Video of Wii linux running firefox and vlc

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  1. notnarb
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    Seeing as these videos came out today, I'm going to guess that this is new news

    booting from HBC, opening firefox

    Streaming audio then playing a movie


    I don't know about you chuckleheads but I'm nearly urinating my pants with excitement.
     


  2. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    Wonder when this version of wii linux will be released.
     
  3. Maikel Steneker

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    Wow, that looks pretty good!
     
  4. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    If it can play the video at 30fps...i'm gonna piss my pants.
     
  5. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    Thats just sweet. Totally looking forward to that. [​IMG]
     
  6. Screemer

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    am i right with this: still no wifi support?

    an an other thing. would it be possible to support higher resolutions than 640x480 with wiilinux?`
     
  7. Scorpei

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    If it runs skype/any_other_voip service and is able to run ssh (which it probably is, would just need some work) then I'm game. Perfect for a silent machine that I could have on 24/7 that can wake up my fileserver @ home. Also nice that you could put on your gtalk / aim /msn /irc.

    All in all sounds pretty nice (/me digs out his old 15" LCD).
     
  8. teonintyfive

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    Can this mean Flash 9 support?
     
  9. Scorpei

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    I suppose Gnash should work. Is that flash 9 compat.?

    Answer from google: nope, gnash doesn't support flash 9 yet. Partially works though. As for official ARM flash support, that ain't here yet, spam adobe for that one.
     
  10. webyugioh

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    So, this is an OS on a SD?
    If any one knows,
    how much space does it take up?

    Also, if any one has it,
    I want it too XD
     
  11. cucukshow

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    ohhhhh this maked very much my penis long

    it will be soon for downloads???

    hehe
    greetz !
    :-)
     
  12. cardyology

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    That does it, Im buying another wii.
     
  13. Atoliana

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    I don't know...
    With vnc and ssh i'm happy.
     
  14. Gus122000

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    I hope they put this up for download soon
     
  15. War

    War Take it easy~

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    Wow, looks impressive. [​IMG]
     
  16. Rock Raiyu

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    So beautiful...omg ;-; I want it bad...I have found my 3rd love for an OS...I will be having wet dreams tonight D:
     
  17. FAST6191

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    @"So, this is an OS on a SD", most operating systems are well below a gig when installed/made properly if that is your concern.

    Back on topic, this may well make me regret trading my wii. At this rate the original xbox will lose the title of best sort of thing for this*.
    My only concern, recent versions have been better than the earlier versions but firefox is a serious memory hog (regularly in the hundreds of megs, admittedly 3 windows with 50 or so tabs in each). Even with virtual memory that would not be nice.

    *I have yet to try an overclocked/processor upgraded xbox with extra ram and a large hard drive so feel free to administer your preferred brand of chastising remark.
     
  18. bertjan

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    Hey guys,

    I was pointed out to this thread by a viewer of the videos. As it happens, I've just prepared a beta version of xwhiite-linux. It's basically Xorg 7.1 on top of the existing debian etch / whiite, along with some drivers (wiimote, video) and useful apps (mplayer, vlc, xmms, firefox, opera).
    The package is 140MB (bzipped), and uses around 500MB on the SD card. You'll need a homebrew-enabled Wii using homebrew channel or TP hack.

    For installation, use the existing whiite installation guide on wiibrew.org (http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/WL:whiite-linux), but instead of the whiite filesystem package, use my xwhiite package. Also make sure you use the latest whiite kernel (2.6.27b).

    Anyone wants to test it out ? Just give me a shout here and I'll send it to you.

    regards,
    Bert Jan
     
  19. noONE

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    oh, cool , i could check it out in a couple o' minutes [​IMG]


    Edit:
    hmm, don't really got time for this today though.. i could test it in a couple of days though if it's ok with you..

    (Wi-Fi still doesn't work, does it?)
     
  20. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    bertjan i'll test it just send me the thing.