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autopilot
2006-10-17, 15:55
Given that the PS3 will run Linux - http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/17/yellow-dog-linux-5-0-to-run-on-sonys-playstation-3/ - and that it will have wired/wireless networking capabilities and HDD, whats the chances we will be able to run Slimserver on it?

That would be very cool indeed.

JimB
2006-10-17, 16:39
Cool, like bang your head against the wall for no good reason cool?

Just kidding, good luck with the hack

funkstar
2006-10-18, 01:56
That would be very cool indeed.
Indeed it would

But going by what i've heard of the PS3 you'll be far far cheaper just buying a PC :) But if you can run SS as well as other software that actually takes advantage of the PS3, then thats a different story.

autopilot
2006-10-18, 03:07
good luck with the hack

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Under basic agreement with SCEI, Terra Soft was granted a unique opportunity
to develop and bring to market a complete Linux OS for the Sony PLAYSTATION
3. In development of Yellow Dog Linux v5.0, Terra Soft integrated and
enhanced code from Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Sony Group, and Fedora in
order to offer the following:
- kernel 2.6.16
- gcc 3.4.4 and glibc 2.4
- Cell SDK 1.1
- OpenOffice.org 2.0.2
- FireFox 1.5.0 and Thunderbird 1.5.0
- Nautilus 2.1.4
... and a suite of Personal Accessories, Development Tools; Sound & Video,
Internet, and Networking applications.

A single-click installer enables absolutely anyone to install without
instruction.


More than just a 'hack' then, this looks like it could be the real deal. Yes, you could build a linux box a little bit cheaper, but not with the power of a PS3's Cell processor, BluRay and gaming potential. But if you plan to get a PS3 anyway, as i probably will after a couple of price drops, it could be very interesting. Would be nice to access Slimserver's interface on yer HD pannel from the comfort of your armchair. You could even run a few visualisations etc. You could even rip CD's in theory. I think it sounds great persoanlly, the PS3 does not seem so expensive afterall.

agentsmith
2006-10-18, 06:09
I would buy a PS3 with Slimserver installed in a heartbeat, no question about that!

CardinalFang
2006-10-18, 09:39
Given that the PS3 will run Linux - http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/17/yellow-dog-linux-5-0-to-run-on-sonys-playstation-3/ - and that it will have wired/wireless networking capabilities and HDD, whats the chances we will be able to run Slimserver on it?

That would be very cool indeed.

The ability to do music visualisation would be cool, but surely the issue is access to storage? I guess you could access a NAS disk array over WiFi or ethernet, but built-in storage isn't great AFAIK.

radish
2006-10-18, 09:54
Assuming the PS3 is even half as loud as my 360, I really wouldn't want that thing on all the time as a server. I just don't see the point of running something like SS on a console, although I can see the appeal of it from a purely "because it was there" POV.

Robster
2006-10-18, 13:09
[QUOTE=radish;147303]Assuming the PS3 is even half as loud as my 360, I really wouldn't want that thing on all the time as a server.


Apparantly it's whisper quiet in use and not the ideal server, but interesting.
I'll be getting one eventually, yes they're not cheap but if you look at the hardware I think it's actually a good deal.
Money is always lost in manufacturing consoles at the start but Sony will be losing big bucks this time.

R

Spies
2006-10-18, 15:45
This does not sound far fetched at all now that Logitech is acquiring
SlimDevices.
Logitech manufactures a rather large number of PlayStation accessories including
the Sony branded EyeToy USB camera and the Sony branded USB head set.
I would not even be surprised to see SlimServer ship with the Playstation 3
given Logitech's connection to Sony at this point.

On 10/18/06, Robster
<Robster.2fw3qn1161202201 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> radish;147303 Wrote:
> > Assuming the PS3 is even half as loud as my 360, I really wouldn't want
> > that thing on all the time as a server.
> >
> >
> > Apparantly it's whisper quiet in use and not the ideal server, but
> > interesting.
> > I'll be getting one eventually, yes they're not cheap but if you look
> > at the hardware I think it's actually a good deal.
> > Money is always lost in manufacturing consoles at the start but Sony
> > will be losing big bucks this time.
> >
> > R
>
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El Duderino
2006-12-28, 22:01
It's been awhile since anyone has posted on this thread and the launch of the PS3 has come and gone. I was, fortunate, enough to walk into GameStop a few days ago, a few moments after they received a new shipment, and walked out with a 60 GB PS3. Pretty impressive console but that's another story...

Now, obviously, Slimserver was not the reason for buying the console but Yellow Dog have recently released an easy-to-install Linux build that takes advantage of the Cell processor. The latest Linux kernel also includes Cell specific code, as contributed by Sony. Basically, all distros from this point on should be compatible with the PS3.

