• PS3 Hacks, PS3 Linux , 20.02.2011

    Most of you senior members, will remember madshaun1984′s work on installing XBMC on PS3 not long after firmware 3.21 was released, those of you who don’t know, or those of you that have forgotten, can refresh your minds here, whilst that has nothing to do with the news post at hand, it is a reminder that madshaun1984, is well versed with Linux on the PS3.

    To the point, madshaun1984 has released an improved version of kmeaw’s ubuntu.rar, here is the read me:

    ######################First things first#########################
    Your probrably wondering why this install is running so slowly, that is because you need a swap device.

    Grab a spare 1gb usb/sd/ms pro/cf stick/card and use a vm to format it as a swap device. (google has many guides if you dont know how to do this).

    Then in terminal (on your ps3 not in the vm) type…

    sudo gedit /etc/fstab

    and wait for the window to open,

    unhash the line relevant to your device,

    IE:

    /dev/sda1 none swap sw 0 0 ##dev_ms##
    ##/dev/sdb1 none swap sw 0 0 ##dev_sd##
    ##/dev/sdc1 none swap sw 0 0 ##dev_cf##
    ##/dev/sdd1 none swap sw 0 0 ##dev_usb001##right usb port##
    ##/dev/sdd2 none swap sw 0 0 ##dev_usb002##
    ##/dev/sdd3 none swap sw 0 0 ##dev_usb003##
    ##/dev/sdd4 none swap sw 0 0 ##dev_usb004##left usb port##

    ^ is currently set to use /dev/sda1 (dev_ms) (you’ll find this in /etc/fstab aswell, but ignore the lines above /dev/sda1 (unless you know what you are doing).

    ########################Gallium README###########################

    Gallium 0.2/Software Rasterizer Readme:

    To use the galium 0.2 driver, open a terminal window and copy/paste this next line…

    cd mesa && export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PWD/lib/gallium:$PWD/lib/

    The driver will remain in use till the terminal windows is closed, to make the change permanent, edit your bash.rc file and copy paste the above line at the bottom.

    Confirm the driver is running by typing glxinfo in the terminal window and looking for the string…

    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.2 on Cell

    ####################Software Rasterizer README#####################

    To return to the software rasterizer, close the terminal or just open a new terminal (the latter will result in the ability to use both drivers at the same time (good for comparison)).

    ############################Demos README###########################
    The demos available are… (just type one in terminal with either driver)

    glxgears
    glxheads
    glxdemo
    glxinfo

    The following are installed but are failing to start (shared library error)

    arbfplight
    arbfslight
    arbocclude
    bounce
    clearspd
    copypix
    cubemap
    dinoshade
    dissolve
    drawpix
    engine
    fbo_firecube
    fbotexture
    fire
    fogcoord
    fplight
    fslight
    gamma
    gearbox
    gears
    geartrain
    glinfo
    gloss
    gltestperf
    ipers
    isosurf
    lodbias
    morph3d
    multiarb
    paltex
    pointblast
    projtex
    ray
    readpix
    reflect
    renormal
    shadowtex
    singlebuffer
    spectex
    spriteblast
    stex3d
    teapot
    terrain
    tessdemo
    texcyl
    texenv
    textures
    trispd
    tunnel2
    tunnel
    vao_demo
    winpos

    If you’d like to try and fix the error and need the source it is available here…

    ftp://ftp.freedesktop.org/pub/mesa/demos/

    #########################Cell-SDK README##########################

    The Cell-SDK(3.0) is installed for use in the normal way. Google is a good way to get aquianted with what demo’s are available for the cell-sdk. Or look for cell-sdk development on OtherOS (and code samples will work with this install).

    The cell-programming-primer is also installed and relevant docs can be found here…

    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/geoff/cell/ps3-linux-docs/ps3-linux-docs-08.06.09/CellProgrammingPrimer.html

    This is a good place to start if your just starting out with the cell.

    ##########################Special thanks to#########################

    Kmeaw for the ubuntu image archive, his 3.55 cfw, and the Asbestos loader/lv2 patcher.

    All involved in protecting our privacy (dont forget to unplug your ethernet lead before shutting down/returning to the xmb).

    Sony for pushing those involved with developing/making ps3 cfw/homebrew possible into everything they have done so far.

    marcan42 for his work on the Asbestos loader (which made this install possible).

    And anyone else I’ve left out who feels they helped in any way.

    To read the full article and to download this version of Ubuntu for PS3, visit madshaun1984′s thread here

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