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Old 01-03-2019, 09:30 AM   #1
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Clara working hacks?

Hi there,

Planning to buy a Clara HD, but I'm not finding much information about 'hacking' it. I've found the SSH part and that things.

But I want to use it as e-ink dashboard, so it will be cool if you point me how to run scripts or show full-screen images (like the weather dashboards available for kindles).

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Hi there,

Planning to buy a Clara HD, but I'm not finding much information about 'hacking' it. I've found the SSH part and that things.

But I want to use it as e-ink dashboard, so it will be cool if you point me how to run scripts or show full-screen images (like the weather dashboards available for kindles).

Thanks
I'm not to date on the older mods for the Kobo, but some are listed in the hacks, tweaks, and mods thread. As for your use, you can probably either write an app in Qt, use the Kobo web browser (there's a full screen mode for it you can enable in the config file), or use fbink to show text/images. Not that the Kobo web browser lacks most HTML5 features and only supports ES5.
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I think frostschutz's `MiniClock` and `Random Screensaver Image` are a good start point for your goal.
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I think frostschutz's `MiniClock` and `Random Screensaver Image` are a good start point for your goal.
Good luck.
Are these working on Clara? Is there any known way to run py/pygame scripts on the new Clara?

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Are these working on Clara? Is there any known way to run py/pygame scripts on the new Clara?

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Yes. Although all Kobo use different drivers, because of different hardware (mainly screen), all use the same system (Linux).
Read NiLuJe's post for Python.

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Yes. Although all Kobo use different drivers, because of different hardware (mainly screen), all use the same system (Linux).
Read NiLuJe's post for Python.

Good luck.
That's really helpful, the thing is... I don't know how to 'jailbreak' my Clara to run python/lua scripts.

Is there any step-by-step guide?

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That's really helpful, the thing is... I don't know how to 'jailbreak' my Clara to run python/lua scripts.

Is there any step-by-step guide?

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No jailbreak needed. Think of your Clara as a Linux box with root access.
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No jailbreak needed. Think of your Clara as a Linux box with root access.
Thanks for the answer.

I'm following this guide, but it's a little bit complicated, even more in Windows:
https://yingtongli.me/blog/2018/07/30/kobo-telnet.html

Is there any ready to go image with root access to write it on the sd?

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I've just installed your kfmon without hassle, now I'll try to follow that thread.

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