To install xPlusz you first need xtreme or equivalent like re-flash prom and kill_initrd.
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To install xPlusz you first need xtreme or equivalent like re-flash prom and kill_initrd.
Make sure you're using the latest version of the setup script
Could be that linux is not recognizing your HD properly. After booting the CD, use the shift-PageUp and shift-PageDown to scroll up to see if there are messages that show that the hdb drive is...
When I've seen this problem it's been the s-video cable. Try reseating the cable.
S-video has 2 components, the chroma and the luminence. When just one of the two circuits is interrupted, you get...
Make sure this
is at the end of /etc/rc.d/rc.net
Preceeding any of the display commands with #0 directs the output to the screen, otherwise the output goes to the /var/log/messages file. See the README file.
Try entering the following in the Call Waiting Prefix on the Phone Dialing Options menu:
Don't know why you're having problems but it should work like this:
Enter command in call waiting prefix and press select. This should immediately take you back to the Phone Dialing Options screen...
xPlusz doesn't really support noscramble_mbm.o unless you installed the xupgrade.
But you should be able to get noscramble to work if you:
run #53,0 and then #54,1
That will get you the regular...
to find out.
#54 turns noscramble on and off immediately. #47 is the bootup option for noscramble.
If it's not comming on at bootup, take a look at /var/hack/xPlusz/xPlusz.log and look for errors. If...
The xtreme upgrade thread has some info about getting a static ip. I haven't done it so I can't help much.
#47,1 turn on noscramble every time the dtivo reboots.
#54,0 and #54,1 turns noscramble...
You need to gain file access on a DTiVo so any files you change will not be regressed. The most common method for doing this is to reflash the prom and clear the kernel initrd.
Go to the thread http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18394
and download the version you have and look at the readme.
The problem has just about gone away for me on all my dtivos. Don't think it's heat related since the room's ambient temp is higher now than in April. Unless it's the heat that makes it go away. ;)
If you already have v3.1.0 you can't use the upgrade. Start with a standard v2.5 or 2.5.2 image or start with v25xtreme.
If you have v2.5, xtremed or not, you can use the upgrade to go to v2.5.2...
It won't overwrite the file but it will be left behind on the old root partition. Then you can just copy it from the old partition to the new. Someone posted exactly how to do this so do a search. Or...
What browser are you using? I tried download with mozilla and got similar errors, but with IE is seems to download correctly.
Also tried it with Netscape 4.79 and it downloads ok.
Apparently there's a bug in the tar program that's on that CD distro. I had to code a work-around to setup. So give this version of setup a try and let me know so I can post the fix in the xPlusz...
For some reason it looks like the files aren't being extracted or copied to the /hack/bin/xPlusz directory.
What linux are you booting in the PC?
Try running the setup command with the verbose...
You could use a computer case fan available at radio shack and all over the internet, for example here
It would help if you posted all of the messages you see after you enter the setup command.
And if you would do a ls on the /hack/bin/xPlusz directory.
You would need to modify /hack/bin/xPlusz/xPlusz.tcl. Or you could run elseed separate from xPlusz as explained in the elseed readme.
Don't connect a phone line or a turbonet. Hope that no upgrades are sent via the satellite (they haven't done this yet). Without making successful periodic calls to the tivo service you might lose...
Make sure NOPHONE option is on. Check the xPlusz readme to see how to do this.
Reboot and check the status again. If still a problem, look at these logs for errors:
Search for fixdemo
All I can suggest is to do a Clear and Delete Everything from the Reset menu again. You will lose all your recordings and settings and have to go through guided setup.
Or call and get a new access...
Don't know exactly what the problem is. It works for me and many others. Try this:
reboot and try again.
enter the command from the call waiting prefix.
Make sure the files were transferred to /var/hack
Looks like you're having a problem copying files to the hard drive. Maybe a bad hard drive?
The upgrade needs to run from /var/hack. You should have that directory but if not create it with:
Then transfer the upgrd252.tcl and v252.tar files, make the...
I think the problem is #16,60. Cron is used to run tivotitle and 60 is not a valid clock minutes value. Use 1 or two numerical values 00-59.
The default is:
With the default it runs...
See if this fix helps ===> http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=79985#post79985
Just activate FREEPAGES with #41,1. It will use the values 128 192 256 and automatically be set on every reboot.
mount the tivo drive root partition to mount point /mnt/td and rename it like this:
mv /mnt/td/tvbin/modemtest /mnt/td/tvbin/modemtest.renamed
Freepages option changes the way the TiVo software handles virtual storage. You will probably see a slight benefit if you run tivoweb.
