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Old 08-17-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Hi everybody!

After fixing the hardware (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...105#post558105) I became more brave to try out alternative firmware as well.

There are a lot of things that I liked very much and some things that I didn't like. I'll make a separate post of my experience.

My questions:
  1. Why couldn't I see PDFs in the bookshelf application? Should I try a different snapshot for that? Which one? Or is there something I can do in the shell? Some config file maybe?
  2. Where I can I decide on a per file-type basis whether cr of fb opens a file?
  3. Maybe I just didn't see it but to me there was very little information about config files for the custom made applications. Where are they?
  4. Do the games work yet? I couldn't find any documentation about it anywhere.

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Looks like you installed one of the August snapshots, which don't read PDFs and there's no cr there either - so you can't choose reader application. Otherwise, you would choose it by long pressing the number of the book, which gives you a pop-up menu.
If you want all these functions, try older snapshots - March or May (there's only the installable version for the May snapshot).
I suppose the games don't work much, at least on Hanlin - I did give them a try, but without much success
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Hey, thank!

True, I tried 2009-08-12. Will try the may version.
Thanks for the tip with the long-press, will try that as well.

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Old 08-17-2009, 04:03 PM   #4
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If you want all these functions, try older snapshots - March or May (there's only the installable version for the May snapshot).
Just a little comment in addition to some good advice.

The August snapshot reformats the book storage FAT file system to jffs2, so it will probably also require reformatting the file system back to FAT16 to revert to an earlier snapshot?
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Thanks for the hint. I wouldn't know, because I had the official hanlin firmware installed in between. And that one flashed fine without reformatting.
So maybe the same is true when downgrading OI directly?
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Sudoku and a few other ones that I don't know what you're supposed to do. But as I said, they don't seem to work much yet.
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Sudoku and a few other ones that I don't know what you're supposed to do. But as I said, they don't seem to work much yet.
One of them is called fifteen. It's an old puzzel (4x4) with the numbers 1 - 15 and one blank. The object is to line the numbers up sequentially. The left side page turn moves numbers left & right but I found nothing to move them up & down.
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One of them is called fifteen. It's an old puzzel (4x4) with the numbers 1 - 15 and one blank. The object is to line the numbers up sequentially. The left side page turn moves numbers left & right but I found nothing to move them up & down.
Wow, I am glad I was not the only one who could not figure that out.
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One of them is called fifteen. It's an old puzzel (4x4) with the numbers 1 - 15 and one blank. The object is to line the numbers up sequentially. The left side page turn moves numbers left & right but I found nothing to move them up & down.
You're right, I knew this one, just forgot about it at the moment I was writing the answer. I figured about as much as you did.
And there's a similar one there with a square of numbers and somehow I managed to switch places of some of them (like I was turning a small square of 2x2 numbers inside).
The Bridges game draws links between some of the numbers sometimes, even multiple ones.
All in all there seem to be "up" and "down" keys missing, I guess they are on the Hanvon device so the games make more sense there.
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The volume up & down would be logical for that but didn't do anything.
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Yeah, puzzles are not really adapted to V3 yet.

What do you think about WASD-like cursor on 2/5/6/7 keys?
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What do you think about WASD-like cursor on 2/5/6/7 keys?
Rather 2/6/7/8, I think. Sounds good.
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Rather 2/6/7/8, I think. Sounds good.
I concur.
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That was my first try, also. I have admit, it didn't even occur to me to try the volume buttons... So: WASD-like cursor on 2/6/7/8 keys would be the best solution in my view. Mainly because it is intuitive.
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