Thought about EXT Linux ?

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KVRAF
2427 posts since 13 Sep, 2004

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:07 am

I'm just messing around with a few Linux distros on my Xbox and i'm wondering if EXT would run on it, If we could get the MIDI going over lan (Better still a Linux TeleportFX) we could use Xbox's as hardware synths :)
EXT on my TV hahahahahahahahaha.
Omerta

KVRist
95 posts since 18 Sep, 2005

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:00 am

How about EXT on a iPod or Palm Device? Linux will run on damn near anything.

n8

KVRAF
3964 posts since 31 Aug, 2003 from In a foreign town, in a foreign land

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:35 am

sirTUXalot wrote:How about EXT on a iPod or Palm Device? Linux will run on damn near anything.

n8
Hmmm, maybe with a --nogui or ncurses option.
Would be nice.
Oooh! Does EneryXT support OSC? Or are there any plans in that direction? I can imagine this: one central machine running a full EnergyXT as master, and a bunch of Palms/iPacs/iPods/whatevers running EnergyXT --nogui as slaves.

Groet, Erik
Pop music delenda est.
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KVRist
95 posts since 18 Sep, 2005

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:44 am

Can we turn XT into a window manager so that it will run on X with no KDE, etc? I am interested in creating a device specifically for EnergyXT with no other purpose. (Since computers seem to be designed for anything but..)

KVRAF
3475 posts since 6 Oct, 2001 from europe-norway-oslo

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:06 am

xt doesnt use KDE or any other GUI libraries. Its 100% pure X. And yes, you can start your X server with eXT as "window manager" like any other x app (xterm etc), but you would have to ctrl + alt + bkspc to login out. (I have my own tiny WM myself, maybe Ill release it one day...)

As for the audio, there is OSS or ALSA, or make your own.

So if you can get a x server and OSS or ALSA to run on yuor XBox, ext2 should run. Its x86 isnt it?

cheers
jorgen
Half developer half human
XT Software
http://www.energy-xt.com

NAS
KVRAF

Topic Starter

2427 posts since 13 Sep, 2004

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:26 am

Yeah X86 733 mhz (Celeron i think) with 64 meg of ram, I'm running slackware on it at the moment but i need a keyboard i think to create a swap file it's running quite slow, I'm very very new to linux, In fact this is my first attempt at it hahahahahah
Omerta

KVRian
1262 posts since 15 Feb, 2003 from Up the Pennine way

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:19 am

Keep at it NAS, you will be ahead of most when jorgen releases it for Linux. :wink:

fake
You cant beat people up then have them say "I love you"

KVRer
11 posts since 25 Oct, 2004

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:21 am

Jorgen, you're the master

KVRist
53 posts since 30 Sep, 2005

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:00 pm

/me is waiting for someone to mention an Emacs interface to eXT2. ;)

~telengard

KVRAF
1617 posts since 19 Mar, 2002 from Victoria, BC

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:51 pm

I'm pretty sure the xbox linux distros all use ALSA. I've also had this thought, specifically if one were to set up an eXT2 with a sampler with a bunch of drumkits and some fx, and then use xbox controllers as midi input devices (I'm pretty certain this has been done). Would make for some uber-fun drunken jams.

KVRian
624 posts since 10 Apr, 2005 from Portland, Oregon baby!

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:04 pm

LOL! i never would have thought Xbox modding would come up HERE! :D i am something of the local "Xbox dood", i do mod installs for people and stuff. my Xbox basically never gets used for normal Xbox things :D
i would love XT on my Xbox!!!

KVRist
95 posts since 18 Sep, 2005

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:13 pm

so do you use Gentoox?

n8

KVRian
976 posts since 29 Aug, 2001 from Waynesboro, PA

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:31 pm

NAS wrote:Yeah X86 733 mhz (Celeron i think) with 64 meg of ram, I'm running slackware on it at the moment but i need a keyboard...
sounds like just the thing for using your pc keyboard on your xbox...

http://store.yahoo.com/yhst-83367828278 ... useke.html

KVRAF
1617 posts since 19 Mar, 2002 from Victoria, BC

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:15 pm

any USB keyboard should work without problems. There are howtos all over the internet on how to add standard USB ports to your XBOX. (the controller ports are just USB ports in a different form factor). I prefer XDSL (damn small linux for xbox) but I've used gentoox and debian before. I've actually got a fairly good connection for getting old xboxs. Especially ones where the DVD drive has died (which are still moddable/usable)

KVRist
331 posts since 24 Mar, 2002 from Denmark

Post Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:49 pm

*blink*
Would rock if I could use that fugly POS console for something else than playing flacs and xvids. I only got it for Jet Set Radio Future and that one even sucked compared to Jet Grind Radio on the Dreamcast. :P

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