Xorg Tools - Power Tools for Power Users

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Coming soon... documentation in progress..


Overview

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 are 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 inter-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.

Initial Features

1) Diagnostics - shows storage usage, known problem areas of your webOS device.
2) Scheduling - sets up Linux cron to allow scheduling apps or daily reboots.
3) Performance - allows changing priority of processes. (More features in future).
4) mvapp - maintains relevant mvapp commands for recovery, continues support for linking email.
5) optware - performs 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 - can install/update PreWare from Terminal

Many more low level features are planned. Taking requests for features/functions that likely would not make it as a webOS app.

Initial Release

A development version will soon be available. It will not be released on Homebrew installers for a good while. 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.