Suggs: hack to create suggestions

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by mikerr, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. wonderboy

    wonderboy New Member

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    I do have endpad running, yes, but it never stopped suggs working until Friday.

    Checked the logs and nothing untoward in there.
     
  2. Z1000

    Z1000 New Member

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    Hi all,

    first post so go easy on me.

    I am trying to install the suggs file and following the instructions in post #44 I do not seem to have a hack directory on my tivo. The vars one it there.

    So my question is what command do I need to issue to create the directory?

    Thanks

    Graham
     
  3. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    Get to a DOS command line and type:

    telnet [yourtivoipaddress]

    change to the var directory by typing:

    cd /var

    make the hack directory by typing:

    mkdir hack

    Finish by typing:

    quit
     
  4. Wonder_lander

    Wonder_lander Image Bank Manager

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    Not a user of suggestions myself but I just wanted to say a big thanks to Mike for doing this for the good of the community!
     
  5. simbeav

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    Mine still isn't recording suggestions.

    Suggs doesn't disappear anymore, still getting entries in the log , but :-

    When first run it produced three suggestions which never got recorded (Endpad even got to putting start padding on two of them, but they never got recorded).
    A few more then appeared in Scheduled Suggestions, but never got recorded.

    This morning, I've checked Scheduled Suggestions a few times, but there is nothing there.

    Finally, since I've been running Suggs, Space used on TivoWeb has gone screwy. Getting entries like :-

    Deleted 24 61327 MB 43.2% -2:51:25

    I may be wrong, but I'm sure I've never seen a negative number here before.
     
  6. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Another day, another version (0.94).

    Fixed the problem with displayed duration of 0:00
    It seems to read from the expiration time, and I'd set suggestions to expire immediately
    - before they had finished recording...

    Pulled in some code from blocklists (and it shares the config files).
    So you can put "Football" in blockgenres.txt to stop any football related suggestions,
    or "Children" to stop all kids programme suggestions.
    Also has the title blocklist from there too, read blocklist description for more.

    The free space indicator problem on tivoweb may have been related to the duration bug
    as mentioned above.
     
  7. -MC-

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    This is running 0.94 -


    Tuesday 12:52:51: reading channel list from mfs
    Tuesday 12:52:54: Checking for free space
    Tuesday 12:52:54: Scanning todo list
    Tuesday 12:53:15: Scanning history list
    Tuesday 12:53:15: Processing schedule
    Tuesday 12:55:56: Waiting for 30 mins
    Tuesday 13:25:56: Checking for free space
    Tuesday 13:25:59: Scanning todo list
    Tuesday 13:26:14: Scanning history list
    Tuesday 13:26:15: reading history list from disk
    Tuesday 13:26:15: Processing schedule
    Tuesday 13:28:00: Waiting for 30 mins
    Tuesday 12:56:25: exiting


    :confused:
     
  8. Tim L

    Tim L New Member

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    Not exiting here, but not doing much either. Am I right in thinking it won't delete old suggestions when it runs out of room? Either way, I've deleted a load so there's space free on the disk, but still nothing doing apart from this every half an hour:

    Tuesday 19:06:36: Checking for free space
    Tuesday 19:06:36: Scanning todo list
    Tuesday 19:06:45: Scanning history list
    Tuesday 19:06:45: reading history list from disk
    Tuesday 19:06:45: Processing schedule
    Tuesday 19:07:36: Waiting for 30 mins

    Also, if I might ask another n00bish question - how does one kill the suggs process? I tried kill <PID> where the PID is the process ID gleaned via ps, but it doesn't appear to do anything.
     
  9. -MC-

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    Thats very usesful, should it have the /var/log/blocklist log or is that only if you install blocklist.tcl ?


    Also can you use the original Global Blocklist Tivoweb Module to edit the txt files ?
     
  10. simbeav

    simbeav New Member

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    Latest report !

    0.94 looks the most stable for me, so far.

    Hasn't bombed out - Been running since 20:10 yesterday.
    Has recorded some suggestions and the duration etc. looks good.
    Is still producing suggestions.

    I am getting some messages in the Log that are a bit mysterious, though.

