PS3 Linux [was - Re: OpenMoko and LCD TV]

Yorick Moko yorickmoko at
Wed May 6 10:39:11 CEST 2009

have you tried pairing yourn FR to the ps3
to use it as a controller/keyboard/music(or picture)streamer/whatever ?

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 7:02 AM,  <roguemoko at> wrote:
> On 6/05/2009 1:53 PM, The Digital Pioneer wrote:
>> Yeah, I know the PS3 has very little RAM, but it's extremely fast RAM is
>> it not? I've also been told 3D isn't working... Do you have any idea
>> if/when it will? And how's the actual system speed? You've got 8 threads
>> available to you, do you not? Two PPU threads, and 6 SPU? I know one SPU
>> is kept disabled, and another is reserved for the PS3 OS. Still, 8
>> threads at 3.2GHz each should be blazing fast. But that's all theory.
> To be honest I haven't really got dirty on the command line yet, I was
> more interested in out-of-the-box functionality in-so-far as the
> distro's X capabilities were concerned.
> As I said before, 3D acceleration is not available at this time, this is
> something I believe they imposed so that PS2 emulation is not possible.
> It's always possible that it will become available but I've not heard of
> anything yet.
> Utilising the vram as swap effectively adds ram. So general performance
> is fine. It's when you do something gpu intensive that the cpus load up
> and the system slows down significantly. Openoffice and printing work
> fine though :)
> So as for the specifics, I can't say much. I haven't looked at the
> available CPUs but gkrellm was only reporting 2 at the time. If I get a
> chance I might delve deeper and revisit this thread but no promises :)
> I get the impression, though this is speculative, that YDL utilises more
> of the system. Or maybe it just does it better. Either way the
> experience is more polished.
> Sarton
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