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    Okay, I opened the unit up, and first made sure...

    Okay, I opened the unit up, and first made sure nothing was up against the tuner. (There wasn't.)

    Then, I touched one of the internal patch cables back at the splitter, and poof, the reception is...
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    ATSC on one tuner, but not other

    Has anyone encountered this? After moving to a new house a few months ago, I finally got around to mounting an off-air antenna for my hr10-250. On atsc tuner 1, I get practically no signal (it...
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    I had an old Samsung HD receiver (non-DVR), and...

    I had an old Samsung HD receiver (non-DVR), and when I moved last month, D* offered to swap it out for a H20 for free, or an HR20/21 for $99. I took them up on it (and kept my HR10 active).

    So it...
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    Well, whether it was a DirecTV magic touch or...

    Well, whether it was a DirecTV magic touch or not, the installer showed up yesterday afternoon. So I'm finally with TV again. The install wasn't too bad. He did a reasonable job of hiding the...
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    Oh my bleeping bleep. DirectSat USA

    I had an install (I've moved) scheduled for this morning. After a couple hours of waiting, I called DirecTV. They said that according to the work order, the installer tried to contact us to...
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    Yeah, given the choice, I'd have a similar setup....

    Yeah, given the choice, I'd have a similar setup. But the house was built 11 years ago. All the wiring is home-run to a room in the basement. No conduit. No nylon pulls. In fact, it's probably...
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    Well, I just moved into a nice two-story house,...

    Well, I just moved into a nice two-story house, that has single-wire homeruns to most rooms. So while it's not impossible to run second lines, it's going to be painful and/or a bit pricey. A...
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    So the SWM will recognize an older style...

    So the SWM will recognize an older style transponder request, and act accordingly? So in the very off-chance that I managed to snag a single-wire, I'd still be able to plug in my tivos?
    ...
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    Single Wire Multiswitch question

    Can you use an HR10-250 (or a DVR2) with a SWM? Is there a dongle to split a single wire feed from a SWM into two?

    -Jim
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    I just built my own copy of busybox to include...

    I just built my own copy of busybox to include getty. I figure if I wanted it bad enough to build my own binary, someone else might want it too. Any chance of including it in your next build?
    ...
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    Full "ps" command

    Here's a full-featured copy of the ps command (as opposed to the busybox version). It's the same version as most linux distros come with.

    It also includes a bare-bones passwd file (goes in /etc)...
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    I should have checked my logs. Turns out I had a...

    I should have checked my logs. Turns out I had a corrupt show in MFS that was causing a HandleDataChanged assertion any time the tivo tried to touch it.

    -Jim
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    Rebooting with 6.3e?

    I just got an HR10-250 last week. I activated it, and it made its daily call and installed 6.3e.

    Over the past two days, I've been getting a number of spurious reboots. What I'm wondering is,...
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    It appears the values aren't quite correct for...

    It appears the values aren't quite correct for some of our tivoapps. I pulled a virgin copy from MFS to make sure, and got the same error.

    Just apply the changes from this post. Works like a...
  15. I've been having the exact same problem. Even...

    I've been having the exact same problem. Even more odd (to me at least), it only seems to effect certain channels. DIY=bad signal, FOOD=good, MSNBC=bad signal, etc. I wondered if it had to do with...
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    I use a Linksys wrt54g wireless router with...

    I use a Linksys wrt54g wireless router with replacement firmware. Then you can use it as a wireless bridge (much like the game adapter, but cheaper and better reception).

    You load dd-wrt...
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    I've done this, and even modified the code...

    I've done this, and even modified the code slightly at one point to customize how it sorts. I end up with something like:
    [F] Blake's 7 (52)
    [F] Doctor Who (728)
    [F] Ghost in the Shell (26)
    [F]...
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    Success!

    Here's a patch that fixes the problem. In BeaconManger.cc, add the following lines to BeaconManager::Broadcast() after the line
    " int sock = socket( AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, 0 );"

    ...
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    Okay, it almost works. If you've got multiple IP...

    Okay, it almost works. If you've got multiple IP addresses, you can configure one tivoserver to bind to one address, and one to bind to another.

    The problem: the code that sends the "beacon" to...
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    Does your PC have more than one IP address? I'm...

    Does your PC have more than one IP address? I'm guessing this would be the issue (though I could be wrong).

    Assuming that tivoserver (like many unix-type programs) can be told to bind to a...
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    You would have had to add a line such as ...

    You would have had to add a line such as

    /bin/bash < /dev/ttyS2 > /dev/ttyS2 &
    somewhere in your rc file when you hacked your tivo.

    If you don't think you added a line like this, then you...
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    Nope. They're just redundant. And again,...

    Nope. They're just redundant.

    And again, nope. On 6.2, the system automatically launches dhclient, so your ifconfig gets "overwritten" by dhclient. The solution is to use netconfig.tcl to...
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    You were spot-on! Fixed my network, and my...

