A new Wii-Linux distro is out from developer Bert Jan. It’s has the existing Debian/Whiite package as its foundation, but it has Xorg running on top of it. The distro is appropriately named xwhiite. Details after the link.
A new Wii-Linux distro is out from developer Bert Jan. It’s has the existing Debian/Whiite package as its foundation, but it has Xorg running on top of it. The distro is appropriately named xwhiite.
The package includes the necessary drivers, config, and apps to make the x “magic” happen, in Bert Jan’s words. Here are the release notes:
- (almost) everything also in whiite linux (I stripped a few things to save some space)
- working Xorg, using nuvalo‘s ‘cube’ driver (as discussed here).
- Fluxbox windowmanager
- wiimote input (libcwiid + fastsync)
- SMB / CIFS support (useful for mounting your media NAS)
- some useful apps preinstalled (mplayer, vlc, opera, firefox)
- a nice look & feel
- uses less than 512M on disk
- Just use the installation guide for whiite as provided on gc-linux.org, but instead of the debian/whiite filesystem package, use my package. Also make sure you use isobel’s latest kernel (2.6.27b) instead of the stock one provided in the kernel package.
- The xorg config in the package is set up for PAL 50 resolution by default (640×576). If you’re on an NTSC wii, you might need to change the modeline or resolution in /etc/xorg.conf to 640×480.
- Currently only usb LAN is supported. So if you want network connectivity, you’ll have to use the Nintendo LAN adapter or an other compatible usb network adapter
To download the file, please follow the source link below.
In the same TehSkeen thread as the release of xwhiite, Wiibrew dev Muzer says that “If you want more features or easier installation, wait for my distro.” I assume he’s talking about his Wii Linux Miight project which was leaked last month.