Wii U Linux

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by pwsincd, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. kfrfansub

    kfrfansub Advanced Member

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    Thanks for the tuto

    @pwsincd could you put this tuto at the first page ?

    Sorry to ask but is someone still working on the GPU part to make it faster ? I don't see improvement about that on the github. It's only to know and not to make pressure on the devs.
     
  2. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Addict

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    It's rather being included in the gitlab readme.md ;)
     
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  3. Loller06

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    I feel so proud on being part of a very big project, like that i count as an important person in the wiiu linux scene, still thanks guys for supporting me
     
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  4. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Addict

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    Well deserved!
     
  5. Loller06

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    Actually the Wii U has 3 processors (or 2? i dont remember) and wouldnt be possible to use as standard cpu maybe the arm one? (actually windows would be possible)
     
  6. lordelan

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    It has two processors (one for vWii execution and one for the Wii U). The Wii U CPU has three cores.
    Unfortunately all CPUs/cores are PPC, so no ARM there.

    (I'm not completely sure about the amount I wrote above)
     
  7. CompuCat

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    @lordelan: the Wii U has quite a few processors, actually. The PowerPC is the main 3-core CPU; there is an ARM, but it's a separate security processor. (There's also a tiny microcontroller on board for an obscure vWii emulation quirk, but that's not important.) Windows is technically possible under something like QEMU, but it can't run natively. There's no PPC version of Windows that I know of, and the ARM isn't powerful enough to be used as a main execution core.
     
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  8. Milenko

    Milenko GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks for the guide! Can't wait to try it out!
     
  9. Loller06

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    Has anyone completed the tutorial and achieved to have a working GUI? If yes please tell me your experience and any feedback, it would help a lot
     
  10. CompuCat

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    The GUI tutorial has been removed for now due to its inclusion of potentially system-breaking instructions. @Loller06 and I are jointly editing the tutorial to be safer and better-written; once it is complete, it will then be republished. Thanks for understanding.
     
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  11. GodofLight

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    This is great!! the truth is that it is very complicated to install on the console, but I guess this is developing.
     
  12. CompuCat

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    @kfrfansub: sorry, I missed your question earlier. Proper GPU acceleration is on the to-do list, but it'll be a while before we get to that. My personal priorities right now are working on an easier Debian installation solution and fixing the GUI tutorial.
     
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  13. Loller06

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    Omg Ash just updated the linux-wiiu git branch, idk what changed owo
     
  14. Gunstorm

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    a suggestion - include on pre-buit image an file.sh with these steps to install some differents environments like xfce, lxde, gnome,kde,mate on the prebuild image on "root user folder" with the safer configuration.

    then the user can try after login run sh ./install-gnome.sh for example


    edit and off xD: weeeee finally we can see some changes :) https://gitlab.com/linux-wiiu/linux-wiiu/activity
     
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  15. Billy Acuña

    Billy Acuña GBAtemp Addict

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    This ^^^
     
  16. KitsumiTheFox

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    For those curious, I figured out a way to build a brand new debian sid(unstable) image on windows or linux, and you can use it to install packages for those that don't have internet yet.
    I may write up a guide soon.

    EDIT:

    Check the post below this one for the guide.
     
    Last edited by KitsumiTheFox, May 16, 2018 at 4:29 AM
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  17. KitsumiTheFox

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    Setting up a Debian image from scratch.
    So, this isn't for the faint of heart, you'll want PLENTY of linux experience.
    This is my first guide for this type of thing, so it might not be perfect...

    Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any broken hardware, software or dreams.

    Prerequisites:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Step 1: Setup
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Step 2: Updating to Jessie
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Step 3: Mounting, formatting, and installing files to the USB drive.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Step 4: Installing packages. (optional)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Extras and other info
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Changelog
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
    Last edited by KitsumiTheFox, May 17, 2018 at 12:10 AM
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  18. Loller06

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    Actually pretty good tutorial (even if I don't know why people should create their own image tbh). Although remove the lxde part as it's not that easy and me and @CompuCat are already working on a tutorial, thanks
     
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  19. lordelan

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    Great stuff! This is getting better and better!
     
  20. CompuCat

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    Hey, that's not bad at all @KitsumiTheFox! Glad you got installation via QEMU working-so far Quark and I have just been running debootstrap from an existing PPC machine.

    EDIT: @Gunstorm: hmm, I'll consider it
     
    Last edited by CompuCat, May 16, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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