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Old 05-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #46
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Left as a student exercise perhaps?
I can't figure this out. I've been reading blogs about how to rename files and can't understand it. Is there anyway you could make me one? I would be forever grateful...
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #47
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Hi,
Does it works with DXG 2.5.8?
Can it be made to work with?
I have launchpad but would be great if i could launch programs as KITE allows us to in DXG.

Thanks

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Old 06-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #48
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Hi

I'm italian sorry for the bad english.
I've got a kindle 4 and I should be install it as a script but i don't understand how i do that. can somebody tell me how ?
Thank you so much and sorry for the noob
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:21 AM   #49
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I'm italian sorry for the bad english.
I've got a kindle 4 and I should be install it as a script but i don't understand how i do that. can somebody tell me how ?
Thank you so much and sorry for the noob
In scratch, you need to connect to kindle over ssh and run that script there.
See wiki. Are you sure, you really need kite? Because it's so far useful for developers only...
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:15 AM   #50
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Well, I wouldn't exactly say so. It's a viable alternative to start hacks which typically would otherwise e.g. launchpad. But it is an application that doesn't serve a purpose on its own. It's a launcher, so chosing to run it should be a second thought after deciding _what_ to launch with it.

Although it states that it is fit for the Kindle 3, I think hostar stated it would work on a K4NT. I'm not sure if the installation process is really tailored for a K4NT, so YMMV.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #51
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In scratch, you need to connect to kindle over ssh and run that script there.
See wiki. Are you sure, you really need kite? Because it's so far useful for developers only...
i managed to connect kindle over ssh. So I only copy the two phrases

# gzip -d kite.gz
# sh kite

after gaining root access with putty ?
I've tried to do that but it didn't work
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There are success reports of using kite on K4, but it required manual installation.
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i managed to connect kindle over ssh. So I only copy the two phrases

# gzip -d kite.gz
# sh kite

after gaining root access with putty ?
I've tried to do that but it didn't work
First you need to access into directory you copied "kite.gz" into.
For example, if you copied into root directory when Kindle was connected in standard USB userstore mode, type:

cd /mnt/us/

Or for example for "documents" directory:

cd /mnt/us/documents/

Just a note - the initiating "#" is just a sign you are in ssh.
You need to write commands without #.

When you will be in proper directory, execute:

gzip -d kite.gz
sh kite

as you wrote.

geekmaster: in fact, kite is only way at Kindle 4NT, which provide easily execution 3rd part things without ssh.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:26 PM   #54
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First you need to access into directory you copied "kite.gz" into.
For example, if you copied into root directory when Kindle was connected in standard USB userstore mode, type:

cd /mnt/us/

Or for example for "documents" directory:

cd /mnt/us/documents/

Just a note - the initiating "#" is just a sign you are in ssh.
You need to write commands without #.

When you will be in proper directory, execute:

gzip -d kite.gz
sh kite

as you wrote.

geekmaster: in fact, kite is only way at Kindle 4NT, which provide easily execution 3rd part things without ssh.

thanks for the answer
well at the begin i've used putty for the screensaver hack and I've used the command mntroot rw successfully ... But I've tried to do that again but it doesn't work ... perhaps I made some mistakes trying the hack in this page

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kindle4NTHacking

but now i don't know what to do ...
thanks for the answer
P.S
thanks hostar I understand how to install kite
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:35 PM   #55
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One issue I am having is that scripts in the kite folder launches randomly after boot or after unplug. For example, mplayer would start playing byitself on boot, of K3Chess would be launched. There is nothing in the onboot or onplug folder.
I have the same problem. Had since the first install, but it didn't bother me since i've only used CoolReader. Now i've tried to use some collection generation scripts and ended up nearly in bootloop since the script reboots framework.
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I have tested this on the kindle touch and although it installs fine I can't seem to find the kite folder. I know kite is in the sbin folder and ever time I run it I get the error.
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kite: error while loading shared libraries: libdirectfb-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
From what I see it's a missing lib which should be an easy fix (copy the lib from the kindle 4?). Has anyone else tried to install this on the Kindle 5(touch)? If so have did they get it working?

P.S. - I only tried it because one of the post says that it should be possible. Also I ran the installer script not the install file.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:30 PM   #57
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i'm having the issue a couple of people mentioned that occasionally on reboot it will run one of the scripts (currently for me that's just coolreader3 so no disaster). running it on a kindle 4.

apart from that, it seems great, thanks!
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I have tested this on the kindle touch and although it installs fine I can't seem to find the kite folder. I know kite is in the sbin folder and ever time I run it I get the error.
From what I see it's a missing lib which should be an easy fix (copy the lib from the kindle 4?). Has anyone else tried to install this on the Kindle 5(touch)? If so have did they get it working?

P.S. - I only tried it because one of the post says that it should be possible. Also I ran the installer script not the install file.
From the name, more likely just a missing symbolic link.
Check that all the links for libdirectfb are correct, add them if missing.
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From the name, more likely just a missing symbolic link.
Check that all the links for libdirectfb are correct, add them if missing.
I though the same thing at first to but after about an hour of trying to use the find command or just looking around the file system I could not find anything that is a match. Their are some close ones like libfb for x11 that might work and other things that could be frame buffers but no directfb. I know I must be doing something wrong.... I just don't know what. Has anyone else had success with this on the kindle touch?

P.S. - Here are all the files I could find that were close.
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/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libshadowfb.so
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.so

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I don't think the KTouch would bring DirectFB at all - with the X server in place there wouldn't be much reason to do so. But weren't there other launchers for the KTouch?
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