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    Lost Guide data

    I have an older hacked S2 DTiVo that has lost the guide data. All Season Passes now show "None". Anyone else see this happen?
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    Nobody's offered to help anyway so it's a moot...

    Nobody's offered to help anyway so it's a moot point. I did know what I was doing years ago and I did have a tower not a laptop. I did. Oh well.
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    Because PTVUpgrade won't touch most of the more...

    Because PTVUpgrade won't touch most of the more useful hacks. My laptop has no serial ports so I have to pay for someone to ghost their drive to mine.
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    RCA DVR40 help, please

    Howdy,

    I have a 120Hr RCA DVR40 I bought off ebay a few years ago. It has OS 3.1.1 on it. I want to upgrade it with an eithernet interface and memory cache but I find that requires a LOT of Linux...
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    Thanks for the input CV. I tried your idea RE the...

    Thanks for the input CV. I tried your idea RE the small ribbon cable. No luck. Still reboots every 10-15 minutes. Now it won't even let the DB rebuild/delete process finish so it's stuck in a loop...
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    DSR6K rebooting every 15 minutes

    The hard drive is the likely culpret. I no longer have a PC and my laptop hasn't a serial port. When I tried to use a USB to serial cable the drivers damaged WinXP so badly I had to reinstall.
    ...
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    I'm still using 2.5 and see no reason to upgrade....

    I'm still using 2.5 and see no reason to upgrade. :)
  8. Run the script in /Var I take it? Tried that....

    Run the script in /Var I take it? Tried that. Nada.
  9. But see Tivo only activates the new version when...

    But see Tivo only activates the new version when you let your unit call in. Most of us have that taken care of that. So by forcing this half-assed upgrade/call in *we* are killling xPlusz ourselves!...
  10. It kills xPlusz? Why would anyone say it's easy...

    It kills xPlusz? Why would anyone say it's easy if it does that??
  11. I have a version 2.5 DSR6000 and a laptop with...

    I have a version 2.5 DSR6000 and a laptop with only USB ports.

    Can I use my USB to Serial adapter, get bash and update/upgrade to C2?


    Tell me it can be done! :confused:

    EDIT: I did it....
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    This is the truth as I see it.

    This is the truth as I see it.
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    Sticky: For me that would be the Holy Grail of Tivo...

    For me that would be the Holy Grail of Tivo mod's. I'd even send $$ for one that works well. Since I live in L.A. I can get 6+ local markets but only watch one! The more channels Tivo gets the...
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    Any major software releases coming?

    Or is this DirecTivo hacking hobby dead, as it seems to be?




    Astrogoth,
    Still wondering exactly how to get LA AND SF locals.
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    Thanks DW. I would love someone who knows to...

    Thanks DW. I would love someone who knows to write an FAQ on the locals issue. If it was posted off this site it wouldn't violate policy. Guess I'm going to have a long wait for it.
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    Is this still the case? I live in LA myself. What...

    Is this still the case? I live in LA myself. What do others nearby get? In a perfect world I'd like SF and LA locals! Anyone have a way to do this or a link to a good FAQ?
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    I want all the local markets I can get. That's 4...

    I want all the local markets I can get. That's 4 or 5 cities.

    I don't want to add tiers to my card or talk about it here.


    Is anyone having any luck doing this? It's my understanding that it...
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    I did the Xbox mod' boogie day before yetserday....

    I did the Xbox mod' boogie day before yetserday.

    It cost:

    $199 for the Xbox
    $59 for the Ex2Pro mod chip
    $99 for the 120Gig hard drive (After rebates)

    The hard part: Finding the software...
  19. Please enable the delete post's function

    With things being as they are in the DSS world I think it prudent that you let us delete our old posts. Please enable the delete function ASAP. Thanks.
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    In LA you can get San Fran, Sacramento, San Diego...

    In LA you can get San Fran, Sacramento, San Diego (all), and Las Vegas. With all guide data. All at the same time.

    The trick to getting all this is altering your access card in a semi tricky and...
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    Leave it unplugged overnight. I had the same...

    Leave it unplugged overnight. I had the same problem. That fixed it. Check the fan wire where it plugs into the motherboard. Mine was loose. TiVo goes dead when it overheats.
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    That clicking sound is the drive heads seeking...

    That clicking sound is the drive heads seeking and not finding. Unlike bad sectors this can not be fixed by the user. The drive has a short amount of time left before it can't be accessed at all. Use...
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    Will please, I say please, when you get the...

