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=== Misc ===
 
=== Misc ===
 
 
* The splash screen is [https://github.com/postmarketOS/pmbootstrap/pull/206#issuecomment-316791430 highly configurable] (scroll down for an example)!
 
* The splash screen is [https://github.com/postmarketOS/pmbootstrap/pull/206#issuecomment-316791430 highly configurable] (scroll down for an example)!
 
* Browse the Linux source with links to all references [http://elixir.free-electrons.com here]
 
* Browse the Linux source with links to all references [http://elixir.free-electrons.com here]
 
* Qualcomm and maybe some other Androids can simply reboot from postmarketOS (or any Linux distro) into your bootloader or recovery with <code>reboot -f bootloader</code> and <code>reboot -f recovery</code>
 
* Qualcomm and maybe some other Androids can simply reboot from postmarketOS (or any Linux distro) into your bootloader or recovery with <code>reboot -f bootloader</code> and <code>reboot -f recovery</code>
 
* Battery capacity can be monitored to trigger low battery actions. See [[Battery capacity monitoring]] for more information.
 
* Battery capacity can be monitored to trigger low battery actions. See [[Battery capacity monitoring]] for more information.
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Revision as of 10:05, 27 December 2018

SSH Config

When postmarketOS is reinstalled, a new ssh host key will be generated. Your SSH client will detect this, and refuse to connect, requiring you to run ssh-keygen -R 172.16.42.1 each time a new host key is generated.

To disable this check, and to allow you to connect by running ssh postmarketos, add the following to your ~/.ssh/config:

Host postmarketos
    HostName 172.16.42.1
    StrictHostKeyChecking no
    UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null
Warning: Ignoring host keys could leave you vulnerable to a Man-in-the-middle attack

Some interesting ideas

Here are some interesting ideas that you can do with your device with postmarketOS

  • Use it as a mini retro handheld gaming device. As there are many good retro emulator that ccan make your device one great gaming device.
  • Use it as a mini penetration testing device. As postmarketOS is a pure linux os, you can run Wireshark and other penetration testing software with it.
  • You can run full Desktop Environment, with Inkscape, GIMP and full desktop browser(not mobile version) with extension in your device, .

Misc

  • The splash screen is highly configurable (scroll down for an example)!
  • Browse the Linux source with links to all references here
  • Qualcomm and maybe some other Androids can simply reboot from postmarketOS (or any Linux distro) into your bootloader or recovery with reboot -f bootloader and reboot -f recovery
  • Battery capacity can be monitored to trigger low battery actions. See Battery capacity monitoring for more information.