Talk:Wii-Linux

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Keyboard problems

At first the keyboard works fine but after 5mins the system doesn't recognize keyboard inputs anymore. Someone who has the same problem? --Pizza 23:59, 14 April 2008 (PDT)

i have the same problem. after a few minutes the system doesn't respond to keyboard inpute. maybe it hangs? --robertle 00:25, 15 April 2008 (PDT)
hmn i don't think that it hangs at that point cause the input cursor is still blinking :S
--Pizza 09:32, 15 April 2008 (PDT)
I have the same problem, sort of. First time i started the dist, i left it several minutes and i couldn't login, so i assumed it was a problem with my usb keyboard.. After reading this, i tried again and logged in immediately, and after a few mins the keyboard input stopped listening. I was actually typing 'ls' at the time so s's started creeping across the screen. Unplugging the keyboard and plugging it back in again, + waiting a few seconds made it stop typing 's's, but i couldn't get keyboard focus back... 172.143.166.93 01:04, 26 April 2008 (PDT)

Media Possibilities?

Just wondering, but is it possible that Linux on Wii would support a Hard Drive, from which music and videos could be played? Or, would it be possible to make a MythTV Frontend to run on the Wii? Or perhaps an equivalent to XBOX Media Center? --Quadomatic 18:12, 28 April 2008 (CDT)

It's definitely possible, but it'd be a lot of work. As a start, check out Wii MFE. -- Karaken12 02:37, 9 May 2008 (PDT)
Perhaps I should elaborate. The Wii MFE port shows that it's possible to play video through the Wii. It is also possible to use an external hard-drive with the Wii (see News), and get network support working (see PCtoWii). Playing DVDs on it seems further off -- as far as I know no-one has yet accessed the DVD drive without a mod-chip (but I might well be wrong about that). So a MythTV Frontend (or something like it) seems possible. What the Wii lacks, however, is a video-in port, so without additional hardware you won't be able to record TV on it. That said, there are USB tuners out there, so if the Wii has sufficient power (i.e. RAM and processing capacity) even this is possible. The downside is all of these idea require significant programing. Perhaps when Wii Linux is more that just a proof-of-concept this will become easier, but for now the Wii Homebrew scene is just getting going. -- Karaken12 06:33, 9 May 2008 (PDT)


Status

Does this have things like BusyBox in it and such? Or is it just completely just strictly to make proof? This should be something easy to port stuff to since PPClinux for macs is full of software. Pinball wizard 12:17, 28 May 2008 (PDT)

Answered my own question...It has busybox and all. It is more than a complete nothingness of linux. Pinball wizard 10:33, 1 June 2008 (PDT)
Just so I know what I could do some work on (still learning C++inching farther on though ;) ) what would be the next step into this port? Full SD card reading, Simple GUI, stuff like that. I could direct some of my programming learning towards this. Pinball wizard 17:14, 12 June 2008 (CEST)
I think that we should work on adding in sd card and usb support. Also adding the ability to run .dol and .elf files. We should use code from sd explorer for the simple GUI. Porting alot of compilers is also going to help. I am still in the process of learning C/C++. Can you tell me what you are using to learn C++? Vader347
C++ For Dummies, and common knowledge and snese. I'll look into combining those things, but there is already SD card support apparently. Pinball wizard 17:58, 18 June 2008 (CEST)
I just found a new file on the wii-linux download page. download Here --vader347 00:32, 21 June 2008 (CEST)

USB Ethernet Adapter

Would other usb adapters work instead of the official wii one? just curious to see if I could get my wii with GeexBox working with streaming. Pinball wizard 04:14, 17 July 2008 (CEST)

Theoretically yes, but you have to test to figure it out. --vader347 04:10, 17 July 2008 (CEST)
How should I go about this to make it the easiest? Pinball wizard 04:14, 17 July 2008 (CEST)