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PS3 Slim Models Wireless Driver Added to Red Ribbon / Linux RC5

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157w 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:

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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,...
 

PS3 Slim Models CECH-3001A/B in North America, Comparison Pics

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173w ago - Following up on the initial news, today [Register or Login to view links] has confirmed that the new PS3 Slim models CECH-3001A and CECH-3001B are now available in North America while [Register or Login to view links] has shared some comparison pictures of the new PlayStation 3 Slim alongside details via [Register or Login to view links] and a [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: Just wanted to let you guys know that Amazon (for the US anyway) has begun shipping out the 3001-A's to customers. There is actually a few more changes to the hardware then I noticed in the pics (I have one). the Wifi light was removed but not the HDD light, the PS logo above the drive is now silk screened rather then an emblem while the silk screened SONY logo was removed in favor of an indented logo.

Also the...
 

Rumor: Sony to Remove HD Downscale on PS3 Slim K Models?

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176w ago - Update: Sony has now confirmed the news via [Register or Login to view links] stating, to quote: "The new CECH-3000 series PS3 requires HDMI only for BD movie output in HD, in compliance with AACS standards, PS3 continues to support component output for HD gaming and streaming content."

Today Kotaku (linked above) reports news of a rumor that Sony may be removing HD downscale for the component output on new 'K' PS3 Slim models making an HDMI cable mandatory for them.

To quote: "A tipster sends us rumored word (and image) of an incoming replacement model for the 160GB PlayStation 3 which brings with it a change in the way some people will hook the console up to their HD television.

The new "K" chassis, which Sony will begin shipping to retailers this week, will require customers to use an HDMI cable to play a game or watch a movie in high definition, according to the tipster. The component out, which on all other models supports high definition video modes, will no longer do so, according to a memo apparently sent around at GameStop today.

All future models of the PS3, the memo continues, will require an HDMI cable for high definition output. Previous models will not...
 

Rumor: New PS3 Slim 3.50 CECH-251x Models Not Downgradable?

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205w ago - While we know that PS3 Firmware 3.55 patches the ability to downgrade your PlayStation 3 console, this weekend Dukio reports that brand new 3.50 PS3 Consoles may also not be downgradable as well.

To quote: "Amid reports of new PS3 Slims owners who have no luck in downgrading their PS3 consoles, i would like to warn those people who like to buy a new PS3 console and Jailbreak it by looking at these suggestions below:

1. Beware of pre-installed 3.50 firmwares PS3 Slims, most people have no success in downgrading their console with any methods online on these consoles. The new batch of PS3 slims might have been given some kind of protection in order to prevent it from downgrading to an earlier version of firmware. So, please take note of it.

2. If you still want to buy a stocked 3.50 firmware console or that there are no other version of PS3s available in your area, i suggest buying on earlier CECH models, like CECH-25xx and clearly stay away with CECH-251x! You might also want to check the console with this sticker instead of this. Notice the bold part? dekoslav has confirmed that the bold one can be downgraded."

Guys, be careful before making a PS3 purchase...
 

PS3 160GB & 320GB Arrive, 120GB & 250GB Models Phasing Out

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223w ago - With the arrival of GamesCom comes news of the more eco-friendly PS3 Slim 160GB and 320GB models which have already hit Japan arriving in North America, alongside word of pricedrops on the 120GB and 250GB PlayStation 3 consoles in order to phase out the older versions.

IGN (linked above) revealed that retailer GameStop has preemptively posted and since removed a [Register or Login to view links] for the new 160GB PS3 Slim console on their site.

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] reports that Sony plans to phase out the 120GB and 250GB PS3 models to replace them with the larger PlayStation 3 HDD revisions.

To quote: "So what's going to happen to the 120GB and 250GB PS3? Price drops... Or at least a temporary one. Our retail source also reports that listed right now in his store's system, it has the 250GB PS3 for $299.99. That's a $50 price drop for the 250GB model.

Although our source didn't...
 
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