Adventures with Chumby
The Secret Chumby Menu—It's as Easy as Pi
There's a secret menu on the Chumby, and it is fairly easy to reach. Here's what you need to do:
Bring up the control panel.
Tap on Settings.
Tap on Chumby Info.
On the info screen, in the upper-right corner is a tiny Pi symbol, tap it.
If you followed the above steps, you now are looking at a screen titled “Do you believe in the Users?”. Tron references aside, now you can do things like browse the filesystem and start up the SSH dæmon.
Chumby Software Licenses
The software on the Chumby is open source, through and through. Just take a look at the Software Licenses screen (accessed from Settings→Chumby Info→Software Licenses). Hack away at the Chumby all you want.
SSH and HTTP on the Chumby
Being based on Linux, the Chumby has a lot of functionality that isn't exposed right off the bat. An example of this is the built-in Web server and the ability to SSH into the Chumby.
The Web server, by default, has only a link to some statistics on how good the wireless connection is, but it can be extended easily.
When you SSH into the Chumby, you'll find a nice, embedded command-line environment waiting for you, courtesy of BusyBox. You even can set up cron jobs and run shell scripts.
Daniel Bartholomew lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.
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- PostgreSQL, the NoSQL Database
- Sharing Admin Privileges for Many Hosts Securely
- HPC Cluster Grant Accepting Applications!
- Internet of Things Blows Away CES, and it May Be Hunting for YOU Next
- Designing with Linux
- Wondershaper—QOS in a Pinch
- Ideal Backups with zbackup
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 beta available on IBM Power Platform
- Slow System? iotop Is Your Friend
- January 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Security
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