Linux for PlayStation

PlayStation 2 Linux Kit!

By on June 15th, 2006 14:44 GMT
Linux for PlayStation 2 allows you to run the versatile Linux operating system on a usual PlayStation 2 console. In addition to the Linux kit, you will require a PlayStation 2, 8MB Memory Card and a monitor with sync-on-green capabilities.

The kit is aimed at programmers and Linux enthusiasts and includes:

Hard Disk Drive - available to the operating system Linux only, not for use with PlayStation 2 games.

Network Adapter - 10/100MB (Note: No modem is included.)

USB Keyboard - USB, with a daisy-chain USB port for the mouse. (Note: All the keyboards have a US layout printed on them.)

USB Mouse - USB, standard three-button mouse with roller wheel as middle button.

Monitor Cable Adaptor - Connects from AV out on PlayStation 2 to VGA monitor cable. Also has two audio jacks for stereo speakers.

DVD Disc Set - Two DVDs containing the Linux OS, RTE and hardware manuals.

The DVDs contain the following:

DISC 1

■ The PlayStation 2 Runtime Environment
■ PlayStation 2 System Manuals
■ VCL (a utility to optimize VU code)

DISC 2

■ The Linux operating system
■ Kernel version 2.2.1
■ Xfree86 X-Windows version 3.3.6 with support for PlayStation 2 Graphics Synthesizer
■ GCC 2.95.2 and GLIBC 2.2.2
■ An alpha version of Mesa 3D supporting limited graphics acceleration
■ PlayStation 2 Development Libraries, device drivers, tools and sample code

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