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F8 on the PS3 [Dec. 16th, 2007|01:11 pm]
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I have a PS3 now. I will never purchase any games for it though. No, instead I will use it for what any true geek would. Installing Fedora!

There was a last minute regression on the PS3 for the F8 installer that causes a traceback in anaconda when looking for the video driver. This is worked around by specifying "xdriver=fbdev" on the command line. After that, it booted the F8 DVD just fine, and is currently installing in text mode on my standard definition TV. (Gah, that looks like crap.)

TODO:

- Spin up a rawhide boot.iso and install that instead
- Find some way of hooking it to my monitor
- Get it close enough to actually plug in the ethernet
- More stuff I think of later
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From: http://openid.aol.com/totobul
2007-12-17 07:23 am (UTC)

And now?

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Dear Josh,

I've a simple question for you and all the others installing fedora on ps3. Apart from the fun of installing our favorite operating system on whatever has a CPU inside, is there any real reason for doing so?

I was asking myself the same question and those are the only reasonable answers I could find:

1. Having a blue-ray player.
2. Using it to natively develop powerpc applications instead of cross compiling.

Could you be so kind to comment?

thanks and enjoy your new toy!

totobul
From: jwboyer
2007-12-22 09:54 pm (UTC)

Re: And now?

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People have used it as a MythTV frontend, and a few other media type applications. Aside from that, and the two you have previously mentioned, I don't really have any more uses.
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From: julieqyrup
2008-07-16 02:31 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: alleyhedouin
2008-08-11 02:55 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: vincemaher
2008-08-11 07:24 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: wilsonwhithead
2008-08-11 04:07 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: tannerlily
2008-08-11 05:55 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: jasonclemans
2008-08-11 11:05 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: eldonderrick
2008-08-10 10:04 pm (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: taylormallard
2008-08-11 01:42 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: juliettehessan
2008-08-11 01:52 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: harrisondelair
2008-10-17 05:03 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: basilzeddies
2008-08-11 02:51 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: lamonthiggins
2008-08-11 04:04 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: sylvesterhiebs
2008-08-11 08:24 am (UTC)

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Net, so I guess that makes me a geek Ruben Says: December 31st, at pm lol. I guess im a combination of all three.
From: carriesabec
2008-07-16 12:47 am (UTC)

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You can also use the DVD playback application of your choice (MythTV → Utilities/Setup → Setup → Media Settings → DVD Settings), and as of version 0.
From: garyspain
2008-08-11 12:49 am (UTC)

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In mythtv-setup, after you have set up your card, you can configure a video source based on your geographic location.
From: lanemundaca
2008-08-10 10:06 pm (UTC)

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If you don't like, don't use it, but let other people do it. Are you being payed by M$, yes, you should, well, you can be a fully descerebrated son-of-the.
From: caryrain
2008-08-11 02:49 am (UTC)

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You gotta make it so all you need is the sidebar. Silly Pat Says: October 22nd, at pm My first thought was YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO.
From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-17 03:10 pm (UTC)

Waste

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Linux blows on the PS3. No properly accelerated video, small hard disk for the form factor, CPU not that fast when the code isn't optimised for it.

It's nice having a Blu-ray player, and a PPC at home, but that's more reasons for dual-booting than not using the machine to its full power.

/Bastien
From: jwboyer
2007-12-22 09:56 pm (UTC)

Re: Waste

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It's not a waste. In order for it to be a waste, I'd have to:

1) have paid for it. I didn't.
2) not enjoy making Fedora work on PowerPC. I do.
3) find it totally useless. I don't.

To each their own :).
From: amynytuz
2008-07-10 11:00 pm (UTC)

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And then of course you have the licenses to pay in vista (for the OS, photoshop, virusscanners- wich you really need in vista cause it suffers from an internet attack every half an hour-, office and much, much more), the thing i hear mostly from windows users as an argument against linux is that you have to work with a command-line: 1- it’s not true and 2- once you’re used to it, it’s really much faster than working in a gui on some matters.
From: suevyrol
2008-07-16 05:37 am (UTC)

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Org Proxy-Connection: close barstowmama: Totally Useless Information. . . Arachibutyrophobia. @import url('httpwww.
From: agustinvillarr
2008-08-06 05:20 am (UTC)

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And then of course you have the licenses to pay in vista (for the OS, photoshop, virusscanners- wich you really need in vista cause it suffers from an internet attack every half an hour-, office and much, much more), the thing i hear mostly from windows users as an argument against linux is that you have to work with a command-line: 1- it’s not true and 2- once you’re used to it, it’s really much faster than working in a gui on some matters.
From: normandmacmanu
2008-08-10 10:23 pm (UTC)

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ITS JUST TOTALLY GONE , THERE IS A TOTALLY USELESS COLUMN THAT SAYS POSTAGE NOT SPECIFIED ON EVERY SINGLE MOTORCYCLE.
From: franklynluckas
2008-08-11 01:41 am (UTC)

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"That's not that fast compared to computers today. It's not as fast as the timescale you get for a transistor to switch.
From: (Anonymous)
2008-01-03 04:00 pm (UTC)

HOWTO

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Is there a step-by-step HOWTO for a Linux NooB available anywhere?
From: (Anonymous)
2008-01-16 11:11 am (UTC)

Re: HOWTO

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Looks like a good guide:
http://www.bohmer.net/ps3_stuff/install-fedora-8-on-PS3.html
From: nucleartractor
2008-03-07 12:51 am (UTC)

Re: HOWTO

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I wouldn't call that a great guide for noobs, I have installed a few flavors of linux on Intel, and when I used that guide (and the copied variations across the net) I found it hard to follow, and, the part where is instructs you to run linux rescue never happened on my system (good?) but then again, I am not so good with any other terminal system than DOS. Regardless, I have been working at it since 2:50 today, it's now 7:50 and I think it works (boots & I am upgrading w/ yum now)
From: monikageer
2008-08-06 03:55 am (UTC)

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Kext (look on the boards for a thread about the ACER from there you can download the package; an easy install if you follow the instructions) on Kalway and you're using the Vanilla kernel, said package kills Shutdown.
From: mia_white
2009-06-17 09:26 pm (UTC)

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You're telling me you're not even going to buy at least one game?!?
Mia from buy to let remortgage