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Old 03-19-2008, 04:50 AM   #16
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I just thought - is it possible that iRex company has restricted the contentlister functionality to prevent script-based third-party soft starting?

It's a strange fact - if the latest firmware hasn't been changed since release date - why we could run scripts before and couldn't now?
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:53 AM   #17
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:00 AM   #18
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If it helps folks in troubleshooting, I downloaded the developers kit a week ago today...and shell access works fine on my iLiad (v1, v2.12)

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It works fine for me too on 2.12, but I downloaded the developers kit right after 2.12 came out. I wonder if iRex updated the developers kit recently, and something they changed is causing new downloads to fail?

daudi, you seem to be thinking the same thing. Did you get any information from iRex, or are you just making the same guess?
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:47 AM   #19
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I'm just guessing based on the fact that I had it working fine and it was not fine after downloading shell access again. I think there are enough people who suddenly started seeing this problem for it to be pretty strong evidence that something must have changed. I don't think there's anything any of us can do about it, we'll have to wait for irex to sort this out.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:50 PM   #20
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But does Irex support this ? I mean...in previous versions Shell Access was implemented, now it was taken out of the equation..

Do Irex really care about this issues..I mean are they aware of this issues??

At iRex forums I havn't seen any of irex employees saying anything about this...

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Old 03-19-2008, 04:57 PM   #21
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But does Irex support this ? I mean...in previous versions Shell Access was implemented, now it was taken out of the equation..

Do Irex really care about this issues..I mean are they aware of this issues??

At iRex forums I havn't seen any of irex employees saying anything about this...

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I don't think that the problem with shell access not functioning was intentional. Likely, the package on their server was corrupted or changed and they are unaware that it is broken. I've emailed one of the developers to notify him of the problem, but haven't heard a response.

I'm sure that once they know what the problem is, that they'll resolve it.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:16 AM   #22
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iRex is aware of the problem

I've opened a ticket with iRex support and called them this morning. They are aware of the problem, it's been escalated to their engineering department, I've been told.

So the fix is coming, sooner or later. Knowing iRex,
more likely later
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:07 AM   #23
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I setup SSH to start on boot, restored my registry to a clean version, requested the developer package, and I believe I've found the problem.

Below is the shell entry in the registry after downloading:

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<application type="SHELL">
<appCategory>viewer</appCategory>
<argMask>&lt;FILENAME&gt;</argMask>
<execute>/bin/sh</execute>
<supportFormat>
<extName>sh</extName>
</supportFormat>
<xResourceName>sh</xResourceName>
<ipcChannel>14</ipcChannel>
<appIconPath/>
</application>
Notice the argument mask. On the previous (working) version of the registry it is setup as:

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<application type="SHELL">
<appCategory>viewer</appCategory>
<xResourceName>sh</xResourceName>
<ipcChannel>14</ipcChannel>
<argMask>_FILENAME_</argMask>
<execute>/bin/sh</execute>
<supportFormat>
<extName>sh</extName>
</supportFormat>
<appIconPath/>
</application>
It's likely an error in the new installation script.

I've forwarded this information along to the iRex developers. I'm sure they'll get it resolved as soon as they can.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:55 AM   #24
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After talking with one of the iRex developers, the problem appears to be fixed.

Can those who weren't able to get shell access to work download the package again?
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:48 AM   #25
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After talking with one of the iRex developers, the problem appears to be fixed.

Can those who weren't able to get shell access to work download the package again?
So... Do I need to reformat my iLliad? Cause it's still not working for me. Same behavior... Blah. Maybe I'll try again a little later...
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:51 AM   #26
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So... Do I need to reformat my iLliad? Cause it's still not working for me. Same behavior... Blah. Maybe I'll try again a little later...
You probably will need to reflash with "format" in the config.txt to get it to work... The old (broken) entry is in the registry preventing the working one from being created.

Make sure you back up everything on the internal storage, as a format will erase everything!
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:04 PM   #27
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No workie...

Just downloaded the DP again, none of the scripts work. I'll try to reformat tonight....
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:04 PM   #28
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Yes, it is working.

Had my 2.10.2 iLiad away for 2(!) days joining the battery replacement program.

Came back with 2.12, no shell access (tried mrxvt).

Requested the development package and... voilà! It works.

Product Type: ER0100
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Software Version: 2.12 build 21201
Kernel: 2.4.19-rmk7-pxa2-irex1 #21100

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Old 03-20-2008, 12:27 PM   #29
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Yes, it is working.

Had my 2.10.2 iLiad away for 2(!) days joining the battery replacement program.

Came back with 2.12, no shell access (tried mrxvt).

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@DigiDirk: Man you're lucky! It works for you most likely because you never downloaded the broken DP. My iLiad came with 2.12 preloaded as well. But like Adam B. said the good package doesn't install properly over the broken one!

I'll see if iRex comes up with a workaround. If not, I'll have to reformat my iLiad.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:42 PM   #30
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Yes, things worked out fine.

I was quite nervous having delayed firmware upgrade for a while,
sending away a perfect working iLiad... just to read shell access got broken!

Thanks to Adam B. that got fixed while it was away!

And - sorry - but I'm convinced you have to reformat your iLiad
because the registry won't get replaced any other way!

Hope you're back with shell access soon!

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