Red Ribbon GNU/Linux
15Jul/14114

New Online Update available

This update has been designed for Red Ribbon LXDE 14.03 and RC 7. It includes the following changes:

  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 30 release.
  • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Systemd is now the system management daemon.
  • The "Logout" window, the "System settings" window, the "Petitboot setup" tool and the "Video mode setup" tool were migrated to the latest GTK 3 libraries.
  • All the available updates from Debian Jessie.

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

wget http://redribbongnulinux.000webhostapp.com/downloads/online-update-2014-07-15.sh

Then, you must execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2014-07-15.sh

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

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

If while executing it asks:

You are attempting to install a kernel image (version 3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686) However, the directory /lib/modules/3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686/kernel still exists. If this directory belongs to a previous linux-image-3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686 package, and if you have deselected some modules, or installed standalone modules packages, this could be bad.

If /lib/modules/3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686/kernel belongs to an old install of linux-image-3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686, then this is your last chance to abort the installation of this kernel image (nothing has been changed yet).

If you know what you are doing, and if you feel that this image should be installed despite this anomaly, Please answer n to the question.

Otherwise, I suggest you move /lib/modules/3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686/kernel out of the way, perhaps to /lib/modules/3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686.kernel.old or something, and then try re-installing this image.

Stop install since the kernel-image is already installed?

You must answer NO.

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

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  1. Hi there,

    Online update failed for me with errors:

    E: Unable to locate package linux-image-3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686
    E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-image-3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686’
    E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686
    E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-headers-3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686’

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers,

    Kal

    • Ooops!!! I have uploaded a wrong script!!! ๐Ÿ™

      I have uploaded the correct one now. Please, download it again.

      Best regards

      • Got further this time but still no dice:

        Examining /etc/kernel/header_postinst.d.
        ln: failed to create symbolic link `/lib/modules/3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686/build’: No such file or directory

        Starting to look like a fresh install might be the go?

        • Hi,

          Thank you very much for the warning. I have solved it and I have reuploaded the script. Please download and run it again.

          Sorry for the inconvenience.

          Regards

  2. Hi,

    I am a Linux Rookies,And i have a question.It is what CFW support Red Ribbon.

    Regards

  3. Hello,

    First of all thanks for this lovely and friendly Linux.

    I’m getting the same above error while trying to update my Linux.

    Regards,
    Jean

    • Hi,

      Sorry for the delay.

      You should delete the previous script before. You can do this using the next command:

      rm online-update-2014-07-15.sh*

      Regards

  4. Seems like there is some problem applying it to LXDE 14.03 fresh install. Script runs fine until unpacking linux headers, it would stop with “no such file or directory” errors.
    Post installation fails with error code 2

    • Hi,

      I have modified the script to try to solve this problem. Please download and run it again.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.

      Regards

      • Redownloaded the same 2014-07-15.sh script, it still would fail with same “no such file or directory” errors… Anyway, thank you for trying!))

        • Hi,

          Please, try executing this command first:

          sudo apt-get clean

          Then run the script again.

          Regards

          • Hellp! After running the script for the first time on fresh installed LXDE, with the same error I’ve tried sudo apt-get clean and re-run the script, now it will fail with Internal Error, No file name for linux-image-3.12.6-red-ribbon-powerpc64-ps3:powerpc.
            Thank you once again!

          • Hi,

            It seems like the package was not properly installed.

            Please run:

            sudo dpkg --configure -a

            Then run the script again.

            Regards

          • Hi! It even fails to configure, “cannot stat ‘/lib/live/boot.sh’ No such file or directory”, update-initramfs failed for /boot/initrd.img-*** with 1
            “Post installation script returned erroe wxit status 2”
            Thanks!

          • Hi,

            Please, try upgrading the Plymouth package:

            sudo apt-get install plymouth

            Regards

          • There were errors during plymouth update(still same /lib/live/boot.sh no such file), and script will still fail…

          • OK, uninstall it:

            sudo apt-get remove plymouth

            Dont worry, the script will install it again after.

