Game Console support in the kernel Linux

Discussion in 'Console Technology' started by tuna, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. tuna

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    Recently, support for more and more game console HW have been added in the kernel Linux. For example, in the latest 2.6.23 version Dreamcast sound HW, Xbox 360 pad LEDs and PS3 audio controllers. Also there is better support for Cell SPU profiling. (http://lwn.net/Articles/242237/).

    Sony has been very active in producing PS3/Cell patches for Linux and a lot of people use their PS3 with Gnu/Linux as the OS. But what are people using Dreamcast and X360 with Gnu/Linux (or just the kernel Linux) for? Is it possible to run Gnu/Linux (and other OS) on a XB360 if you have a modchip?
     
  2. Fox5

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    I don't know about linux, but it's possible to use the xbox 360 pad on other systems, it's USB. Maybe that's what's supported.

    And dreamcast had some sort of linux project for it way back, fully working command line I think within a year or two or its release, don't know the status of the project right now though.
     
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