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Old 02-19-2018, 11:00 AM   #2686
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For the love of Python language (THIS IS MY GOAL!)... having a problem with the install...

I just went through my first jailbreak (so yes, n00b, but well-versed in Linux and Python). Using a Kindle Keyboard (k3w, B008). Installed so far: KUAL, mrpackages, screensavers (linkss). Running "Version 3.4.2".



My problem: Python won't install. mrpackages finds it, restarts, but afterwards there's no Python (just files /mnt/us/mrpackages/._Update_python_0.14.N_install_pw2_kt2_kv_pw3_koa_ kt3.bin and /mnt/base-us/mrpackages/._Update_python_0.14.N_install_pw2_kt2_kv_pw3_koa_ kt3.bin
).

Q: This thread references FW 5.4. Is that REQUIRED to install+run Python? (Currently, I block any update, have done a "mkdir /update.bin.tmp.partial", since I'm terribly afraid of breaking something)


RELATED:

Q: If I absolutely must upgrade the firmware to get Python, do I just pretend I haven't rooted and allow the Kindle to update itself? Nothing special to do besides rm'ing /update.bin.tmp.partial? Will a FW upgrade "break" anything, including the jailbreak?

Q: Will things be complicated by the fact I can not mount this kindle as a USB MS device? Sometime after the jailbreak, that stopped working. (Don't care too much about USB MS, since sshfs works, but if it's a quick fix...)


Apologies for all the questions. I have great respect for what this community has done, and I value your time. I spent ~ 12 hours this weekend reading the forum and other websites looking for answers on my own.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:12 AM   #2687
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For the love of Python language (THIS IS MY GOAL!)... having a problem with the install...

I just went through my first jailbreak (so yes, n00b, but well-versed in Linux and Python). Using a Kindle Keyboard (k3w, B008). Installed so far: KUAL, mrpackages, screensavers (linkss). Running "Version 3.4.2".
Shouldn't you be asking in this thread?

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=88004

Anyway, USB networking is toggled on/off by searching for:
;un

Toggling USBnet off enables USB mass storage.

It is usually possible to download specific firmware versions from amazon. You might need to teake the URL for a specific version.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:35 PM   #2688
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Shouldn't you be asking in this thread?

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=88004

Anyway, USB networking is toggled on/off by searching for:
;un

Toggling USBnet off enables USB mass storage.

It is usually possible to download specific firmware versions from amazon. You might need to teake the URL for a specific version.

YES, thanks! In error, I mistook this "latest" thread as being the correct place. I do see the kindle-python for kw3 under your link, and will continue my adventures there.
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:26 PM   #2689
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By worked fine I mean worked as intended. My Kindle was displaying my custom screensavers as it supposed to do. What it is doing now is not showing my custom screensavers but instead showing the last screen that the kindle was displaying before putting it to sleep. The only thing I have done between it working and not working was add a couple more images to the screensavers folder (10 images total).

I have went through the troubleshooting and for the issue I am having and it seems that It happens if my images aren't of the correct dimensions, which they are so that doesn't seem to be the problem.

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I uninstalled the screensaver plugin and reinstalled it via KUAL and it seems to be working again, but I suspect that it will happen again.
One or more pictures is bad. You would need to check them. When it happens to me I usually edit and resaves picture and it usually works afterwards.

Once that happens it will always show "last screen" if it hits one of those bad pictures, or in least till you reboot the kindle.

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Old 03-02-2018, 11:32 PM   #2690
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Perhaps it should go like that:

Code:
# Check if the book was a KFX...
if [ "${last_read_mime}" == "application/x-kfx-ebook" ] ; then
	# We want the metadata sidecar file, not the book itself...
	last_read_kfx="${last_read_file%.*}.sdr/assets/metadata.kfx"
	# Check that it exists...
	if [ ! -f "${last_read_kfx}" ] ; then
		last_read_kfx = last_read_file
	fi
	# Use KFX Meta.
	...
That is, if the metadata.kfx sidecar does not exist, then pass to the kfxmeta.py the file itself.

Anybody of good will can validate the syntax at least?

It looked good to me so I tried it and, along with the updated kfxmeta.py, I'm finally getting covers for books that before wouldn't show. Bravo.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:02 PM   #2691
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I am running the screensaver hack 0.24.n r13390 on my new kindle PW3, serial jailbroken, and currently running system 5.9.4.

I ran into some erratic behavior that drove me crazy:

As soon as I reboot the kindle everything is fine, kindle starts booting. After a while the screen lights go out (I know this is ok.), the boot continues but the led reading lights don't come back.

The progress bar goes on......

At one point, during the boot, one of the standard covers are loaded, and therefore it looks the boot is finished and the kindle has gone goes into a slip mode (lights still off).

At first i thought the kindle was frozen this way, and there were no whay to wake it. But If I pressed the power button for 10 secs the kindle reboots, going back to were I started.

However, I discovered that if I wait a few more minutes the backlight magically switches on, I can run kual, and get into the config file of the screensaver hack (right now I only get the "no processed cover" message though).

I thought there was some hardware problem, but now I am pretty convinced it is a software one?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Michele

Update: This is confirmed to be an hardware problem (broken connection to the connector near the + power point on the PCB). I was able to fix it and now everything is working just fine!

MIC

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Old 04-05-2018, 01:55 PM   #2692
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After upgrading from 5.3.1 to 5.6.1 I did lose the screensaver.
I cannot refresh (it is grey) to install any .bin file. KUAL is still working.
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Old 04-05-2018, 07:35 PM   #2693
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After upgrading from 5.3.1 to 5.6.1 I did lose the screensaver.
I cannot refresh (it is grey) to install any .bin file. KUAL is still working.
There is always 10% who never "get the word" (or: "get the memo").
And it is extra strange to see it happen on a site devoted to a device for people who read.
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None of our add-ins are protected across updates, you must always re-install them.
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