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#1 PS3Scene

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 07:27 PM

Sony PlayStation 3 Linux Platform Support at Power Developer
Posted by XanTium | 12-11-2006 13:27 EST

 
From powerdeveloper.org:


Power Developer is pleased to provide the relevant Linux support patches and documentation for running Linux on the Sony PlayStation 3.

The PlayStation 3 games console was released in Japan today and will go on sale in the US market on Friday, 17th November.


Read More: powerdeveloper.org (incl. downloads/docs)




#2 epsilon72

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:22 PM

Forgive my noobishness, but does this mean you can run any Linux distro you want on the PS3, not just Yellow Dog?

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:42 PM

It sounds like you can run any distro as long as they have the PS3 'patches' applied.

Edited by throwingks, 12 November 2006 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2006 - 12:06 AM

QUOTE(epsilon72 @ Nov 12 2006, 08:29 PM) View Post

Forgive my noobishness, but does this mean you can run any Linux distro you want on the PS3, not just Yellow Dog?


yes, any distro compatible with powerpc

like:
Ubuntu
Fedora Core
SUSE/openSUSE
Gentoo

see the doc available on site for more details.

#5 silentbob343

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 12:53 AM

QUOTE(XanTium @ Nov 12 2006, 07:13 PM) View Post

yes, any distro compatible with powerpc

like:
Ubuntu
Fedora Core
SUSE/openSUSE
Gentoo

see the doc available on site for more details.

wow, that is great.

When you install an alternative OS on the PS3 does it overide the stock GUI, i.e. upon bootup will the PS3 go in to the alternate OS? Or do you go in to the XMB interface and then launch the OS?

Edited by silentbob343, 13 November 2006 - 12:55 AM.


#6 epsilon72

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:07 AM

QUOTE(silentbob343 @ Nov 12 2006, 05:00 PM) View Post

wow, that is great.

When you install an alternative OS on the PS3 does it overide the stock GUI, i.e. upon bootup will the PS3 go in to the alternate OS? Or do you go in to the XMB interface and then launch the OS?


That would be nice cool.gif

I'll have to find out what distros are PowerPC compatible---I'm going to try out Suse for my PC, but that probably won't work for the PS3.


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Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:26 AM

QUOTE(epsilon72 @ Nov 12 2006, 05:14 PM) View Post


That would be nice cool.gif

I'll have to find out what distros are PowerPC compatible---I'm going to try out Suse for my PC, but that probably won't work for the PS3.


I'm stupid. Did not read Xantium's post.


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Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:34 AM

QUOTE(epsilon72 @ Nov 12 2006, 10:33 PM) View Post

I'm stupid. Did not read Xantium's post.

lol was going to post that, but figured you would find out.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:03 PM

Oh man, Imagine a MythTV box on a PS3... schwinggggggg

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(VinnySem @ Nov 13 2006, 09:10 AM) View Post

Oh man, Imagine a MythTV box on a PS3... schwinggggggg

yup that's what we've been thinking.




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