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    I've had this problem before. Was always due to...

    I've had this problem before. Was always due to a bad connection in the cable.

    Take the stereo plug that's plugged into the TIVO, and short the tip and the middle band together.

    Anything you...
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    Heh, I did download the upgrade, yesterday in...

    Heh, I did download the upgrade, yesterday in fact, when I had to rebuild the hard drive. I can get mvchannels to run fine from the bash prompt, just can't seem to get it to run from the rc.sysinit....
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    Wilde-Man's post makes sense. If rc.sysinit...

    Wilde-Man's post makes sense. If rc.sysinit isn't running all the way through (I've had similar problems in the past), then my mvchannels stuff at the end won't run.

    I did run the path command as...
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    Been there, done that. I lose my bash prompt...

    Been there, done that. I lose my bash prompt until I reboot if I do a continuous loop.

    Yes, I have read. Yes, it worked fine before, only wrestling with it again after using this upgrade.
    ...
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    Mvchannel

    I also seem to have problems with mvchannels. I can get the channels to come up manually, but after a few minutes, they all bunch up to the 0-99 channel range. I guess I could just get rid of the...
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    Just doesn't seem worth the effort.

    Just doesn't seem worth the effort.
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    No, I didn't disable 100. Still getting chan 100.

    No, I didn't disable 100. Still getting chan 100.
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    Yes, using Mvchannels script. Last service...

    Yes, using Mvchannels script.

    Last service update shows 4 Feb, so that hasn't happened in a while. Something I need to do in this case? Or give up?
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    Yea, I did all the above. All I get is...

    Yea, I did all the above.

    All I get is "showcases will be available within the next 3 days". Been like this for a month, even re-ran sc.tcl. Got the proper responses from the script.
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    When I first upgraded to 2.5, my guide worked...

    When I first upgraded to 2.5, my guide worked great, much faster than 2.0. As my TIVO hard drive filled up with a 100 or so hours of programming, things started slowing down.

    Over time, I either...
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    These H card rumors have been ramping up and down...

    These H card rumors have been ramping up and down ever since the HU hit the market. This is merely another wave of speculation fueled by chan 222.

    Other sources of waves of H card swapping...
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    Had the same kind of problem with locals lumping...

    Had the same kind of problem with locals lumping in the 0-99 range. Problems were related to line wrapping in the rc.sysinit file, and I'm only suspecting you are having the same problem.

    If you...
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    Yea, I had the same problem. I eventually got it...

    Yea, I had the same problem. I eventually got it working with a different approach to the rc.sysinit file since I couldn't get away from the line wrapping problem.

    Try the following link:

    here...
  14. Thread: Error 745 Hell

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    Yes, they would. Much better than here. ...

    Yes, they would. Much better than here.



    Look at other forum. Do search on 745 and/or blacklist. Your first post indicates you might not be running a subscribed card, and rules are pretty...
  15. Mine did :D

    Mine did :D
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    I have the same problems with Boston (from DC). ...

    I have the same problems with Boston (from DC). Turns out that particular transponder has 40% signal, strange how I can get video but no guide. Haven't been up there to tweak my dish position yet....
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    Hmm... not even that many views. Even a clue...

    Hmm... not even that many views.

    Even a clue on the proper key sequence to get out of whatever this mode is to get back to bash would be appreciated....
  18. Thread: can't get bash

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    I have to admit. I've never heard this one...

    I have to admit. I've never heard this one before.

    One test is to short the two signal contacts (can't remember which of the three contacts on the mini plug are the two signals, but don't short...
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    bash kinda goes away

    after a while, when I call up terminal, the bash prompt doesn't show up. Instead, I have another prompt:

    >

    When I hit return, I get another:

    >

    It looks like some editor. I keep pounding...
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    Great! Now the question is, did they stay...

    Great!

    Now the question is, did they stay there in the 900's?
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    You only need to do the chmod +x rc.sysinit once....

    You only need to do the chmod +x rc.sysinit once.

    This sets the file to an executable file. Just like attributes in dos, they stay with the file and power outtages have nothing to do with it.
    ...
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    Been there, done that. Sounds like you...

    Been there, done that.

    Sounds like you tanked rc.sysinit.

    Did you forget to chmod +x rc.sysinit?

    That's how I got in your quandry a couple times.

    Learning linux may be fun, but a heck...
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    In the how to's sticky, there is a document...

    In the how to's sticky, there is a document called "newbies guide to the TIVO". Section 9 talks about how to get the locals.

    Section 9A is the mvchannels method. It's well written and leads you...
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    I never found .bashrc ... Looked at the...

    I never found .bashrc ...

    Looked at the root ( / area?), etc, but wasn't there.

