Topic: Running Chumby8 ControlPanel on the Infocast 8" - UPDATED
Last year, I bought an Infocast 8" for my room to replace my alarm clock, and serve as a media display during the daytime.
I also bought an Infocast 3.5", and imagine my surprise when I was unable to set new alarms on the 8" rather than just the built-in quick alarm.
That didn't stop me, I just manually made a /psp/alarms file with my nightmode information and that was that.
Recently, however, I've had quite the fluid schedule and have needed different alarms at different days... and the Chumby8 just came out
So, what did I do? Loaded the excellent new Chumby8 controlpanel on my Infocast... and here's how:
Easier method... scroll down, or click here -> http://forum.chumby.com/viewtopic.php?pid=36667#p36667
Go here: http://www.chumby.com/xml/controlpanel?hw=9.9 and download the .tar.gz file mentioned in the XML.
SSH into your Infocast 8" and run "stop_control_panel"
Rename the old /tmp/controlpanel.swf to something else, just in case... "mv /tmp/controlpanel.swf /tmp/controlpanel_orig.swf"
SCP the new controlpanel.swf from that .tar.gz you downloaded earlier to /tmp
Run "start_control_panel" on your Infocast
With all of that said and done, you should be staring at a lovely brand new controlpanel from the Chumby8.
Your Infocast will not show the new Chumby8 widgets, since we have not modified the values that are sent back to the Chumby servers when requesting compatible widgets...
I'm going to figure out the details of using the /psp files to tell the Infocast on boot to get the new controlpanel, but for now this is the least risky way since I would worry about accidentally having the Infocast flash the Chumby8 firmware and find out that it's totally incompatible.
This mod goes away after each reboot of the Infocast, so you'd have to follow it all again if you power off your device.
Special thanks to the Chumby team for making an excellent device-- I plan on getting a Chumby8 as soon as I can afford one (they make excellent intercoms/webcam servers/media displays).
Demo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzY6ytQIQCc
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