            Regards

          • plymouth-set-default-theme not found, dpkg error code 127 ))) Sure you can win ;))

        • Even remove of red-ribbon-plymouth-theme returns with same error… Plymouth itself seems to be uninstalled, but theme is definitely not…

          • Mmmmm

            Please, try this:

            sudo apt-get install initramfs-tools live-boot live-tools live-boot-initramfs-tools

          • Unb0rn
            December 14th, 2014 – 19:17
            plymouth-set-default-theme not found, dpkg error code 127 ))) Sure you can win ;))
            P.S. Sorry, wrong answer))

          • Try installing Plymouth again:

            sudo apt-get install plymouth plymouth-themes

          • It still tries to remove old plymouth theme with the same 127 error…

          • Ouch!

            Please, try this command:

            sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/plymouth*

            Then execute:

            sudo apt-get clean

            sudo apt-get install plymouth plymouth-themes

          • Had to remove red-ribbon-plymouth* instead of plymouth*, now it will fail during plymouth install with the same error code 1, initramfs blablabla cannot stat /lib/live/boot.sh

          • Please, try:

            sudo sh -c 'echo "#!/bin/bash" > /lib/live/boot.sh'

            sudo chmod ugo+x /lib/live/boot.sh

          • It seemed to work) Now it will work for a really long time, but will still fail with package dictionaries-common with error triggers looping, abandning…

          • Hi,

            There is a conflict with the new version of the lxpolkit package from Debian and the previous version red-ribbon-lxde-polkit package. I have updated the red-ribbon-lxde-polkit package, but you must install it manually.

            apt-get -f install red-ribbon-lxde-polkit

            If the error persist, please remove the package first (the script will reinstall it again):

            apt-get remove red-ribbon-lxde-polkit

            I’ll update the script to solve this.

            Regards

          • Removed polkit before running script(otherwise it thinks like it is already latest version and would not install) Thank you for your great support! Still it will fail on the same place. Tried to reconfigure all via dpkg, now it fails with Assertion “dependtry<=4' failed while configuring polkit… Thank you for your great support!)

          • Hi,

            I have made a clean installation of Red-Ribbon LXDE, done some tests and reuploaded the script.

            It may fail at first time, but It works for me when I run it twice.

            I’ll do more tests, try to solve this and upload a new sript.

            Regards

          • Hehe, worked for me on clean installation too. Hovewer, it took 3 tries to complete finally, there were same errors on dictionaries and polkit. Don’t know if everything is intalled properly, for example, it will ask me to log in every time after reboot… Anyway, it seems too work fine overall… Thank you one more time!

          • Hi,

            You can enable autologin by editing the configuration file:

            gksudo leafpad /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

            Under the “SeatDefaults” section you must uncomment the autologin options, set your username and save the changes.

            ...
            [SeatDefaults]
            ...
            autologin-user=YOUR_USERNAME
            autologin-user-timeout=0
            ...

            I’ll modify the script to correct this issue. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Regards

          • Of course, I know)) Just wondered if the script completed fully).. Great work!)

          • Thanks to you for reporting those issues.

            I’m modifying the script to solve them, when finished I’ll re-upload it.

            Also, I’m working on a new Red Ribbon GNU/Linux LXDE release (livecd and online update) which includes a new alternative “desktop” based on Openbox. I would release it soon but the script must run nice.

            Thank you very much about the reporting. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Best regards

  5. Is there any way to get Midori working on this ?
    Apperently its not in the repos anymore (using wheezy repos and installing it — doesnt even work).

    Iceweasel is just too laggy and net surf redenders pages poorly (granted it works much much better). So im guessing midori just be just the right mix of the two.

    • Hi,

      Midori was temporarily removed from the jessie repository. It is available at the sid repository, but It shows a segmentation fault message when I run it under the powerpc platform.

