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Old 06-15-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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kinde 3 no greyscale

I ran the fbgnuboy through a terminal which failed because the script was pointing to the wrong direction. I exited but then I realized there was no grayscale. ALl of the screensavers look weird and all my books and everything. I already did a couple of hard resets. I would rather not do a factory reset as it took forever to get my kindle where it is now. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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I ran the fbgnuboy through a terminal which failed because the script was pointing to the wrong direction. I exited but then I realized there was no grayscale. ALl of the screensavers look weird and all my books and everything. I already did a couple of hard resets. I would rather not do a factory reset as it took forever to get my kindle where it is now. Any suggestions?
Ah, ...
What **else** did you do to your kindle?

And in general, a "factory reset" is not going to do what you expect it to from its name.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #3
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all i did was jailbreak it and try to use usbnetworking
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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here is some pictures that show the problem sorry i think some of them are upside down
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:31 PM   #5
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Funny, looks like some kind of "palette" got modified. I'm pretty sure that fbgnuboy can _not_ do this at all - it is a simple userland program, not doing kernel level stuff. In the worst case, I'd say Kubrick it. Though I still don't buy that there wasn't done anything else (or the "use usbnetworking" should be a bit more detailed) ;-)
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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I just got it two days ago and I have not done too much with it. I was just reading it normally last night. I just noticed this problem after i ran fbgnuboy. I know that they can do some kind of "dithering" so one can get 12 fps which makes it no greyscale whatsoever. also i was using myTS and I couldn't get out. had to hard reset while i was in root rw mode. I really haven't done al that much with it. By "use usbnetworking" i mean connect it to my mac and try to get it to recognize it as a device with usbnetworking on. I was opposed to do that by itself according to the kiterm tutorial.

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:13 PM   #7
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hm, having it left r/w might be a problem. Myts is also active on every boot. The dithering in fbgnuboy just means that it will only write black and white pixels, but this done by doing exactly this: only displaying black and white pixels. The display or display driver is not put in any special mode for archieving this (I should know, I ported fbgnuboy).

Maybe your root partition is mangled. Kubrick should put that back in order again.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:56 PM   #8
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Is that the only way to fix it? btw great work on the emulator. when I use it in kual launcher it tells me that the main binary is not installed and reverts back to failsafe. I checked the folder and the binary is there. Sorry for getting a bit off topic
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #9
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i will do kubrick and post the reseults
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #10
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also i was using myTS and I couldn't get out. had to hard reset while i was in root rw mode.
Hmm....

You must have had the root file system set "rw" for a reason . . . .
What things did you change, add and/or modify?

Those actions are more likely to be the cause.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #11
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i was trying to install ipkg tool. I was using it to read today because one can still read but the fonts just look weird. all of the sudden the page wouldn't turn and it was unresponsive. I used kubrick but it won't even reboot. I can mount the kindle however on my computer
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i was trying to install ipkg tool. I was using it to read today because one can still read but the fonts just look weird. all of the sudden the page wouldn't turn and it was unresponsive. I used kubrick but it won't even reboot. I can mount the kindle however on my computer
Ah, you probably where trying to install that into the root file system then - -
In the process, something got overwritten or replaced in the system files.

Debrick it, using Kubrick.

If it is a K3 - it should take at least two hours to re-flash the system image.
If it doesn't - then something is wrong.

Then to re-boot it after using Kubrick - you may have to hold the power switch for a very long time - as much as 30 minutes has been reported on some devices.

Follow the instructions in the first post of Kubrick and the on-screen instructions **VERY CAREFULLY** - -
Starting with the "re-charge on wall charger for at least 20 hours" instruction.

Report what happens when using Kubrick.
In much more detail than:
"I used it and it didn't work"
Please.
You gotta give us some details to work with, no one here can help you in a vacuum of information.

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Old 06-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #13
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Sorry what I meant was that i flashed the root filesystem but i guess i didnt't wait long enough for it to reboot. I had already had the green light when I put it on the charger so I'm assuking that is not the problem. I checked my kindle after it was done and it had the exact same files as before. is it only supposed to touch the root filesystem?
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Sorry what I meant was that i flashed the root filesystem but i guess i didnt't wait long enough for it to reboot. I had already had the green light when I put it on the charger so I'm assuking that is not the problem. I checked my kindle after it was done and it had the exact same files as before. is it only supposed to touch the root filesystem?
The green light is controlled by firmware .
Is the firmware working properly? (no)
So can you trust the color of the light? (no)

Tell us some more details please.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:26 PM   #15
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I held the power button for as long as it took (20mins) like you said and I have full battery but the problem with the screen remains. to get it into usb downloader mode should i see anything special on the screen?
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