· What is the Hijack Kernel?
(Entry last updated on March 14th, 2002)
Hijack is a hacked empeg/RioCar kernel written by Mark Lord that adds a host of new features to the empeg/RioCar. It includes Richard Lovejoy's VolAdj hack, IR translation so you can use third party remotes and remap buttons, a game, a built-in FTP and HTTP server, Christian Hack's v1.0 DelayTime hack (as of v201), Brian Mihulka's lighted button hack (as of v202), Genexia's Bass and Treble Tone adjustment hack, an easy way to attach other userland apps, and a bunch of additional features accessible through it's own menu system.
If the word "kernel" scares you... don't worry. Simply put, Hijack adds a slew of new features to your player at no risk, and is easy to install. It fixes many of the problems with the player software that people have complained about in the past. It's simple on the surface, so anyone can use it, and if you aren't afraid of doing a little config.ini modifacation or coding of your own, it's an incredibly powerful tool.
Who is Mark Lord? Well... in Mark's own words:
"I've been hacking Linux as a member of the core Linux kernel development team since 1992, best known as the original "Linux IDE Guy", writing/maintaining the drivers for ATA/IDE disks, tapes, cdroms, etc.. I wrote my first Pong implementation on an Apple-II computer in 1981. So, I guess I do have a little experience with this stuff."