Setting up Linux on the Cell (Part 2)

November 1, 2007

So…Yellow Dog Linux doesn’t like SDK 2.1 very much. Turns out I must have done something wrong while trying to install it because it only wants to work on Fedora and I fucked up my ability to compile code for the SPEs and PPE while doing so. So I reinstalled Yellow Dog and this time, followed the very simple explanation at the RapidMind website which said just to install the libspe2 rpm and not mess around with anything else. It worked great, but let’s step back a second here.
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Setting up Linux on the Cell (Part 1)

October 30, 2007

So we got a PS3 for research in the lab the other day and we got to set up Linux on it. It’s actually pretty painless, although if you can, get a monitor that supports DVI and supports HDCP so you can get the digital connection. We only have analog in the lab so it looks like crap. Seriously though, it looks like feces and I have to use SSH to get anything done. That being said, here’s how to do it:
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