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Topic # 21472 28-Apr-2008 09:01
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Hiya,

Does anyone here know of a good keyboard/mouse combination for use with a Playstation 3 ?
Would prefer something wireless, compact (ie. not a 308 key keyboard as they all seem to be these days :-) and not bluetooth as I want to use it on the Linux side easily as well.

Any pointers ?

Thanks!

Mark

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  Reply # 126776 28-Apr-2008 13:21
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Hey i know this sort of off topic but is there a Linux Distro for PS3?
i know they had linux on PS2 i think it was redhat i can't quite remember but it did require an external hdd via usb etc.
From my knoweldge anyway i thought you could use any USB mouse/keyboard?



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  Reply # 126781 28-Apr-2008 13:40
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Yup the PS3 certainly does have Linux :-)

And better yet instructions on how to install an "Other OS" onto the PS3 are provided by Sony in the PS3 manual .. how friendly is that ?  Especially for a megacorp intent only on money :-)

YellowDog is the longest running distro for PS3, but there is Gentoo, Ubuntu and a few others around.

I'm going to put on YellowDog 6.0 on to my machine, once I find a nice pretty keyboard and mouse to match the PS3 :-)

The only major thing to be aware of is that you need a high definition TV (720p or above) otherwise the experience will not be pleasing to look at.

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  Reply # 126788 28-Apr-2008 13:51
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Yeah that's pretty amazing that they have included in there manual on how to install other OS's, Considering that messing around with there firmware/os usually voids a waranty.Example being the orginal xbox with the Evo Dashboard even though putting the modchip in there in the first instance will void the waranty. But i do understand the horrors of not using the HDMI cable things seem to look a abit fuzzy atleast on a 42 inch.

To be honest with you i've never heard of the yellowdog distro is it debian based by any chance?



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  Reply # 126794 28-Apr-2008 14:03
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Not sure what it is based off to be honest .. but Terrasoft are well known for their Linux distros for Apple PowerPC hardware, probably why they could do a PS3 port so quickly.

Link is : http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/products/ydl/explanation.shtml

I also like that Sony give instructions on how to put in a bigger harddisk in the PS3 .. again with no warrenty voiding .. they must have been taking their happy pills when they signed that off :-)

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  Reply # 126803 28-Apr-2008 14:12
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Ah i see that yellowdog is fedora based. I think it's amazing people still use the orginal fedora core since it was orginally just a testbed.
Maybe Sony took notice when they saw how popular external hdd's and linux distros were on ps2 even though it was damn expensive, i remember ordering an externall hdd for ps2 and that set me back around 800-900 but it had linux (RedHat) already on it and came with keyboard + mouse. But still at the time it was more expensive then the console itself haha

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