See if this fix for mfsstream helps http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=80801#post80801
Two ways to dump xPlusz options:
1) from bash:
2) or enter
From bash try this. Enter
and you should see this:
(Q)uit / H(e)lp
List : (R)ecordings
: (D)eleted Programs
It should be possible follow the instructions here ===> http://www.newreleasesvideo.com/hinsdale-how-to/
I don't run NOSDD so I don't know for sure but since the showcases come through the service data download I think you will not get the showcases if you have NOSDD activated. Try deactivating NOSDD...
What seems to work the best is to install v25xtreme and then upgrade to v2.5.2 or v3.1.0. You will only get 1 set of locals depending on what the access card gives you. mvchannels and other similar...
I would suggest you load on v25xtreme, make sure you run dtivomad and let it boot at least once. Then do the xupgrade.
You will have a working version of tivoweb but you should apply the fix here...
This thread has some info on the ird number http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8862
I guess the clear program data not completing is the cause of the problem. I suggest you...
I don't see how the xupgrade could change the IRD number. Everyone would be screaming if it did that. What file did you download and use?
The only way to clear the error #51 is to do a clear and...
If you want to change the phone dialing options without using the menu and thus having to make a test call, use the PhoneConfig script...
You would need to install v25xtreme and then xupgrade. But I don't think that will solve your N.O. local problem, that is probably related to the access card. If you don't think it's an access card...
Yes, that's the intention of NOPHONE, to keep your sub active without any nags.
On v3.1 the DVR function is controlled by the access card and not the phone connection so you should be ok once you get the card authorized.
or from the Phone Dialing Options menu enter
into the call waiting prefix.
You might want to read the xPlusz readme to be able to better use it.
I don't think so. Since the DSR7000 is a series 2 dtivo, try the TiVo Series 2 Hacking forum.
If you're not connecting a phone line you need to activate the xPlusz NOPHONE option. Use xPlusz command #21,1
What version of tivo os and what version of xPlusz?
Do a #12 and make sure EBD is activated. The date that is displayed is the last time the mod was verified. Make sure there's not a nonzero return...
Yes use the quotes.
2 ways, use one or the other:
enter #21,1 into the call waiting prefix from the Phone Dialing Options menu.
First you need to tell us whether you have a series 1 or series 2 dtivo. I''ll assume it's a series 1.
3. Yes, see the extraction forum
4. You need noscramble active to do...
Looks like DirecTV has screwed up the guide data for chan 292 in the APG only.
DSR6000 & T60 no data (APG)
HDS HIRD-E86 no data (APG)
RCA 480 yes data (not APG)
First make sure that's what you've got. Enter:
and you should see what I explained.
I like to use the windows editor TextPad to do the conversion. Open the file with TextPad and...
One thing it could be is that you somehow managed to get the upgrd252.tcl file converted to windows file format. It needs to be linux/unix format. A quick way to check is to use joe to edit the file...
Did you try setting your terminal emulator to 115200 baud?
Could be. It looks like it's stuck at a point before the tuners are working.
But you did put on a modified boot299.btl. I would recommend that you stick with the v252 xupgrade.
Don't see anything obvious there. Do you have a spare hard drive that you can load on v25xtreme as a test for the hardware? And what all did you do since it was working? Try to reverse any changes.
Did you do the ps x right after rebooting? Looks like it. Try waiting at least 5 mins before doing the ps x and repost the results.
If you still have the problem, enter this command from bash and post the results:
It's probably a hardware problem. Try reseating the cables.
If your dtivo is making regular calls to the tivo service whether by phone or broadband you should not get any nag messages. NOPHONE is used whenever you have neither connection to make the calls.
I think I remember testing the xupgrade over the KRavEN upgrade, but I'm not positive. I can't think of any reason it would not work and I'm pretty sure others would have reported problems by now if...
For Ctrl-Alt-Del make sure you're using the Delete key that's not on the numeric keypad or NumLock is on. But I don't think that's the problem.
So you don't see the splash screen "Installing new...
activate telnet with xPlusz
xPlusz won't do what you want. Have you tried an H card?
You probably had noscramble turned on before the upgrade. This could have been done by the orginal xtreme upgrade by KRavEN for example.
The v252 xupgrade does not turn on noscramble by default....
I suppose you can set the login delay time as low as you want (zero). All this does is delay xPlusz from starting anything like telnet, tivoweb, cron, etc. that is started by xPlusz. This is used to...
