Xorg Tools - Power Tools for Power Users

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Coming soon... documentation in progress..


Xorg Tools (aka xt command) is a set of Linux scripts for setting up lower level Linux services or power user functions on webOS devices. Xorg Tools will approach automatically setting up specialty functions that may not make it as a webOS app. Many functions are setups of optware services/commands or implementations of webos-internals.org pages that never made it to an app (credits are given).

Xorg Tools is intended for Power Users, those comfortable with making lower level configurations to their phones and computers. Xorg Tools may require some knowledge to setup connectivity with other systems. In some cases, Linux knowledge is needed for more detailed configuration - but in most cases, xt will do the basic setup to get things working.

Xorg Tools runs from a terminal session (or Terminal app available in PreWare) as 'xt' command. As xt matures, it may run from Launcher (launching terminal app with xt command).

Initial Features

1) Diagnostics - shows storage usage, seeks known problem areas of webOS devices.
2) Scheduling - sets up Linux cron to allow scheduling apps or daily reboots.
3) Performance - changing priority of key processes (more capabilities in future).
4) mvapp - maintains relevant mvapp commands for recovery, continues support for linking email.
5) optware - base optware setup with dropbear (via webOS-internals)
6) File Sharing - sets up samba filesharing, both in/outbound connections (experimental)
7) MyTether 3D Fix - fixes issues with MyTether interfering with 3D games, SDL.
8) PreWare Install - easily install/update PreWare from Terminal if you deleted it.

Many more things are planned like aiding the install/setup of webos-internals apps like emulators, vnc, dynamic dns, network tunables, etc. If needed someday, a malware scanner also might be in xt's future. Taking requests for features/functions that likely would not make it as a webOS app. Am seeking other optware packages that could be useful under webOS - CUPS printing?

While many savvy with Linux can setup these by reading the webos-internals pages, the target for xt is to set this stuff up for you in one shot and make it more accessible.

Initial Release

A development version will soon be available. It will not be released on Homebrew installers for a while as this isn't intended for the masses yet. For now it is for power users and will be installable with a wget command.

More later. A PreCentral dev forum thread will be created when a dev version is released.