      I want to use Midory as the default web browser on Red Ribbon GNU/Linux, but It doesn’t works for now. ๐Ÿ™

      Cheers

      • I see. Thats too bad. Hopefully this gets fixed someday, as midori should be just the right mix of performance and render quality.

        For the mean time, Net surf it is ๐Ÿ™‚

        PS:
        Any rough ETA on the next version of red ribbon ?

        • Hi,

          I’ve been several months working on the new release of Red Ribbon GNU/Linux. This release will include many new features but some of them are still in development.

          I would like to release it in late february, but I think that It may be delayed until March.

          Regards

  6. Excellent distro. Thanks for all of the work that you’ve put into this R04drunner! A couple of questions though.

    1. Is your apt repo currently down? Aptitude is giving warnings that it can’t connect to the repo. (I have just disabled your repo for now.)

    2. I’m having some trouble with wifi on a ps3 fat (CECHA01) running the newest lxde version of red ribbon. It looks like the distro detects the wireless , as wlan0 is created, and has a mac address assigned.

    When I run “/sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan”, I get:

    “wlan0 Interface doesn’t support scanning: Cannot allocate memory”

    Finally, when I run lspci to see if the wireless card is detected, I get:

    cannot open /proc/bus/pci …… cannot find any working access method.

    I have also tried adding, “ps3_gelic.disable_eurus_ctrl_iface=1” to the boot args in petitboot, as recommended by the OtherOS++ wiki.

    I’m running the newest rebug rex, and wifi does work from XMB.

    Any thoughts on where I should go from here?

    • Hi,

      The online repository is active, but the server was refusing the connections. ๐Ÿ™

      About the wifi, a time ago I had that same issue and I solved It by restoring the database and the file system on the recovery menu.

      Cheers

  7. I’m having trouble mounting my encrypted hard drive. It says to check if the kernel supports “aes-xts-plain64”.

    Please help!

    • Hi

      I think that this module is not enabled on the kernel. I’ll take a look and enable it for the next Red Ribbon release. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Regards

      • A bit of a deal breaker for me. I’m rolling back to RC 6. ๐Ÿ™

        • Hi,

          You don’t need roll back to RC 6, I have uploaded the kernel 3.15.4 with the encryption modules. ๐Ÿ™‚

          You should run the next commands to install the new kernel:

          sudo apt-get update

          sudo apt-get install linux-image-3.15.4-red-ribbon-powerpc64-ps3

          Regards

          • Unfortunately, I’m still having the same problem. I encrypted my hard drives on Ubuntu using gnome-disk-utility with type luks + ext4.

            When I ran “sudo cryptsetup benchmark” with kernel 3.15.4, I got “Ensure you have algif_skcipher kernel module loaded”.

          • Ummm… Can you try loading the modules manually?

            modprobe dm_mod
            modprobe dm_crypt

            If It works, you should add those modules to the file /etc/modules

          • Tried that, still doesn’t work. ๐Ÿ™

          • I have uploaded a new kernel with all the encryption modules included. Please, install it again:

            sudo apt-get clean
            sudo apt-get update
            sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-3.15.4-red-ribbon-powerpc64-ps3

            If while executing it asks:

            You are attempting to install a kernel image…

            Stop install since the kernel-image is already installed?

            You must answer no.

          • Nope, still the same problem. Were you able to recreate the problem with gnome-disk-utility? Try luks + ext4 on an old flash stick. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • I was thinking of doing just that. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Everything seems to work now. Maybe it was an update, I don’t know. Thanks anyway, look forward to the next release!

          • Hi,

            I’m glad that you have solved it. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Regards

  8. Hello,

    I have a PS3 & Red ribbon 2014-07-15.

    I want to use Iceweasel to watch live.starstv.eu However, the requirements of the Silverlight plug – windows / Moonlight – linux mono-project.com Can you install?.

