New Website and Online Repository available

I was having problems with the previous website because it was almost always offline.

I was looking for an alternative hosting to store the repository and then I also decided to migrate the blog to this new website.

For use the online repository, you need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2016-03-18.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2016-03-18.sh

New Online Update available

This update has been designed for Red Ribbon LXDE 14.03 and RC 7. It includes the following changes:

  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 30 release.
  • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Systemd is now the system management daemon.
  • The “Logout” window, the “System settings” window, the “Petitboot setup” tool and the “Video mode setup” tool were migrated to the latest GTK 3 libraries.
  • All the available updates from Debian Jessie.

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

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2014-07-15.sh

Then, you must execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2014-07-15.sh

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

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

If while executing it asks:

You are attempting to install a kernel image (version 3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686) However, the directory /lib/modules/3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686/kernel still exists. If this directory belongs to a previous linux-image-3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686 package, and if you have deselected some modules, or installed standalone modules packages, this could be bad.

If /lib/modules/3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686/kernel belongs to an old install of linux-image-3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686, then this is your last chance to abort the installation of this kernel image (nothing has been changed yet).

If you know what you are doing, and if you feel that this image should be installed despite this anomaly, Please answer n to the question.

Otherwise, I suggest you move /lib/modules/3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686/kernel out of the way, perhaps to /lib/modules/3.12.6-red-ribbon-i686.kernel.old or something, and then try re-installing this image.

Stop install since the kernel-image is already installed?

You must answer NO.

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

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.

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.

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 :).

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 18 release.
  • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Solved the problem with the sound server initialization.

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

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2013-01-17.sh

Then, you must execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2013-01-17.sh

And wait until finished.

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

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 7

Red Ribbon Release Candidate 7 is based on Debian Wheezy and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.7.1 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 17 release.
  • 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 tool to configure the PS3’s video mode.
  • Added support for NTFS.
  • PulseAudio is now the sound server.
  • Added a new volume control tool.
  • Added a new keyboard configuration tool that supports multiple layouts.
  • Added a keyboard layout switcher.

All the new features are available for the RC6 by installing the latests online updates.

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.

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.

New Online Update available

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

  • Added a 3.6.7 kernel with the Graf_chokolo’s, Marcan’s and Gitbrew’s patches.
  • Added PS3-utils.
  • Added Mplayer.

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

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2012-11-21.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2012-11-21.sh

And wait until finished.

The next time that you reboot the system, some new kernel options will appear on Petitboot. You must select the new 3.6.7 option for OtherOS or Asbestos.

Once you have booted using the new kernel version, if you want to remove the old 3.5.2 kernel versions, you can do it using the Synaptic package manager or executing the next command on a lxterminal:

apt-get remove linux-image-3.5.2-red-ribbon-powerpc64-asbestosĀ  linux-image-3.5.2-red-ribbon-powerpc64-otheros linux-headers-3.5.2-red-ribbon-powerpc64-asbestos linux-headers-3.5.2-red-ribbon-powerpc64-otheros

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