Red Ribbon GNU/Linux
15Mar/14Off

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux LXDE 14.03

Red Ribbon LXDE 14.03 is based on Debian Jessie and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.12.6 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 27 release.
  • Blueman is now the bluetooth manager.
  • Added the SMTube application to play videos from Youtube.

I believe that Red Ribbon GNU/Linux is already a mature distribution and I've decided that the version will be based on the publication date, using the year followed by the month, like other distributions.

Also, I'm working in others Red Ribbon flavors based on others desktops, so I've included the desktop name on the release name.

22Feb/13Off

New Online Update available

This update has been designed for the releases candidates 6 and 7. It includes the following changes:

  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 19 release.
  • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Added the new "System settings" tool.
  • Added the new "Places" menu on the top panel.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2013-02-22.sh

Then, you must execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2013-02-22.sh

And wait until finished. Then, you must logout and login again.

This update will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

30Jan/13Off

New Online Update available

This update has been designed for the releases candidates 6 and 7. It includes the following changes:

  • Added a new logout window that includes the "Boot GameOS" option.
  • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Fixed the hang problems when shutting down and rebooting.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2013-01-30.sh

Then, you must execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2013-01-30.sh

And wait until finished. Then, you must logout and login again.

This update will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

Note: When you turn off the PS3 if the red light is blinking, don't worry. Now a syscall is used to simulate a problem and to turn off the PS3, but actually everything is ok :).

10Jan/13Off

New Online Update available

This update has been designed only for the RC 6 and It includes the following changes:

  • Added a 3.7.1 kernel with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • Asbestos and OtherOS now will use the same kernel.
  • Kboot now will set the latest kernel as the default boot option.
  • Added a new tool to configure the timeout on Petitboot.
  • Added support for Playstation Eyetoy.
  • Added GUVCview as the tool for capturing video from the webcam.
  • Gnome-Player is now the media player.
  • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Added a new tool to configure the PS3's video mode.
  • Added support for NTFS.
  • PulseAudio is now the sound server.
  • Added a new volume control tool.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2013-01-10.sh

Then, you must execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2013-01-10.sh

And wait until finished.

This update will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

2Dec/12Off

New Online Update available

This update has been designed only for the RC 6 and It includes the following changes:

  • New keyboard configuration tool that supports multiple layouts.
  • Added the keyboard layout switcher.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 17 release.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2012-12-02.sh

Then, you must execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2012-12-02.sh

And wait until finished.

This update will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

13Jun/11Off

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 1

A new distribution was born and it's called Red Ribbon GNU/Linux.

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux is a new PPC64 GNU/Linux distribution with support for Cell/BE, designed for Sony PS3.

All the software contained on this distribution is freely available with either GPL or Creative Commons:

  • The operating system is based on Debian GNU/Linux.
  • The kernel includes the Graf_chokolo's modules and Marcan patches, both licensed by GPL.
  • The background image in the input window and the desktop has been designed by Sascha Wenninger and licensed by Creative Commons.
  • The LiveCD and the installer has been developed by R04drunner and licensed by GPL.

All the necessary documentation is available at the project wiki.