View Full Version : Upgrading palmod

16-09-2004, 11:11 AM
A dumb question but I need to ask it.

If I want to upgrade to palmod.o and use Ed's svideo fix is it the same procedure as for example upgrading mfs_ftp ?

ie do you find the pid of palmod from ps aux
do you then kill that pid
do you ftp binary the new palmod.o file
and then put it in the same folder as the old one (renaming the old one to a backup name) and then run the file.
How do you run the palmod.o file if it is not a tcl (script) ??

Thanks for any help with this basic stuff


16-09-2004, 09:39 PM
Hi Moby,

palmod.o is a kernel module which gets loaded into the kernel as the tivo boots. If you take a look in /etc/rc.d/rc.arch you'll see the "insmod" command which does this.

So there's no process to kill. You basically replace the existing palmod.o in the /lib/modules directory and reboot.

A rudimentary install procedure would be:

Rename existing /lib/modules/palmod.o (just in case the newie doesn't work)
Transfer the new palmod.o to the /lib/modules directory (binary mode if using ftp)

Cheers, Dave.

19-09-2004, 11:03 AM
Thanks David

I've submitted an FAQ to Andrew Palm to help others

20-09-2004, 08:13 PM
Dear All,
I'm changing NTSC Audio/Video and tuner of my Series 1 Philip Tivo with the US software 3.0 inside to PAL. I downloaded the new palmod.o file from
typed the following code in the /etc/rc.d/rc.arch file:

function loadMpegOutput () {

insmod /lib/modules/pxmpegdecode.o sTVStandard=$TV_STD

echo "PALmod: in loadMpegOutput "

if [ "TV_STD" = "PAL" ]; then

echo "PALmod: Loading palmod"

# Run palmod_config to set palmod options

Insmod -f /lib/modules/palmod.o `cat /etc/palmod.conf `

echo "PALmod: We are in PAL "

echo "PALmod: leave routine"

if [ "$GS"="1" ]; then

export TV_STD=NTSC




And then I reboot and typed the “palmod_config” to config my new tuner.

I connected A/V PAL signal and Video out (PAL signal) from the my new tuner to TiVo.

And then, I changed the active menu in the TiVo software to S-video/R and RF in. But my software is still only

detected the NTSC signal not PAL signal as the guide document. The palmod.o is a new file. I updated from the

OZTIVO website on September 16, 2004. I think that it is a best file. I was very confused about that.

Could you please explain it to me clearly or can you send me the right palmod.o file?

I look forward to hearing from your soon feedback ASAP.

Thanks so much



21-09-2004, 08:20 PM
Please help me to solve my problem about TiVo palmod config.
I know that I have a dumb question
Thanks for your help