I got myself a ps3 recently and i heard that you can install a linux on it. what is the best version to install?
I will use it to:
-surf the web
-listen to music (mp3 mostly, wma would be nice too)
-watch hd movies that i have stored on my home network(most are in .mkv and .avi formats)
-get access to all shared folders on the network (Computers that share the folders use vista or XP)
-browse through pictures, perhaps put on a slide show:Jump:.
all help is appreciated, thx
btw i am a newbie in the linux world:PC:, but a fast learner:Punk:)
i would suggest megabox v2.0 using the gentoo live cd method
google it for more information and look on youtube for demonstrations.
If not that then ydl s good for begginers and if you think you can handle it maybe gentoo.
Also ydl is easy to install but a bit limited filling due to the rpm installer
I havnt had as much experience but the install is supposed to be difficult and the installing of packages is supposed to be more open.
But again i would suggest megabox if that is all you want to do.(also megabox installation can be a bit tedious)
ok, ive installed ydl 6.1 is there any way that i can boot the sony os on power on or do i have to load it from the linux all the time?
If possible, I'd go with Fedora.
The PS3 already does all of this but you remind me of myself so...
Originally Posted by Tarantul
Get a copy of Ubuntu for PS3 and install it, you'll need to use this guide for that.
Now Ubuntu is the newbie's distribution, and since the PS3 is a nice media center, let's make it look like one.
Look here for this very nice UI that you can install with a little bit of hacking. It comes with the HP Mini Netbook and has buttons for internet and everything you need of that sort.
if you hold the power button down till you hear a second beep it will boot to ps os. but by doing so it sets the av to defalt