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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Oct 31, 2005 #681 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Technically it's scheduled for Monday morning at 3:30am. For a party guy like myself, I consider that late Sunday night, and is why I labeled it as such. ;)
     
  2. Oct 31, 2005 #682 of 2880
    tbeckner

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    So, how do you rebuild the HACKMAN.CFG file?
     
  3. Oct 31, 2005 #683 of 2880
    tbeckner

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    I knew that it did not work earlier this year, but I just thought that maybe somebody had fixed it.

    I did setup NCIDD last night and noticed that you need to put the full path in the OUT2OSD.CONF file for the TrueType font, so the set fontname should look like the example below. The example did not have the full path in the set fontname line, so OUT2OSD [tivocid], displayed an error everytime it went to display the callerid.

    set fontname = /var/hack/share/fonts/abbey_m1.ttf

    As an additional note: Any TrueType font works.

    Do you know what version of NCIDD is included in the latest ZIPPER? I understand that the earlier versions failed after a few hours on the DirecTiVo. The current version of NCIDD is .61, which appears to have been fixed for the TiVo.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2005 #684 of 2880
    tbeckner

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    I understood from the note in the new 1.1 version of the superpatch that the EPROM change was not required, and that the R10 was a new addition along with all of 6.X and 7.X versions on all machines.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2005 #685 of 2880
    ttodd1

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    "Recommended procedure:
    1. Start hackman and allow hackman to find all of your hacks
    2. Review the derived hackman.cfg and edit it to match your configuration
    3. Save hackman.cfg and proceed to use hackman"

    That is from the documentation, to get to step 2 you click on the date toward the bottom of the page, type in the password,click on view paths and pathnames, review your paths, then click on the create or rebuild configuration.

    Click on the version number on the main screen to get to and read the documentation.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2005 #686 of 2880
    Gunnyman

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    ANY modification to a series 2.5 Tivo (R10's and Nightlights) require a PROM mod.
    Just because the script can modify version 6.1's tivoapp doesn NOT mean they got around the PROM check.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2005 #687 of 2880
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    so it would be how many hours ahead for Eastern Standard Time(NY)? thanks
     
  8. Oct 31, 2005 #688 of 2880
    tbeckner

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    I tried the method listed above, but the problem is still there. I did notice that HACKMAN always puts a TAB character in front of the set 1 execute command as listed below.

    I can remove the tab character manually, but the problem still shows up once in a while. I am going to live with it, because I really don't use hackman all that much and the reason I installed Zipper was to install NCIDD, a new FAKECALL (although CRON is running the new FAKECALL is not stopping the machine from attempting to call out), and a standard version of TiVoWebPlus.

    # These are the start up commands and other miscellaneous variables --
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    # DO NOT EDIT UNLESS YOU HAVE GOOD REASON TO DO SO --: #
    set 0 "exec /sbin/tnlited 23 /bin/bash -login > /dev/console &"
    set 1 "exec{space}{tab}/ptvupgrade/bin/tivoftpd &"
    set 2 "exec /var/hack/tivowebplus/tivoweb &"
     
  9. Oct 31, 2005 #689 of 2880
    tbeckner

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    which is 6 hours ahead of central standard time, so GMT is 5 hours ahead of EST, 7 hours ahead of MST, and 8 hours a head of PST. Adjust those time difference by one hour for EDT, CDT, MDT, and PDT, so during the summer, GMT is 7 hours ahead of PDT.
     
  10. Oct 31, 2005 #690 of 2880
    tbeckner

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    I will research the reason for the EPROM change.

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2005 #691 of 2880
    Human123

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    Anyone have any comments on the differences between the old version of Tivotools and the newer one?
    There are many files in the package with newer dates, just wondering if they are updated from the older version or not
    Since I have the older version installed on 3 Tivos already I plan to just upgrade rbautchs enhancements. I want to know if eventually it will catch up to me or if I can just modify with new files as I did with netperf and netserver.
    Thanks
     
  12. Nov 1, 2005 #692 of 2880
    charlesml3

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    Hi Gang,

    I just finished getting a HR10-250 up to speed with version 2.5 of the script. Worked like a champ!

    It did leave behind /var/hack and a few subfolders. I don't keep my hacks there so I was wondering if that folder needs to stay.

    Every folder contains "out2osd" and that's all. Anyone know if this needs to be here?

    Thanks again! Really good script...

    -Charles
     
  13. Nov 1, 2005 #693 of 2880
    merlincc

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    I know that NCID uses out2osd to display the caller id on the screen so I have question.

    I had NCID up and running on both my boxes and in an attempt to get things out of /var I delete the /var/hack directory after I ran the tweak-uninstall.sh script. I then reran tweak.sh which put everything back in the /var/hack directory anyway so my little exercise turned out to be futile. After the install I noticed that out2osd was not installed in the /var/hack directory.

    My question:
    Is out2osd supposed to be part of the tweak.sh install process along with NCID?

    I untarred it into the /var/hack directory but my caller id no longer seems to work.

    Thanks.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2005 #694 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Yes, out2osd is part of the NCID installation. It's the tool that actually displays messages on your screen. I also use it to display a "Welcome to rbautch Enhancements!!" message on your tv screen when you first start the script, and also to warn you of an impending reboot if you happen to be watching Magnum PI re-runs on Sunday at 3am. Out2osd and NCID both go in /var because they are hard-coded to do so. The next script version will have a neat little symlink trick that will allow you to get everything out of /var. Version .61 of NCID is included in both the Zipper and the Enhancement script. This is the most current version.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2005 #695 of 2880
    rbautch

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    This could be because you selected to have cron do “soft reboots” that only reboot your tivo if nothing is recording. Regular reboots are necessary to continuously reset the “next scheduled call” in the system information screen of your Tivo menu. Also check the /var/spool/cron/cronlogs/CRONLOG-MAIN file to see if cron is running fakecall and rebooting when it is supposed to.

    Re your Hackman problem, try deleting hackman.ini and hackman.cfg entirely, so when you restart Hackman it will build those from scratch based on what it finds.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2005 #696 of 2880
    merlincc

    merlincc Bonafide Tivophile

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    So if I run tweak-unistall.sh and wipe out /var/hack and then run tweak.sh it should re-install everything in the /var/hack directory? When I did this it seemed to do everything but the out2osd. I will run this again and confirm.

    Thanks once again for the quick responses.
     
  17. Nov 1, 2005 #697 of 2880
    rbautch

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    The script installs two things in /var/hack, NCID callerID and Tivowebplus. If you moved TWP someplace else, that’s fine, but you’ll have to adjust the author file if you want it to start automatically upon reboot, and you’ll have to adjust the TWPrun.sh file also. Out2osd is necessary if you are using callerID, or if you want to see on-screen warning messages before your Tivo is rebooted by cron. Otherwise, you can remove the /var/hack directory.
     
  18. Nov 1, 2005 #698 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Yes, that’s what should happen.
     
  19. Nov 1, 2005 #699 of 2880
    willardcpa

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  20. Nov 1, 2005 #700 of 2880
    rbautch

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    You are correct!
     

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