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Old 03-06-2009, 07:46 AM   #76
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Curiously, it seems like all the pictures go in order instead of random. Is it this way with the stock sleep backgrounds too?
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:04 AM   #77
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Curiously, it seems like all the pictures go in order instead of random. Is it this way with the stock sleep backgrounds too?
I think so. The stock backgrounds are also named with an "XX_yyyyyy.png" naming scheme with the XX being from 00 to 25, seemingly in an attempt to keep them in order. (The kindle definition image is first, and the kindle feedback image is last.)
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Excellent detective work clark, it worked like a charm.
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:24 AM   #79
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I think so. The stock backgrounds are also named with an "XX_yyyyyy.png" naming scheme with the XX being from 00 to 25, seemingly in an attempt to keep them in order. (The kindle definition image is first, and the kindle feedback image is last.)
yes that sounds right - but - how come after a reset it starts at the beginning again? Did the stock ss do that too? I thought it would always start at the last one displayed in the viewer.
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Can some explain these two steps in a little more detail:

2) Copy "Update_kindle2_user_screen_savers.bin" to the root of your Kindle2.


Is that I file I am creating? ok figured that part out and where is thr "root" of my K2

3) Change directories to the "system" folder.
How do I change the directories?

Thanks for any help... !

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Old 03-06-2009, 10:56 AM   #81
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From Amazon CS on their website:

Custom Screen Savers
Amazon.com Customer Service does not support or provide instructions for adding custom images to your Kindle to be used as screen savers. However, should you choose to do this on your own it will not void your warranty.

http://tinyurl.com/cpwaul

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What is the FULL link please? I do not click on tinyurl links as they could go anywhere.
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:57 AM   #82
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Can some explain these two steps in a little more detail:

2) Copy "Update_kindle2_user_screen_savers.bin" to the root of your Kindle2.


Is that I file I am creating? and where is thr "root" of my K2

3) Change directories to the "system" folder.
How do I change the directories?

Thanks for any help... !
you need to download the .zip file version .03 a little bit further back in this thread. Unzip it. Inside will be a text file with full instructions, and two files with the suffix '.bin' - one is for updating, the other is for uninstalling the screen saver patch. Plug in your kindle and open it up in a window. Drag the update file to the main directory of your kindle. (has the documents, system, etc. folders in it. This is your root or bottom or main directory. Once there, open the system folder, this changes your focus to the system folder. Once there continue following directions on copying your images and rebooting your 2k.

Let me know if this wasn't clear.

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Old 03-06-2009, 11:00 AM   #83
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What is the FULL link please? I do not click on tinyurl links as they could go anywhere.
Why don't you set tinyurl to preview mode for yourself? Then you can preview the link.

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Why don't you set tinyurl to preview mode for yourself? Then you can preview the link.

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you need to download the .zip file version .03 a little bit further back in this thread. Unzip it. Inside will be a text file with full instructions, and two files with the suffix '.bin' - one is for updating, the other is for uninstalling the screen saver patch. Plug in your kindle and open it up in a window. Drag the update file to the main directory of your kindle. (has the documents, system, etc. folders in it. This is your root or bottom or main directory. Once there, open the system folder, this changes your focus to the system folder. Once there continue following directions on copying your images and rebooting your 2k.

Let me know if this wasn't clear.

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Thanks Dwayne! I got it working though I am getting some blanks!
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:17 AM   #86
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I'm on Mac OS 10.5.6, and yes, you're right, there are hidden files. I removed them using terminal, and checked to make sure they were gone. I still had blank images. Then I remembered that I needed to reset. That fixed it.

Thanks for the pointer in the right direction.
What is terminal and did you do this while your Kindle was plugged in?
Any more details would be great, thanks!
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:36 AM   #87
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Thanks Dwayne! I got it working though I am getting some blanks!
You're on a Mac!!

Yeh - I used VMWare and went in to delete them. However, there is another way to do this on a Mac.

Terminal is the program you use to access the Unix command level of the Mac. (Think of DOS command line) In there you would use typed out commands to move to the correct directory and delete files. It should be used with great caution however as this is a great place to mess up your system!

If you have someone with a win computer, it might be easier to just plug your 2k in and delete the '._' files in the system/screen_saver directory.
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Hmm. I have not idea how to do that... and do not think I know some one with Win (PC with Windows?) off hand. No easy way eh?

Maybe, would it be ._pic.png for example?
What if I just plug it in and search for that file then delete them?
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What is terminal and did you do this while your Kindle was plugged in?
Any more details would be great, thanks!
On a mac it should be similar to:

Open up the applications folder, then open up "utilities" and then you'll see the Terminal icon. Open it and you'll have a terminal window with a command prompt.

enter the following commands:
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cd /Volumes/Kindle/system/screen_saver

ls -a
You should see a listing of the file images you copied and the sneaky thumbnail data that's causing the blanks. Then you can do something similar:
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rm -i ._*
This will prompt you to delete those files. Say yes to deleting those files that begin with ._ and you'll be almost done.
type "exit" to close the terminal. Then eject your kindle, and reset it by holding the slider for 15-20 seconds.

No more blanks.

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