General: February 2007 Archives
On friday night I made my first attempt at installing linux on my new PS3. I followed the easy YDL instructions and had no problems at all with the actual install. But I couldn't get internet working. I could get a valid IP from my router, but DNS didn't work. First I thought my router (di-624) had a problem with IPV6 as I found a few links pointing in that direction. But that wasn't the problem. It turned out I had what I thought was a switch in my network that was actually a router (di-604) too. This bastard had the same IP as my real router (192.168.0.1) so they were colliding. Found out that router was also completely broken in the process. However, my first impressions of YDL 5.0 wasn't very good. It was very easy, but apparently they have some private rpm repository for paying customers, and they use enlightment as window manager that I don't like. So for the next time I'm going for a Fedora Core 6 install. Stay tuned.
I finally found some time to build my self an Arcade Controller for the 360. Found a nice guide with google, but I decided to use an old X-Arcade solo that I had laying around. I choose that in favor of a dreamcast arcade controller I had because this one has more opportunities if I decide I want to change the joystick to one with an easy 4/8-way switch. I'm very pleased with the result. The only problem I experienced during the conversion was that I first tried to solder the 360 wires while keeping the old wires used for the PC functionality in order to be able to still use it for PC, PS2 or anything else that X-gaming has a converter for, but that didn't work since the 360 wants separate GND for each button. When I ripped out the old wires everything just started working.