Original version disk signature file.
or MD5sum f61d3d53e5f6379c4db0ffd6a289b533
- Q: When I make a copy of tinfoil hat, it starts to boot then fails.
A: Usually this is a bad floppy or a bad download. Check the PGP or MD5 checksum. If the checksum is good, then try a different floppy.
- Q: Do I have to worry about TEMPEST if I have an LCD monitor?
A: Of course. Remember, the screen isn't the ony thing you have to
think about. There's also the keyboard, disk drive, power supply, mouse &etc.
That said, I can detect my big old monitor about 10 meters away, and my LCD laptop screen about 2.5.
- Q: Your "Video game" mode isn't what I expected, since it
doesn't use the arrow keys or the mouse.
A: Video game was the best short explanation I could come up with. Doing this
properly would require curses + gpm programming, and there's probably enough
room on the disk to add the bloat that would bring. Contributions are welcome, or I may get to it eventually. Sneaky Pete Is a mouse based
password entry system, but it requires java and X windows, so it is never going to fit on the floppy.
- Q: Why doesn't the floppy I got at codecon match the signature above?
A: because I screwed up & wrote a nvram.md5 file to the floppy I then used
as a master. I had to remove that file from every floppy. The result
is that the MD5sum of the codecon floppies should be:
- Q: How do I undo that horrible screen in paranoid mode?
A: Type "contrast" at the command prompt, or play with ctheme.
- Q: Is this really a 1.0 stable release?
A: Think of this as a linux kernel 1.0 . Yes, it's stable to the best of my
ability, and has been tested, but not for very long or by many people.
- Q: What sort of hardware is required to run tinfoil hat?
Any 386DX or faster IBM compatible with more than 8 megs of RAM. Pretty
much any PC made in the last 8 years will work fine.
- Q: where do I send complaints, bugs & feature requests?
A: anonymous AT nameless DOT cultists.net
- Q: What is the license for this distribution?
A: The scripts, documentation, and the distribution as a collection are
released under a modified BSD license. Obviously, other
people's software in this distribution retain their original licenses.