use my ps2 to the limit.
here i am (again(sorry !)) with the following possibel setup :
pxe boot to linux
linux contains :
rdesktop to connect to remote desktop pc
prefereably either persistent on usb thumb or via network on the pc that provides the pxe boot.
also i dont know if the linux can detect a wirelless mouse/keyboard set ? if that's the case that would be so awesome !
if all this goals can be done with what's for hand now i'll be a happy guy.
you dont need to spoonfeed me but a push in the right direction would be a great help !
linux expirience : i can install services like ftp / samba / http server etc but compiling my own kernel is a no go (or could be with a lot of help :p)
, thank you all in advance !
Hello, thanks for the reply !
i've found a thread on ps2dev that mounts an nfs share as filesystem also a swap can be made so that would solve the linux part since it's then persistent and would be faster then livedvd .
if smb share mount is possible (not the loop fs type) could you give me the steps how to
the only thing i need to solve is figure out what the minimum is and strip down your linux so it only has the neccessary modules loaded for network usb and is there a way to set the hardware so it doesnt re-detect the hardware everytime it boots (hence google OS) , also the only thing that would be running is rdesktop. because i'm thinking about just using it as an thin client thus use browser etc on my pc.
so a write-up :
i'll try a vmware linux that has nfs share so i would have an working linux
i'll then try to install the package rdesktop from 4shared directory.
if all goes well (i doubt it) i would then need the fastest way to boot into linux.
thanks for any suggestions and the informative reply.
live dvd is best for slim ps2, just run ssh server on your linux computer and then connect there from ps2 from xterm using 'ssh -X -Y' command. Then you can run X apps like wine on your computer thru ssh from your ps2 and you will see graphical output on ps2
thanks for you idea on how to use my ps2 in such a way.
altho it's not what i've had in mind.
the sole purpose that i want rdesktop on ps2 , is so i dont have to go upstairs in my little room on my little screen ^^ , instead i want to be in the couch in front of a big screen.
if i can network boot smb : great ! , if it only can boot from nfs : fine .
if rdesktop can be fairly easly installed an configured. i'm happy :D
and i have windows (sadly), so (if smb doesnt work) ill need to vmware a linux with nfs share in order to get linux to boot off network , secondly install rdesktop.
could someone give me the steps or a tutorial or a piece of paper with toughts of it ?
whatever get's the job done to boot from smb and configure rdesktop , i'll take it