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Old 01-27-2013, 01:32 AM   #1
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Debian chroot for Kobo

Hi,

inspired by the Kindle OS thread I experimented with getting Debian wheezy to run in a chroot on my Kobo Touch and it runs pretty well. Xorg works fine with fbdev, just the touchscreen needed a bit of fixing in xorg-input-evdev since the driver sends out broken coordinates when a touch is ended (see the modified sources in the home directory in the image) and calibration (use xinput_calibrator or if that doesn't work do it manually in /etc/X11/xorg.conf).

To try it out put http://andreas.heider.io/kobo_debian/debian.ext3 http://andreas.heider.io/kobo_debian/debian.sh on your onboard storage, telnet/ssh to the kobo and run /mnt/onboard/debian.sh

I preinstalled some software from http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=195702 so there's a nice menu and a few somewhat working programs. But since it's debian and a fully working X-server you can run whatever you want.

I'll post some screenshots and more info tomorrow.
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