Wii Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by AeroHex, Nov 3, 2008.

Nov 3, 2008

Wii Ubuntu? by AeroHex at 1:12 AM (3,560 Views / 0 Likes) 37 replies

  1. AeroHex
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    well since you can run ubuntu on a mac powerpc thing
    and wii's based around it

    it should be able to?shouldnt it?

    or is there a homebrew app thats runs a programed clone OS like wintendos xp for the ds?

    whats the word im looking for.....ah yes port yeah port ported ubuntu on the wii [​IMG]

    or....we could make it....
     


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    Linux, Yes. Ubuntu, No.
     
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    what sort of linux???not that crappy text based shit i hope
     
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    It is. How can you like Linux and not like command line? Also, I'm pretty sure we got the point that you were asking a question at the first question mark.
     
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    Oh god, I haven't laughed like this in a long time.
     
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    ?

    like Mandriva
     
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    You're a fucking retard if you don't know what Linux started out as. A text based OS!

    Linux is still a text based operating system!
     
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    He is probably wanting some desktop interface like KDE or Gnome, which I think would be totally different from converting linux to the Wii, let alone if the Wii could even support them.
     
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    if you read the title it said "ubuntu" in it

    its also called "ubuntu linux"
     
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    You could make Wiibuntu!
     
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    And this comment shows that you have 100% no idea whatsoever about linux. So please stop.

    But since I don't want to post a reply without real content:
    Check http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wii_Linux and http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=9322 if you think you know what you are talking about...
     
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    lol do you even know what KDE and Gnome is lol, and yes it is possible anything is possible, It might HIGHLY improbable but still possible
     
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    I hope you have your Wii video drivers compiled.
     
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    lol 2 resons for using linux
    1: TERMINAL!! *sighs with text based goodness.....**has dreamy look on his face*
    2:COMPIZ!! *sighs with wobbly window goodness.....**has yet another dreamy look on his face*
     
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    Might as well ask if we could get Mac OS9 running on Wii. The point isn't to have a visually appealing OS, it's to have a method of utilizing the hardware for other things. The OS is pointless on a thing like the Wii - meaning you want to keep the OS interface as minimal as possible. This means command line.
     
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    well im not with code type text base linux cause its hard to use i have it on my wii and my ds but i still have no idea how to get it running anything
     
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    something along the lines of linpus would be great as its developed for very low spec machines and netbooks.
     
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    Aye , mini laptop's run linux.
    Those i think only have 64mb ram as well.

    The problem is that they need the video stuff to work it isnt like windows driver the whole server needs to be stable before you can download and compile your GNOME or KDE envoirement.

    Wii has like 94 mb of ram orso and the work on the X server is done you can bet that there will be some kind of Wii distro about [​IMG] .
     
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    ^ if you mean the eeePC , MSI Wind and so on, they got alot more RAM than 64MB.. it's around 512-2048MB RAM (depending on your configuration)..

    Wii got 64MB "main" RAM and something like 20-30MB RAM for the graphics (IIRC)

    And yeah, i'd like a simple graphical Linux on Wii, but you can still do alot of things with command line
     
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    Possible, but it'd take a ton of optimization and various other changes to make worthwhile. Wii isn't near powerful or flexible enough for a simple port.
     

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