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Guide to Installing Yellow Dog Linux 6.1 on PlayStation 3 Console

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321w ago - What does Yellow Dog Linux 6.1 offer the PlayStation 3 exactly?

Linux Kernel 2.6.27
X.Org server 1.4.999 with xrandr 1.2.2
Enlightenment E17 desktop environment
Mozilla Firefox 3.0
GNOME 2.16.2 components
OpenOffice.org 2.3 (version 3.0 available for YDL.net users)
Improved Wireless network
YDL.net GUI (private software repository)
Bluetooth support for PS3's SIXAXIS controller
ps3vram: temporary file storage or SWAP using video RAM of Playstation 3
GCC 4.1.2
Cell SDK 3.1

WARNING: Be aware that if you continue, all the saved games, game data, bought games, downloaded demos, PlayStation Home settings/installation and any data (music, movies, pictures) saved on the hard drive of the PlayStation 3 will be permanently ERASED.

However, the PlayStation 3 settings will NOT be lost. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you back up immediately any saves of your games, hard drive movies, pictures, music or PlayStation Home data on a removable HDD device or USB stick!

The bought games or downloaded demos can not be copied, but you will be able to re-download without the need to buy them again, as they are stored on your PlayStation Network account.

What do I need to get started?
 

PlayStation 3 Guide: How to Use the PS3 Visualizer

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321w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Kristin Neirinckx has shared her sixth how-to PlayStation 3 guide as follows today:

Last but not least, today's "How To" video will teach you how to use the Visualizer on the PLAYSTATION 3. The Visualizer provides a great background to your favorite music on your TV screen.

There are a variety of designs to choose from so pick your favorite and use it next time you listen to your music on your console.

Let us know if there are other videos you would be interested in seeing, and I hope you are all off to a great 2009!



 

PlayStation 3 Guide: Starting Video Chat on the PS3 Console

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321w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Kristin Neirinckx is back again today with a fifth how-to guide as follows:

Hoping to stay in more in touch with family and friends in 2009? If so, you're in luck!

For those of you with the PlayStation Eye or other Web camera, video chat is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, and this video will teach you how to get started.

One of the best features of video chat on the PS3 is the ability to talk with up to six people at a time. So take a look at the video, give a try and let us know if you have any questions.



 

Guide: Apple TV Rips via Ubuntu Linux and a PS3 Blu-ray Drive!

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321w ago - This guide is an addendum to Blu-ray to Apple TV guide. It explains how to use your PlayStation 3 Blu-ray drive to transfer BD movies onto a Mac or a PC for subsequent ripping & Apple TV encoding.

The primary purpose here is to avoid the expense of a computer-based Blu-ray drive for movies rips. Hardware/Software needed:

1. Sony PlayStation 3
2. USB keyboard & mouse for PS3
3. Windows XP/Vista PC or Mac with Parallels (100GB free space)
4. CD-RW or DVD-RW blank disk
5. Gigabit Wired Network
6. SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive (free PC app)
7. SlySoft AnyDVD HD (commercial PC app, ~$100, 21-day trial available)
8. Ubuntu 8.10 for PS3 (free open source)

Guide:

1. You have to install Ubuntu Linux onto your PS3. Those who are intimidated by this step or Linux in general - don't worry!

Installing other operating system on PS3 is fully supported by Sony, unlike say "patching" Apple TV. Also, installing Ubuntu is a very simple process even if you'd never touched...
 

PlayStation 3 Guide: Surfing the World Wide Web

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321w ago - SCEA Associate Product Manager Kristin Neirinckx has added a forth how-to guide on the PS Blog today as follows:

Today's "How To" video has some helpful tips on surfing the Web. Once your PlayStation 3 is hooked up to the Internet, you can access all of your favorite Web pages via the Web browser on your PS3.

It brings the Web to the bring screen... so take a look at the video and check out some of your favorite sites.

Video is below, enjoy!



 
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