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Hackman -- A Hack Manager module for TivoWeb

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by PortlandPaw, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Feb 26, 2006 #901 of 1645
    PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    Chebeague...
    Throg and Fozzie -- I was unable to replicate the errors you found. Please try a re-install of hackman and see if it helps. If the problem persists, give me as much detail as possible and I'll try again.

    Finnstang and pdawg17 -- I don't know what the trouble could be. Guess I'll just have to get HD going to test it. Seriously, confirm that sendkey is in the proper directory: bin_mips.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2006 #902 of 1645
    PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    Chebeague...
    I've posted an update to hackman (link in sig) that adds the ability to set the date and time -- handy if you're using an old Series 1 as an unsubbed VCR.

    Oh, and a little warning -- I've also added a requirement to make a small edit to the hackman.itcl file before the program will run. The directions for the edit are included in the ReadMe file. This is an inducement for people to at least have looked at the instructions before proceeding to ruin their TiVos with hackman.

    I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause some people -- there were just too many people revving up the chainsaw with absolutely no idea what they were doing.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2006 #903 of 1645
    Fozzie

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    Alton,...
    I literally just installed your latest version and the error doesn't occur any more. Thanks.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2006 #904 of 1645
    Chris Grant

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    I have the exact same error on my HR10-250. The result is that the SCREEN function in TivoWeb Plus doesn't work. SCREEN used to work and I'm not sure when the error started to show up--but it was fairly recently. Everything looks like it's there in the 'mips' folder.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2006 #905 of 1645
    PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    Chebeague...
    The mips sendkey was created for versions 3.1 and above by musclenerd, but apparently doesn't work on the HD. We'll have to wait for someone with more skills than I to get it working.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2006 #906 of 1645
    virent

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    I want to roll back hackman and start over. Had done a back up of the "bin_mips" "bin_ppc" "modules" and "images" directories before installing hackman. Will restoring the backed up 4 directories and restarting TivoWebplus work?
    Or does hackman write to other directories also?
     
  7. Mar 7, 2006 #907 of 1645
    PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    Chebeague...
    Your rollback should work. Hackman writes mostly to its own directory. It also writes a boot counter file to /var, but that shouldn't affect anything.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2006 #908 of 1645
    virent

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    Thanks will do rollback. Wanted to make sure that it did not create or modify the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author or any other files.
    Hackman does not show up in my Tivo Webplus menu so I am assuming that it did not install fully since I have not modified the hackman.cfg or hackman.ini file yet.
    I see that it has created a hackman.cfg.draft file though.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2006 #909 of 1645
    PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    Chebeague...
    Please read the readme. It has information on how to debug an install failure. And hackman can write to the files you mentioned if you want it to. And it can do so destructively if you're not careful! So please read the the readme and learn how to watch tivoweb load its modules so you can see what happens when it tries to load hackman.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2006 #910 of 1645
    Fozzie

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    Alton,...
    I've just noticed a small bug; hackman always starts endpad with -f (force negative padding) set to 1, regardless of the checkbox setting (both when manually starting endpad and when starting it at boot.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2006 #911 of 1645
    PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    Thanks, Fozzie, I'll look into it.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2006 #912 of 1645
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I just used Zipper and Rbaugh's scripts to hack my HDTiVo and the scripts installed TWP in my root directory. This is creating problems with Hackman and copying the draft cfg file to the cfg file.

    What am I supose to do with this? aside from just chaning to RW system, will I have to keep it RW?
     
  13. Mar 19, 2006 #913 of 1645
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I get the same problem, sendkey is in the proper directory.
     
  14. Mar 19, 2006 #914 of 1645
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Ok having the hackman.cfg file in a RO directory is somewhat annoying, can I change it so that the hackman.cfg file is stored in /var ?
     
  15. Mar 20, 2006 #915 of 1645
    PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    Chebeague...
    Someone who knows how zipper and rbautch works is going to have to handle this. I'm not re-writing hackman to save stuff in directories other than its own.
     
  16. Mar 20, 2006 #916 of 1645
    PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    Chebeague...
    Now that I've calmed down a bit, it occurs to me that I designed hackman to handle r/o situations. Whenever a call is made to write to disk, the root directory is set to r/w and then if it was r/o to begin with, it's reset to r/o. So living in the root directory shouldn't be a problem.

    If it is, please give me details so I can fix it.

    And if you really want to change the location of the .ini and .cfg files, you can edit them in the hackman.itcl. I'll even tell you which lines to change but I can't give any guarantees about how it will work.
     
  17. Mar 20, 2006 #917 of 1645
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Charlotte

    In this case "it's own" is actually the tivowebplus modules directory, right? The issue is that tivowebplus is in the root directory now instead of /var/ which I actually don't mind, since I've had var disapear a few times.

    I'm certainly not expecting you to chang eanything though, you have created a great module and I'll make it work for me if I have to :)

    Thank you!
     
  18. Mar 20, 2006 #918 of 1645
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    If I recall, I got an error on the initial setup when it tried to change the hackman.cfg.draft file to hackman.cfg, then I think I got another error later when trying to save the remapped path names once I deleted regular old enpad.itcl.

    I guess it's not all that big of a deal for me to change it to rw, for that only. As you said it does change modes when editing other files automatically.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2006 #919 of 1645
    dkggpeters

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    David,

    How do you get Bufferhack 40a or 41 to show up in hackman? I installed in the modules directory and did a restart but it does not show up. I also noticed in the .cfg file, there is no path designation for Bufferhack.

    Great program by the way.

    Dave
     
  20. Mar 23, 2006 #920 of 1645
    PortlandPaw

    PortlandPaw Woodstock-era Hacker

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    Chebeague...
    I can't provide the link to the bufferhack add on, as that's verboten here. It's provided in the hackman ReadMe, though. It is not the standard bufferhack -- it's another module specifically designed to interface with hackman.

    I haven't updated it in a while, and I should probably do so. Depending on the model of TiVo you have, it may or may not work.
     

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