KolibriOS allows some configures for user requirements. This file describes
For this it is required to change files on ramdisk. If you boot from floppy,
there is no problem - change files on floppy. If you use floppy image
kolibri.img - either use program which can work with images (for example,
WinImage or DiskExplorer) or make changes from Kolibri and do not forget to
save ramdisk (with the application rdsave).
a) Replace in the file autorun.dat (it is text file) the parameter for
the program kiv ("\S__background.jpg") the name of file to the full
Kolibri-path to JPEG-, BMP-, GIF- or PNG-image which you like. It will be
new background. background.jpg now can be deleted.
b) Replace in the file autorun.dat "/SYS/KIV \S__background.jpg" to
"/sys/PIC4" (spaces are ignored by the loader program). You can delete
BACKGROUND.JPG. New background will be nice texture.
For programmers: you can change texture and color, for this in file
pic4.asm from distributive sources change:
Configure system menu.
Data for system menu are placed in text file menu.dat. It can be edited
in any editor keeping format. If you use Kolibri TINYPAD, you
must disable option "optimal fill on saving".
The list of programs, loading when system boots, is read out from
text file autorun.dat. It can be changed in any editor keeping format.
For example, you can add as first item start of application startmus
(delay 1, without arguments) to hear distinctive melody each time at
For programmers: you can change melody, for this edit file startmus.asm
from distributive sources: there you can choose melody from three existing
or add your own - format of melody is explained in documentation on
subfunction 55 of function 55.
The list of desktop icons is kept in text file icons.dat, but to
change the list it is recommended to use icon manager icon (which can
be run from desktop context menu). Images for icons are kept in file
iconstrp.gif, which must be edited by external graphics editor.
The skin can be viewed and changed dynamically with the application
desktop; after you choose most likely for you skin, you can make it
permanent by replace file default.skn, from which system loads skin at
booting. Standard skin is included to ramdisk, some alternative skins can
be found in distributive in the folder Skins. You can also create your own
skin, for detailed comments look at distributive sources.
Driver sound.sys, which is located on ramdisk by default, is intended for
south bridges Intel ICH, ICH0, ICH2, ICH3, ICH4, ICH5, ICH6, ICH7 and
NVidia NForce, NForce 2, NForce 3, NForce 4. If you have SB16-compatible
sound card, remove sound.sys and rename sb16.sys from the folder 'drivers'
to sound.sys. If you have controller sis7012, rename sis.sys from root
folder in distributive to sound.sys and copy it to floppy or image to
the folder 'drivers' (replacing old). The driver fm801.sys can be useful
for ForceMedia FM801 controller, the driver vt8235.sys - for VIA chipsets,
the driver emu10k1x.sys - for EMU10K1X audioprocessor, all are intended to
similar with previous case use: copy it to the folder 'drivers' as
'sound.sys', replacing the old file.
The application KBD (Kolibri Bus Disconnect) allows to disconnect processor
bus in order to decrease its temperature, a side effect is noise in AC97
codecs. The application can be loaded automatically at system boot, to do
this add to autorun (file autorun.dat, see 3) a line of the form
"/SYS/KBD BOOT 20 # Enable Bus Disconnect for AMD K7 processors".
Initial network configuration is read at boot from the ini file
/sys/network/zeroconf.ini. You can set automatic detection with DHCP
("type=zeroconf") or fixed IP addresses ("type=static").
Configuration of videomode for ATI videocards.
The driver for ATI can set required screen resolution with refresh rate
at system startup, if they are supported. The list of supported modes
can be obtained with the utility VMODE, it allows also manual mode setting.
To set the mode at startup one must pass to the loader ATIKMS, described
in AUTORUN.DAT, the argument -mxx, e.g.
/SYS/DRIVERS/ATIKMS -m1024x768x60 -1
Pay attention that the format of autorun.dat does not allow spaces in
command line, so there must be no other arguments.
Also one can disable ability to change videomodes and all linked actions
at startup by passing the argument -n. The driver will still support
hardware cursor. To fully disable the driver, one can simply delete
the line with ATIKMS from autorun.dat.