    You were spot-on! Fixed my network, and my folders are happy again. :)
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    Odd (invisible) Now Showing behavior

    I recently replaced the drive in one of my 6.2 S2 dtivos (old one failed). I went with a blank image.

    Now that I've got a bit of stuff on it, I've noticed that when viewing the Now Showing list,...
  25. 1) Open a new tab and browse to "about:config"...

    1) Open a new tab and browse to "about:config"
    2) Find ui.key.chromeAccess.
    3) Double-click it, and change it from 4 to 5.
    4) Find ui.key.contentAccess. (right below)
    5) Double-click it, and...
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    At slower baud rates (9600 or 19200), I've used...

    At slower baud rates (9600 or 19200), I've used 50 to 100 ft cables.

    I've got my console set to 19200, so I don't have to worry about what I've got available to plug into it. Last time I messed...
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    There's some benefit. When I upgraded to 6.2...

    There's some benefit. When I upgraded to 6.2 with stock drivers, I saw a decrease in network performance (compared to 3.1.1e with backport drivers). It wasn't a huge decrease, but enough that I...
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    You're missing a "/" in the first ttyS2. I.e.,...

    You're missing a "/" in the first ttyS2. I.e., it should be "/bin/bash --login -i </dev/ttyS2 &>/dev/ttyS2 &"
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    Heh, a friend of mine just had a dsr-7000...

    Heh, a friend of mine just had a dsr-7000 installed today. It took an extra hour because they couldn't find the RID # to activate it.... :rolleyes:

    After jumping through a lot of hoops, they...
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    Depending on the local channels, I would avoid...

    Depending on the local channels, I would avoid diplexers like the plague. When I was using them, they absolutely killed the UHF channels that I cared about (in my case, 27 and 32).

    -Jim
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    I'd also love to have this. -Jim

    I'd also love to have this.

    -Jim
  32. In /etc/hotplug/usb.map, look for the lines ...

    In /etc/hotplug/usb.map, look for the lines

    device ax8817x
    product 077b 2226 Linksys USB200M and add the following line beneath them

    product 13b1 0018 Linksys USB200MV2
    -Jim
  33. I haven't stopped dancing my dance of joy long...

    I haven't stopped dancing my dance of joy long enough to respond til now.... :D Love it!!!

    -Jim
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    I wonder if it's an ffmeg/mplex issue. If you've...

    I wonder if it's an ffmeg/mplex issue. If you've got a copy of ffmpeg floating about (say from the previous version of tivoserver), try reencoding the avi, and see if the sync is wrong when played...
  35. Nope. They use a different id on the partition,...

    Nope. They use a different id on the partition, identifying it as tivo (its the same as mac, except for the id).

    I patched the kernel to add native support at one point, but it's at home, and I'm...
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    Actually, they give you a cord with an arc-fault...

    Actually, they give you a cord with an arc-fault interrupt built in. Expensive cord, but cheaper than recalling the boxes to swap PS's. If a broken joint arcs, it trips a breaker on the cord.

    As...
  37. Actually, I transferred it via serial connection....

    Actually, I transferred it via serial connection. Tivos come with zmodem (rz) installed in /bin. So I just did a zmodem upload from my computer.

    -Jim
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    Partial success

    I've had partial success with it. I installed ccxstream_s2 onto one of my tivos, and using the "autodiscover" option from xbmc, I'm able to successfully stream video.

    I haven't had a chance to...
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    The latest backported drivers work with the...

    The latest backported drivers work with the USB200M V2. I'm using one as we speak.

    -Jim
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    Except, that we tend to perceive sound on that...

    Except, that we tend to perceive sound on that logarithmic scale. That's why almost all audio equipment uses logarithmic pots and tapers instead of linear.

    So a 4x difference in sound level won't...
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    When you say "unplugged" do you mean unplugged...

    When you say "unplugged" do you mean unplugged from power (ie, not running) or unplugged from the phone line?

    Also, if it's a DVR39, then it's not RID. Not that it really matters, the RID guide...
  42. If you can give up using a Tivo remote, a hacked...

    If you can give up using a Tivo remote, a hacked xbox makes a very nice media center. There's a nice tivo interface available for xbmc (xbox media center), and xbmc is a slick player. I use it to...
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    How about the tivo side? Is netfilter (iptables)...

    How about the tivo side? Is netfilter (iptables) completely disabled?

    I assume it is, since you can browse to your tivo, but it's possible you just have holes punched for port 80.

    -Jim
  44. Yes, I'm using a V2 on one of my boxes right now....

    Yes, I'm using a V2 on one of my boxes right now.

    I transfered the newest "backported" drivers to my tivo, via serial upload. Once they were installed, the adapter worked fine and dandy.

    -Jim
  45. This still seems slow. I finally got off my rear...

