Friday, May 14, 2010

Modifying the stock Os 3

This is a combination hack. It's also a little heavier because of google earth.
You can apply this over the old mplayer hack and xfce hack if needed.

This hacks adds mplayer, gnome mplayer, xfce, Google Earth(with gps support), xvkbd, and some games. It also tweaks the settings for xfce a little.

Using osso-xterm(X Terminal)
Navigate to where you have extracted newhack.tar.gz

ls -a

verify that is there


When Google Earth install pops up, just choose the settings it has listed. When the install finishes do not start it, quit it.

Reboot, then you can choose to switch the desktop or not to.

Use Gnome Mplayer to play anything Coolplayer will not.
Coolplayer still has hardware acceleration for some things.
Mplayer is software decoding only.


JDownloader can be installed by doubletapping on the xfce desktop or the hack directory.

Modifying the stock Os 2

Ok so I know I just uploaded the image with the basic hacks.

Now I have another script file!
This one adds:
to the internet menu-

Pidgin Messaging with keyboard support

adds a new games menu-

Gnome Games:
Five or More
Same gnome

It also installs Zenity for future use...

To install:
-extract clarion_hack_2.tar.gz
-open up osso-xterm on the clarion mind and navigate to where you extracted this file.
-type the following:
ls -a
Make sure you can see


It will do it's magic and reboot.
Hope this works for you all! Enjoy :D

Modifying the stock Os

For those of you that might wish to go back to the stock OS...
The stock OS is really limited.
I've made an DD image of my modified stock OS.
It has the following:

An Application Menu

Firefox 3.6--needs a usb keyboard to use.
Coolfox is still installed.

Flash 10

osso-xterm(terminal with virtual keyboard support)

I just finished raring up my image. the dd image is 3.6GB. I've rared it into 3 rar files totaling 1.9GB. I'll upload them to megaupload tonight.
It's got the basic hack, flash 10, and firefox installed. You need a keyboard for firefox. Coolfox is still installed for pen use.

To Install:
First off you should have a backup before doing anything. Just in case.
I'm not going to get into that here.

Make sure to extract the rar files. You should be left with a 3.6GB dd image named clarionMOD.dd

I normally flash my images using by booting a copy of nMind lite. You can use other linux versions, however disc locations may vary.
I bootup nMind livecd.
Then I open file manager, and navigate to the drive where the image is stored.
(I use 2 partitions on my usb stick so I can use one for the livecd, and the other for storage.)
Then I load terminal and navigate into the drive where the image is stored

sudo -s


cd /media/disk

this location may vary for you.

ls -a

just check and make sure clarionMOD.dd is there

Then I flash the image using dd:

sudo dd if=clarionMOD.dd of=/dev/sda bs=1024K

*if you're not using nMind then the location of your ssd may not be sda*

Thats basically it.
Files are on megaupload. Sorry I cannot do torrents and don't have a host that works better for me.