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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Brillian1080p

    Brillian1080p New Member

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    I've been reading the last two hours and it seems there are quite a few problems with this latest 1.3 version of TWP. I've read how to fix them and tried a couple with no success.

    I'd like to reinstall the previous version of TWP. It was working fine.

    I know the forum is busy right now with 6.3 rollout, but when someone gets the chance (Rbautch?) I still have copies of the the original and 1.7 zipper. I know where the TWP files are but not being familar with writing scripts I don't know all of the files that I need to replace.

    I'm trying to avoid rezippering just to reinstall TWP. I have read some about how to install it, but must admit I don't grasp it fully.

    This drives me crazy because I've been using it to check the MFS files for the 6.3 update and can't even start it now.
     
  2. rbautch

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    Most of the problems are related to the new ui.itcl module that I included in the archive. The old one is still in /tivowebplus/modules with a .bak extension. Just restore it and things should work fine. You can fix you ro problems by moving the entire tivowebplus directory to /var.
     
  3. Brillian1080p

    Brillian1080p New Member

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    Thanks for answering. I replaced the newer ui.itcl version with the older one, but still had problems.

    Couldn't even connect. I started to use Filezilla to move the whole Tivowebplus folder. It wouldn't just move by clicking and dragging, so I was trying to remove it and replace it into/var. Well Filezilla would move one or two files and then puke, failing and reconnecting.

    I'm re-running the script now and we'll see how to properly move a file from one directory into another without taking to the pc.

    Never did see the .bak file but there is a ui.itcl.orig file which has a date newer than the ui.itcl file.


    One of those days, I do appreciate the help.
     
  4. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    Russ, if I run your tweak script on a hacked (pre-Zipper) HDVR2, is Alphawolf's all-in-one utility a requirement, or can I skip that particular program?
     
  5. rbautch

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    You do need some tools to make the script run, such as wget and find, which are not included with stock tivo software. If you didnt already install tools from somwhere else, use the AIO tool set.
     
  6. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    OK, thanks. I did notice that export PATH=$PATH:/tivo-bin wasn't present in my rc.sysinit.author, which Alpha says is needed. There WAS something close to that, but not exact. I'll have to add that line in there before installing his AIO.
     
  7. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    This is weird. I had to do something so stupid and basic to cause this, but I'm wondering what. I'm recreating every step I took to see who can tell me what dumbass thing I did wrong.

    I've been attempting to ftp Alpha's All-in-One (AIO) utilities to my newly created /tivo-bin directory.

    Because the HDVR2 was read-only, following someone's instructions, I had to do this via TeraTermPro to make it writable:

    cd /tivo-bin
    mount -o remount,rw /


    That seemed to go fine. Then I opened FileZilla and attempted to xfer the AIO file (in binary mode). The progress bar on the bottom showed the progress did complete. I closed down FZ then did an ls in /tivo-bin using TeraTerm. Nothing showed, so the file wasn't there for some reason. It didn't appear to xfer at all.

    So, I close down TT and reopen FileZilla to try again, but this time FZ couldn't connect. Every time I try, I get:

    I can use TT to get a bash prompt and all, but I can't connect via FZ to xfer files. Obviously something's wrong. Can someone tell me where I messed up? Maybe it's this nasty head cold and all that's got me spacey.
     
  8. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    Obviously this problem isn't directly attributed to FileZilla, because when I attempt to enter my TIVO's IP # in my browser's URL window by typing ftp://XXX.XXX.X.XXX, I can't get in that way either just to look at things.
     
  9. DArman

    DArman New Member

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    The FTP daemon may not be running. Do a "ps ax" command at bash and see if tivoftpd is running. If not you will have to start it. Mine is in my /tivo-bin directory (don't know if this is standard). Locate it using "find / -name tivoftpd" at the bash prompt.
     
  10. muzzymate

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    I had accidentally discovered this when I went to rerun the script to disable EndPadPlus (yeah I probably could have just edited the author file but I hadn't learned that yet). Last night, I upgraded my TWP to 1.3 on my two SD DTivos in about 10 minutes. Rbauth, thank you for all your work on this!!! It is quite amazing!
     
  11. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    Well, I think this is what I'm looking for, correct? It's located in /bin

     
  12. Brillian1080p

    Brillian1080p New Member

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    Lordvader, my problem is similar. Typing the DVR ip address in the browser address bar pulls up TWP. Then an hour later it won't. Telnet and Filezilla can connect, but not TWP. Rebooting it will bring it back. I don't know what the problem is.
     
