Slideshow and Music on PS2 –
What you want is available on the PS2 with a little work. Mega Man has developed a Linux bootloader to which allows me to turn on the PS2, boot to uLE, which autostarts Mega Man's kernelloader, which autostarts Linux, which autologins (mingetty) and starts X-Windows with Fluxbox (or WindowMaker) Window Managers. t this point I use feh to run my slideshow while I use xmms to play my network-shared mp3s or internet radio. The downside is that you still need access to the Run Time Environment (RTE) files to get sound (google CERF4), and the Linux learning curve (especially on the PS2) is high.
I'm holding out hope that EEUG will add a jpeg viewer to SMS, but I'm impatient and can't code myself, so I compiled and tweaked PS2-Linux to do this for me. Plus feh allows me to run a script and show all the slides with "boat" in the title for example, so it is a bit more useful to me than a basic jpeg viewer. My current PS2 Linux image zips to about 650MB though, so I was thinking about scrubbing out my keys and personal stuff and making it available. I just don't know if anyone really has an interest though to make a slow upload worth it (I upload at 128Kbps so you get the idea). It would replace the blackrhino base image tgz in Mega Man's instructions.
BTW This was posted from my PS2Linux in super-slow Firefox (thanks pietro)
PS2 v9 NTSC, PS2 v12 NTSC, PS2 v15 VESA