First, if you're trying to enter xPlusz commands using the remote make sure you're entering in the call waiting prefix and not the dial prefix.
Try the commands from bash, like this for example:...
Sometimes the noscramble module is difficult to remove because the driver is busy. Make sure you're not recording at the time and set both tuners to a nonexistent channel and try again.
If you consistently see that problem try turning off the NFS option. For more info see this ===> http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21342
My bad, I've fallen into a trap of thinking everyone at v3.1 has got there by either xupgrade or tivolater. Generally, the xPlusz options #41,#42,#43,#44,#45,#46,#47,#48,#49 don't work if you didn't...
Move noscramble.o to /lib/modules like this:
mv /var/hack/noscramble.o /lib/modules/noscramble.o
You can't do xupgrade or tivolater if you're already at v3.1. Those upgrade the tivo os.
What happens when you do the #54,1? Do you enter it into the call waiting prefix and then see Succeeded...
#0#12 only reports the status of #47 option if you have previously done a #47,1 to activate NOSCRAMBLE at bootup. If you do a #47,1 then do a #0#12 you should be able to see if noscramble has been...
No problem, it's a common mistake.
You should be using #54,0 and #54,1 to dynamically deactivate/activate noscramble. #47 is to automatically activate on bootup but I don't think it works properly unless you have done the xupgrade or...
Since your question is about a series 2 try the TiVo Series 2 Hacking forum.
Don't edit it, just rename it like this:
mv /tvbin/modemtest /tvbin/modemtest.renamed
Was xPlusz installed with the v3.1.0 xupgrade or did you install it separately on top of your already upgraded v3.1? Post the contents of /etc/rc.d/rc.remote-login
and the last 25 lines of...
In an attempt to see what's going on try this.
Reboot and wait until you see video on the tv. Do a #12 and post everything on the line after NOSCRAMBLE ACTIVE. Take a look at...
Maybe xPlusz isn't starting at bootup time. Did you install the separate turbonet support? If you did the xupgrade, make sure this is at the end of /etc/rc.d/rc.net:
You can run #2 as many times as you want. The only thing in xPlusz to show if it's been run is the xPlusz.log file. It can take up to a week or more for the showcases to appear as it depends on when...
Does the same thing for me. I think it might be something to do with tivoweb not being completely compatible with dtivos. Click on "Watch" instead.
Search for NOPHONE.
Check your serial cable and try a different com port. If you still can't connect you'll need to put the A drive in your PC and look around for the cause.
xPlusz v3.10 comes with elseed v0.5.1. If there's another version you want, just replace the file named elseed in your xPlusz bin directory which is ususally /hack/bin/xPlusz.
Did you install anything after the xupgrade? What version do you see reported in the System Info screen? If you can't get bash then the only thing you can do is put the HD into a PC and check it out.
You can do the xupgrade on bash, see the readme install method C.
Did you restart tivoweb? Other than that I can't think of anything else. See this thread ===> http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20901
Try redoing the xupgrade and don't apply any separate turbonet support. Turbonet support is already included.
Someone else posted this previously:
Try setting your terminal emulation program to 115200 baud. Once you get serial bash, enter ps x to see if tnlited is active.
You shouldn't have to mount anything, it's done in the script. Occasionally you might have to mount the cdrom, but that's rare. It's normal for the cdrom to be automatically mounted read only.
To get the logs to work as normal, you might also need to start the logging daemon as it is not active as part of the xupgrade.
If you're familiar with editing rc.sysinit do this (if not be...
You can't put your tivo drive on primary/master (hda). It must be on
hdb = IDE Primary Slave
hdc = IDE Secondary Master
hdd = IDE Secondary Slave
Did you activate TELNET with #43,1?
Run #0#12 from call waiting prefix or xp "#12" from bash to see what is activated.
Did you install KRavEN upgrade on top of this upgrade? Take a look at the /var/hack/xPlusz/xPlusz.log file to see if xPlusz is starting.
The xPlusz command to activate the NOPHONE option is
You might have installed something like separate turbonet support that broke the xPlusz startup. If you did that make sure the last thing in /etc/rc.d/rc.net is
Did you use the xPlusz command to turn on telnet? See the link in the first post in this thread.
First, check the /var/log/kernel for errors and run some drive diagnostics. Replacing the hard drive is the only remedy that I know of.
Could be that some marginal hard drive errors are occuring on the partitions used after the upgrade. When the tivo does an upgrade, the alternate root and kernel partitions are used for the new...
