[olug] OLUG Project Club???

Tim - DZ iceburn at dangerzone.com
Tue Aug 26 16:16:50 UTC 2003

There are a couple distros out that can boot to xbox hardware
also...dynbolic for one...


If you want to continue using the xbox for gaming, I personally thing
that a hardware solution works best, newer chips have selectable bios'
so you can use dip switches to turn the chip on and off, boot linux or
not, etc. 


-----Original Message-----
From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf Of
Andrew Holm-Hansen
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 10:56 AM
To: Omaha Linux User Group
Subject: RE: [olug] OLUG Project Club???

an xbox can run linux without soldering, or even opening the box.


No reason for a mod chip that I can think of.  This is a fairly recent
turn of events.  Too bad you let the magic smoke out of your xbox before
this became available.  


On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 10:33, Patrick Olsen wrote:
> I would be willing to work on a Linux xbox project it just sits there 
> any
> way might as well learn something new with it. I fried a couple xboxs
> to solder the d0 pin with the x 2pro mod chip had it working once but
> wire came loose and went in to mess with it. As I was soldering my
> came in scared the he11 out of me and drip drip solder all over the
> Good thing Wal-Mart has great return policy not that I took back bad
xbox I 
> messed up or anything. I got the xbox for free from my boss for a good
> gift or something like that not really sure why he gave it to me brand
> out of the box so im willing to do anything with it really.
> >From: "Tim - DZ" <iceburn at dangerzone.com>
> >Reply-To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org>
> >To: "'Omaha Linux User Group'" <olug at olug.org>
> >Subject: RE: [olug] OLUG Project Club???
> >Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 10:04:14 -0500
> >
> >I've done the xbox linux.  What I'm curious about is a cluster of 
> >xbox's
> >;-)
> >
> >-t
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf 
> >Of Aaron Grothe
> >Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 12:17 AM
> >To: olug at olug.org
> >Subject: [olug] OLUG Project Club???
> >
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've been thinking about doing something similar to a
> >book club for a while for Linux and other Open Source Projects.  The 
> >idea is instead of reading a book to do a project with some other 
> >intrested people, sharing experiences and the like, then pretty much 
> >give a report on the project at an olug meeting when things
> >hit a pretty good point.  Also we'd put up our notes
> >somewhere for those brave souls who follow after us.
> >
> >The overall proposed rules for the club would be
> >pretty simple
> >
> >o - must be a relatively cool project
> >o - cannot cost a huge amount of money: say $250 - Max already having

> >a cheap PC or the like could reduce the amount by quite a bit
> >o - while it does not have to advance the state of the
> >art it must be semi-cutting edge or cool
> >o - project can be ongoing, but has to reach a point
> >where the level of effort goes down
> >o - must be able to apply to people of multiple skill
> >levels (hopefully the group will be able to help newer
> >people have success :-)
> >o - cannot expect huge amounts of time from the people
> >involved a couple of hours a week should be sufficent
> >to show progress
> >
> >Quick list of ideas (some are good, some bad - it is
> >left to the read as an exercise to figure out which
> >are which)
> >
> >o - xbox linux, several people on the list experiment
> >with Linux and the xbox - perhaps taking different approaches e.g. 
> >full replacement, mod-chip and the like
> >o - linux on usb boot drives - linux in your pocket
> >some distros such as Damn Small Linux http://www.damnsmalllinux.org
> >would be ideal candidates for this.  Might also work into a security
> >project I want to do sometime o - rolling out the 2.6 test kernels on
> >test boxes and seeing how things go with a wide variety of hardware
> >loads and the like o - hacking tivos - they are embedded linux after
> >o - making freevos or other similar projects - I know a couple of
> >in the group, have already done this but I still have to o -
> >with the gnu radio project, have not done anything with this o - h323
> >video conferencing/internet telephony under Linux o - Linux on WEIRD
> >hardware?  E.g.  I have a webplayer from Virgin (which is a little
> >flatscreen PC that I've been thinking about putting DamnSmallLinux
> >I'm sure others must have equally weird machines E.g.  Old notebooks,
> >one off hardware and the like.
> >
> >Who am I?  My name is Aaron Grothe.  I used to be President/CEO of a 
> >company called Heimdall Linux.  We were working on a Common Criteria 
> >certified version of Linux about 4 years ago before our VCs turned 
> >out to be crooks and that was the end of that.  I'm currently
> >doing the DBA thing out at infoUSA.  I'm pretty much a
> >lurker on the mailing list putting my head up every
> >now and then.
> >
> >Personally, I'm probably going to do a Linux/Xbox
> >sometime later this year and would be curious if other people are 
> >interested in little bit of reverse engineering and possible DMCA 
> >violations.  In the worse case I get a new black and green case for 
> >an athlon motherboard in the best case I get a new Linux
> >box.
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Aaron
> >=-=-=
> >"The Journey is the Reward" - Old Zen Buddhist Saying
> >
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