1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Sep 1, 2006 #141 of 498
    tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

    2,494
    0
    Sep 27, 2000
    Chicago, IL...
    You are not going to be able to use vserver through gotomydvr - its not the intent to provide that capability; aside from the fact that pumping everyone's video directly through our servers would present bandwidth and resource problems, it would require a completely different type of implementation. Its not that it can't be done, but its just not what the service is currently intended to handle...

    ... sorry I missed you; just flew back from San Jose today...
     
  2. Sep 1, 2006 #142 of 498
    mgmrick

    mgmrick Haven't broke yet

    399
    0
    Aug 28, 2002
    Port Byron...
    2of 4 disconnected using zipper & rbautch scripts

    Still needs work

    Thanks
    Rick
     
  3. Sep 1, 2006 #143 of 498
    Markman07

    Markman07 Active Member

    2,209
    0
    Jul 18, 2001
    Minnesota
    Just installed this on one of my zippered series 2 Directivos. So far so good!

    I have tried using the TWP search module with Category = Show Types and Sub Category = season premeire. Both times after about a minute it comes back saying "Unit Disconnect. Your Tivo unit appears to be disconnected right now. Try again later."

    It does work when I try it using my dyndns connection.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2006 #144 of 498
    kewashi

    kewashi New Member

    38
    0
    Mar 11, 2006
    Ah... doh... I should have figured that one out. Thanks. I do have vserver working fine from my local LAN so this now all makes sense.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2006 #145 of 498
    kewashi

    kewashi New Member

    38
    0
    Mar 11, 2006
    I tried the same search and got the exact same behavior. The server says it is running when I checked via a telnet session. I assume I can get things going again by just re-running the launch script.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2006 #146 of 498
    Throg

    Throg Experimental Member

    55
    0
    Feb 14, 2003
    USA
    I can't get past the http_get segfault on a SA S2 box. in other words: Step 1. It makes me feel like a moron. So many other people have done this and I can't. :confused: The only http_get I have is in /tvbin so it's not a conflict. Can someone who had the segfault problem tell me how you got over it?
     
  7. Sep 3, 2006 #147 of 498
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

    18,365
    0
    Oct 4, 1999
    Maricopa...
    There is a work-around to loading it, but not yet one to run it on a Series 2.5... ;)

    As I noted earlier in the thread, instead of using http_get from your TiVo, download b_install.sh directly to your PC then open it with a text editor such as EditPad Lite.

    Go down to this line:
    Code:
    /tvbin/http_get -T 0 -C 0 -D /var/tmp/inst -U http://68.178.174.173:80/beta-client-1.0.tar.gz
    and change it to
    Code:
    wget http://68.178.174.173:80/beta-client-1.0.tar.gz
    ...then save it.

    Then, open FTP and telnet. CD to /var/tmp in both and send the new b_install.sh over. chmod 755 it. Then follow the rest of the instructions to install and (try to) run it.

    ETA: The above assumes that /busybox is in your path.
     
  8. Sep 3, 2006 #148 of 498
    Throg

    Throg Experimental Member

    55
    0
    Feb 14, 2003
    USA
    Thanks, Franceso. That got me a lot further than I was before. However, now the problem is that it doesn't seem to be starting. I'm not totally surprised but this is on a SA S2 box. There were no errors during the installation.
    Code:
    TiVo2: / $ /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &
    [1] 404
    TiVo2: / $ Internal error #R
    /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr: .: filename argument required
    .: usage: . filename
    *** Empty KNOWN_HOST configuration ***
     
  9. Sep 3, 2006 #149 of 498
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

    18,365
    0
    Oct 4, 1999
    Maricopa...
    That's the same error I and others have been getting. PTVUpgrade has said he'll be looking into it this week or so.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2006 #150 of 498
    mgmrick

    mgmrick Haven't broke yet

    399
    0
    Aug 28, 2002
    Port Byron...
    All 4 hacked tivo's are working again. Planned reboot last night so probally why they work. Are we any closer to why they work after reboot . But over time they stop working? (untill the next reboot). How long they stay working I don't know.

    Thanks
    Rick
     
  11. Sep 5, 2006 #151 of 498
    tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

    2,494
    0
    Sep 27, 2000
    Chicago, IL...
    When you get a "disconnect" message, it means the connection between the client running on your TiVo and our server has been lost. Rebooting the unit restarts the client (among other things) and the connection is restablished.