    I also have problems with installing Adobe Flash Player get.adobe.com/pl/flashplayer/otherversions needed videostar.pl

    (live)krynio@redribbon:~/Pobrane$ sudo apt-get update Pobrano 859 kB w 31s (27,3 kB/s) Czytanie list pakietรณw... Gotowe W: Bล‚ฤ…d GPG: deb-multimedia.org jessie InRelease: Nastฤ™pujฤ…ce podpisy nie mogล‚y zostaฤ‡ zweryfikowane z powodu braku klucza publicznego: NO_PUBKEY 5C808C2B65558117

    (live)krynio@redribbon:~/Pobrane$ sudo rpm -ivh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm rpm: RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages, use Alien instead! rpm: However assuming you know what you are doing... warning: adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID f6777c67: NOKEY error: Failed dependencies: /bin/sh is needed by adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch

    (live)krynio@redribbon:~/Pobrane$ sudo rpm -ivh flash-plugin-11.2.202.451-release.i386.rpm rpm: RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages, use Alien instead! rpm: However assuming you know what you are doing... error: Failed dependencies: glibc >= 2.4 is needed by flash-plugin-11.2.202.451-release.i386 /bin/sh is needed by flash-plugin-11.2.202.451-release.i386

    (live)krynio@redribbon:~/Pobrane$ sudo tar -xvzf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz Unpacked well, but I do not know what to do next.

    Please, any tips on how to do it. blog.redribbon.t15.org/2014/07/new-online-update-available/#comments can not add a comment. Sorry for my english

    greets Krynio

    • Hi,

      I’ll take a look, but Moonlight is available for the PC platforms (amd64 and i386) and the PS3 platform is PowerPC. Also, the project was discontinued since 2012.

      Flash player is propietary and closed software, only available for the PC platforms. There is not available for PowerPC.

      Fortunately, Flash player is being replaced by HTML5. I’m trying to get it working properly on the PS3 and for now, I can play youtube videos using the web browser but the performance is very poor. I’m trying to optimize it but It is very difficult without a RSX driver.

      Regards

  9. Hi,

    Red ribbon support Brasero? (program to make iso image from cd, dvd)

    sorry for my bad english

    Regards

    • Hi,

      Yes, Brasero is available on the repository, you can install it using Synaptics package manager or executing the next command:

      sudo apt-get install brasero

      Regards

      • Hi,

        Thanks a lot for reply R04drunner. One last question, there is a program like Brasero able to copy a Blu Ray movie?(of my property), because I was scratched and that I can not read anymore

        P.S. (I have no problems with the player because he can see the contents of the disc in red ribbon)

        Please I would like to restore it

        Regards

      • Hi,

        I use Red Ribbon LXDE 14.03. I would like to make an iso image of a DVD movies, but brasero tells me that we lack libdvdcss2 and libdvdcss.so.2 to copy encrypted DVDs. How can I add them?

        Regards

        • Hi,

          Please, run the next command:

          sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

          Regards

          • Sorry for the late,

            I shall quote what is written in the terminal:

            sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
            [sudo] password for ps3:
            Reading package lists … Done
            Dependency tree
            Reading state information … Done
            Already libdvdcss2 is the newest version.

            for libdvdcss.so2

            sudo apt-get install libdvdcss.so 2
            Reading package lists … Done
            Dependency tree
            Reading state information … Done
            E: Could not find package libdvdcss.so2
            E: Could not find any package through the regular expression “libdvdcss.so2”

            there is something else that is missing, i dont understand what, please you can try that when you have time?

            I installed brasero I do not know what I need to do to make it work

            Regards

          • Hi,

            I’ve found the cause of it. In libdvdcss 1.3.0 the symbol “dvdcss_interface_2” was dropped and Brasero is looking for this symbol to determine the version.