    Will please, I say please, when you get the working procedure down won't you write an FAQ for those of us less fortunate?


    Thanks
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    Will, I share your pain.

    Will, I share your pain.
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    Scanman, please re-read what I posted above. I...

    Scanman, please re-read what I posted above. I asked you to post your "Locals FAQ" to another site. Not here.

    The problem with the locals issue is that nobody has written it down in one place....
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    That's great Scanman. Why don't you write up an...

    That's great Scanman. Why don't you write up an FAQ with *exactly* how you did it and post it on Tivostuff.com?
    That would be greater. Who knows, maybe a clearer understanding might help with the...
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    For me 2.5.2 is more stable, slightly faster...

    For me 2.5.2 is more stable, slightly faster menus and came with xPlusz. I won't be going to 3.1. I see no reason to take that leap.

    If I had to do it again I would. The upgrade to 2.5.2 was very...
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    I don't know if this will help you guys but I did...

    I don't know if this will help you guys but I did an xPlusz MVC reset (#61) and a reboot, waited overnight and now all my locals are back. I notice in the guide data that there are holes and only a...
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    Zap, I'm glad you said that. Thought sure it was...

    Zap, I'm glad you said that. Thought sure it was some dumb thing I had done with addlocals. Turned it back on and set it to only my real locals. No improvment. Still get the shows, just no guide...
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    Most but not all of my locals went "To be...

    Most but not all of my locals went "To be announced" yesterday. I have a DSR6000 and I quit messing with my locals setup over a week ago. I'm in L.A. CA. Wonder how many others have this problem?
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    Sticky: Well Superzap I just have to say that the upgrade...

    Well Superzap I just have to say that the upgrade to 252/xPlusz solved my one big DTivo problem: The weekly lockup. It's been 10 days and no problems. A simple locals solution would have been nice...
  32. I'm no Tivo guru but couldn't a script be made to...

    I'm no Tivo guru but couldn't a script be made to automate the gathering of locals?
  33. Did you change the zip too? Is this all that...

    Did you change the zip too? Is this all that needs to be done, or is there a 3M involved?
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    Hey Q/3, What you wrote there actually...

    Hey Q/3,


    What you wrote there actually worked for you? That and nothing else?? I ask because I did just that three times. The new locals show up where I want them to, in the 900's, but never...
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    On the never ending locals topic can anyone...

    On the never ending locals topic can anyone direct me to a post or FAQ that tells exactly, from the top, how to enable multi locals with xPlusz on a 2.5.2 DSR DirecTivo, 3 LNB oval dish and a sub'd...
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    Sticky: And will the answers to these and other related...

    And will the answers to these and other related questions ever end up in the upgrade README?
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    Sticky: Try #20,0 That turns off the Addlocs module. ...

    Try #20,0

    That turns off the Addlocs module.

    I had the same problems with it myself. I gave up and went back to my stock locals. Others have said that they have several locals at once. I...
  38. Thread: Auto Standby

    by Astrogoth
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    I set Tivo to the music channels when I want...

    I set Tivo to the music channels when I want quiet. Sound off, of course. An old Tivo trick.
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    Sticky: Duh... A reminder.

    I hope all of you rebooted your DTivos after you have keyed in your xPlusz commands. Things worked much better when I remembered that my DSR6000 was a computer and needed a fresh start.
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    Sticky: Hey Mr Q-3. I just upgraded to 2.5.2. No problems...

    Hey Mr Q-3. I just upgraded to 2.5.2. No problems with the upgrade. My only ongoing issue is with the locals. I want to have several, my DSR6000 has other ideas. Talks continue. So far I can get the...
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    Sticky: Oh those locals

    The spotbeam map: http://www.scottandmichelle.net/scott/dtv.html
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    Sticky: Locals locals locals!

    Well folks I got the guide to populate for several other locals in my spotbeam by changing the guide byte and letting it stay that way overnight. In the AM I still had my normal locals guide info...
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    G u y s! Listen to Mr. Superzap. Download and use...

    G u y s! Listen to Mr. Superzap. Download and use xPlusz. Way, way less work.
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    Sticky: JimBliss I'm with you. I want to have several...

    JimBliss I'm with you. I want to have several locals at the same time. To get this I believe I need to do some hacking of both my HD and my card. I could do these if I knew what to do! I understand...
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    Sticky: Oh yes, I'd be in Nirvana if somebody could PM me...

