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    Talking Wii Linux!

    (This all taken from guys over at Tehskeen.)

    Hey all,

    I've arranged a test version of my Wii-linux distro: xwhiite. Basically it's just Xorg running on top of the existing debian/whiite package, along with the necessary drivers, config and apps to make the x 'magic' happen.
    Videos of the system in action are [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oPdRIagtFE]YouTube - Wii running Linux (better quality)[/ame] and [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za6VX9-OUCA]YouTube - Wii Linux: streaming audio, playing video[/ame].

    Features:
    - (almost) everything also in whiite linux (I stripped a few things to save some space)
    - working Xorg, using nuvalo's 'cube' driver (as discussed here-http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9322).
    - Fluxbox windowmanager
    - wiimote input (libcwiid + fastsync)
    - SMB / CIFS support (useful for mounting your media NAS)
    - some useful apps preinstalled (mplayer, vlc, opera, firefox)
    - a nice look & feel
    - uses less than 512M on disk

    The package is available for Download Here! (thanks Ben64!).

    Installation instructions:
    Just use the installation guide for whiite as provided on gc-linux.org, but instead of the debian/whiite filesystem package, use my package. Also make sure you use isobel's latest kernel (2.6.27b) instead of the stock one provided in the kernel package.

    Notes:
    - The xorg config in the package is set up for PAL 50 resolution by default (640x576). If you're on an NTSC wii, you might need to change the modeline or resolution in /etc/xorg.conf to 640x480.
    - Currently only usb LAN is supported. So if you want network connectivity, you'll have to use the Nintendo LAN adapter or an other compatible usb network adapter.

    If you have any questions regarding the installation or usage, just let me now.

    regards,
    Bert Jan

    Thanks You Bert Jan!
    Last edited by admiral victorinox; 12-02-2008 at 09:05 PM. Reason: changed the link
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    somewhat intresting =o

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    Does anyone have this installed as of yet?

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    I am going to later, but I am using my sd card for my pda now.
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    I saw this the other day, I thought it was pretty neat. (It's what made me join this community)

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    Do you actual run linux on your computer?
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    The download link is messed up. I'd really love to try this, specifically the firefox and vlc stuff.

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    upon thinking about this, more, i think theres gonna be a LOT of bricks over this xD

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    Wow! And it runs video on VLC? This my have just solved my media problem. Gona have to try this out. Thanx guys!
    Last edited by Frogmonster; 12-02-2008 at 10:26 PM.

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    admiral saves the day =O fixed the top post!
    you can now download it, enjoy :3
    Last edited by admiral victorinox; 12-02-2008 at 09:05 PM.

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