            You can downgrade the libdvdcss to a previous version and it’ll work fine:

            wget http://www.deb-multimedia.org/pool/main/libd/libdvdcss/libdvdcss2_1.2.13-dmo1_powerpc.deb

            dpkg -i libdvdcss2_1.2.13-dmo1_powerpc.deb

            Regards

          • Hi,

            Does not work for me, it crashes when it starts to copy, and crash the system, and are forced to shut down by holding down the power button; anyway thanks you a lot for trying

            I’m using linux and windows on notebook, it would be possible with red ribbon, to use the player blue ray of ps3 remotely through the LAN, like an external player on notebook? if yes how?

            Best regards

          • Hi

            I have tested Brasero on my PS3, but I haven’t enough space on the internal HDD and I don’t finished It. I’ll do a complete test and If Basero does not work, I’ll try with other alternatives.

            Cheers

        • Thank you very much, I wait for your news

          please let me know when you’re finished It

          Cheers

  10. R04d,

    Great distribution.

    Not quite sure it’s just me or happens to others as well. I have seen this under dmesg output:

    read_node: 139: lv1_read_repository_node failed

    This line occurs twice. Under heavy load, dmesg could also show the following:

    os_area_queue_work_handler: Could not update FLASH ROM

    On the same ps3, if I bootup using the same kernel 3.12.6, but using the ubuntu trusty distribution, the second error never show up, no matter how long and how heavy the load is. I just want to understand what is the reason behind this.

    Best Regards

    • Hi,

      I’ll test this on my PS3.

      One question, are you using the RSX memory as swap on trusty?

      Regards

      • Thanks for your response.

        Yes, I am using RSX memory as swap on trusty. I use three swaps for all my ps3 linuxs, one from RSX memory (highest priority), one from internal partition, one from external usb drive.

        I also noticed, my trusty (on my external usb drive) runs much smoother.

        Another problem, is the external usb drive recognition problem. I have a USB 3 2TB external USB drive, it’s been partitioned into 16 partitions. Petitboot can recognize it, however, I have trouble to get your 3.12.6 to recognize it, I had an original 2.6.38 from graf chokolo in 2011, it can boot up with no problem. There is a trick I used to bootup the external, first add “rootdelay=60” as the boot parameter, then, when error shows up during the boot process, I quickly unplug and replug the usb 3 drive, it will bootup the external distributions (I have gentoo, ubuntu trusty, debian wheezy, and yellowdog 6.2 in the external) with no problem. I dont have to use this step if I am using graf’s 2.6.38 kernel, of course, this kernel wont work on trusty anymore.

        Hope you can figure out a way of solving this external usb boot issue. If needed, I can help to do some testing. I have some spare partition on the usb to do further testing.

        I also have experience doing kernel compiling(I am doing native compiling on ps3). I just don’t have all the patches.

        Thanks and best regards

        • Just a side note, I compiled midori 0.5.9 a while back and install it, it had segmentation fault, but after this passing weekend, it can run without problem now. They must have updated the libjavacore package and fixed the problem. Just a heads up, as I recall seeing you mention this problem before.

          • Hi,

            Yes, I have noticed it. A few days ago, those packages were updated and all the webkit based browsers works again.

            Thank you very much for the news. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Regards

        • Hi,

          You are welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

          The kernel patches was removed from official website, but I’ll package and upload the kernel sources.

          Also, I’ll test on my PS3 using my external HDD.

          Thank you and best regards

          • Thanks R04d,

            I will really appreciate if you could package and upload the kernel source.

            To be honest, I haven’t touched ps3 linux for almost 3 years. Because of your great work, it revived my interest. Hope we can see the breakthrough in the RSX front and bring even more power on PS3 linux side.

            Best regards

          • Hi,

            I have uploaded the kernel source code package to the repository. From now on, I’ll upload the source code for the new kernels.