    Oh yes, I'd be in Nirvana if somebody could PM me how to get all the locals in my spotbeam. I have ExtremeHU too. Thanks!!
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    Sticky: Did the upgrade to 2.5.2. Worked like a charm on...

    Did the upgrade to 2.5.2. Worked like a charm on my DSR. Very smooth. Thank you all very much indeed.

    Small observations: In the readme you didn't mention any defaults for the xPlusz settings....
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    Sir, you rock! Since I'm going to start from...

    Sir, you rock!

    Since I'm going to start from format the CD version sounds mighty fine. THANK YOU!
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    I want to get away from 2.5 because I'm one of...

    I want to get away from 2.5 because I'm one of the unlucky guys whose DRS requires a weekly reboot to function. Left to itself it locks up solid every seven or so days. I've tried all the usual...
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    Hi Darkwing. Yes, perhaps a bit preemptive. I...

    Hi Darkwing. Yes, perhaps a bit preemptive. I post on other, meaner, boards. Guess I left "auto-snarl" activated. My bad.

    Any idea, and I'm not going to hold you to this, when we may see...
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    Will there be an Xtreme update?

    Hi. My DSR has the weekly reboot bug. I want to fix it badly and I figure that redoing my setup from scratch would be the best way.
    That being the case I'd like to know if or when a new version of...
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    Got those. I built my three LNB system just...

    Got those. I built my three LNB system just before the spot beams came along. Thought I was going to have a ball with *all* the locals. Little did I know what the future held.

    So, everyone gets...
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    Q: Anyone in LA get Vegas locals?

    Howdy,

    Now that the whole spot beam issue has been worked out I have a related question. I live in Los Angeles and want to get as many locals as I can. I like old movies and only the smaller...
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    Will there ever be a 2.5.2 or 3.0 version of...

    Will there ever be a 2.5.2 or 3.0 version of Xtreme? I for one don't want to telephone connect to DTV for the .2 upgrade. That way I just might get the 3.0 "anti-hacker" upgrade that is rumored to...
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    Thank you Sir! I have the three LNB dish so...

    Thank you Sir!

    I have the three LNB dish so that should work. Now to brush up on my Linux and go for it.
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    Vegas locals in Los Angeles?

    Howdy,


    Has anyone gotten the Vegas locals in L.A. county? If you have them do you have your L.A. locals too? That's my goal.


    Thanks all.
  56. I thank you for the effort. It's a good idea, an...

    I thank you for the effort. It's a good idea, an FAQ. I have just one question: How are you going to write an FAQ when 70% of the topics on here never get beyond the "What if..." stage. Seldom are...
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    Don't bother to re-xtreme. It's a...

    Don't bother to re-xtreme. It's a hardware/software issue. I have the problem on my DSR, have re-xtremed several times, and it still freezes. And no, it's not heat or HD over voltage.

    Waiting for...
  58. Found on another board.

    Can't verify this yet.

    Las Vegas
    Locals byte: 2bh
    Guide Byte: FFh
    Zipcode: 89121

    I'm in L.A. so I should be able to get Vegas and L.A. too. I tried editing my mvchannels with no luck. Lost...
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    Uhm...

    I hope you mean you "cranked it" down to 5.05 Volts, right?
    Spec for computer drives is 5.00. My DSR came set at 5.29. To cure the bi-monthly lockups I set it to 5.05. No improvement but worth the...
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    May I point out.....

    One of the reasons if not *the* reason newbies on this board have so much grief is that the regulars can't write an English sentence propperly. Look at 90% of the posts here and you'll see a bunch of...
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    Cosmo, Are your menus slower to respond now that...

    Cosmo, Are your menus slower to respond now that you have the net-card drivers installed?

    Thanks
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    Hey KRavEN, are you going to update the update...

    Hey KRavEN, are you going to update the update with the suggestions posted in this thread?
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    No it..

    I was hoping the drive overvoltage issue was the cause of my weekly reboots. It's not. Yesterday I paused my DSR to answer the door. Salesman. Came back and hit play. Not 5 seconds later the screen...
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    Me too

    My DSR6000 was set to 5.27 Volts from the factory. I've been having a reboot/lockup every two weeks or so. Replaced the ribbon cable. No improvement. Perhaps it's new 5.05 Volt setting will fix...
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    Thanks, and a question.

    Wow, an update! Thanks for all your work. Great!


    Will your update use the CCC revised rcsysinit file? My Dtivo's menus work faster using the edited (down to the bone) file.
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    Scanman0, do you feel all right? I think it's...

