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    And I wish we had never been pulled off topic....

    And I wish we had never been pulled off topic. This is the premise of the original post, and I hope the way we can end this thread.
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    Ok, both the install iso and drivers are...

    Ok, both the install iso and drivers are available at ftp://ftp.alt.org/pub/tivo/mirrors/ now as well.
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    That's odd. It is an at&t address, and shows an...

    That's odd. It is an at&t address, and shows an at&t block page, even from my non at&t accounts. (I've hit it from two so far.)

    Any chance of someone that can get a copy of these doing a complete...
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    Wow, just noticed that. If anyone has these files...

    Wow, just noticed that. If anyone has these files (or pages), please send them to me and I'll get a mirror up quick. In the meantime, I'll try to contact the author and offer new hosting if necessary.
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    I'm happy you're so confident in your little...

    I'm happy you're so confident in your little world.
    I've never knocked the capability of jdiner to do what he does, and now for the _4th_ time, I haven't publicly named any developer as a violator...
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    First, I haven't threatened anyone. If you had...

    First, I haven't threatened anyone. If you had read my previous posts (which you apparently don't, or simply forget), you'd see that I haven't once targeted a particular developer. I've even made...
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    Heh, sounds good to me. This whole thread is...

    Heh, sounds good to me. This whole thread is aimed at the _entire_ TiVo development/hacking community. We got as far as we are today by sharing things. Some original hacks by a very talented pool of...
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    I do. I had dinner with him Sunday night and...

    I do. I had dinner with him Sunday night and discussed this particular topic at length. Again, I haven't talked about anyone in particular in public on this forum. My specific private discussions...
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    I can see that point. GPL doesn't provide for...

    I can see that point. GPL doesn't provide for such delays, but as much time as is needed to actually make a quick release can usually be assumed. I'd suggest that this isn't likely more than a few...
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    If anyone would like to discuss interpretation of...

    If anyone would like to discuss interpretation of the GPL, I'm very happy to do so. I would ask that as preparation though, everyone at least _read_ it (as I'm sure almost nobody on this forum has...
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    Since you obviously have no background in law,...

    Since you obviously have no background in law, and from my viewing of your previous posts have no real claim at programming either, I'm writing off your comments to general ignorance.

    You'd do...
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    I'm avoiding taking this to specific people for a...

    I'm avoiding taking this to specific people for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is that even armed with proof, as a third party I can't enforce copyright on somebody else's code. Tridge...
  13. Vixie Cron 3.0pl1-2 released. tcl scripts should work out of the box now.

    Thanks to AlphaWolf for troubleshooting environment variables needed by tcl scripts. The example crontab provided now includes MFS_DEVICE and TIVO_ROOT environment variables which should kill the...
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    Not to be rude, but opinion doesn't really bear...

    Not to be rude, but opinion doesn't really bear weight here, in a legal sense. You're apparently not aware of the _VAST_ amounts of work done by others in the mfs filesystem arena, and in initially...
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    One that hasn't read the GPL could reasonably...

    One that hasn't read the GPL could reasonably argue this. Lindows tried this argument, and failed miserably. The GPL makes no distinction of the type of release. The short of it is, any distributed...
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    Yes, it applies any time you distribute a...

    Yes, it applies any time you distribute a derivative application, regardless of what you call that release.

    It isn't meant to be a harmful license, but it is designed for developers who want to...
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    Re: Why beat around the bush

    First of all, this post is to several programs, not just the one you mentioned.

    The release of source is not a simple request if the programs are based off others' works of GPL'd code. You...
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    Developers, release your GPL'd code please.

    This message is for everyone releasing code for use on the TiVo set of embedded platforms.

    There is an increasingly disturbing trend of tool release for TiVo without corresponding source code...
  19. Thread: Cron for Tivo

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    Re: Cron for Tivo

    Not _too_ bad. ;) (See link in previous post.)

    Mostly involved getting rid of the permissions checking, which in the end only turned out to be about 10-15 lines of actual code. I think had I...
  20. This includes gcc 2.8.1, which is the gcc from...

    This includes gcc 2.8.1, which is the gcc from the TiVo toolchain release. My attempts at 3.1.1 haven't gone so well either, although I haven't given up yet. My progress is in a very sad thread at...
  21. new version of tivodev cross compilation environment, with ncurses and libtivohack

    I've released a new version of the tivodev cross compilation environment, which is an out-of-the-box environment for x86 linux. This version includes ncurses, and libtivohack for glibc functions that...
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    Yep. (1) Try to watch video recorded before...

    Yep.

    (1) Try to watch video recorded before module insertion. It will fail with a "no video found" warning if noscramble is in there.
    (2) From a shell prompt, `cat /proc/modules`. noscramble...
  23. Thread: lifetime service

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    Not a tough room, just an honest one. It's...

    Not a tough room, just an honest one.

    It's like being the doctor at a VD clinic that is always hearing the story about how "I just sat down on a dirty toilet seat. I swear."
  24. Re: genericuser

    If it can't find a TIVO_ROOT environment variable, try this:

    At your bash prompt, type `export`, and note the value of TIVO_ROOT. When running tivosh, just append `TIVO_ROOT=/dir/value` to the...
  25. You wouldn't. If we have verified /var/tmp is not...

    You wouldn't. If we have verified /var/tmp is not the working directory, the only other reason a file could be there is that it was created at runtime.