            You can install it executing:

            sudo apt-get install linux-source-3.12.6-red-ribbon-powerpc64-ps3

            If you need more help, I will help as you can. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Regards

  11. Thanks R04d for the source package. This is great.

    Not quite sure whether this will impact your web server’s download limit, since the source package is quite large. It will suffice if you want to simply provide the patches, I can always get the original source code from kernel.org

    I am compiling on your distribution, since gcc is version 4.9.2, I ran into a quick problem:

    ERROR: “_restvr_20” [lib/raid6/raid6_pq.ko] undefined!
    ERROR: “_savevr_20” [lib/raid6/raid6_pq.ko] undefined!

    This was a known problem if one is using gcc version 4.8+ to compile the 3.12 kernel.

    Fortunately, there is a solution for this already in later kernels.

    I grabbed the patch from here:

    https://github.com/LITMUS-RT/litmus-rt/commit/70c6edb3bcb97887f004515f17dd247657177cb5

    That solved the problem.

    I will do some customization and play with it for a bit.

    Thanks and best regards

    • Hi,

      Thank you very much, I usually we use the cross-compile on my PC, but I want to allow the native build on the PS3. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Best regards

    • Hi

      I’ve found a mirror containing the kernel patches. You can download the package from here.

      Regards

      • Thanks a lot R04d for finding the patch. I have downloaded the package. However, after I applied the patch and compiled it, it still have some problems with the resulting kernels. Did you have to do some additional patches? (I am not at my PS3 right now, but I can update with some more details if you are interested)

        Also, is there any patch available for newer kernels than 3.16.1?

        I have been using your 3.12.6 source to emerge my gentoo installation (The one I installed on PS3 4 years ago), I did an emerge world, spent almost 2 days to finish, and ran into kernel panic three times. But it’s all up to date now. I am having trouble to write a reboot script for openrc so it can use ps3lv1call to reboot gracefully. so far I am stuck.

        This the openrc script I created to add to the reboot (runlevel 6)

        #!/sbin/runscript

        command=”/sbin/ps3lv1call 255 1″

        start() {
        after *
        }

        However, when reboot, it complains could not find /sbin/ps3lv1call, even though I copied ps3lv1call to the /sbin directory. Not quite sure whether you have any experience with openrc script, and what’s the best way of handling this.

        • Found the problem, it just occurred to me that I am using 64 bit userland on my Gentoo installation, and the ps3lv1call binary is 32 bit ELF, so the message is just saying that /sbin/ps3lv1call is not executable, which I copied over from your redribbon distro. I just used the file from your kernel patch file, did a compile myself to get the compatible binary, now everything is working fine.

        • Hi,

          Sorry for the delay.

          Sorry, I have not still had time to test the issue with the external HDD. ๐Ÿ™ As soon as I can, I’ll try to reproduce the problem and try to find out what happens.

          Unfortunately, there is not patches available for newer kernels than 3.16.1, but when I have finished the next Red Ribbon release, I’ll try to migrate them to the 4.0 kernel.

          About the ps3lv1call tool, I’m glad that you have solved it. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Regards

      • R04d,

        After using the patches from the package, I compiled 3.12.6 again, using the exact same config as your distribution, I got the following error:

        ps3vram ioc0_03: ps3vram_fire_ring: lv1_gpu_fb_blit failed -11

        This is the reason that I think there might be some patch(es) which are missing.

        There is no such error if I used your complete source.

        Could you shed some light on what might be the cause here?

        • I think I might found out the problem. It turns out to be that the following patch is not applied in your source tree:

          0020-ps3fb-use-fifo.patch

          So I took out that patch, now everything works fine.

          Could you tell me what’s that patch is for?

          • Oops, I forgot to tell you that you shouldn’t apply this patch. It allows framebuffer to use the RSX memory, but it doesn’t allows you to use the RSX memory as swap. ๐Ÿ™

          • Thanks R04ad for the clarification.

