[clug] Other distros on an XBox?

Michael Cohen michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au
Sun Mar 26 13:21:15 GMT 2006

  You will need to obtain the nvxbox display driver for xorg. It doesnt come
  with any distro since it is a patch to the nv driver. Recompiling xorg is
  very difficult because the build system is still old fashioned (imake etc).
  using xebian you get an already compiled xfree86 but if you do a dist-upgrade
  it will blow away xfree86 and install xorg which is broken on xbox. 

  The kernel patches are required to provide fatx support (the fat variant on
  xbox). I dont think you have to run fatx unless you also want it to play

  I recommend to use xebian and try to pin xfree86 to prevent the upgrade to

  Other than that the xbox makes for a fine mythtv box which is mostly all I
  use it for nowadays.

On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 10:11:14AM +1000, Robert Edwards wrote:
> Beware that the XBox "requires" kernel patches (not sure how essential
> these are,
> but apparently is required for some functionality). So, unless Dapper
> Drake has
> an XBox patched kernel (could do - I haven't checked), you will probably
> be up
> for a kernel recompile.
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.
> Michael Still wrote:
> > So,
> >
> > while I'm just randomly playing with toys, I've decided to upgrade by
> > XBox (the first one, not the 360) to Ubuntu Dapper Drake. I'm running
> > the Cromwell bios, so my recollection is that I can run pretty much
> > anything on the machine now that it's a normal PC.
> >
> > Does anyone know a good reason that this wouldn't work? Speak now or
> > forever hold your peace...
> >
> > Mikal
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