Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Birmingham, UK
You can certainly use serial PPP for TiVoWeb, I did last year.
The posts which fail to mention it, and imply that you have to fork out lots of money to run TivoWeb, always annoy me! You can have TiVoWeb for 6 quid, and it's fantastic!
I combined the BlackWidow guide here:
(NB! This assumes that you want to use your PC to make daily calls! If you don't, the settings will be wrong and your tivo won't be able to get guide data. See below for my settings)
with the tivohelp.com "Monster Newbie How-to" here:
(NB! again there are a few things relevant here which you need to know - the UK tivo is a "series 1" tivo with a PowerPC processor.)
Here are my settings when I was using serial PPP. This sets the tivo to continue making daily calls, ie not use the PC internet connection. I suggest you use as a final check after you have finished using the guides above.
/etc/pap-secrets: (sets PPP password to "tivolong" - do the same on the PC side)
tivo * tivolong
/etc/ppp-options.cua1: (tivo modem)
/etc/ppp-options.cua3: (PPP link)
/etc/rc.d/rc.remote-login: (must be set as executable)
tnlited 23 /bin/bash -login &
while : ; do
stty 115200 </dev/cua3
echo "CLIENTCLIENT" > /dev/cua3
/sbin/custpppd file /etc/ppp-options.cua3 nodetach
#echo "custpppd started on /dev/cua3"
No change to rc.sysinit, I put all the changes in rc.sysinit.author to separate my stuff from tivo's stuff - much tidier. (I wish the turbonet stuff would do that too, I had to fix it all myself afterwards!)
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author: (must be set as executable)
# TiVo PPP mods
echo "Starting PPP, running remote login"
# FTP mods
Obviously the path to ftp may vary on your machine.
The easiest mistake to make is not to set the files as executable, if your rc.sysinit isn't executable then it will definitely hang on the powerup screen!
160GB UK 2.5.5 TiVo with 32MB ram running TiVoweb via 512MB cachecard with 170 SPs and some custom channel logos. Other hacks: serial PPP in the UK, TiVoWeb, fix the flickering selection bar, kill the red dot in software and merge recordings.
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