GameCube Linux

GameCube Linux

I know this week belongs to the Xbox 360, but sometimes you need a break from all of the hype. Once the Xbox Linux team got a mature system established they decided to move on to GameCube Linux. They’ve made a lot of progress:

The GameCube Linux kernel has working drivers for PAL and NTSC framebuffers, the Broadband Adapter (network card), audio, ARAM, Real Time Clock, gamepad, keyboard, DVD, MMC/SD cards (through the SD card adapter) and reset button. It has also preliminary support for memory cards.

Just last month they released instructions on how to build your own bootable disc.

[thanks h-tech]

17 thoughts on “GameCube Linux

  1. Woah! I wonder if you could do a MythFrontend on a GC. They have started a project for the Xbox so if this thing could yank it that would be a rather nice frontend. It wouldn’t cost much either.

    I cant seem to find any info on the system requirements but if they can do mplayer why not MythTV.

    Hey just a practical use of a game cube when you are bored out of your mind and droped the money for a network card.

  2. >Cool Commodore monitor!

    haha, I noticed the commodore 1081-monitor too :-) …and if I’m not mistaking, a similar(the same?) monitor also was on the first Xbox linux pics I saw (long time ago, but I can’t seem to find them anywhere online now). It still is a fine monitor for showing a composite videosignal (I got one right here and if it breaks I’m gonna fetch yet another Amiga500+1081 combo for $5 somewhere ;-))

  3. All the Commodore monitors seemed to have disappeared from local thrift shops, and I couldn’t seem to find one using Craigslist. I bought one recently off eBay after my trusty 1702 died, but ended up throwing it in the trash after a few weeks and buying an ordinary TV. All of those Commodore monitors are reaching an age where it’s difficult to find one that doesn’t have a handful of issues.

    I still would rather have the C= monitor, though.

  4. Now if they could only get a PS2 to boot linux without modding…

    I mean, it ran Linux natively (if you had the $200 for the no-longer-unavailable kit)…

    GameShark Media Player (BroadQ media player) loads it’s application from the network. I’ve often wondered if that could be abused somehow.

  5. I’ve used GCLinux for myself, bought all the stuff I needed for it. It’s pretty cool, though I had a hard time getting mplayer working, I could get sound, but however I did it I couldn’t get it to play the video (wouldn’t decode)
    It was interesting, it’s like having a low-power server or something that you can SSH into. I loved playing a SNES emulator using the GC joysticks.

  6. I need help getting this to work. I’m still a linux noob. but it the web site had “A ready-to-use sample bootable mfe-distro disc image (547MB) is available for you to test.” thing I burned a copy to a dvd-r I have a network adapter and a computer that can run either slax or Austrumi and a whole lot of cat 5 cable. Where do I go from here? please help me!

  7. TRY THIS: Create a port of old linux(if any of you know this was originally GEOS from berkley softworks), which is partially running on a C=64 with the 6510 processor, vicII video, and 64k memory, LOL

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