New Online Update available

This update has been designed only for the RC 6 and It includes the following changes:

  • New keyboard configuration tool that supports multiple layouts.
  • Added the keyboard layout switcher.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 17 release.

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

wget https://redribbongnulinux.000webhostapp.com/downloads/online-update-2012-12-02.sh

Then, you must execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2012-12-02.sh

And wait until finished.

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

15 thoughts on “New Online Update available”

    1. Hi,

      Yes, Red Ribbon uses the two PPEs and the seven enabled SPEs of cell (the 8th SPE has been disabled during manufacturing).

      You can verify it by executing the next command on a terminal:

      cat /proc/cpuinfo

      Greetings

        1. Unfortunately, the PS3 only has 256 MB of RAM and only 224 MB of them are available for OtherOS.

          It is also important to keep in mind that there isn’t available a driver for the RSX to enable the graphics acceleration.

          Given this, the performance is quite acceptable, but It will improve when the driver for the RSX has been published. 🙂

          Regards

          1. I doubt that there is still any active development on accelerated graphics drivers.
            I’m running a vanilla Wheezy on a PS3 for some months and have been looking for a driver.
            The most promising candidate I’ve found is a xorg-xserver-video-spu package from here [1] that unfortunately doesn’t work with xserver versions above 1.4.
            Unfortunately I don’t have the expertise to update the source code to be compatible with current xservers.
            Maybe you know somebody who has the expertise.

            Oh btw, in future releases you might want to include minitube [2] from unstable. I can play most youtube videos in 720p on the fly with that player without having to download them first.

            [1] http://people.debian.org/~seanius/ps3-experimental-packages/
            [2] http://packages.debian.org/sid/minitube

    1. Hi,

      The LiveCD is limited in size and It includes only the necessary packages.

      The kernel headers are included to allow compile modules. But if you need to compile a complete kernel, you can download the kernel from the official website and apply the Gitbrew’s patches.

      Best regards

  1. The red ribbon uses all of the ps3 hardware?
    Have unrestricted acess of the ps3?
    Can i install fluxbox ?

    1. Hi,

      Unfortunately, only 224 MB of the 256 MB of RAM are available for OtherOS and the RSX driver is still in development.

      Yes, you can install the window manager that you want, if It is available in the repository.

      Regards

  2. please i’d like some help with red ribbon rc6.it gives tis message when installing”set up files failed, can’t continue”.and i followed all the steps like i did on red ribbon rc5.i’m using otheros++ 22gb on cfw355.i realy liked rribbon rc5 the best performance on ps3 i ever experienced,i’d like to install the candidate 6.please some help,i? apreciated,thnk you

    1. Hi,

      I have solved some bugs of the installer on RC7. Please try installing this new release.

      Regards

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