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Old 12-17-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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Question Linux on the PRS-500

I'd like to build some applications on my PRS-500. To do so, I'd like to install linux on it.

Has anyone done this? Is this possible? I've heard about OpenInkPot (great work!), but unfortunately there's no support for the PRS-500
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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Never heard of it happening. Get the epub update though if you havent.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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I only use my ebook for txt files. So I don't need the update.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:41 PM   #4
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It adds a lot more useful stuff to it. shows up as a removable drive, delete books, titles in list work right
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It may not have OpenInkPot support, but it does already come with linux
The epub firmware upgrade does indeed do many good things.
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:06 AM   #6
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All wonderful things, but...I live in Canada! So there's no way for me to get the update

All I want to do with my Reader now is to hack it and use it for my senior project.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:24 PM   #7
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All wonderful things, but...I live in Canada! So there's no way for me to get the update

All I want to do with my Reader now is to hack it and use it for my senior project.
I live in Australia! Getting the firmware update for me was easy: send it off to Sony - they sent it back to me updated
I understand that Canadians can have their firmware updated at the Sony Toronto service shop.. but that is second-hand information.
More info for you in this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63127
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Thanks AprilHare. Do you know if the autorun hacks will still work?
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:31 PM   #9
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Thanks AprilHare. Do you know if the autorun hacks will still work?
Have not tried hacks yet.
The firmware is akin to the PRS-505.
Testing would be required; I know all existing hacks are overwritten with firmware upgrade.
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Ok thanks. Good to know.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:00 PM   #11
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"shows up as a removable drive, delete books" damn I want both of those options badly. but not worth the battery life issues. Hopefully they will produce ONE more update to eliminate the battery life issue.
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