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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Dec 2, 2005 #901 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Another issue is that even if the call fail, you're tivo will stick pick up the phone and try to make a call. This can be annoying if you happen to be on the phone at the time.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2005 #902 of 2880
    Diana Collins

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    Yup, but the following will do the trick (just save it as a tcl file on your TiVo and execute it):
    Code:
    puts "Set Dialing Prefix"
    EnableTransactionHoldoff true
    
    set db [dbopen]
    
    RetryTransaction {
        set obj [db $db open /State/PhoneConfig]
        dbobj $obj set CallWaitingPrefix "##"
        dbobj $obj set DialPrefix "##"
    }
    
    dbclose $db
    puts "Done."
    Substitute whatever you like for the "##" or remove both characters to clear the dialing prefixes entirely.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2005 #903 of 2880
    DLiquid

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    Thanks Dan.

    It would be cool to make that part of the enhancement script for people who want the phone line only for callerID.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2005 #904 of 2880
    tsunami

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    Care to expand on these instructions. Do you have to chmod it? And can you run it from any directory?
     
  5. Dec 3, 2005 #905 of 2880
    Diana Collins

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    It does indeed need to be set as executable (as does any executable script). Use chmod 755 <filename>

    You can run it from anywhere, as long as you specify the path.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2005 #906 of 2880
    bengalfreak

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    Its not necessary with the dead routes placed into your author file. Even if the calls are made, they will fail at negotiating.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2005 #907 of 2880
    tsunami

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    OK, thanks, I ran it with success. Is it a one time deal or should I add it to the author file for each reboot?
     
  8. Dec 3, 2005 #908 of 2880
    Diana Collins

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    It need only be run if some OTHER program (like AlphaWolf's phonereset.tcl) resets the prefixes.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2005 #909 of 2880
    tsunami

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    OK, great, thanks for the info.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2005 #910 of 2880
    Ocelot

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    I did it again...I went into the menu and rebooted my hacked DVR40...... Just like last time, the reboot caused me to loose telnet, tivoweb, and FTP.
    I can ping just fine but thats it. the last time I had to remove the drive and re-run zipper and the enhancement script. The only setting I ever changed was to enable 30sec skip at bootup, using hackman.
    I would like to find out what is causing this so i dont have to remove the drive every time I loose power or something.
    I seem to remember reading somewhere that you may neet to wait over night to regain access but I can't find it now.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2005 #911 of 2880
    GAM

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    Hackman seems to have some problems. I encountered the same issue when I first did my upgrades. For some reason Hackman messes up the rc.sysinit.author file. Hopefully, your cron setup will restart TivoWeb at 3:00am. If it does go back in and start FTP and telnet. After that you should be able to restore your author file from the backup. In the future don't use Hackman to edit your author file.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2005 #912 of 2880
    lunchbox1972

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    You guys are great.. I'd been putting this off for awhile.. Kept waiting for 6.2, then waiting for the time and desire.. I was able to crank this out quick and get the Tivo back up and running in no time flat..

    Whole lot easier than when I setup 4.01 on a buddies Tivo.. Thanks,

    LB
     
  13. Dec 4, 2005 #913 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Sounds like your author file is not starting telnet and FTP. Pull the drive, mount it, and check the permissions of your author file with
    Code:
    ls -l /tivo/etc/rc.d
    What version of the script are you running? You don't have to enable 30-sec skip with hackman. It's permanently enabled with the superpatch.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2005 #914 of 2880
    bengalfreak

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    Stop using Hackman to enable/disable hacks. Tivowebplus is stopped and started every night at 3:00am with crond. So you may regain TWP access later.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2005 #915 of 2880
    bengalfreak

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    Rbautch I have a question about the transfer speeds part of the script. I have four DTivos, and it the script only lets you enter two IP's Is there any way to add a third?
     
  16. Dec 4, 2005 #916 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Yes. Edit the /.profile file with one additional netperf command with the third target IP address. You should see the other two netperf commands in there already.
     
  17. Dec 4, 2005 #917 of 2880
    ttodd1

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    Why, it works fine starting and stopping hacks. The problem seems to be that people are using it to modify their author file without really understanding how it handles the file. Back to read the documentation about a utility you are going to use.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2005 #918 of 2880
    crunchpvr

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    I ran the script and it failed to download the files. I edited the /etc/hosts with a static resolution and it worked OK. I hadread that others had this problem as well. Could this be integrated into the script? I had broken my DNS to speed up the menus.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2005 #919 of 2880
    bengalfreak

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    Well, because sometimes starting and stopping hacks necessitates a reboot of the system. And when Hackman puts lines in your .author file, quite often it seems to replace the file instead of appending to it killing your network access to the DTivo necessitating a pull of the drive. I consider myself pretty darn adept at installing and manipulating basic hacks. And Hackman has hosed me twice now with unexpected results. Gunnyman is at least one other I know that has had the same experience.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2005 #920 of 2880
    rbautch

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    What model of tivo do you have? What software is it running? I could add it easily add a line that modifies the hosts file if the download fails. How does the hosts file relate to resolv.conf?
     

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