    Currently, I'm happy with the typical 9600 baud, and never have to type any stty commands.

    Jerob might be...
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    Holy ______ cow. Thanks genericuser. Was...

    Holy ______ cow.

    Thanks genericuser. Was already well down the path you outlined in your last post, did the channel reset, etc.

    Then took my original rc.sysinit, and added in:




    sleep...
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    Ok genericuser, I used your rc.sysinit. ...

    Ok genericuser, I used your rc.sysinit.

    Channels remained in the 0-99 area. Waited over 5 min to see any change, looks like you wait 4 min before executing the line, then repeat every 5 min?
    ...
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    For the moment, I have rc.sysinit as it was when...

    For the moment, I have rc.sysinit as it was when it came with xtreme (no mvchannels line).

    I looked at the root, didn't see any .bashrc.

    Where else would it be? It's apparently running, from...
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    Ok, did do a "ls -al /"; got (among others) ...

    Ok, did do a "ls -al /";

    got (among others)



    -rw-r--r-- 1 0 0 190 Nov 14 19:00 .bashrc

    Not sure what this really means though. I never do any stty commands, always...
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    sheesh, didn't think of using the backup. ...

    sheesh, didn't think of using the backup.

    Well, I was tricky enough to get around the problem anyway.

    With textpad, I was able to enter <ctrl> <k> v, a WHOLE BUNCH of BS (backspaces), like 203...
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    The terminal has always been set at 9600. ...

    The terminal has always been set at 9600.

    Can't quite edit rc.sysinit fast enough, unless someone can tell me what <ctrl> k is.


    <ctrl> k v will shoot me to the bottom of the file where I can...
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    /.bashrc, don't know if this is "installed". ...

    /.bashrc, don't know if this is "installed".

    Is it installed as part of xtremem? I didn't find /.bashrc in rc.sysinit

    Deleted channels.dat. Still hanging up in the same place.

    If baud is...
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    textpad will allow me to enter control...

    textpad will allow me to enter control characters. Problem is I don't know what "<ctrl> k" is, is it "ESC", "DC", etc?

    I think I can sneak in fast enough if I get these codes down.
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    I have maybe 10 seconds. Already typing...

    I have maybe 10 seconds.

    Already typing commands I want in textpad to paste in there. I was thinking maybe I can edit rc.sysinit (comment out lines) in time, not sure.

    Not sure deleting...
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    Yup, I'm sure the bash is gone. Tried many key...

    Yup, I'm sure the bash is gone.

    Tried many key strikes, including "return", the first one I tried.

    I have about what, 10 or so seconds of bash until rc.sysinit gets to this point and bumps me...
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    Ok, here's what I did to rc.sysinit (based upon...

    Ok, here's what I did to rc.sysinit (based upon advice from earlier):



    if [ -e /etc/SubTest ]; then
    if [ -x /tvbin/fixsub.tcl ]; then
    echo "Surgeon's Sub Test" > /etc/SubTest
    ...
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    Sounds like Jerob isn't actually modifying...

    Sounds like Jerob isn't actually modifying rc.sysint. He may be updating an rc.sysinit in another folder, but leaving the actual one alone.

    Thus, any changes to the wrong rc.sysinit file won't...
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    Haven't had a chance to do this yet, but now I...

    Haven't had a chance to do this yet, but now I see a tool to figure out where rc.sysinit is crapping out.

    Just stick following lines throughout (between if's and such) rc.sysinit

    echo "Trigger...
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    Hehe, I love this hobby. Appreciate your...

    Hehe, I love this hobby. Appreciate your effort/time here genericuser.

    Looking forward to answers from my other thread, I thought no one was interested and that thread was disappearing off the...
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    I think both Jerob and I have been struggling...

    I think both Jerob and I have been struggling with this for a while now. I have the exact same problem.

    Using 1.34 myself. Running the command in bash with loop=0 to the null device is getting...
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    Ok, I changed my rc.sysinit to the following: ...

    Ok, I changed my rc.sysinit to the following:



    /bin/bash < /dev/ttyS3 >& /dev/ttyS3 &

    if [ -e /etc/SubTest]; then
    if [ -x /tvbin/fixsub.tcl]; then
    echo "Surgeon's Sub Test" >...
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    Still, the locals are bunching up in the 0-99...

    Still, the locals are bunching up in the 0-99 range. Have the last three lines of rc.sysinit as follows:

    [ ! -f /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author ] || /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author...
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    BubbleLamp; Thanks for your post. I'm away...

    BubbleLamp;

    Thanks for your post. I'm away from home now, but will try shortening this line when I get back Sunday evening.

    Will post results then.