Add a toll call restrictor available commercially or add the resistor as mentioned here http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12183
I think adding a bogus dial prefix into the...
Just a guess, but see if you can set the ATA to 33 like was done with the WD drive http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23985
Lots of info here ===> http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20714
I use a 4 in. external fan blowing back to front only when the temp exceeds 53°C
I've had good results with the Maxtor D540. Run cool and quiet. Now they are difficult to find and if you find a source for these or any 5400 rpm large capacity drives, let us know.
I'm attaching a copy of /tvlib/tcl/tv/SwSystem.itcl. Make a copy of yours for safety and replace it with this one and give it another try. Never seen that happen before.
BTW I'm just guessing this...
Unless something went terribly wrong with the upgrade this is a hardware problem. There are no known software problems with these symptoms.
Open it up and check the white ribbon cable that...
See the Sticky:dtivo locals thread for possible remedies.
It looks like your /tvlib/tcl/tv/SwSystem.itcl file is corrupt.
You can kill the xPlusz.tcl process and enter:
edit the /hack/bin/xPlusz/xPlusz.ini file and change
variable NFS 1
variable NFS 0
No, puts out 7V.
Whatever fan you get, the best thing to do is to run it at 12V to get max cooling, that is, if can stand the extra noise. Tap into the HD power connector.
It should run as soon as the unit is plugged in.
You need to carefully take the hard drive support plate out and the fan will come out with it. Remove the 2 T15 torx screws and slide the plate out. For a replacement fan see my link in the previous...
You need a T10 torx screwdriver available at ratshack or most hardware stores. Probably should also get a size T15 incase you ever need to replace the hard drive or the fan.
The fan has probably gone bad. Open it up and check and while you're at it clean out all the dust.
If you need a new fan this is a good replacement ===>...
You would need to edit /hack/bin/xPlusz/xPlusz.tcl lines 660 and 664 to add in any special parms to elseed.
If you changed something directly in the file then things might not work correctly. Make sure you change things with the call waiting prefix/xp and yes they will hold over through reboots....
The xPlusz.ini file keeps track of settings and is not intended to be directly modified. Those variables get set by xPlusz.tcl when you activate/deactivate the functions. There are some variables...
I assume when you did the "Lock the prom" you're referring to the hardware mod. In that case the prom loaded by v25xtreme should work fine with this upgrade.
Not sure if the actual enable backdoor code is known for v3.1.0 but the tivoapp mod will accomplish the same thing at every bootup. In other words, it changes the default to enabled. The file for...
v2.5.2 should get you the locals so I would try that first. If not you can always go to v3.1.0 but not the other way around.
Note: This is not required if you have xPlusz installed. Use the EBD option instead.
This is a mod to tivoapp.
Get xPlusz v3.10 and extract file EBD1252sz and put in /var/hack.
Are you sure you have v2.5.2 and not v3.1.0? There is a problem with the EventSwitcher on v3.1.0 but I haven't seen anything like that on v2.5.2.
If you look at rc.remote-login you should see...
Did you install something like the turbonet support? If you did something like that, make sure that this is the last thing in /etc/rc.d/rc.net:
If you have tivo os v3.1.0 with a turbonet and an always-on internet connection you won't need a phone line to make the daily call. Put this string into the dial prefix:
to let the tivo...
Don't use bash over ethernet, it doesn't work for transferring files. Use tivoftpd and a ftp client.
What you're seeing is normal. The menu item goes away and will come back after the showcases are sent down. If your dtivo is not making daily calls then you need to run sc.tcl and wait. It might take...
You need to use /var/hack for the install. Just make the directory:
and put upgrd252.tcl and v252.tar in there. After the install, xPlusz will use /var/hack/xPlusz, but if it ever...
If you installed the v252 xupgrade then xPlusz is already there. This should get you started on using ===> http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=79110#post79110
Yes be sure to use the special version of ax88796.o I posted elsewhere.
With the v252 xupgrade, no worries about it making the daily call over ethernet because it's uses net0 and the daily call uses eth0.
Are you sure you want the v2.5.2 daily call? What's the point since it is likely that you will be upgraded to v3.1.0 on the first call?
Serial port bash is already activated on v252 xupgrade. Just set Tera Term Pro to 115200 baud, select correct COM port and it should connect.
Have you tried running sc.tcl script?
Use the one with the quotes since there's a semicolon in the parm. Quotes should always work on parms and should prevent bash from interpreting special characters as something they aren't intending...