  13. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    I had a problem similar to this several weeks ago. You should be able to go in via telnet and restart TWP and get it going again, I know I did. But this got me to thinking (which is sometimes a very dangerous thing) ;). I have not resolved my problem to its ultimate resolution, but I did find an "interim solution". I need to warn you that I have "tweaked" my tivos to the extent that I freguently have problems caused by my "tweaking". What I tentatively decided on mine was that a reboot started TWP, but something later on was "turning it off". I tentatively concluded that in my case it may have been the cron setting in the zipper that was restarting it every night.
    I have five Dtivos hacked and they have been hacked via various methods, a couple or three were "zippered" and the balance were done previously with Gunny's method. On the ones that were done with Gunny's method I later installed TWP on them, but apparently put it into two different places. What I found by digging around in them was that I had TWP in (as I recall) three different places on the different boxes.
    What I ended up doing was putting TWP in the two places that it was not on on the offending machine ( can't recall if the offending machine was zippered or otherwise hacked), so that it ended up being in three places on it also. I then went in and used the method to display in the TWP heading the "name of the tivo" and used different methods to identify each copy of TWP.
    What I found out was that the copy of TWP that kept running was in /var/hack. I am not at home now, but as I recall the copy that was called up in the "author" file was somewhere else.
    I then modified the author file so that it was calling up the same version of TWP (from /var/hack). And now everything seems to be running fine.

    Please note that I am not offering this method up as a fix for the problem, but for me it ended up identifying the problem, apparently cron was trying to start a copy of TWP that should have been in /var/hack, and there wasn't one there. So I put one there and it worked. Kind of a cobbled up method of doing things, but I am no linux wiz, and it helped me identify the problem. On second thought what I probably did was not identify the cause of the problem, just its outcome, and applied a "patch" to the outcome. I never did dig into cron enough to figure out what it was doing, but by "bypassing it" I found out that apparently it was trying to start a copy of TWP in /var/hack (that is the copy that would continue to run). So since I didn't feel comfortable tring to fix cron, I just went ahead and left a copy in /var/hack. Now I just cross my fingers and hope that /var doesn't get wiped any time soon. ;)

    Come to think of it the offending machine was probably done "pre-zipper", I think that I originally had three done this way. IIRC, I tried to zipper one of the boxes that was originally "Gunny'd", but it got so messed up I just went ahead and started from scratch on it - which meant losing my recordings. I didn't want to lose the recordings on the other two boxes so I have not zippered them, but attempted to modify them to mirror the zippered units as much as possible. But by looking at the above you can see I wasn't as successful as one would want to be. ;)
     
  14. DArman

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    You can try to kill it and restart it.

    "kill 220"

    then

    "/bin/tivoftpd"

    then try to connect again

    Also, you may want to check things you normally don't. i.e. make sure you are trying to connect to the correct port.
     
  15. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    DA, et. al.: it finally works. I had to reboot it--TWICE, for some reason--to get it to work. Weird.
     
  16. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Dark Lord ofthe Sith

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    I got FileZilla to work, but every damn time I attempt to ftp the AIO .tar file to /tivo-bin, it errors out, with a message in the top window telling me I'm out of space. Then, FileZilla disconnects and it goes dead, forcing me to reboot the tivo to be able to use FZ again.

    I think I'm forced to skip the AIO and just install tweak.sh without it. I can't figure out how to successfully ftp the .tar file without getting these damn errors.
     
  17. None2one

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    From a previous post the script does not install the backport drivers if there is a wireless connection present. Is there a way to either a) have the script to install the drivers anyway or b) is there another script that can be used to install the backport drivers.

    I am currently using a wireless connection but I will like to use the wired bridged method to hopeful increase my transfer rates.
     
  18. rbautch

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    If you want a wired/bridged connection, then you will not use wireless settings inside the tivo. The tivo and the script will think you have a wired connection and install the drivers.
     
  19. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    When I launch TivoWebPlus manually via terminal, I get this error:

    .//tivoweb: .//.dist/BlockFailure: No such file or directory

    It still launches, but I'm curious to know what this error means.
     
  20. rbautch

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    Not sure, but it could be that your system is mounted ro and was not able to write that file. Mount rw and try again.
     

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