Wii Linux (XWhiite 0.2) with working WiFi tutorial

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    Wireless is already working but the problem is rtorrent and other torrent client don't work
    I tought this is related to the error that it cant found the modules.dep

    BTW hope you understand my english :D


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    That would be PPC dependant. As long as rtorrent has a PPC build, it should work, also, check the open ports on the router.

    PS: The Wii's being under heavy stress while running MINI Linux, I would suggest not leaving it on for that much time if you intend to use it per prolonged amounts of time.
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    Actually the clients work but when i select a torrent (tried more than one torrent btw) it can't connect to trackers
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    then that would be app dependant. Check, again, whose ports the torrent app is using, and if you have those available (otherwise closed).
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    Sorry for double posting but, I just re-used xwhiite installation (bluetooth, wireless wlan, XFCE (cube driver)) all in one-go, to install farter's RGB drivers (colors now showing much richer), then upgraded to 2.6.32.43 kernel, and this is just sweet! I forgot how fun was to run linux on Wii..
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    • Location: C# @ wii.. Yeah! :P
    • WiiLinux is awesome!! The only problem I ran into was trying to use it as a laptop... = Not going to work. What does Wii have, like 64MB of RAM? XD
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    Krestent What to post?

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    Does anyone have SSH running on this?
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    Me but i'm not going root while on internet xD



    32MB(MEM2) + other kinds of ram (VRAM GDDR3,sound, etc)

    edit: well, compared to dreamcast, Wii homebrew can do a lot more! xD
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    Can Windows XP do the linux steps?
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    I don't have any idea on what you're talking about :P
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    He's talking about the installation process, obviously. The instructions are written for a linux OS..


    cd /home/yourusername/Desktop




    tar -C /media/filesystem/ -xjvf debian-etch-4.0+whiite-0.1+xwhiite-0.2.tar.bz2
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    So all you have to do is extract the whiite filesystem to /media/filesystem/ directory on your SD card?
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    Hello

    I am having a problem getting apt-get to work
    my internet is working through the usb adapter and I can ping my desktop
    But when I run apt-get I get a bunch of "failed to fetch" errors

    Are their servers down or is there some kind of repo list problem on my setup? I haven't touched anything since installing it

    Thanks

    Edit: Yeah this is frustrating. SSH is up and running fine. But no apt-get. I really don't want to have to manually untar a bunch of stuff. It finds the files and determines the dependencies but then starts spitting out 404 errors and nothing can be downloaded. It won't let me update or install individual apps
    Here is the contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list

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    Ok fixed the problem
    Basically what happened is that they stopped supporting debian 5

    To fix it I had to do 2 things. replace the line in my sources.list file with
    Then I got a an error that I didn't have public keys
    I fixed that by typing in
    and
    The xxxxxx's represent the key value it says you need

    It's working now. just upgraded and installing xfce4 right now
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    There's been some time since I last visited this thread. Yes, the kernel used is kinda outdated and requires updating keys so servers let you get stuff (mainly official servers).

    I'll paste a TXT based on findings I found (most based on info through internet) long ago (on wii linux)
    Code:
    para wii:
    
    modprobe b43 -- habilita wifi
    usermod -G audio  -- habilita sonido
    
    descomprimir el kernel mas moderno (root con modules.tar.bz2)
    # tar -zxvf /tmp/nombredelprograma.tar.gz
    
    # tar -jxvf /tmp/nombredelprograma.tar.bz2
    /etc/apt/sources.list
    sudo depmod -a para actualizar de kernel
    
    cambiar a elf de farter
    /etc/apt/sources.list
    
    instalar sh:
    ./install.sh
    
    su makefile
    
    xwhiite usa lenny
    
    apt-key update?
    --
    
    
    cd/etc/modules nano (agregar modprobe B43
    --
    apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 3C962022012520A0
    resuelve problemas con la validacion de packages
    
    otros servers
    
    e.g. apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys XXXXXXX
    e.g. apt-key adv --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys XXXXXXX
    e.g. apt-key adv --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys XXXXXXX
    --
    
    agregar farter XFB en ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf’
    
    1	Section "Device"
    2   		 Identifier	  "Configured Video Device"
    3   		 Driver		  "fbdev"
    4   		 Option		  "UseFBDev"			  "true"
    5	EndSection
    
    --
    
    Instalar apt-get install gcc (compilador)
    
    --
    
    Instalar 3G en la wii:
    
    http://n00bsys0p.wordpress.com/2008/03/08/linux-and-3g-not-as-tough-as-youd-expect/
    
    lsusb		   (vendor - product)
    Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0421:0627
    
    A problem which you may run in to is the OS picking up the dongle as a usb storage device,
    as some of them contain the Windows drivers and programs on a flash ROM.
    The commands I used to circumvent this hurdle were as follows:
    
    dmesg
    
    Which will output a whole bunch of really ominous looking junk.
    You can ignore most of it (thank god!), and just look for the phrase usb-storage.
    If it says it has ignored it, you are fine, but if it states that usb-storage has been registered
    then you’ll have to remove it. Do this through the following commands:
    
    rmmod options
    rmmod usb-storage
    modprobe usbserial
    
    The next step for me was to add the dongle’s settings to my modprobe.conf. This is located in /etc in Slackware.
    Add the following line to the end:
    
    options usbserial vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1003
    
    --
    instalar install o install.sh
    sudo ./install
    --
    modprobe.conf (modprobe levanta modulos en hardware)
    ruta: /etc/module (nano)
    agregar modprobe b43 (wlan card)
    --
    home/wii/Desktop
    uname -r obtiene version del kernel
    cp para copiar archivos
    mv para mover
    
    borrar
    rm archivo
    borrar carpeta recursiva
    rm -r carpeta
    
    modprobe b43 inicializa el wifi
    
    --
    
    mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/folder para montar unidades
    
    USB disk quedan como SDA1/etc
    
    para desmontar!
    umount /dev/sda1
    --
    
    instalar debian installer + openwwf (wireless) drivers linux.
    
    Formato SD (hdd) para debian:
    
    particiones:
    
    1 FAT (64MB) , 2 EXT2(1.6 GB) , 3 SWAP(128MB)
    
    --
    
    
    instalar lenny (xwhiite con entorno grafico)
    
    luego instalar el ultimo kernel
    
    luego cambiar al bootmii de farter
    
    --
    
    
    al iniciar con el ppc de xhiite:
    
    instalar cube
    declararlo en X11
    
    GPU driver folder (lenny)
    
    /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers
    
    -
    
    lenny default kernel folder: (xwhiite default)
    
    /lib/modules/2.6.32-isobel-wii/
    
    -
    
    farter lenny default kernel folder:
    
    /lib/modules/2.6.32.43/
    
    *i need to rewrite /lib/firmware directory to do the kernel update. (from 2.6.32 isobel to farter lenny)
    
    profit
    
    copia recursiva (directorios y todo su interior)
    cp -r
    
    borrado recursivo (idem)
    rm -r
    
    problemas con el input device en xorg.conf
    
    ps: if possible update wireless drivers

    ps2: use farter's linux. it's better, more stable and has a nicer looking vga-driver
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    I know its a long shot but does anyone have a working link for the xwhiite 0.2 referred to in the first post? I stupidly deleted mine some time ago...
    Thanks guys :D
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    NVM - I've got Ubuntu running now.
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    Yep.
    I suggest you go for the whiite linux installer. Very easy to use and it will give you Debian 4 with XFCE all ready to roll. I'm running Debian 6 now but that's another story...

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