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Old 12-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #256
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It calls home, and takes the date from the headers of a special reply html page.
Ahh thank you for that insight. I was thinking maybe it calls a time server. But then if it did, it should just ask for a timezone and set the time and date automatically from it.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #257
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Ahh thank you for that insight. I was thinking maybe it calls a time server. But then if it did, it should just ask for a timezone and set the time and date automatically from it.
According to the user's manual - it does that when the Kpw connects via 3G.

Can't explain why it doesn't do a simple get date&time from an NTP server when it connects via Wifi.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:35 AM   #258
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Sorry file on kindle is called cover not covers as I wrote previously. When my kindle goes to sleep All that shows is the the screensaver hacked screensaver.


Just redone everything
uninstalled linkss
reinstalled python
deleted linkss folder
reinstalled linkss
created cover file
Same thing only displays the hacked ss.

NVM Working now

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Old 01-01-2013, 12:07 PM   #259
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so, how to 'uninstall' this hack and revert back to stock screensavers if i want? is it simply a matter of deleting the custom images from the linkss/screensavers folder?

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:22 AM   #260
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Hi all.

I have this weird problem. The "cover" hack is acting weird. It shows the cover of the last book, but it doesn't update if I change a book until I connect my Kindle to USB again.

In practice I disconnect my Kindle from USB and the cover showed as screensaver is fine. But if I change a book, the cover remains the same of the old book. If then I connect the Kindle to USB and unplug it, it updates it. I don't think it's intended to work in that way, no?

UPDATE:

Nevermind. It works, but only after about 30 seconds that I'm on a book. Maybe it's made on purpose.

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #261
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Hi
Have hacked my paperwhite, installed my wallpapers which work fine, but I would like them to display randomly, I have added an empty folder called random in Linkss folder as stated and restarted my kindle (more than once, it took three goes to see my wallpapers) but they still show in the order that they are numbered, any ideas?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:33 AM   #262
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Why in kindle-python-0.2.N in no uninstall package ? And how i can uninstall this ?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:39 AM   #263
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Delete the files installed.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:05 AM   #264
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not works in my special offers paperwhite,why

not works in my special offers paperwhite,why?
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #265
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:39 AM   #266
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Can someone clarify this for me? Just the .bin files are needed to be sent to the Kindle? What about the build and src folders in the zip?

I'd like to use the cover feature so if I am reading this correctly, first upload the update_python_0.2.N_install.bin and update. Then, upload the update_linkss_0.6.N_install.bin and update. Then I have to throw in a blank filed called 'cover' into the linkss folder. Does that sound right?
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:17 PM   #267
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Do you want to use the cover of the last book opened as a screensaver? Make sure you've installed the Python package first, then just drop a blank file named cover in the linkss folder. Restart your Kindle ([HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Restart), and you're done .

Dou you prefer to just show the last thing that was on screen, with an overlay indicating when the device's alseep? Just drop a blank file named last in the linkss folder. Restart your Kindle ([HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Restart), and you're done .
It doesn't work both. I have bought a Kindle Touch in december, one of the last ones. It has firmware 5.1.2 I think.

What can I do? Was it right to put the blank file(s) to %kindle%/linkss and not to %kindle%/linkss/screensavers?

//EDIT
After installing some other hacks and multiple restarts it works now. Thanks

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #268
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Can someone clarify this for me? Just the .bin files are needed to be sent to the Kindle? What about the build and src folders in the zip?

I'd like to use the cover feature so if I am reading this correctly, first upload the update_python_0.2.N_install.bin and update. Then, upload the update_linkss_0.6.N_install.bin and update. Then I have to throw in a blank filed called 'cover' into the linkss folder. Does that sound right?
Yes that sounds right. Even though I personally have not installed this particular hack myself (no interest to me, when my PW sleeps, I can't see the picture anyway as my cover is closed).

As for the build and src folder: No they are not needed for it to work. They are just there as a "nice to have" feature. It is basically just a recipe to make your own - or for the curious to see: How did he do that? The src is the "ingredients" and the build is the instructions on turning src into a bin file. If you want, you could modify the source code and create your very own bin file. For example if you don't like the name "cover" and you want to call it "picture" instead, you can do that.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #269
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Yes that sounds right. Even though I personally have not installed this particular hack myself (no interest to me, when my PW sleeps, I can't see the picture anyway as my cover is closed).

As for the build and src folder: No they are not needed for it to work. They are just there as a "nice to have" feature. It is basically just a recipe to make your own - or for the curious to see: How did he do that? The src is the "ingredients" and the build is the instructions on turning src into a bin file. If you want, you could modify the source code and create your very own bin file. For example if you don't like the name "cover" and you want to call it "picture" instead, you can do that.
Ah thanks. I'll be using the cover too but I figure that'd be a split second needed to refresh the screen and having the book cover there would be nice, even for that split second

Hope the 450X680 covers fit nicely into the screen. The blank file called 'cover', it can just be a text document? Without the .doc extension of course.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:05 AM   #270
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I followed the instructions, I have a jail broken Paperwhite, I put the screensavers in the right folder in png format, and the right size, I restart, and when I go to shut off my kindle, the factory screensavers show. What could I have done wrong?
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