The Kindle 3 has been out for many moons, and I got mine in September 2011. Of course, there’s a whole army of people out there who’ve been digging into the K3 since 2010. Here are a few more pieces of useful trivia.
Courtesy of luigi rizzo’s Kindle 3 notes:
- The WiFi network is declared unavailable on a regular basis if the unit cannot reach amazon.com. You can temporarily fool it with
dbus-send --system /default com.lab126.wifid.cmConnected
but you need to re-issue this command on a regular basis because the WiFi subsystem regularly re-tries to contact amazon.com, and issues
dbus-send --system /default com.lab126.wifid.cmNotconnected
if connectivity fails.
- Audio can be recorded from the built-in microphone with
arecord(stop it with ctrl-C)
and played with
I confirmed that the .wav file can be transferred elsewhere and played with vlc. Sound quality is a little noisy, muffled and faint. You wouldn’t use it for digital recording/note-taking unless the speaker was talking directly into the bottom of the K3.
Even earlier background about Kindlet (Kindle App) development here at http://adq.livejournal.com/106967.html