    Scanman0, do you feel all right? I think it's time you eat, sleep or do something besides Tivo work. Really.
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    Time's up?

    We may not have any more time to fine tune this hack. Slashdot reports 3.0 Beta is out now for the SA Tivo's. It also says the update is sent over the air. Unless we develop a 3.0 proof hack pronto...
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    SA 3.0 Beta is out now

    Check out http://www.slashdot.org for more info.
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    Keep an eye on this site. Saw a DVD recorder for...

    Keep an eye on this site. Saw a DVD recorder for less than three bills there recently.

    http://www.techbargains.com/
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    Results of P4 read: ...

    Results of P4 read:

    http://www.dsschat.com/forum/showthread.phps=&threadid=121814
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    If we do the hardware lockdown mod and *someone*...

    If we do the hardware lockdown mod and *someone* comes up with an improved firmware, say 30Xtreme, we'll have to undo our work. Quite a few people have used the, how shall I say it, "destructive...
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    Was it ever decided if this hack lasts?

    Was it ever decided if this hack lasts?
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    After thinking about your XYL's point I must say...

    After thinking about your XYL's point I must say this: She may be right, but how can we know? If you want to play it safe all the group *really* needs is a mod' to disable updates. Everything else we...
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    Superzap, I'm semi new to this board so please...

    Superzap, I'm semi new to this board so please let me think you for all your efforts. Really.
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    One please. Two if "very cheap".

    One please. Two if "very cheap".
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    Will 25Xtreme get updated?

    Howdy,

    With all the new stuff that's come out since the release of 25Xtreme I wonder if there'll be an update?

    The log file fix, the CCC improvements, network driver support, the newer TivoMad...
  77. Unmarry?

    Wouldn't unmarring his card with, say ExtremeHU do the trick?
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    All right!

    That's good to hear. Now if I can just find a cheap 120GB WD drive...... ;')


    Thanks all.
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    Quick question - quick answer, please

    I upgraded my DSR with 25Xtreme. If I run 25Xtreme on a new, larger drive and put it in my DSR as a single will the new drive screw up my 2.5 BIOS (Already updated.) or just ignore it and work okay?...
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    120gb Wd $100!

    http://www.techbargains.com/


    Scroll down a bit. Wana hear a shame? I don't have a Blue Card to pricematch with and I've needed a 120 to fix my lock-up problems. Oh well, better luck next...
  81. Thread: Lock-ups

    by Astrogoth
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    Lock-ups

    Here's my problem: Every few days my DSR locks up solid. It can be in standby or active modes. Rebooting by pulling the power plug sloves the problem for a few more days. Anyone else have the same...
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    The average potential buyer

    Without going anywhere near the touchy topics we all know so well let me say this: The average potential DTivo buyer knows nothing about the hacking scene. Nothing. Even if he/she did know they are...
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    To make a long story shorter..

    Remove your DSS card.
    Connect your unit to the phone line.
    Tell the unit to make it's daily call now.
    Wait.
    Reset unit by unpluging it for 10 seconds.
    Replace card.

    In a few days you will...
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    Number of Showcases?

    Afte playing with my Showcase settings I now have 15 Showcases that end with The Sundance Channel.

    Am I missing any?


    Thanks!
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    Looks like the Dog is right again. Card or no...

    Looks like the Dog is right again. Card or no card I'm stuck as a #1.

    I had planned to get a bigger drive and re-do my setup using my new knowledge. Guess that'll be sooner rather than later!

    ...
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    I left my sub'd card in. That may be my problem....

    I left my sub'd card in. That may be my problem. I'm off to repeat the process without the card in. Wish me luck.
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    touch /etc/SubTest? Yes I did. Three times. No...

    touch /etc/SubTest? Yes I did. Three times. No joy.
    Says I'm a #1 New. I hope I don't have to reload xtreme.
    Also I didn't get any new Showcases or TivoMag.

    Did you guys who had sucess with this...
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    Bad result

    When I did this by the numbers and reset, my DTivo refuses to switch back to lifetime. Use caution.
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    Well..

    I hope this topic isn't dead. I for one want an update proof DTivo.
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    Feb auth code

    Howdy



    Ordered my replacement remote yesterday. Backordered until mid Feb' or so they said.

    They asked if my remote had the "page up" gliph on the channel key. When I said yes she said"Oh,...
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    Inquiring minds....

    Anyone think the info from the CCC files will be worth incorporating into a future version of Xtreme? Now *that* would be nice for all us Linux impared types.
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