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Old 06-09-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
nevertell
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About compiling and the ps3.


Since the summer holidays (or weekends, idk, English isn't my native language), I have a lot of free time on my hands. So, I thought I'd try to make my ps3's linux run as fast as I could get it to run. And, the first thing, that came to mind, was to install an ubuntu ps3 server build (9.04) and then compile pretty much everything from source. I'd start with the two major things- a desktop environment and xorg. And the latter is the one I am most concerned about. I am pretty sure it won't be the usual untar-cd-./configure-make-sudo make install. I am going to do this after I have installed all the cell-sdk or something, so that, when I compile a program with gcc, it will use all the spe's. The point of all this is to make most of the programs to use the cell.
So I have some questions to ask, one of which, will this improve the performance ? Well, about the performance, I don't even care, I just want to experiment.
What do I need to know, when compiling xorg from source?
Is there a better distro to do this ?
Which would be the lightest desktop environment to get ?
And can I get the sources of Firefox, OpenOffice, a good decompresser and a media player?
 
Old 06-10-2009, 08:07 AM   #2
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If you want to compile all your applications from source, I would recommend installing Gentoo.

It is a distro specifically designed so that you compile everything from source. I've googled for "gentoo ps3" and it turns out some pointers for you to explore.

HTH,
Robert
 
Old 06-10-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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If you want to compile all your applications from source, I would recommend installing Gentoo.

It is a distro specifically designed so that you compile everything from source. I've googled for "gentoo ps3" and it turns out some pointers for you to explore.

HTH,
Robert
Thanks r0b0.
 
  


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