    I'm not seeing a lot of other posts right now with any reports of disconnect messages, so its unclear as to why only you would be getting them at this point. Hopefully, some others will post - but right now, there is a question of whether there may be other environmental factors at play here.

    Can you post more details about your networking configuration, including the hardware and router you are using. Who is your ISP? Do you have outages? More details are better.

    Anyone else who is seeing this, should be posting as well -- there are almost 100 testers now, so please post your experiences and feedback while you still have beta access!

    Thx
     
  12. Sep 5, 2006 #152 of 498
    SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    9,613
    5
    Dec 30, 2003
    Someplace
    I was waiting for a new installable to be available as I thought the problem was with the executable on installed on the Tivo.

    I just started it up again and so far it's been working for a couple of hours, which it hadn't done before. Whenever I posted last to this thread was the last time I tried it.

    S1SA
     
  13. Sep 5, 2006 #153 of 498
    tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

    2,494
    0
    Sep 27, 2000
    Chicago, IL...
    cool - keep please keep us posted... take a look at a few of the posts from last wednesday; some changes were made on the server side that appear to have fixed things, however its not clear yet -- obviously mgmrick is still having a problem; lets see who else has it...
     
  14. Sep 5, 2006 #154 of 498
    SteelersFan

    SteelersFan "On Welfare"

    819
    0
    Sep 6, 2004
    Saugus, CA
    No disconnects for about a week now. I try to log in and check at least 3-4 times a day for all 5 of my boxes.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2006 #155 of 498
    SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    9,613
    5
    Dec 30, 2003
    Someplace
    Well I upgraded TWP and HackMan last night, just for shiggles.

    Everything went well but I did have several reboots in the middle and the startup script for your software got lost in the shuffle so of course there were disconnects last night.

    When I checked from work this morning, disconnected. So I killed the process on the tivo, it automatically restarted, and it's working at this time.
     
  16. Sep 6, 2006 #156 of 498
    Lost Pup

    Lost Pup New Member

    7
    0
    Feb 8, 2004
    Complete fresh install on Hughes DirecTV Series 2 Box Note - Unsubscribed Box used as test box

    Fresh install of virgin 6.2 image

    Latest Zippper Script with Tweak Enhancements installed and Hackman enabled

    Registered and installed in a few minutes. Accessed TWP with no problems.


    Now my Tivo anywhere in the world......:)
     
  17. Sep 8, 2006 #157 of 498
    tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

    2,494
    0
    Sep 27, 2000
    Chicago, IL...
    Hi -

    The thread has been quiet lately. But, we have over 100 people now registered with the site and about 140 TiVo systems being managed through the service. Except for mgmrick, who had some puzzling disconnects, it seems that most complaints of disconnects have gone away.

    I think testing should continue for some time and I'd like to ask that folks continue to beat on the system and post their experiences, however inocuous they may be; I really appreciate this.

    Now, moving forward... at some point, we are going to close the beta registration process - it will still be awhile, and I will give some notice on this, but it will not be open forever.

    I know a few of you are wondering what the future of the service is and I can honestly say that I am not certain. It is likely however, that we will charge a small monthly amount for access to it, and I hope that for those of you that are using the service, you will find value in it.

    With that in mind, all testers will be given several months of free service in exchange of the help of testing things and providing feedback. Obviously, all those registered for the service will qualify for that, so I'd encourage you to help sign people up - we really do need the testers.

    So with that, I ask you for all the feedback you can give and whether you are using the service, how often, etc etc. while there is time to influence its direction.

    Please don't hold back - I am all ears...

    Lou
     
  18. Sep 8, 2006 #158 of 498
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

    18,365
    0
    Oct 4, 1999
    Maricopa...
    I know it has likely been a very busy week. I look forward to hearing what your devs say about the code in the S2.5...

    Thanks again and again
     
  19. Sep 9, 2006 #159 of 498
    mgmrick

    mgmrick Haven't broke yet

    399
    0
    Aug 28, 2002
    Port Byron...
    I can report no disconnects since 9-01 now.

    I try it at least daily so all seems right.....

    Thanks
    Rick
     
  20. Sep 9, 2006 #160 of 498
    starbiker99

    starbiker99 1 Tivo 2 Tivo 3 Tivo

    86
    0
    Feb 4, 2005
    Parker, CO
    I have this installed once again on 2 of my 4 Tivos. It has connected every time I have tried in the past week. I had to reinstall after I updated the enhancement scipt so I can access the 1.3.0 TWP on one unit. WORKS GOOD!
     

Share This Page