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147w ago - Following up on their Red Ribbon GNU / Linux Release Candidate 5 for PS3 update, today PlayStation 3 developer r04drunner has incorporated the wireless driver for PS3 Slim models from Gitbrew into Red Ribbon GNU / Linux RC5 for PS3.

To quote from their page: This update integrates the wireless driver for the slims models developed by gitbrew. You need to connect the PS3 to the Internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

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Then, you can execute it:

[Register or Login to view code]

And wait until finished.

If while executing it asks: You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

Do you want to abort removal now?

You must answer NO.




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#11 - hilongo - 95w ago
This is really sweet... Nice work to all involved!

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#10 - PS3 News - 95w ago
Following up on his previous RC6 update, r04drunner has announced today that a new online update for Red Ribbon GNU / Linux on the PS3 entertainment system is released.

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To quote: This update includes the following changes:

  • Added a 3.6.7 kernel with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • Added PS3-utils.
  • Added Mplayer.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

[Register or Login to view code]

Then, you can execute it:

[Register or Login to view code]

And wait until finished.

The next time that you reboot the system, some new kernel options will appear on Petitboot. You must select the new 3.6.7 option for OtherOS or Asbestos.

Once you have booted using the new kernel version, if you want to remove the old 3.5.2 kernel versions, you can do it using the Synaptic package manager or executing the next command on a lxterminal:

[Register or Login to view code]

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#9 - mmanolos - 105w ago
I always wanted to install Linux, can I install this version on 3.55 Kmeaw CFW? Anyone can give me some simple steps? TIA!

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#8 - PS3 News - 105w ago
Following up on his previous and RC5 updates, today r04drunner has announced that Red Ribbon GNU / Linux Release Candidate 6 for the PS3 entertainment system is released.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Below are the changes, to quote: Red Ribbon Release Candidate 6 is based on Debian Wheezy and it includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.5.2 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • The installer now supports the portuguese language.
  • Added a notification alert when the disk space is lower than 100 MB.
  • Kboot-setup now supports a config file.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Added Gnome Users-admin as the user administration tool.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 14 release.
  • Added Gnome Time-admin as the date and time administration tool.
  • Added the kernel headers and the build tools.




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#7 - PS3 News - 159w ago
Today r04drunner has updated Red Ribbon GNU / Linux to Release Candidate 5 for the PS3 entertainment system.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: Published Release Candidate 5 with the following changes:

  • Fixed restart and shutdown problems.
  • Fixed repositories list needed for distribution.
  • Online updates available from the official distribution repositories.
  • Fixed hostname problem.
  • Added GFTP as FTP manager.
  • Added a keyboard configurator.
  • Fixed some problems with wireless connections on fat models.
  • Network-Manager-Gnome is now the default network manager.
  • Gnome-Bluetooth is now the default bluetooth manager.

The download link is available at the [Register or Login to view links].

Online Update

You can upgrade the Red Ribbon installation from the online official repository, you don’t need to reinstall the distribution from CD.

This update is only designed for the RC 4 or lower with all previous updates.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

[Register or Login to view code]

Then, you can execute it:

[Register or Login to view code]

And wait until finished.

If while executing it asks:

You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

Do you want to abort removal now?

You must answer NO.

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