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Old 08-13-2014, 11:32 AM   #106
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Thanks, I'll try it out immediately ... today till now I was working on the Hardware. I attached a TTL compatible GPS Module to the kobo mini (search for kobo and xcsoar to get more information about that), wraped it into a adhesive protective mass and my mum made a nice bag for it. At the back is the solar panel, if there is sun ... which is not sure for the weekend. And here are the pics:

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/dm5brg5v6...a?n=15535011#/

Now I'll turn back to the software!
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:59 PM   #107
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Code:
dd if=/dev/sdd of=serial bs=512 skip=1 count 1
dd if=/dev/sdd of=hwinfo bs=512 skip=1024 count 1
dd if=/dev/sdd of=waveform bs=512 skip=14335 count 2
and copy those files onto the new sdcard with
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dd if=serial of=/dev/sdd bs=512 seek=1
dd if=hwinfo of=/dev/sdd bs=512 seek=1024
dd if=waveform of=/dev/sdd bs=512 seek=14335
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PS: seek means go to position in output, skip means goto position in input
Thanks for your help but still the same problem ... the kobo's screen flashes a couple of times, LED lights up green, blue and keeps blinkning green :-(
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:07 PM   #108
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connect a ttl-serial converter to the serial port of the kobo to see the kernel messages. This also gives you the possibility to log into the console and fix things as long as the system itself comes up.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:18 PM   #109
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Now it works ... without changing the wareform!
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:20 PM   #110
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Good to know, although I'm surprised that that would be the reason.
You might get bad grayscale representation now though, since the waveform data is calibrated to mareks display.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:48 PM   #111
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Yes, thanks for your help. Now I need to get navit running anyhow ... Let's see if there is allready a compiled version for this architecture
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:09 AM   #112
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Hi fsiefken!

The chipset supports usb host functionality. But I don't know if the power line is connected to the USB port on PCB board.

However you have more options to connect mouse and keyboard:
  • You can install Synergy app on kobo and use mouse and keyboard connected to your PC.
  • You can install xserver on your PC (like Xming for Windows) and export DISPLAY variable on kobo - all apps you start will open their windows on your desktop! I'm using that method to faster configure apps with a mouse than via touch and windows can have any size.
Can anyone confirm they either slaved their Kobo to a computer (with a keyboard and mouse) or they were able to attach an external keyboard to their Kobo? If you did, how did you do it, and how usable was it?
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:59 AM   #113
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Does someone try (and succeded) to install this Debian image on a Touch 2.0 device ?
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:27 AM   #114
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Yes, thanks for your help. Now I need to get navit running anyhow ... Let's see if there is allready a compiled version for this architecture
If you suceeded, so please let me know, I'am real interested in...
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:36 AM   #115
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Technical question

Hi, just a technical question.. I want to install the LibreOffice program, what is version of Linux I should to download?

Linux: rpm (x86) rpm (x86_64) deb (x86) deb (x86_64) ??

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Old 10-10-2016, 04:59 PM   #116
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Hi all,

Is it possible a dual boot for KOBO MINI like this tutorial..

http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/201...comment-275552

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Old 10-31-2017, 11:23 AM   #117
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Hi everybody,

just passing by to say that thanks to marek I too have turned my kobo into a linux tablet.

I have been using it for more or less a month and in the meanwhile I edited the original image.

Mostly fixes (e.g. the blinking led) and customization (e.g screen/scripts/vertical orientation), but more importantly I made a new window manager, mostly because I was not pleased in one way or another with any one I tried.

If anyone is interested I put the source on a github page, and the full image on dropbox.

Good reading!
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:58 PM   #118
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That looks really cool I've been thinking about getting a cheap used Nook for playing around the past couple days. A few questions though:

1. What's your battery life been like with WiFi on/off?

2. How do you normally get your documents onto the device? Do you download them from the web or transfer them over USB, etc.

3. How well do you think this device would work as an always-on IRC client?
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