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Old 04-07-2013, 04:07 PM   #511
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unzip this.

use.
NOTE: On most versions of Windows, you do not have to re-boot after unpacking the cover.zip contents.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:00 PM   #512
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Hmm… there aren't any uninstall-bins.
Inside the screensaver hack's zip file, right next to the install.bin is an uninstall.bin file...NiLuJe always includes one.

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I guess I'll wait a bit for Nijule's input before I start analyzing the scripts.
Always a good idea!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #513
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unzip this.

use.
Use... where? The "linkss" folder contains the following subfolders:
Backups
bin
cover_cache
discarded
etc
overflow
run
screensavers
staging

I have put it in cover_cache AND screensavers, rebooted after each, and the only thing that happens is that I get the default kindle screensavers back. Am I doing something wrong here?
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:50 PM   #514
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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."

So there then. And that you have installed python.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #515
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Use... where? The "linkss" folder contains the following subfolders:
Backups
bin
cover_cache
discarded
etc
overflow
run
screensavers
staging

I have put it in cover_cache AND screensavers, rebooted after each, and the only thing that happens is that I get the default kindle screensavers back. Am I doing something wrong here?
Note: I also just tried putting copies of it in both of these, plus the main linkss folder, all at the same time, and now my screensaver is just a blank white screen. (sigh)
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:52 PM   #516
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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."

So there then. And that you have installed python.
Yes, I did, as per my original post. The JB, the python, and the linkss thing have all been installed, but still no luck.
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So now I have the empty "cover" file in just the main linkss folder, and this seems to create a "raw" image in the cover_cache folder of my book cover (I can view it, and it's correct), but what appears in the screensavers folder is just a blank white image, which is what shows up when I put the kindle to sleep.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:14 PM   #518
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Did you do a restart via menu>settings>restart? (without the usb cable attached)
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #519
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Did you do a restart via menu>settings>restart? (without the usb cable attached)
Yes indeed, I did. I followed the instructions exactly (with the exception of not knowing how to create a blank file or which folder in linkss to put it). But I think it's all where it's supposed to be now, and it still doesn't work. I just get a blank screen as a screensaver.
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Delete all of the generated covers in the cover cach folder and repeat the restart.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #521
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Delete all of the generated covers in the cover cach folder and repeat the restart.
Thanks for responding so quickly, btw.

Yes, I did that step... no result.

For good measure, I even reinstalled the python / linkss steps... no result. All I get is no cover at all in sleep mode. Just a blank white screen.
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have you tried a different book (new from any that you have tried before) and left it open for about 20-30 seconds?
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If you can see generated book covers in the cover cache folder and the screensaver folder is empty then it appears things are working properly except that the current reading book generated cover is not being placed into the screensaver folder....perhaps there is something wrong with your empty 'cover' file....I found the easiest way to create it (the empty 'cover' file is to just rename the 'autoreboot' file that is already in the linkss folder and not being used anyway. Just delete the previous empty 'cover' file and rename 'autoreboot' to 'cover'.
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have you tried a different book (new from any that you have tried before) and left it open for about 20-30 seconds?
Yep, I've tried a bunch ebooks, to no effect.

What happens is that a file appears in cover_cache called cover_raw_4a4314ae-8f5f-4bb3-96dc-0d3e09dc9987.jpeg that is what it's supposed to be (although I just checked again and the one that showed up was one from about an hour ago, even though it had long been deleted... it seems to have "returned from the grave", to quote something from a previous thread I read), and then in the screensavers folder there appears a file called bg_medium_ss00.png that is 1024x758 of blank white nothing.

I delete the one from screensavers, the one from cover cache, the blank "cover" file, then restart, replace the blank "cover" file, restart, open a book, wait 20 seconds, press sleep button... blank screen, and the aforementioned files return to their respective folders.
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If you can see generated book covers in the cover cache folder and the screensaver folder is empty then it appears things are working properly except that the current reading book generated cover is not being placed into the screensaver folder....perhaps there is something wrong with your empty 'cover' file....I found the easiest way to create it (the empty 'cover' file is to just rename the 'autoreboot' file that is already in the linkss folder and not being used anyway. Just delete the previous empty 'cover' file and rename 'autoreboot' to 'cover'.
Just tried this. I still get a blank screen for a cover.
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