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Old 03-06-2009, 12:04 PM   #91
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I tried that and all I see is my name and a $ sign, is this saying I need to buy this program? Also am I suppose to be in the screen_saver folder on my K2 while doing this?
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:34 PM   #92
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I tried that and all I see is my name and a $ sign, is this saying I need to buy this program? Also am I suppose to be in the screen_saver folder on my K2 while doing this?
Your name and the $ sign are the prompt.

When using the command line you need to press the enter key after each command.

So:
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cd /Volumes/Kindle/system/screen_saver [press enter key]
ls -a [press the enter key]
rm -i ._* [press the enter key, and press the 'y' or 'n' key to delete files (or not) when asked]
exit [press the enter key]
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Your name and the $ sign are the prompt.

When using the command line you need to press the enter key after each command.

So:
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cd /Volumes/Kindle/system/screen_saver [press enter key]
ls -a [press the enter key]
rm -i ._* [press the enter key, and press the 'y' or 'n' key to delete files (or not) when asked]
exit [press the enter key]
I am making progress, I did get the file to come up but did not get them removed yet, the code your showing rm-i I thought was an L so I will try again...I will try this! Thanks

Thanks for all your patience!
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:46 PM   #94
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I am getting this:
Macintosh-2:screen_saver lararossignol$ rm-i._1.png
-bash: rm-i._1.png: command not found
Macintosh-2:screen_saver lararossignol$ rm -i._1.png
rm: illegal option -- .
usage: rm [-f | -i] [-dPRrvW] file ...
unlink file
Macintosh-2:screen_saver lararossignol$ rm._1.png
-bash: rm._1.png: command not found
Macintosh-2:screen_saver lararossignol$
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I am getting this:
Macintosh-2:screen_saver lararossignol$ rm-i._1.png
-bash: rm-i._1.png: command not found
Macintosh-2:screen_saver lararossignol$ rm -i._1.png
rm: illegal option -- .
usage: rm [-f | -i] [-dPRrvW] file ...
unlink file
Macintosh-2:screen_saver lararossignol$ rm._1.png
-bash: rm._1.png: command not found
Macintosh-2:screen_saver lararossignol$
Ok, last one on this, as the thread has turned into a Mac user support group. You need to mind the spaces. The rm command is followed by a space followed by the -i flag followed by a space followed by the wildcard filename of ._*
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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.)
Clarknova--thanks for pulling this together!

A quick question: Where are these files hiding? Even with hidden files enabled on the Mac, there are zero PNGs showing anywhere. I've not yet added your alterations, I'm just searching for the normal set so I can possibly get rid of Oscar Wilde & friends while leaving the other art for now.

(For the Mac gurus: I'm also wondering if even the normal hidden file route for OS X isn't sufficient in some way to bring up the Kindle system files; my System folder appears much emptier than I would expect; two folders and one file, nothing else.)

Heck, I may just pull out my elderly WinXp laptop & plug into that; I still feel more at home techwise on that OS!

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Old 03-06-2009, 01:35 PM   #97
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Clarknova--thanks for pulling this together!

A quick question: Where are these files hiding? Even with hidden files enabled on the Mac, there are zero PNGs showing anywhere. I've not yet added your alterations, I'm just searching for the normal set so I can possibly get rid of Oscar Wilde & friends while leaving the other art for now.

(For the Mac gurus: I'm also wondering if even the normal hidden file route for OS X isn't sufficient in some way to bring up the Kindle system files; my System folder appears much emptier than I would expect; two folders and one file, nothing else.)

Heck, I may just pull out my elderly WinXp laptop & plug into that; I still feel more at home techwise on that OS!
Yeh - I enabled the show all files on the Mac OS, and it still doesn't show the ._* files on my system folder, but when I plug it in to the windows side, there it is.

Am I doing something wrong?
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Yeh - I enabled the show all files on the Mac OS, and it still doesn't show the ._* files on my system folder, but when I plug it in to the windows side, there it is.

Am I doing something wrong?
How are you enabling show all files?

Are you doing it this way?

http://lifehacker.com/software/comma...der-188892.php

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How are you enabling show all files?

Are you doing it this way?

http://lifehacker.com/software/comma...der-188892.php

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That code is different than the one I found & used yesterday; I'll give it a try!

Edit--shows the exact same files as before, still not a PNG (of the original screensavers) to be seen, and no additional system files showing. Weird. I'll definitely have to boot up the old PC, this is starting to bug me.

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The original screensavers are NOT on the default system directory via USB.

The ._ files are made when you copy files over onto the Kindle via a Mac.

Two entirely different issues.
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Ok, last one on this, as the thread has turned into a Mac user support group. You need to mind the spaces. The rm command is followed by a space followed by the -i flag followed by a space followed by the wildcard filename of ._*
Thanks, I GOT IT!!!!!!

The only additional note, you must add quotes if your file has any spaces...Like this : rm -i "._kindle faries.png"

This was driving me nuts as the first one file worked (after I added spaces.)
You can go in an rename your files in the screen_saver folder (I did this on a few but got worried I was making more a mess but those work fine)

also another note you do not press enter between this

cd /Volumes/Kindle/system/screen_saver

ls -a


Just enter it as one line: cd /Volumes/Kindle/system/screen_saver ls -a

That's what worked for me. Thanks EVERYONE!!! Now I can love my K2 unconditionally!


On my mac it only worked to bring up the files when
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The only additional note, you must add quotes if your file has any spaces...Like this : rm -i "._kindle faries.png"
Um, if you just literally type

rm -i ._*

it will delete ALL the files that start with ._

The asterisk is a "wild card" which means match any characters as many as there are.

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Um, if you just literally type

rm -i ._*

it will delete ALL the files that start with ._

The asterisk is a "wild card" which means match any characters as many as there are.

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Now you tell me! I thought that was just a fill in your file name kind of thing...
oh well.
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And you do press enter before the ls -a but... whatever worked for you, luv.
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And you do press enter before the ls -a but... whatever worked for you, luv.
I did try that, did not work. Only when I paste it as one line and then hit enter.. but whatever way works... just so happy to have my own Sceensavers! (One of the 13 I loaded below!)

Thank you Clarknova!!!


and everyone else for helping my blonde, mac ass figure it out



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