I posted these over on the Internode forum a while ago - during the last chumby.com outage... I have a chumby classic (black beanbag type chumby circa 2008). It may help others here:
A few weeks ago I made my chumby standalone. Didn't want another outage which impacted what for me is essentially a streaming radio.
I used a combination of these ideas – which makes your chumby completely go off-line:
to make the chumby net aware. It now runs in 'offline mode' with all my widgets running locally & the ability to stream & listen to mp3 files. It is unshackled from the chumby site.
Involved copying a few files from /tmp to /mnt/usb & rejigging the chumby startup. If you want more details I'll post, it was surprisingly easy to setup.
My plan is to boot it every so often in 'on-line' mode to see if there are control panel/firmware improvements.
Ok – I've just made a backup of the config files on my USB stick & zipped them up here:
http://www.users.on.net/~servalan/Chumb … ackled.zip
I suggest you read:
as background. In particular my last post about where I found my widgets & how you can grab local copies of them.
If you put the Chumby Unshackled files on a USB stick, it should boot to run a simple web server masquerading as chumby.com & 4 widgets:
24 hour clock, Radio Paradise Now Playing, Internode News & Now Playing.
There will be an sshd running, you should be able to ssh in without a passwd as root or default. The control panel is the last beta control panel I booted normally with (2.8.84).
The url_streams & music order can be fiddled with, you can add a root passwd to the shadow file.
If you want to go back to using your chumby in 'normal' mode, ssh into the chumby & edit the /psp/hosts file to restore the normal localhost line & reboot without the Unshackled USB stick – vi works fine as an editor.
e.g. Unshackled mode /psp/hosts:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost chumby.com www.chumby.com xml.chumby.com update.chumby.com
#127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
Shackled mode /psp/hosts:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
#127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost chumby.com www.chumby.com xml.chumby.com update.chumby.com
This works for me – YMMV. i.e. don't blame me if it mucks up your chumby. I suggest you take a backup of all the files on your chumby using scp or a virgin USB stick + ssh login before you begin.
Let me know if you have any questions or hassles – perhaps better taken to the chumby forum?
(edit: just updated the control panel in Chumby Unshackled.zip to 2.8.84)