    Wednesday 02:05:39: Already recorded 'Comic Strip' once today!
    Wednesday 02:05:39: Already recorded 'South Park' once today!
    Wednesday 02:07:55: Already recorded 'Comic Strip' once today!
    Wednesday 02:07:55: Already recorded 'South Park' once today!


    Neither programme had been recorded.

    I haven't tried the "blocking" function yet, but :up: at the moment. Good work.
     
  11. kitschcamp

    kitschcamp Tweaked and poked

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    For me the freezing has become very very minor. But the script seems to stop suggesting after about 12 hours or so. There's nothing in the logs to show it is terminated, and ps ax shows it's still running, but nothing happens. Killing the old process and starting it again seems to cure it.
     
  12. Rob Randall

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    When suggs schedules a suggestion the series id gets added to that day's history to prevent subsequent programmes in the same series being recorded on the same day. This stops multiple episodes of e.g. The Simpsons being recorded as suggestions. However, if you are watching LiveTV at the time the suggestion is due to record (or more specifically used the remote recently whilst watching LiveTV) then TiVo won't record the suggestion. Also, if you use Endpad then that can also cancel suggestions depending on your settings.

    So even though the suggestion didn't record, suggs doesn't know it was cancelled by TiVo so it blocks all other suggestions for that series for the rest of that day.
     
  13. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Spot on explanation!

    It only tracks duplicate scheduled programmes since that required little/no overhead (cpu usage/runtime)

    To track actual successfully recorded programmes requires more work for poor old tivo to do,
    but easy to implement (I originally did it this way).
     
  14. -MC-

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    I'll try again with that question:

    Thats very usesful, should it have the /var/log/blocklist log or is that only if you install blocklist.tcl ?


    Also can you use the original Global Blocklist Tivoweb Module to edit the txt files ?
     
  15. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    No, var/log/blocklist is only for the blocklist.tcl script.

    ...and yes, you can edit the config files with the original tivoweb module.
     
  16. Rob Randall

    Rob Randall New Member

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    Have had suggs 0.94 running since about 5pm yesterday and it's been running well producing good suggestions. However it's stopped running tonight. The last entries in the log are
    Code:
    Wednesday 17:04:22: Already recorded 'The Simpsons' once today!
    Wednesday 17:04:22: Already recorded 'The Simpsons' once today!
    Wednesday 17:04:28: Already recorded 'Friends' once today!
    Wednesday 17:07:17: Waiting for 30 mins
    Wednesday 17:37:17: Checking for free space
    Wednesday 17:37:18: Scanning todo list
    Is there a way to redirect error messages to the log file too so we might get an idea what is failing?
     
  17. -MC-

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    Me too :eek:


    Wednesday 12:35:57: reading history list from disk
    Wednesday 12:35:57: Processing schedule
    Wednesday 12:36:30: Already recorded 'Frasier' once today!
    Wednesday 12:36:30: Already recorded 'Frasier' once today!
    Wednesday 12:36:42: Already recorded 'Frasier' once today!
    Wednesday 12:36:42: Already recorded 'Frasier' once today!
    Wednesday 12:37:14: Waiting for 30 mins
    Wednesday 13:07:14: Checking for free space
    Wednesday 13:07:14: Scanning todo list
     
  18. kitschcamp

    kitschcamp Tweaked and poked

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    Same here:

    Code:
    Wednesday 14:17:48: Waiting for 30 mins
    Wednesday 14:47:48: Checking for free space
    Wednesday 14:47:49: Scanning todo list
    Wednesday 14:48:37: Scanning history list
    Wednesday 14:48:37: reading history list from disk
    Wednesday 14:48:37: Processing schedule
    Wednesday 14:48:40: Neighbours - cancelled (Soap genre blocklist)
    Wednesday 14:51:21: Waiting for 30 mins
    Wednesday 15:21:21: Checking for free space
    Wednesday 15:21:21: Scanning todo list
     
  19. Richard42

    Richard42 New Member

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    Mikerr this is great.
    I don't have a network connection ( yet ) but have transfered the file over the serial port via a telnet clint and it works a treat.
    As I don't have tivoweb where will I find what suggestions are up and comming ?

    Thanks for saving suggestions

    Richard
     
  20. wonderboy

    wonderboy New Member

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    0.94 has been working great for me since yesterday evening and is still running on both tivos.:D
     

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