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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 #61 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    You can remove, or comment out, the startup commands from rc.sysinit.author, and/or, just remove the /gotomydvr directory (the startup lines won't run anything if the gotomydvr directory does not exist).
     
  2. Aug 25, 2006 #62 of 498
    Francesco

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    I can't get this to work with 1.2.3... any ideas?
     
  3. Aug 25, 2006 #63 of 498
    stivovance

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    I had to reboot the unit for it to show up, but it does work.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2006 #64 of 498
    PortlandPaw

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    You can avoid the reboot -- just shut down Tivoweb and restart it. There's a button in hackman that automates the procedure. Otherwise, shut it down from TWP and restart it from bash.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2006 #65 of 498
    danny7481

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    my tivos have been disconnected since i first installed.
    how do i check to see if the client is running, is it suppose to be running all the time on the tivo?
     
  6. Aug 25, 2006 #66 of 498
    grazit

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    Two SD2 tivos, Zippered working like a champ. No issues after 24 hours and 10 or 12 logins.

    two days later continuous disconnects
     
  7. Aug 25, 2006 #67 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    The client should be running at all times; do a ps -aux to verify. Take a look at the posts around #30-#35 there are some more details there on what it should look like.
    Please provide details on the type of units you have and how they are networked, as well.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2006 #68 of 498
    Fofer

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    How do I "log off?" Again, there's no frame at the top. When I do connect, I see my TiVoWeb home page as I always have. There's no indication I'm getting there by way of gotomydvr.com. So I'm not sure what you mean by "logging off." Quit and relaunch my browser?

    In the end, all I'd really like is a thin navigation bar that'd allow me to switch between DVR 1 and 2. Maybe access account options for your service. And "log off" from gotomydvr.com, I suppose, when I'm done. But right now when I go to gotomydvr.com, it looks like my old TiVoWeb home page, with no additional frames that indicate I'm actually connecting through the new service.



    I tried to connect this morning and got the notice that my unit was disconnected at this time. I telneted to my TiVo and ran this command: /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &

    and then tried again, and then it worked.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2006 #69 of 498
    Francesco

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    Tried the regular way, but not quitting then restarting from bash; it did take with a reboot though.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2006 #70 of 498
    danny7481

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    i did the ps -aux and got alot of info, but did not see gotomydvr, so i guess the client is not running, whats the command to start the client? s2 DTivos, both were zippered. both using linksys wireless adapters.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2006 #71 of 498
    Francesco

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    Seems to be working fine on my DSR6000 with CacheCard and 200 GB drive with lots running.

    But I can't get it to work on my mom's DSR6000 with Turbonet and a very clean install (little else running). At first it did connect (from a local machine) through the site, but disconnected quickly on its own, or when I closed telnet. Now I can't connect at all and after a long time the site tells me it's disconnected. Meanwhile I can get into mine at home no trouble.

    Any ideas?
     
  12. Aug 25, 2006 #72 of 498
    SteelersFan

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    From the instructions in post #2 of this thread:

    Code:
    /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &
     
  13. Aug 25, 2006 #73 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    try this to logoff:

    https://gotomydvr.com/index.php?logout=1

    Thx for that feedback; we'll look into that. Right now our programmer is trying to incorprate the TiVo being viewed into the bar at the top of the screen. I'll have her look into this, as well.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2006 #74 of 498
    danny7481

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    ok, after starting the client back up
    /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &
    i can access both tivos again, we will see how long it will last though.
     
  15. Aug 25, 2006 #75 of 498
    Francesco

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    It seems to be causing problems on my mom's... first it won't connect, and now the DTiVo is dropping telenetd and TiVoweb intermittently. And no matter how often I start gotomydvr now, it says it's disconnected. I can ping the TiVo just fine.
     
  16. Aug 25, 2006 #76 of 498
    Fofer

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    Yeah, just checked again and got:
    I suspect I can run "/gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &" again, but I also suspect it won't last.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2006 #77 of 498
    Francesco

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    Well, I guess I have to start again. In all my digging and rebooting and whatever, it seems /var got purged.

    Telnet still works. Any way to re-load all my hacks to /var (utilities, TWP, ftpd) via telnet? Just httpget them from a local address?
     
  18. Aug 25, 2006 #78 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    Hmmm... this seems likely to be more related to a reboot than anything else. I can't answer your question here, but if you are starting over from scratch, I'd recommend you stuff all your hacks in a directory under root. /var/xxx is a dangerous way to go and I'm sorry for any role testing gotomydvr has played in that!



    So after reading through today's posts... it does not seem to be everyone that is having the 'disconnect' problems, but there seem to be a select few that have them, and continue to have them. I'd like to try to narrow things down, if that can be done. Is it a particular platform that has been the problem? Is it a particular network connection type that is the problem? Or is it truly random?

    If folks who are testing can check in with the following information, it might be useful:

    1. UNIT TYPE
    2. BROADBAND TYPE (DSL, CABLE, ETC)
    3. STATIC IP OR DYNAMIC IP
    4. NETWORK ADAPTER (USB type, CACHE or TURBONET)
    5. DISCONNECTS (YES, NO)

    and then maybe provide a qualitative description of the testing, so far...

    Thanks!

    Lou

    PS Please know that people are working hard on finding the source of the spurious disconnect - it will be fixed. (I hope...)
     
  19. Aug 25, 2006 #79 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    You can; it would probably be wise to see if there are any existing instances of the client running first, and kill -9 them if they are.
     
  20. Aug 25, 2006 #80 of 498
    Francesco

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    Lou, absolutely no blame to gotomydvr in hosing my hacks! I'm enjoying trying this out and appreciate your (team's) efforts and the help you give here!

    Just wasn't expecting it and had to add this to my schedule tonight (I'm re-doing hacks on a S2.5 that got an upgrade when I was not home)...

    :)
     

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