  12. Hello, i’m try your live distribution on my ps3 fat with original firmware 3.15 and this is too fast then on my ps3 slim with custom firmware 3.55 (installed on internal hard drive). So I would to install it on internal hdd of ps3 fat, but I do not find the partition when i try to instal. How can i do?

    Regards

    • Hi,

      Can you vertify if the ps3dd device exists? You can verify this runing the next command on a LxTerminal:

      lsblk

      If only found ps3da and ps3db, you should create the OtherOS region on the HDD (Settings -> System Settings -> Format Utility -> Custom > 10GB to the Other OS).

      Cheers

  13. Hi R04drunner, thank you for your hard work! you are a genius!
    I would like to see the contents of my blu ray disk on my laptop (inside I installed ubuntu) using the LAN or wifi. it’s possible?

    Regards

    • Hi,

      You can share the bluray drive (/media/cdrom) with samba (System Settings -> Shared Folders) and access to the content from other computers on the network, but It’ll not allow you to copy protected content.

      Cheers

  14. Hi R04d,

    I have recently bought an external usb hub (a cheap 4-port hub for $5.00), and plugged in two (not just one) external usb drives (both USB 3 drives, both with external powers), the problem of with the need of using “rootdelay=60” have disappeared. This is not ideal for people who want to use external usb 3 drives directly.

    This is the status of some of the problems, I have the following setup:

    1. Red Ribbon Distribution in Internal PS3 HDD
    2. Gentoo distribution in External USB HDD
    3. Debian Wheezy Distribution in External USB HDD
    3a. Boot with 2.6.38 Graf kernel
    3b. Boot with 3.12.6 Red Ribbon Kernel
    4. Ubuntu Trusty Distribution in External USB
    5. Yellow Dog Distribution with 2.6.38 Graf Kernel

    Both 1 and 3b has Rom Error message if run for a while, even with low load, the rest setup has no Rom error message, esp in Ubuntu and Gentoo, both are also using your red ribbon kernels.
    Both 3a and 5 can boot external USB 3 drives directly without the need of rootdelay parameters, or using external usb hub.

    I also used zram in ubuntu distribution, and found out it make things much slower.

    So far, ubuntu and gentoo are both much faster and stable, that’s maybe my own experience.

    • Hi,

      Sorry for the delay, I have a lot of work lately. ๐Ÿ™

      I have found the module that reports this message, but I need to do more tests.

      When I have published the new LiveCD I’ll analyze the kernel patches and verify where this issue.

      Regards

    • Hi Mosaic,

      I see you have a YDL 6.2 with Graf Kernel, how is the speed compared with other Linux setups? Have you run it on internal HDD? I have been wanting to upgrade my 3.15 Phat to higher CFW and run a faster version of Linux with 7th spu, but would like to keep using YDL as my zerogame emulator system works nicely on that distro. If there’s a faster distro like RR, I might try to port my zerogame over, but probably quite a bit of work. ps- Thx R04drunner for help keeping PS3 Linux going.

      • Hi supersaiyan,

        Sorry for the delayed response. It seems that R04dRunner has abandoned his work (I really hope that I am wrong). So I don’t check this site very often.

        I only ran YDL6.2 externally. The performance is acceptable. I ran R04dRunner’s distribution internally, however, it had some glitches in my case. All the other distributions, I have run them externally, which include gentoo and ubuntu’s trusty, both are stable with no issues, and relatively fast. I am on the latest rebug cfw

        • Hi,

          Don’t worry, I’m working on the next release but I have a lot of work lately. I think it will be available soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

          I think that this issue may be due to the kernel modules included on initramfs. I’ll verify those modules, add the missing and release a new kernel.