Has anyone successfully installed Slimserver on a PS3? The only show stopper I can see is the 256 MB of main RAM, although the 256 MB of video memory can also be utilized dynamically as RAM. Furthermore, the RAM is high speed XDR memory running at the same clock speed as the Cell (3.2 GHz) so, hopefully, it won't prove to be a bottleneck. With an attached high capacity USB external drive, the PS3 could make an incredible SlimServer.

Any thoughts? If no one has done this, I may just go ahead and give it a try...

El Duderino/OtoDoc

bommai
2007-02-06, 13:25
Rather than having slimserver on the PS3, I would want Soft Squeeze on the PS3. I already have my 60GB Apple Lossless music collection on my Mac in my office. I already have a Squeezebox in the living room with my small stereo system (Onkyo stereo receiver, JBL bookshelf speakers). I also have a PS3 with my 61" JVC HDTV and Denon 7.1 receiver and Klipsch speakers. I would like to use the PS3 for streaming music from my Mac and play it over the Denon/Klipsch. I don't want to use up disk space in my PS3. All I want is the PS3 to connect to the Slimserver on my mac and stream.

Otherwise, I might have to get an Apple TV or something. I would like to avoid buying another Squeezebox for downstairs because I can buy an AppleTV for the same price and since I am using digital audio output (DACs will be less important), the analog quality may not matter.

MrSinatra
2007-02-06, 13:52
i don't have a ps3, so i'm a bit confused...

i gather it comes with a HD, but whats on the HD? anything? blank space? an OS?

how do u install an OS to it, and then pick what loads? i'd assume out of the box it loads its own native ps3 OS. is this linux as well? how would u choose between them, or is it one or the other only at a time?

how loud is the ps3? my ps2 is damn loud imo, and i'm pretty tolerant.

i do love the idea of using a console to be a media adapter. let it serve whats on a NAS elsewhere.

jku
2007-02-06, 16:24
But if you plan to get a PS3 anyway, as i probably will after a couple of price drops, it could be very interesting.

Don't hold your breath... This console has some very expensive parts in it (not comparable to the situation with last generation devices). I doubt Sony wants to lower the price very soon.

shabbs
2007-02-06, 16:31
i do love the idea of using a console to be a media adapter. let it serve whats on a NAS elsewhere.
Then say hello to an original XBOX running XBMC.

Cheers.

autopilot
2007-03-07, 07:39
*bump*

So has anyone here, or know anyone, who has got Slimserver running on a PS3 yet?

I have done a bit of googling, but not come up with much (apart from this thread).

oreillymj
2007-03-07, 13:46
I think the question you need answered is if anyone has built perl 5.81 for PS3.

Then you can start looking for a build of MySQL

autopilot
2007-03-07, 14:08
I think the question you need answered is if anyone has built perl 5.81 for PS3.

Then you can start looking for a build of MySQL

But with the various versions of Linux available for the PS3, surely there already is. No?

agentsmith
2007-03-26, 07:22
I just bought a PS3 and is still at awe over its quality playing Casino Royale HD Blu Ray movie on my TV. being able to play 1080p HD games is also a bonus.

So far, the machine has been excellent. By the way, the machine is almost noiseless since the fan does not come on unless it reaches high temperature. I have only been able to activate the fan after forgetting to turn it off one night with it inside a closed cabinet.

To me, the PS3 is the bargain of the century given that it is a:

- Half price Blu Ray machine
- SOTA HD game machine
- Media center, play photos, videos and music off USB sticks and HDDs
- Fully storage expandable machine (Can accept any size internal hard drive)

And the real bonus is is that it is fully supports Linux.

To me, Slimserver on the PS3 would be a no brainer. Too bad I am a Linux dummy. Anyone?

agentsmith
2007-03-27, 09:47
No interest in the PS3? It would make a great Slimderver!


I just bought a PS3 and is still at awe over its quality playing Casino Royale HD Blu Ray movie on my TV. being able to play 1080p HD games is also a bonus.

So far, the machine has been excellent. By the way, the machine is almost noiseless since the fan does not come on unless it reaches high temperature. I have only been able to activate the fan after forgetting to turn it off one night with it inside a closed cabinet.

To me, the PS3 is the bargain of the century given that it is a:

- Half price Blu Ray machine
- SOTA HD game machine
- Media center, play photos, videos and music off USB sticks and HDDs
- Fully storage expandable machine (Can accept any size internal hard drive)

And the real bonus is is that it is fully supports Linux.

To me, Slimserver on the PS3 would be a no brainer. Too bad I am a Linux dummy. Anyone?

mherger
2007-03-30, 10:06
> No interest in the PS3? It would make a great Slimderver!

....except that's it seems to be a real gourmand: I just read that it was
using a constant whopping 180W(!) running an idle Linux desktop!

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Michael

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