How to use other applications with Paroli fullscreen?

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Sun Mar 8 19:42:58 CET 2009

On Sat, 2009-03-07 at 11:04 -0800, Scott Petersen wrote:
> Mirko Lindner wrote:
> > Hi,
> > > I've been tracking OM unstable.  Now that Paroli is starting at boot
> > > with a full-screen I can't figure out how to start any other
> > > applications outside of using ssh.  Then once started the application
> > > doesn't have the Illume top-bar available to do any of the functions it
> > > provided such as application switching or ending the program.  I tried
> > > killing paroli-launcher.  That left me with a black-screen.

> > To put it in one sentence:
> >
> > for Now the paroli image comes with these styles installed. We hope we 
> > can change that in the future. There is a way of "reactivating" the old 
> > style, I will try to compile a document and publish it here.
> >
> > /mirko
> >   
> I too have been tracking the unstable images and slowly digging in to 
> the code to try and contribute.
> First the answer:
> You can get back to using illume by logging in with SSH and doing
> opkg remove paroli-autostart
> rm -rf /home/root/.e
> reboot

Similarly, I flashed with fso-image-om-gta02.jffs2.  I think the end
result is about the same except for a reflash.  Thanks for the

> You should then get the illume launcher on next boot and be able to 
> Second a bit of a rant:
> I have to say that I am extremely disappointed in this decision to 
> prevent users from using the functionality of their phone. Why would 
> anyone want to purchase a piece of hardware with as much promise as the 
> freerunner and not be able to use it for anything but what a sub $50 
> dollar phone has been able to do for years? It just doesn't make sense 
> to me when it seems so easy to shrink paroli down a little bit and use 
> illume. I have wondered for some time about why Paroli was duplicating 
> functionality from illume. (e.g. the Battery level) Now I understand and 
> I am flabbergasted. Yes I do want stable phone functionality but not at 
> the expense of all other functionality.
> Scott Petersen

You've voiced close to my own sentiments.

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