          Regards

        • Thanks Mosaic, I had hoped you were able to install YDL 6.2 internally, but i don’t think anyone has done it yet, only partially. Guess i will try an external YDL 1st, then attempt to see if i can somehow get the internal install working. If not, or if RR proves to run faster, i will try to use that internally with my zerogame setup. Wish there were some benchmarks to tell which distro is fastest, but bluetooth support for PS3 controllers, and wifi working is more important to me right now. Glad to see R04dRunner is still active on this project when he has time. Thx

    • Hi Mosaic,

      I have compiled the kernel 3.12.6 with another usb modules enabled and I have uploaded it to the repository.

      Could you update it and verify if this issue has been solved?

      Regards

  15. Hi R04d,

    Further update. I successfully built 3.12.41(Apr 30, 2015), 3.14.40(Apr 29, 2015), and 3.15.10 and can boot these kernels without any problems.

    I also built 3.16.7, 3.18.12, 3.19.6 and 4.0.1 without any errors, however, I cannot boot these kernels. I suspect there are some changes in 3.16+ kernels which are preventing me from booting.

    Do you have any success booting 3.16+ kernels? Do you have a newer version of petitboot(to support 3.16+) which maybe able to boot these newer kernels? I read somewhere that Glevand did some patching of petitboot to support newer kernels.

    I am very interested in 4+ kernels, as they have the ability to update the kernels without the need to reboot.

    I am trying to build petitboot, however, I am having trouble at the moment.

    Let me know if you have any answers to any of my above questions.

    Thanks and Regards

    • Hi,

      I have not tried the 3.16+ kernels yet, but as soon as I have finished the LiveCD, I’ll test the 4+ kernels. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Regards

  16. Hi R04drunner,
    First, thanks for your wonderfull distro and your efforts. I’m also happy you are going release a new liveCD verrsion.

    I’m trying tu update it using your script. I solved many issues (keys, bbot.sh file, etc…), but I still have issues with all or parts of this:
    apt-get install red-ribbon-ps3-power red-ribbon-base red-ribbon-run-as-root red-ribbon-tweaks red-ribbon-plymouth-theme red-ribbon-ps3-lxde red-ribbon-lxde-polkit red-ribbon-lxde-profile red-ribbon-lxde-theme red-ribbon-openbox-theme red-ribbon-gtk2-theme red-ribbon-gtk3-theme red-ribbon-xscreensaver-theme red-ribbon-smtube.

    Seems some of those packages are not available from your repo.

    Could you help?
    Thans ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Hey R04drunner,

    Would it be possible for you to make a server edition?

    • Hi,

      With or without graphical interface?

      What kind of services do you mean?

      – Database
      – Web
      – eMail
      – File sharing
      – Proxy
      – Firewall

      Regards

      • I got myself a raspberry pi with “raspbian lite”, so I no longer need this. But maybe others would like a version without GUI, just something to think about.

        On a side note, I think it’s time for a fresh release with all updates incorporated. I’m a having a whole host of problems! You should try doing a dry run: first, do a fresh install of 14.03, then immediately after do “sudo sh online-update-2014-07-15.sh”.

        • Hi

          Iโ€™m working on the next release but I have some performance issues. I think it will be available soon.

          About the online update, Iโ€™ll take a look.

          Thank you for your notice. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Regards

  18. hi
    good work ,this is really awesome fast and stable dist

    im trying to remove the graphical interface
    i boot at single user mode and type apt-get purge lxde lightdm
    when im going back to multi-user i cant see the login screen it just stuck at the init stage
    sorry my bad English

    regards
    Ran

  19. R04drunner
    Help me please!
    I had patched CFW rebug 4.75.3 for OOS++, install petittboot, enter into shell, but can’t run script create_hdd_region.sh

    I type “cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/sda1/’
    but see only “not found”
    Help me please to run it script and then run install Red Ribbon from iso

    • Hi,

      Sorry for the delay.

      You should execute the next command to see the USB pendrive mount point:

      ls /tmp/petitboot/mnt/

      If it shows another mount point, for example “sda2” or “sdb1”, you should change the mount point on the command.

      cd /tmp/petitboot/mnt/sda2/

      Cheers


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