstall but it keeps telling me to uninstall first. Whenever I replace the file via ftp it continues to tell me to uninstall before running the script???
     
  9. Oct 9, 2005 #509 of 2880
    rbautch

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    You mean www.tivo.com or Tivowebplus? Have to reboot first to start TWP.

    You can't run the script multiple times without uninstalling first - which means running the uninstall script, not just replacing the files. If you run it multiple times, your backup files (like rc.sysinit.author) will get overidden, and you'll get multiple instances of startup commands in your author file. If tweak.sh dectects the presence of the /enhancements directory, it won't run.
    If you really want to run the script multiple times, delete the enhancements directory first.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2005 #510 of 2880
    mfrankl6

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    Thanks for the immediate response I mean tivowebplus. If I delete the enhancements directory will it not still look for it. This is where it is expecting the file to be right.
     
  11. Oct 9, 2005 #511 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Your best bet is to run tweak-uninstall.sh from bash, which will erase everything that the script installed. Then reinstall the script.
     
  12. Oct 9, 2005 #512 of 2880
    mfrankl6

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    rbautch I appreciate any advice you can give to me the last few hours have been every bit of frustrating I was hoping to improve my tivo experience with this tweak and now I can't connect to tivowebplus at all. Reading through a few forums I came up empty. What file could I have deleted with the tweak-uninstall.sh that directly effects my ability to connect? Also being able to connect callerid with a vonage router.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2005 #513 of 2880
    rbautch

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    By "not able to connect", do you mean that you can't start Tivowebplus, or you can't connect via telnet? Running the uninstall script uninstalls Tivowebplus, but only if it was installed by the script. If you still have a telnet connection, run the main script again, and then reboot.
     
  14. Oct 10, 2005 #514 of 2880
    mfrankl6

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    Telnet is working fine it is tivowebplus which is not working at all. Entered my ip address in the explorer window and page cannot be displayed. I will try to re-install the main script again.
     
  15. Oct 10, 2005 #515 of 2880
    MisterEd

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    I have not installed this script yet. I already have the following installed and working fine on my HR10-250:

    Telnet, FTP and the usual binaries
    Joe Editor
    Tivoweb Plus
    Elseed
    EndpadPlus

    Do I need to remove all this before installing this script?
     
  16. Oct 10, 2005 #516 of 2880
    rbautch

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    No you don't have to remove any of those. If you would like to replace your TWP installation with mine (which has some extra modules and tweaks), just delete your TWP folder and any related startup commands in the author file before running the script. If you can hold out for a few days, I'll post an updated version that fixes the replacement splash screen for the HR10-250 (and all 3.x tivos). The current version won't hurt anything, it just won't replace the splash screen.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2005 #517 of 2880
    willardcpa

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    rbautch, first of all thanks for the good work on the script. I have been reading along since you first put it up. I'm a cautious sort and always hold off and see what experiences others have before I jump in. Well I jumped in Saturday and installed your script on one of my three series 2s (remember I'm cautious, the other two will get hit later ;) ). Looks like the cron reboots my tivo at 3am monday morning.
    Now my question, the last "successful call" was Sunday at 9:20pm, which according to your "read me" the reboot would have reset the last successful call indicator. But right now (before the monday evening fakecall) it says that the next scheduled call is Oct 16 Sunday at 8:37. So it looks like the next attempt is set for a little less than a week (I have noticed in the past that they were eight days). Now, I'm a little worried, will the box try to call home next sunday at 8:37? Since this is before the next schedule reboot at Monday at 3am? Or is this just an anomaly of my first period of time using the script and eventually it will fit (so I can plug in the phone and enjoy caller id).
    Thanks in advance for your excellent work on the script and even more excellent support and updating of it.

    edited to add: I may be misunderstanding your comment "fakecall doesn't update mfs entries without a reboot". I'm reading it to say that the reboot set it up in my case such that the tivo will try to call home on the "next scheduled" time that was scheduled when it rebooted - which in my case above will be next Sunday at 8:37.
     
  18. Oct 10, 2005 #518 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Glad you finally took the plunge! I haven't messed with fakecall in awhile, but IIRC using fakecall/reboot used to set the next scheduled call about 10 days out. I notice now on all my tivos that it's only 7 days out just like you. If this behavior continues, I'll bump up the reboots to twice/week in the crontab of future script versions. Since cron runs fakecall every night, a quick fix is to just reboot sometime between now and Saturday. Or you can edit this line in your crontab:
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    echo '25 9 * * 1 reboot; echo "`date` SCHEDULED REBOOT"
    to this:
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    echo '25 9 * * 1,4 reboot; echo "`date` SCHEDULED REBOOT"
    True. Fakecall alone won't reset the "next scheduled call", which is an MFS entry that only gets updated upon reboot.
     
  19. Oct 11, 2005 #519 of 2880
    willardcpa

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    Well, now I've been "outed". :eek: The biggest reason that I just have to stand back and watch everybody else for two months plus is that I don't know how to do things like that. I looked around the tivo with FTP and couldn't even find the crontab, let alone know how to edit it if and when I did find it. :(
    Guess I'll just stand back and watch, hoping that either somebody will offer to walk me through it. Or that you will offer a patch to solve the problem, as I would assume that the way it looks now maybe everybody that uses it (hoping to be able to leave their phone plugged in) is in for a very unpleasant surprise unless some changes are made to the rebooting frequency. ;)
     
  20. Oct 11, 2005 #520 of 2880
    rbautch

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    The crontab is a file named root, located in /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root. It's a file that signals cron when to do things. To make for easy editing, the script installs an alias for a command that opens the crontab for editing. So, just type "root" at bash, and it will open up the crontab in vi.
     

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