...but dont say it cant support said kernel couse indeed it can. its just like any old hardware people lost intrest and being its drivers and patches where unoffical they never got in the mainline kernel so it would have always kept legicy support.
i will say it and i will stand firm by it. a 2.6 kernel will never be converted 100 percent.
who wants to run an xbox as a native linux-box anyway? what are the benefits of doing that?
a standard xbox is slow, the memory resources are low, it really isn't worth keeping a linux-box in the house as your primary computer unless it really is all you can afford. it's a great media center with XBMC, and having the second ability to run linux for webbrowsing, torrent downloading, and possibly printing is really all thats necessary out of linux-box. what, do you want to run KDE (ugh) and all kinds of flashy chat apps with it? everyone knows it's gnome or it's gnot.
again, no matter of patching or hacking at will ever give you what you want. you simply cannot get blood from a stone, no matter how bad you might want it!
buck up and start trying to develop it!
loopback is the way to go, in my opinion. if it cant be supported in loopback then whats the point.--------------------------------
...Android, could it be ported to Xbox? There's also already a port to x86 that works well, so we could use this as base.
very interesting that you mention that, as i was wondering about an android port, as well. i hadn't realized there was an x86 based release of it yet. that could be promising.
i have worked with android on a 7" Chinese netbook (ezbook-pc). the android OS broguht life to the otherwise entirely useless computer. while i think it would be fun to experiment with, i think it would leave people wanting more still. it is a fun system, however, and obviously lightweight enough that if drivers could be converted to the xbox controller in place of a touchpad/mousepad it should be sufficient in terms of power with what the xbox has to offer.