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Old 10-21-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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Displaytext

Hi,

I'm having troubles with the display text module for Tivo Web Plus. It just doesn't seem to do anything.

I have installed the displaytext module and this appears fine in Tivo web.

I have installed newtext2osd in /var/hack/bin

I have set the permissions fro both the bin directory and newtext2osd with chmod 755

I have tried to execute the command line

/var/hack/bin/newtext2osd -s 30 -t "hello world"

and nothing.. It's got to be something simple? Any ideas

Thanks
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:48 AM   #2
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/var/hack/bin/newtext2osd -s 20 -f 4 -b 6 -x 0 -y 0 -t "It is 0730, Time to wake up the Pappa"


This is a line called from my crontab at 7:30.

I remember x and y are positions on screen, some of the others are background and foreground colour can't remember the others.

Should work, try transfering it in binary mode, or is that non-bin?. I forget?.

Have you tried to use the tivoweb module that called newtext2osd?
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:07 AM   #3
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I tried your command and still nothing <humph>. I am going to reinstall some of my hacks anyway as I seem to have some sort of resource problems, maybe I will get display text working after that. I seem have to reboot Tivo each day to get TivoWeb and telnet working again for some reason.

I tried running Tivo Web Plus which I really liked unfortunately my Tivo didn't as it ground Live TV to a halt, especially when running the Oz Tivo Widget which constantly accesses TivoWeb Plus. (My GF is really enjoying my Tivo hacks ) .

I have now put on Tivo Web, EndPad and Vserver. Has anyone had any resource problems with running these from startup? It may just be displaytext not working and each time I try it starts the downward spiral. I think I will need to go back to basics and add things one at a time to determine the problem (either that or do a lot more reading on linux so I can try and diagnose the problems). Any tips/ideas greatly appreciated. 

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Old 11-08-2006, 05:50 AM   #4
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If it helps, I found tivoweb expects the file newtext2osd to be in /var/hack/bin

Mine was in its own directory /var/hack/bin/newtext2osd

To fix I did the following:

cd /var/hack/bin
mv newtext2osd newtext2osd2
cp newtext2osd2/newtext2osd ./newtext2osd

displaytext in tivoweb now works.
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:01 PM   #5
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Hi,

Thanks for the advice. The file is installed in the correct directory. I have been trying to execute it at command line anyway. Still no luck I have the feeling it may be my copy of the file?
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:38 PM   #6
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I've just checked and I'm using version 1.4 from here:

http://www.geocities.com/wyngnut2k/

ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list.
total 0
-rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 41672 Nov 8 11:41 newtext2osd

I do remember having the same problem as you (no display), so maybe thats what fixed it?
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:52 AM   #7
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but....

Does anyone know the mapping from the background/foreground colour NUMBERS to actual COLOURS??

Thanks

(I'd sort of hoped that the displaytext TW script would have drop down lists for them, but it doesn't
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:06 AM   #8
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I used good old trial and error
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:33 AM   #9
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It's somewhere in a thread - I was reading it just yesterday. What I can't find is the displaytest module itself. The page it was on Guild something) just reloaded instead of going to a download screen.
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:42 AM   #10
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Here's what I found:

0 Clear
1 Light grey
4 White
5 Black
6 Blue
7 Green
9 Yellow
11 Red
29 Orange
34 Pink

Now, could you mail me the displaytext module please?
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:54 AM   #11
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I added a clickable colourbar to it a few months back, see attachment.

[edit] just added a preview so you can see what the text will look like before you send it to the tivo
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File Type: zip displaytext.zip (4.6 KB, 21 views)
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:57 AM   #12
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Colour values under 16 are best avoided - I think they are meant to be semi-transparent, tivo doesn't display the right colours for them anyway.

0 is ok as a transparent background colour though.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:44 PM   #13
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Now, could you mail me the displaytext module please?
If you start HERE, there are links to all you need
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Old 02-12-2007, 05:13 PM   #14
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Thanks Mike. Phil, that web page just loops back onto itself for me - maybe an IE7 problem, I never reach the download page.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:53 AM   #15
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The link should open another window - do you have popus blocked?

The displaytext module is here

and the required newtext2osd executable is here
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