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== AppManager ==
 
== AppManager ==
 
==== Disable ====
 
==== Disable ====
This will prevent the auto shutoff from kicking in, but you also loose a lot of normal LeapFrog specific functionality.
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This will prevent the auto shutoff from kicking in, but you also lose a lot of normal LeapFrog specific functionality.
  
 
''' Temporarily '''
 
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  #oss -w /var/sounds/startup.wav & # & tim end "sounds/startup.wav" &
 
  #oss -w /var/sounds/startup.wav & # & tim end "sounds/startup.wav" &
 
== Connect With your Linux Box ==
 
=== Ubuntu ===
 
Aquire FileZilla
 
 
Right click your network icon thingy and configure your interface
 
 
[[File:link_only.png]]
 
 
Setting it to link only will prevent the Explorer from disconnecting randomly when you plug it in.
 
 
on your explorer run
 
 
ifconfig
 
 
to see what it's ip address is. Enter that address as the host in FileZilla and set the username as: root
 
 
Congrats you now have sftp access to your explorer :)
 
 
[[File:file_zilla_connected.png]]
 
 
 
''' Using Explorer's Host Name '''
 
 
On Linux you may also use the Explorer's host name to access it, which will allow the Explorer to change its IP address, with out you having to change it in any of your program's profile settings. On bootup in the serial console the Explorer will show its host name, near the end of the bootup output it will be Explorer-<SERIAL NUMBER>. To use the host name you'll need to add .local to the end of it, so Explorer-<SERIAL NUMBER>.local will be the host name to use when accessing the Explorer.
 
  
 
== New Kernel Copy ==
 
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mtd2 is where the kernel is stored
 
mtd2 is where the kernel is stored
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[[Category:Leapster Explorer]]

Latest revision as of 22:06, 27 October 2011

Here are some changes to the LX's default setup that will make your life more easy.


AppManager

Disable

This will prevent the auto shutoff from kicking in, but you also lose a lot of normal LeapFrog specific functionality.

Temporarily

On Device

killall AppManager app CartManager

Permanently

touch /flags/main_app


Start Different Application

This will allow you to start a different application other than the default LeapFrog application:

echo /path/to/your/app > /flags/main_app

Caution /LF/Bulk isn't guaranteed to be mounted when the start up script is run. If your app isn't found, rcS will remove /flags/main_app to restore the default on the next boot.

Developer Mode

This turns on telnet and ftp by default, and switches to a static IP address.

touch /flags/developer

If you still want to have the automatic private ip:

touch /flags/avahi

And if you want a speedy boot (this eliminates a 6 second wait timer):

touch /flags/no8sec

Removing USB-boot-mode auto-shutdown

When USB booting, the script /usr/bin/recovery runs. On line 8 of that script is an instruction to do a forced shutdown after 600 seconds.

To remove that annoyance, simply comment-out that line:

#( sleep 600; poweroff -f ) &

Debranding

To remove the 2nd boot logo, comment out line 76 of /etc/init.d/rcS:

#imager /dev/layer0 /var/screens/LEGAL.png

To remove the startup sound, comment out line 91 of /etc/init.d/rcS:

#oss -w /var/sounds/startup.wav & # & tim end "sounds/startup.wav" &

New Kernel Copy

This may brick your Explorer and make it require a usb boot so only do this if your brave.

nandscrub -e /dev/mtd2
nandscrub /dev/mtd2
nandwrite /dev/mtd2 /usr/kernel.cbf

mtd2 is where the kernel is stored