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Old 10-30-2009, 08:52 AM   #16
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I had a closer look, and the configuration of the screen saver has changed and the hack (version 0.4) won't work as is ...
Yeah, it changed with the release of the DX. The DX hack will likley work if you change the screen saver directory location, since the DX points to the 824x1200 files, and the K2-int would need to point to the 600x800 files.
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Yeah, it changed with the release of the DX. The DX hack will likley work if you change the screen saver directory location, since the DX points to the 824x1200 files, and the K2-int would need to point to the 600x800 files.
Ah I didn't know there was a specific DX screen saver...

the images are in /opt/amazon/screen_saver/600x800 ; but I can't see anywhere in the scripts where it's referenced ; must be done in java directly.

I did have fun though and wrote directly to the eInk framebuffer, loading my own image...

I'll look at the DX version right away
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Version for K2 International

Here it is..

Update:
Now, do not require any pre-installation. Will work as is...

If you have installed the version earlier, there's no need to upgrade again..

The file is now a gzipped tar, instead of a ZIP
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File Type: gz screensaverhack-k2i-0.1.tar.gz (6.6 KB, 346 views)

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Old 10-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #19
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Thanks so much intrepid Jean-Yves! I'm thrilled to have my iKindle working with my own screens. You are a total genius! Thanks beyond words.

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Old 10-30-2009, 07:23 PM   #20
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The iKindle seems to prefer gifs to jpegs or pngs. If you are a Mac user make sure you don't have any spaces in your title. Use an underscore instead of a space for the .gifs

Hack work perfectly! Bravo Jean-Yves!
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:52 PM   #21
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Here it is..

Remember that you *must* install the update
update_freekindle-k2i.bin

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http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60856
I'll add pointer to this post and script in the Visual Kindle Guide this weekend. Thanks for the hard work!

Edit: If anyone is able to grab screen shots from your computer and Kindle (alt+shift+g on the Kindle) of the installation of this hack (like those seen in Visual Guide for the U.S. version) it would be much appreciated. Some of us (pointing directly at myself) find it easier to follow instructions with pictures. Thanks!

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Old 10-31-2009, 02:23 AM   #22
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I just cant get this to work. I have so many files downloaded onto the kindle now, none of them work, yet I follow the instructions to a T. Sigh.

Maybe I will try it on a different PC that has very few programmes.
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Today I tried this process again on a brand new laptop which had no media files or programmes, other than those pre-installed through Windows. And the process worked like a dream. Which means that somehow, the many programmes that I had previously installed on my own laptop had somehow corrupted the files that I was trying to copy onto the kindle. Perhaps others might find this a help. When the .bin files were opened on my old laptop, their icons were changed to make them look like files belonging to other programmes.

So, jyavenard, thankyou to you for your hack, and I am also pleased to know that there was nothing that I was doing wrong, it was just that the programmes I had on my laptop were causing issues. Which is what I thought was happening anyway. And why I asked that question in the other thread.

And I am so pleased to get rid of those terrible dead people!

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Old 11-25-2009, 07:26 AM   #24
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Just installed the new 2.3 software. It would not install until I ran the handy uninstall hack thoughtfully included in Jean Yves package. Now I am hoping to reinstall the hack and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. . .
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:42 AM   #25
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Worked perfectly! The hack is seamless with Kindle Software 2.3. Thanks again Jean Yves!
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