Topic: Using Chumby offline
Because I don't have a permanent internet connection everywhere I want to use my chumby, I have done a little hack to use it without network. The goal was:
*) offline-use as alarm clock
*) some sort of "offline-channel" with widgets placed on an usb-device
*) ability to use the mystreams-section for local music
*) an easy way to switch online and use the chumby as designed
In the last time there seems to be a big demand to seperate the chumby from the chumby.com-infrastructure, and so I decided to post my solution for that situation.
Basically I put everything the chumby needs on the local web-server and redirect the chumby to localhost instead of chumby.com.
I wrote a description of what I did and zipped it with some example-files. You can get it here:
I hope I haven't forgotten to document something important - I am not a big linux-guru, so be forgiving. Perhaps it's useful for someone.
Greetings from Austria!
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I have done a new version, which doesn't change anything on the chumby itself, so to go online you just need to remove the stick and reboot.
The Zip-fie contains everything you need, including the control panel (version 2-8-72, the current stable) and a sample widget. I also included the alarm2cron-scripts mentioned here, because I think they are very handy.
It is developed for a chumby classic, but it may work on other chumby devices, too.
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Just in case anybody stumbles on my old posting again: I was offline for a while and the user Zurk was kind enough to pick up my work and care for this topic. I have not tested his version, but i am sure it is more uptodate than mine.