Red Ribbon GNU/Linux
15Mar/148

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.

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22Feb/1326

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.redribbon.t15.org/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.

30Jan/137

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.redribbon.t15.org/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 :).

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17Jan/130

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.redribbon.t15.org/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.

11Jan/1343

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.

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10Jan/130

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.redribbon.t15.org/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.

2Dec/1214

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.redribbon.t15.org/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.

21Nov/124

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.redribbon.t15.org/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-asbestos  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.

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9Sep/1226

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 6

Red Ribbon Release Candidate 6 is based on Debian Wheezy and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.5.2 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • The installer now supports the portuguese language.
  • Added a notification alert when the disk space is lower than 100 MB.
  • Kboot-setup now supports a config file.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Added Gnome Users-admin as the user administration tool.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 14 release.
  • Added Gnome Time-admin as the date and time administration tool.
  • Added the kernel headers and the build tools.
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21Nov/118

New Online Update available

This update integrates the wireless driver for the slims models developed by gitbrew. It has been designed only for the RC 5 or lower and It will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

This driver only supports STA mode (infrastructure) and WPA/WPA2 for now.

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

wget http://downloads.redribbon.t15.org/online-update-2011-11-21.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2011-11-21.sh

And wait until finished.

If while executing it asks:

You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

Do you want to abort removal now?

You must answer NO.

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