    I suspect tcl, tivosh, or some script...
  26. Someone else will have to help with the noppv...

    Someone else will have to help with the noppv scripts. I don't tend to deal with that much. Anyone?

    The cron I packaged up is pretty much a straight vixie cron, with the permissions code having...
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    Sorry, It wasn't meant to be a knock of any kind....

    Sorry, It wasn't meant to be a knock of any kind. I was just asking for more specifics than "it doesn't work". It is just tough to answer queries where we aren't quite sure where the user is stuck. :)
  28. Keep in mind that cron works from a different...

    Keep in mind that cron works from a different working directory than you do. Default directories for search may also be slightly different. Try putting a `cd /your/directory` before running things,...
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    What is the problem? First, from a bash...

    What is the problem?

    First, from a bash prompt, try running joe:
    # joe

    If get a "command not found" style message, then joe isn't properly installed. Look into that, or search the threads here...
  30. TiVo 2.5 (fine for 3.0) complete Linux cross-compilation environment

    In the interest of getting more people started on cross-compilation for TiVo, I've put together a complete cross-compilation environment for TiVo, ready to go. It was compiled on Debian 3.0 (woody),...
  31. Release - GNU grep 2.4.2, mawk (awk)1.3.3, sed 3.0.2

    grep is already available for TiVo, but this is a slightly newer version. Also included is GNU mawk (an awk implementation) 1.3.3, and GNU sed 3.0.2, both of which are absent on stock TiVo installs....
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    Just some general networking troubleshoot things...

    Just some general networking troubleshoot things to try:

    * A different network cable.
    * Is your switch 10/100 autonegotiating? Do you have one that is locked at 100Mbps? Sometimes these things...
  33. Sticky: nfs client for TiVo 2.5

    This is posted elsewhere but is probably good here, too, since NFS is one of the primary ways to get video off the TiVo.

    Attached is an nfs client kernel module compiled against the TiVo 2.5...
  34. nfs kernel module for TiVo 2.5 now available

    I know this isn't strictly necessary, since the 2.0.1 module works just fine, but there's no reason the module _shouldn't_ be updated against the different kernel version, so here it is. At a...
  35. vi itself is a specification, not a program. Many...

    vi itself is a specification, not a program. Many programs are written to be _a_ vi, including vim (the vi you're probably using on your tivo now), elvis, and nvi.

    elvis is "yet another vi", but...
  36. elvis 1.4 (vi implementation) available. Working term support.

    Next in my short string of cross-compiling fun is elvis 1.4. elvis is a small implementation of vi, with all the expected behaviors.

    This distribution includes a short terminfo database, and...
  37. The dtivo units do not have an mpeg encoder. They...

    The dtivo units do not have an mpeg encoder. They merely save and intrepret the dtv streams. Any bitrate changes would have to be done after extraction.
  38. I see many downloads and one successful use post....

    I see many downloads and one successful use post. Does this mean that others have tried this and made it work?

    I'm very interested in comments about my somewhat simple instructions, and any...
  39. Mailing list needed? Wondering how many high-speed email people on this forum.

    I host a variety of mailing lists at alt.org, mostly relating to free speech, free software, linux, etc. Feel free to browse at http://alt.org/

    Mailing lists are a little different than web forums...
  40. Vixie Cron 3.0pl1 now available. Schedule your TiVo tasks.

    There seemed to be a need, so I spent some time with this. Many hours later, I'm happy to present Vixie Cron 3.0pl1, mildly modified and cross-compiled for TiVo.

    I'm assuming anyone that cares...
  41. Editor choice: nano (pico-like) editor for TiVo. Easy to use.

    Non vi users out there might like to try an editor that is a little more intuitive. nano, similar to the pico editor students use for pine, is now cross-compiled for TiVo.

    I've included...
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    Not that it matters _too_ much, but the orignal...

    Not that it matters _too_ much, but the orignal SCSI spec was for 5 MB/s (40 Mb/s), not 5Mb/s. (Note the Byte/bit difference). While not super-speedy, it should be more than enough to handle...
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    In this case you'd still have the problem of two...

    In this case you'd still have the problem of two systems trying to mount the same filesystem, which will not work. (One at a time might be able to do this, but both will not be mounted at once.)
    ...
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    Re: what about dual-IRD DTiVo units?

    Correct, but in this case you still have one CPU, one IDE bus, and one kernel controlling access. It is the addition of a second independent machine that causes all the trouble. The filesystem is...
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    Unfortunately, that is too big a presumption to...

    Unfortunately, that is too big a presumption to breeze past. If you want, take a look at things like CXFS (from SGI), or GFS (global file system), and read some of the short writeups on those. I...
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    more complex than you probably realize

    If you're suggesting two machines hooked up to the same drive at the same time, then the technical pieces of that are more complex than you probably realize. There are _very_ few working shared...
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    type of video

    I should note that these come from a from a Phillips DTivo, NTSC signal, and that the original streams are split using jdiner's vsplit, and subsequently mux'd using mjpegtools mplex (although other...
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    mpeg2 in sync. conversions not.

    I am able to create what appear to be great mplex'd mpeg2 streams using all the great tools available now. They play in sync on Quicktime 6.0 (w/mpeg2 play codec) as well as in vlc.

    Unfortunately,...
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