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Old 03-26-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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window manager

is it possible to put an alternative window manager like dwm on the kindle? (IIRC here we have aweseom installed?)

it is very small and I wouldn't mind the small bar at the top above my books if it means I can switch fast to e.g. my music control program (ncmpcc or gmpc or something like that)

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not directly with a great deal of ease.

Assuming you have a reasonable level of skill in these areas it would most probably be possible (but the PW is not the easiest of devices to recover at the moment - or indeed in the forseeable future) I would recommend at the very least a serial cable for recovery purposes and some upstart script hacking to begin with.

Possibly crafting/refactoring the existing scripts to ALLOW for awesome to be UNLOADED and then loading the DWM via some for of scripting mechanism would be the answer.

Doukan effectively does this now via the KUAL launcher I believe, but I could be wrong.

Of course using debian and a Xephyr overlay this is entirely possible.

I run LXDE on mine for example.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...35&postcount=6

Or matchbox window manager. (see debian on PW thread)

I will have a look at dwm via that method to - but an overlay would be a WAY easier path than replacing what is currently in place.

that's just my opinion other may have a different one.

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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Well, the problem i have with xephyr is that it doesn't allow me to have the actual kindle software on one tag of the wm and my other stuff on other tags.
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right.

Might I ask just how you have tested that.
Or what works you did to investigate possible solutions
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #6
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The only thing I tried was killing awesome so far.
And it kept coming back
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The only thing I tried was killing awesome so far.
And it kept coming back
That's because it's just that awesome.

(Also, it's because killing your window manager normally quits X: Amazon would presumably rather that it just recover quietly and not let anything else die, since the wm has a basically invisible infrastructural purpose on the Kindle.)
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yup. we are hacking on it in #kindle-dev... if you fancy throwing your weight in...
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you can run Xorg manually, like you're used to after issueing "stop x".
Issue solved. All window managers possible.
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[root@kindle root]# stop x
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x stop/waiting
[root@kindle root]# Xorg
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Xorg: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /mnt/us/debian/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabi/libpciaccess.so.0)
Xorg: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by /mnt/us/debian/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabi/libfontenc.so.1)
_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/kindle:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

X.Org X Server 1.8.2
Release Date: 2010-07-01
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.31-rt11-lab126 arm
Current Operating System: Linux kindle 2.6.31-rt11-lab126 #1 Fri Feb 22 01:37:00 PST 2013 armv7l
Kernel command line: consoleblank=0 rootwait ro ip=off root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 quiet eink=fslepdc video=mxcepdcfb:E60,bpp=8,x_mem=2M console=ttymxc0,115200
Build Date: 22 February 2013 01:20:46AM

Current version of pixman: 0.26.0
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Apr 1 23:20:28 2013
(==) Using config file: "/etc/xorg.conf"
(WW) module ABI major version (6) doesn't match the server's version (7)
Insert cool window manager here

IIRC this was first discovered by Geekmaster about a year ago.

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I chose lxde

it was necessary to run

while :; do eips "" ; usleep 30000 ; done;

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[root@kindle root]# cd /etc/xdg/awesome/
[root@kindle awesome]# /usr/bin/lua
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Lua 5.1.4 Copyright (C) 1994-2008 Lua.org, PUC-Rio
> require "lab126_flash_triggers"
> TriggerClient:damage(... To be continued? or something like that...
looks like I need to learn some lua then next.. sigh.. will the learning never end

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[root@kindle root]# cd /etc/xdg/awesome/
[root@kindle awesome]# /usr/bin/lua


looks like I need to learn some lua then next.. sigh.. will the learning never end
http://www.lua.org/docs.html
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how does duokan solve such things? is there any readable docs from those guys? is their source available?
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