Remote Scheduling Media List Update

prpr

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Does yours do it several times a day?
No, only once, as designed. My stuff is on 24/7, hence it's always about 02:05.
If the router is off, then that probably explains it. I'm working on enhancing the local on-box logging on the rs package so we can at least see what's being attempted when - then that should give an insight into any real problem. Is auto-update installed on any/all?
 
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Peso

Peso

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auto-update installed on any/all?
It’s not by design. I leave everything working as is until I next get back to visit.

That being said, my mum is a dab hand with a mouse when directed over a shared Skype screen. If you were to improve the rs package I can get it installed.
Got her to set up a new laptop once with all her required programs and restored data over the phone and Skype.

But please don’t do anything to much out of way.
 

MymsMan

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It’s not by design. I leave everything working as is until I next get back to visit.

That being said, my mum is a dab hand with a mouse when directed over a shared Skype screen. If you were to improve the rs package I can get it installed.
Got her to set up a new laptop once with all her required programs and restored data over the phone and Skype.

But please don’t do anything to much out of way.
Perhaps you should try persuading them that the router, like the fridge, is a device that must be left on 24x7 to work properly and that by leaving it on they will get better internet connection speeds during the day time, money saving is negligible.

If that fails:
Tell them to turn on the router before turning on the Humax for the day.

Many of the rs update are scheduled to run once a day on using anacrontab, it wouldn't hurt anything for them to run more frequently
you could create crontab entries to run the updates hourly to improve the chances of them suceeding
 

prpr

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If you were to improve the rs package I can get it installed.
But please don’t do anything to much out of way.
I've timestamped all the logging and made the anacron stuff, that runs once a day, log as well. If you can get 1.5.1-4 installed then it will hopefully collect something useful to see what is going on.
 
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Peso

Peso

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Perhaps you should try persuading them that the router, like the fridge, is a device that must be left on 24x7 to work properly and that by leaving it on they will get better internet connection speeds during the day time, money saving is negligible.
You’re absolutely right. But I gave up long ago trying to change my dads behaviour. The best that can be done is fit the technology around the octogenarians and their ways.

Talking of which
If you can get 1.5.1-4 installed then it will hopefully collect something useful to see what is going on.
Thank you for efforts, I’ll check it out.
 

EEPhil

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I had to take a passport photo this week and I don't recognise the old man who is impersonating me ;)
I don't recognise the one in my current passport/driving licence. Who knows what I'll think when I update my passport next year. Mind you, I don't recognise that youth with a full head of non-grey hair on an old student union card. Changes with age (facial) or changes with age (memory)?
 
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