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Red Ribbon GNU / Linux Release Candidate 5 for PS3 is Released


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152w ago - Today r04drunner has updated Red Ribbon GNU / Linux to Release Candidate 5 for the PS3 entertainment system.

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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:

Then, you can execute it:

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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#16 - PS3 News - 78w ago
Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer r04drunner has announced that a new online update for Red Ribbon GNU / Linux on the PS3 entertainment system is now available which includes a new logout window, theme and a bug fix when shutting down or rebooting the console with details below.

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To quote: This update has been designed for the releases candidates 6 and 7. It includes the following changes:

  • Added a new logout window that includes the "Boot GameOS" option.
  • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Fixed the hang problems when shutting down and rebooting.

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

Then, you must execute it:

And wait until finished. Then, you must logout and login again.

This update will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

Note: When you turn off the PS3 if the red light is blinking, do not worry. Now a syscall is used to simulate a problem and to turn off the PS3, but actually everything is ok.

Update: I have published a new online update. This update has been designed for the releases candidates 6 and 7. It includes the following changes:

  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 19 release.
  • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Added the new "System settings" tool.
  • Added the new "Places" menu on the top panel.

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

Then, you must execute it:

And wait until finished. Then, you must logout and login again.

This update will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

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#15 - XBINX Cyro - 81w ago
have the latest rebug installed with OtherOS, As of yesterday, how do I go about installing Linux on a fresh cfw

PHAT CHECH-H (40GB) 250GB Rebug 4.30.1

DarkRaiden's Avatar
#14 - DarkRaiden - 81w ago
how to install linux on 4.31 rogero?

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#13 - PS3 News - 81w ago
Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer r04drunner has announced that a RC7 update for Red Ribbon GNU / Linux on the PS3 entertainment system is now available.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: Red Ribbon release candidate 7 is now available. It is based on Debian Wheezy and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.7.1 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 17 release.
  • Asbestos and OtherOS now will use the same kernel.
  • Kboot now will set the latest kernel as the default boot option.
  • Added a new tool to configure the timeout on Petitboot.
  • Added support for Playstation Eyetoy.
  • Added GUVCview as the tool for capturing video from the webcam.
  • Gnome-Player is now the media player.
  • Added a new tool to configure the PS3's video mode.
  • Added support for NTFS.
  • PulseAudio is now the sound server.
  • Added a new volume control tool.

All the new features are available for the RC6 by installing the latest online update. You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

Then, you must execute it:

And wait until finished.

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#12 - bearmon2010 - 88w ago
What is so great about it ? I am curious about linux and not familiar to it. I know about Linux Windows but what is so great about it for PS3 ? Hmm..

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