    This still seems slow. I finally got off my rear this weekend, and got MRV working, with my 2nd tivo running over a similar setup (USB200M to 54g bridged router). When streaming from one tivo to...
  46. I'm lazy :) . When I upgraded to 6.2, I started...

    I'm lazy :) . When I upgraded to 6.2, I started to replace the drivers, but never finished. I haven't been pulling as much stuff off the tivo lately, so it hasn't been that high on my priority...
  47. Your transfer rate seems quite slow. With the...

    Your transfer rate seems quite slow. With the standard 6.2 drivers, I'm getting 1.5 MB/s, or approx 5.4 gigs per hour. When I was using the backported drivers, I regularly saw 3 MB/s.

    Are you...
  48. Its sole purpose is to turn on linux firewall...

    Its sole purpose is to turn on linux firewall rules. With it enabled, most network access to the tivo is blocked.
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    Sorting fix

    I noticed that within a group, episodes where being sorted oddly when sorting by name. I updated the less_showTitle sorting in Server.cc as follows:

    struct less_showTitle : public...
  50. It's working fine for me. I just tried both a...

    It's working fine for me. I just tried both a new copy of vserver, and the old copy I was using with 3.1.1e. Both worked fine.

    -Jim
  51. Most definitely. I've got locals on 72.5, and I...

    Most definitely. I've got locals on 72.5, and I love 6.2. Current hacks that I've got installed: no encryption, bash prompt, telnet, partially-working tivowebplus, partially-working mfsftp (no...
  52. Assuming you've got a good ps, ps aww will...

    Assuming you've got a good ps,
    ps aww
    will give you a "wide" (longer than one line) output.

    Otherwise, you can try this (where 232 is the process id)
    cp /proc/232/cmdline /var/tmp/cmdline...
  53. Hmm, read the post, but missed the reference to...

    Hmm, read the post, but missed the reference to dhclient. I assume this means it's forked from a binary. Oh well, replace it is, then.

    -Jim
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    If you have locals on the 72.5 satellite, and...

    If you have locals on the 72.5 satellite, and would like folders, I'd consider it. But since you claim to be running "C", I'm guessing you don't have locals on 72.5.

    For me, the speed of the now...
  55. What's launching dhclient?!

    Okay, where the heck is dhclient coming from? Is it being launched from an app, or from a script?

    If it's being exec'd from another process, is there a configuration item hidden somewhere to tell...
  56. Bad bad bad (at least for me). Back to 720k/s,...

    Bad bad bad (at least for me). Back to 720k/s, as opposed to the 3.1M/s I was getting with the backported drivers. Needless to say, I just finished installing the backported drivers.

    Haven't...
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    My solution to this whole issue was to...

    My solution to this whole issue was to build/install the shadow password suite. Granted, kinda like swatting a fly with a sledge hammer. But there's a big positive side effect, since a lot of...
  58. I had this happen, when I hadn't edited...

    I had this happen, when I hadn't edited installSw.itcl to pass the software version to buildroot. It screws up, and trys to install the previous version's slices, instead of the new version, and it...
  59. use the cacls.exe command

    When I run into strange permission problems with ntfs, I find the cacls command to be more useful than windows explorer. There have been times when I couldn't change something with explorer, but was...
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    Nope. When I scroll through, they go "A", "B",...

    Nope. When I scroll through, they go "A", "B", "C", "72.5".

    -Jim
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    You won't get the local channels without...

    You won't get the local channels without 3.1.1d/e. "d" added a kludgey auto-detect system for configuring the extra satellite.

    -Jim
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    Just call customer service, and ask for locals. ...

    Just call customer service, and ask for locals. When I did this, they installed the second dish, and provided the new multiswitch at no charge. Just agreed to stay a subscriber for a year (actually...
  63. First, are your locals coming in on the 72.5...

    First, are your locals coming in on the 72.5 satellite? If so, then it's my understanding that you're stuck with 3.1.1e. The d (and e) release were to add support for the additional satellite.
    ...
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    Great! Just what I wanted to hear. -Jim

    Great! Just what I wanted to hear.

    -Jim
  65. Thread: vi and bcron

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    Just for clarity's sake, ZZ (caps, with no ctrl)...

    Instead of suspending vi, try saving the file & exiting. ;)

    [/QUOTE]

    Just for clarity's sake, ZZ (caps, with no ctrl) is a shortcut for ":wq" when in command mode.

    I still remember my first...
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    dsscon kernel param

    Can someone tell me what this parameter actually does? Does it have any effect on the availability of ttyS2? Trying to do a search on "dsscon" is a bit overwhelming....

    My goal is to have serial...
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    Thank you thank you thank you thank you!

    Your timing couldn't have been better! I had to replace my drive, and didn't have time to rehack my system before I needed to record a show I had been waiting for. I had just resigned myself to...
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