What is Yellow Dog Linux?? Is it worth getting on the ps3?

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Found 3rd Jan 2009
what is yellow dog linux? what are its features? does it completely replace the ps3 interface or just the browser?
any otehr information i would want to know about ydl? how do i install it? do you have it?
etc etc etc, rep waiting!
sorry for all the questions, trying to make the most out of my new ps3 and use it to its maximal potential.

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Its a seperate OS people use it to play things like emulators off it however Sony intentionally made the CPU work slower when another operating system is installed.

Basically you can change between PS3 OS and Linux just by pressing a single button.

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ryouga;7406788

Its a seperate OS people use it to play things like emulators off it … Its a seperate OS people use it to play things like emulators off it however Sony intentionally made the CPU work slower when another operating system is installed.Basically you can change between PS3 OS and Linux just by pressing a single button.



so reccomend or not?

Do you have a ps3 slim?

GentleTouch;7406793

so reccomend or not?



not!!

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deathtrap3000;7406798

Do you have a ps3 slim?



no.. you cant do it on slims

GentleTouch;7406818

no.. you cant do it on slims



thats why i was asking.

it basically turns your pc in to a pointless computer.

not worth doing unless you know what you are doing.

GentleTouch;7406793

so reccomend or not?



Depends on what you want to use, rememebr though to backup saves and videos as to install it it formats the hard drive first.

If you want to play emulators and the such instead of on the PC then use it, its basically a mini pc operating system so you can browse internet, download stuf, go on youtube whatever but dont expect pc speed quality.

Also for a newbie its hard to get stuff to work as its not like a PC downloading a file and installing it, you have to download a folder and use it in a certain way.

Banned

ive got it on mine
but because you need a wired connection for the internet ive never used it

ive still got a couple of disks i bought for it
if you want them let me know and ill send to ya :thumbsup:

everyone is saying its hard to install but im a complete idiot when it comes to pc's etc and i managed to do it following the guide that came on one of the disks

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ryouga;7406843

Depends on what you want to use, rememebr though to backup saves and … Depends on what you want to use, rememebr though to backup saves and videos as to install it it formats the hard drive first.If you want to play emulators and the such instead of on the PC then use it, its basically a mini pc operating system so you can browse internet, download stuf, go on youtube whatever but dont expect pc speed quality.Also for a newbie its hard to get stuff to work as its not like a PC downloading a file and installing it, you have to download a folder and use it in a certain way.



cheers, repped

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rm13_hammer;7406850

ive got it on minebut because you need a wired connection for the … ive got it on minebut because you need a wired connection for the internet ive never used itive still got a couple of disks i bought for it if you want them let me know and ill send to ya :thumbsup:



Please, would be nice.

ryouga;7406788

Its a seperate OS people use it to play things like emulators off it … Its a seperate OS people use it to play things like emulators off it however Sony intentionally made the CPU work slower when another operating system is installed.Basically you can change between PS3 OS and Linux just by pressing a single button.



Whilst you're here, you said on another thread that most PS3 games give you the option to install to hard drive nowadays, care to explain?

thesaint;7406923

Whilst you're here, you said on another thread that most PS3 games give … Whilst you're here, you said on another thread that most PS3 games give you the option to install to hard drive nowadays, care to explain?



It was jjust something I have heard and I only own about 5 PS3 games and 4 of them let me install to the HD.

I just heard it was for the bigger games as they take ages to load normally.

ryouga;7406949

It was jjust something I have heard and I only own about 5 PS3 games and … It was jjust something I have heard and I only own about 5 PS3 games and 4 of them let me install to the HD.I just heard it was for the bigger games as they take ages to load normally.



Which 4 games?

Gentle Touch, did you get it installed?

ryouga;7406788

Its a seperate OS people use it to play things like emulators off it … Its a seperate OS people use it to play things like emulators off it however Sony intentionally made the CPU work slower when another operating system is installed.Basically you can change between PS3 OS and Linux just by pressing a single button.


Not quite. It doesn't make the CPU work slower. It only allows access to 6 of the 7 Synergistic Processing Elements (basically the processors) and restricts access to the RSX 'Reality Synthesizer' (the GPU).

InfernoZeus;7968682

Not quite. It doesn't make the CPU work slower. It only allows access to … Not quite. It doesn't make the CPU work slower. It only allows access to 6 of the 7 Synergistic Processing Elements (basically the processors) and restricts access to the RSX 'Reality Synthesizer' (the GPU).



I also heard it restricts access to the blu ray drive too, I only installed it myself last year to use on a CRT to play ps1 games off(not isos) but it altered the aspect ration so made it useless and gave me the macrovision green screen.

So do ya know if emulation on its any good, never tried on mine.

ryouga;7968859

I also heard it restricts access to the blu ray drive too, I only … I also heard it restricts access to the blu ray drive too, I only installed it myself last year to use on a CRT to play ps1 games off(not isos) but it altered the aspect ration so made it useless and gave me the macrovision green screen.So do ya know if emulation on its any good, never tried on mine.


I haven't actually done it on my PS3, I just know of the limitations. Was it the emulator or Linux that was altering the aspect ration?

InfernoZeus;7969172

I haven't actually done it on my PS3, I just know of the limitations. Was … I haven't actually done it on my PS3, I just know of the limitations. Was it the emulator or Linux that was altering the aspect ration?



Linux itself, it had black borders at the top and bottom, there may of been a way to change it but I dont know.

But that doesnt explain the macrovision/green screen problem.
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