While graf_chokolo is busy working on returning PS3 OtherOS to the PlayStation 3 entertainment system and posting updates of his progress along the way, kmeaw shared a video of PS3 Linux on PlayStation 3 CFW 3.55 Custom Firmware today.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TtgnQDl7pU]YouTube - PS3 Linux[/ame]
Here is what kmeaw had to say about it via IRC:
kmeaw: it is gentoo
kmeaw: marcan's rootfs
stunt****: does your linux install have access to gameos from within linux and also to all spus?
kmeaw: it doesn't need usb stick
kmeaw: linux has access to all spus
kmeaw: gentoo is running from my laptop's hdd
kmeaw: but if you change your kernel parameters then you can install it on ps3's hdd like marcan did
Lush: is this a different approach than graf_chokolo?
kmeaw: i don't change VFLASH
GraFfiX: kmeaw:does X launch?
kmeaw: haven't tried yet but I think of a reason why it shouldn't
kmeaw: Xfbdev will definitely work
kmeaw: in this video ps3 boots gentoo from the network via nfs
kmeaw: laptop's harddrive partition is exported using nfs kernel server
GraFfiX: is nfs efficient?
GraFfiX: like speed-wise
kmeaw: yes, i have a home NAS exported via nfs
kmeaw: works faster for me than samba
kmeaw: there are no full support for rsx yet
GraFfiX: kmeaw:do you see any reason why xbmc would not run when we have full rsx?
stunt****: someone has to code a driver for the video
kmeaw: when we have full rsx support in linux drivers, then everything should work