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tivo remote access tool - pre BETA

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by tivoupgrade, Aug 22, 2006.

I am testing the tool on the following platforms:

  1. Series1 Standalone Unit

    13.1%
  2. Series1 DirecTV Unit

    3.4%
  3. Series2 DirecTV SD Unit

    48.0%
  4. Series2 DirecTV HD Unit

    20.4%
  5. Series2 Standalone Unit

    25.6%
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  1. Aug 24, 2006 #41 of 498
    kewashi

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    Ohhh my goodness... this works like a champ!!! thanks Lou. Now I have real incentive to get my vserver working.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2006 #42 of 498
    SeanC

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    My S1SA Tivo only seems to be able to connect right after I start/restart the gotomydvr process. I've removed the startup script from the author file just so I can have better control of what it's doing. Correct me if I'm wrong but when I kill the process it automatically restarts itself, right?
     
  3. Aug 24, 2006 #43 of 498
    mgmrick

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    4 directv tivo units worked last night this morning none work. Shows they are disconnected

    Thanks
    Rick
     
  4. Aug 24, 2006 #44 of 498
    PortlandPaw

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    Lou, there's some discussion about how to interface gotomydvr and hackman. You might want to take a look at this thread and comment.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2006 #45 of 498
    danny7481

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    mine are the same way. how long does one stay connected?
     
  6. Aug 24, 2006 #46 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    OK - so looking over some of posts from the past 12 hours, it does seem that there are a good number of folks who are experiencing periodic 'disconnects' once the client has been started. There's not too much data posted, on this, but it looks like when this happens to folks, a ps -aux reveals that dbclient is still running; and in spite of that, you need to run the client again (using the gotomydvr startup command) to restablish a connection.

    Can some of you go back and verify that what I just stated is correct or incorrect?

    Alternatively, for those of you who experience a disconnect, can you execute a ps -aux when in that state and confirm whether any of the gotomydvr processes are running, and if so, which ones?

    You can use post #33 as a reference.

    Thx!
     
  7. Aug 24, 2006 #47 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    Looks like that link got culled down in the copy/paste operation, can you please repost? I will do some digging. Sounds cool!

    edit: found it.... official hackman thread
     
  8. Aug 24, 2006 #48 of 498
    SeanC

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    Just tried to connect, no go, ps -aux reveals:

    root 231 0.0 4.3 1612 604 p0 S 12:52 0:00 bash /gotomydvr/etc/r
    root 237 0.0 3.5 1356 492 p0 S 12:52 0:04 /gotomydvr/bin/dbclie

    Running /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr & produces:

    root 231 0.0 4.0 1612 560 p0 S 12:52 0:00 bash /gotomydvr/etc/r
    root 237 0.0 3.2 1356 460 p0 S 12:52 0:04 /gotomydvr/bin/dbclie
    root 256 0.7 4.9 1612 696 p0 S 14:32 0:00 bash /gotomydvr/etc/r
    root 262 16.9 4.3 1356 604 p0 S 14:32 0:04 /gotomydvr/bin/dbclie

    And now I can connect.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2006 #49 of 498
    SeanC

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    Lost communication in less than 5 minutes.
     
  10. Aug 24, 2006 #50 of 498
    msommer

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    It appears that my TIVO's became disconnected after the weekly reboot.

    Of the three TIVO's I have setup for this, two performed the weekly reboot and now are disconnected. However, the third TIVO did not do a weekly reboot, ( was in the middle of a recording) and is still connected.

    Here is what is showing on the two disconnected units:

    310 root 824 S /bin/bash /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr
    316 root 464 R /gotomydvr/bin/dbclient -T -p 22 -i /gotomydvr/etc/id

    Until the reboot, the app worked perfectly!!

    Thanks for the great app!!! :up: :up:
     
  11. Aug 24, 2006 #51 of 498
    tall1

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    I got the following error on my HDTivos(2) and SDTivo when trying to display the NPL:

    INTERNAL SERVER ERROR
    --cut here--
    action_nowshowing '' ''
    can't read "cache_ns_rec": no such variable
    while executing
    "lsearch $cache_ns_rec $fsid"
    (procedure "print_nowshowingrow" line 63)
    invoked from within
    "print_nowshowingrow $chan $rec $nstype $rcount"

    which usually means I need to restart TWP. Restarted TWP, now the NPL displays properly. It was strange that the error occured on all three.

    EDIT: All 3 Tivos zippered. HDTivo(2) and SDTivo HDVR2.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2006 #52 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    seanc -- this is a situation i have also seen -- clearly, restarting the client is not ideal here, since it appears to already be running and has lost its way if you are receiving 'disconnect' messages. this is the specific situation we've got the developers looking at right now. thx and stay tuned.
     
  13. Aug 24, 2006 #53 of 498
    SeanC

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    K, good to know. I'll just kill the PIDs of what's there and watch this thread.
     
  14. Aug 24, 2006 #54 of 498
    Fofer

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    This is great. Orenosp didn't work properly Blazer on my 700p (the version on the 650 worked fine) so this comes along at a good time. Thanks for offerring it up, Lou!

    I entered both of my DirecTiVos. One on port 80 and the other on 8080.

    On both my laptop (using Safari) and my Treo 700p, though, once I log in and select DTiVo #1, I get access to it... but without the top "gotomydvr" frame. So I am unable to switch over to DTiVo #2. How do I switch back and forth between both TiVos, if I can't see that frame?
     
  15. Aug 24, 2006 #55 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    Not sure if/how that could be related to the gotomydvr stuff, as its really just passing the TiVoWebPlus info through our server. My guess is that whatever the issue was that required a restart happened on all three units because either all three units are collecting the same guide info and/or recorded the same program that had some garbled guide information in it.

    With that said, please keep an eye on it - and if you see it again, try seeing if you can get the problem to happen with your gotomydvr session, and also see if it happens with a local session at the same time.

    Lastly, can you all please indicate what type of TiVo you have when posting and what method you've used to obtain network access (PTVnet, zipper, etc?)
     
  16. Aug 24, 2006 #56 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    That's weird. I thought we'd gotten rid of frames in the implementation. I know that there can be some session confusion when running new browser instances without logging off first. I'd try logging off, and then in again, to see if you can select.

    We'll have to look into some alternative ways of navigating and I know we want to streamline the interface for folks coming in from mobile devices - (I tried using opera from my blackberry, and it was cool, but clunky).

    thx for pointing that out!
     
  17. Aug 24, 2006 #57 of 498
    SteelersFan

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    After I entered the startup command connection was reestablished. That was last night. This morning no connection again.
     
  18. Aug 24, 2006 #58 of 498
    starbiker99

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    What is the best way to remove this? I prefer using my dyndns and port forwarding. Should I just remove the line from my author file.
     
  19. Aug 24, 2006 #59 of 498
    mgmrick

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    Out of 4 directv tivo's (all worked at first)

    2 still show disconnected
    2 work... 1 was rebooted the other 1 was not rebooted and it came back on

    Thanks
    Rick
     
  20. Aug 24, 2006 #60 of 498
    rbautch

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    Getting mixed results now. All tivos disconnect, and all show the client no longer running. When I restart the client on one DSR7000 I get this:
    Code:
    FamilyRoom-bash#  /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &
    [1] 23027
    FamilyRoom-bash# *** No response from connection server ***
    On another DSR7000 and an HR10-250, the client starts up ok and I'm again able to connect.
     

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