    I tried different terminal widths, no...
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    I pulled rc.sysinit back to my pc, used textpad...

    I pulled rc.sysinit back to my pc, used textpad to edit out the <cr>, then sent it back (not forgetting to chmod +x rc.sysinit, won't tell you how often I've re-written the hard drive with xtreme).
    ...
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    locals issue in rc.sysinit

    Dangit. When I run the ./mvchannels.tcl -loop=1 -file=/var/hack/channels.dat command from bash, all the channels fall into the right place.
    When I reset the 6000, all the locals get globbed in the...
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    Edit: Moved to new thread since it was out of...

    Edit: Moved to new thread since it was out of topic.
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    Here's a set for DC. Was having a problem of...

    Here's a set for DC.

    Was having a problem of them all getting globbed in the 0-99 range, but updating mvchannels.tcl to v1.34 seems to be solving it.

    This file is the same as the NYC except it...
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    I've seen command line instructions that would...

    I've seen command line instructions that would cover more than one city with selectlocals.

    If selectlocals were for just one set of locals, isn't that really resolved by the locals byte on the...
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    Well, now, this begs the next question. ...

    Well, now, this begs the next question.

    Since Dec 28th, the game has changed a little.

    Does selectlocals.tcl still work (I'm assuming it still does since it doesn't have a data file...
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    Never mind. Found it. Hint for others...

    Never mind. Found it.

    Hint for others looking, look inside the really long thread. It's buried in there.
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    I dunno, I've searched on selectlocals.txt,...

    I dunno, I've searched on selectlocals.txt, selectlocals.tcl, even selectlocal*.

    I can't find that elusive file.
  51. T_RJ: Thanks much dude. Talking this out...

    T_RJ:



    Thanks much dude. Talking this out and getting that response from you prompted me to short the tip and the middle band and look for the character feedback.

    Couldn't get the...
  52. pin 2 to tip pin 3 to middle ring pin 5 to...

    pin 2 to tip
    pin 3 to middle ring
    pin 5 to upper band.

    If I wasn't wired right, then why would I get that initial bash prompt?
  53. Anything else I'm missing? Bash is putting out...

    Anything else I'm missing? Bash is putting out to me, but not taking my input. I'm emulating VT100,
    9600/8/n/1 and no hw flow, no transmit delays.

    Rec and transmit = cr/lf,
    nothing in the...
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    edit: Sorry, posted in wrong thread by mistake.

    edit: Sorry, posted in wrong thread by mistake.
  55. already tried tera term, no change. Yes, I...

    already tried tera term, no change.

    Yes, I have h/w control off.

    I'm definately frustrated.
  56. same problem

    I'm having the same problem. Get the "bash: no job control in this shell bash-2.02# " thing, but then the hyperterm is completely unresponsive.

    Very, very frustrating. Did get through 25extreme...
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    Yea, upgrading the bios was the first thing I...

    Yea, upgrading the bios was the first thing I tried. No luck, computer's been around too long for compaq to pay any more attention to.

    What drives me nuts is if a script can do this, why can't I?
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    Ok, so I tried hdc this time. No difference. ...

    Ok, so I tried hdc this time. No difference.

    I restored the dsr6k25x.mfs image to hdc, shut down linux 7.3, pulled the hard drive from the linux box right into the tivo box as the only drive, a....
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    Maybe my problem is unmounting? Like I said, I'm...

    Maybe my problem is unmounting? Like I said, I'm still learning linux.

    The how-to guide says to type the following after restoring:

    umount -f -a -r (umount not unmount)

    This just...
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    I'm running 2.0, but I don't think that should...

    I'm running 2.0, but I don't think that should make a difference.

    Trying to upgrade via xtrememe, but I'm begging for help in another thread on those issues.

    Affirmative with BS H 1000K with...
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    I'm currently running the BS with DPBB and 1000k....

    I'm currently running the BS with DPBB and 1000k.

    It would appear that the image already has an HU CAM/ZKT.
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    Can't believe hdc vs hdd would make any...

    Can't believe hdc vs hdd would make any difference.

    Just before I got your email, found the book that also lead me to single mode. Trying again as I type this, but all I'm seeing is the...
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    Nope. The mfs image is on my linux 7.3 hard...

    Nope. The mfs image is on my linux 7.3 hard drive, in my home directory. It's on hda, where the blank 120G is hdd. I believe the CDROM, which hasn't presented any problems, is 'c'.

    I should be...
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    Linux/extreme kicking my butt

    I have an older computer that doesn't provide an option to boot from a CD. So, I've been on a self taught crash course on learning linux and making the 2.5 image on my own.

    I *think* I might have...
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