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how to get to linux shell on Roku

I'm trying to figure out how to get the linux shell prompt, so that I can do things like invoking the screen shot program and viewing the Apache error log.

I know how to get into the debugger -- telnet [ip] 8085. And how to generate the key -- telnet [ip] 8080. And how to enable developer mode using the remote. But telnetting to the ip itself doesn't do anything.

Feel free to contact me directly with that info - lucas@gonze.com

And thanks in advance.
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Re: how to get to linux shell on Roku

It's impossible to get a linux shell prompt on the Roku box. We lock down the OS to keep security tight and enforce any content protection developers have implemented in their channels.

--Kevin
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Re: how to get to linux shell on Roku

Thanks for the info, Kevin. That certainly helps with my app, although the development process is a bit harder as a result.
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