PS3 [UPDATE: April 26th, '20] HW Acceleration (RSX) Project Update by @ReneRebeTM

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    UPDATE (April 26th, '20) - Another New Video Released >>> The next PS3 NVidia RSX accelerated X.org steps
    (Original Article from Nov. 14) Is the PS3 a bit closer to gaining Hardware Acceleration (via RSX) in OtherOS (Linux) with a proper driver to enable the GPU chip? We are not there, but we may be getting closer to a reality. Earlier this year (back in April) we detailed some of the progress that the busy dev RenéRebe has made with unlocking the potential of the PlayStation 3's RSX chip and now today we have been greeted with a new video and what we can expect with this project as the developer starts to undertake the challenge of further unlocking one more component of the Ps3 hardware,. The developer has alot of videos on other intresting subjects in his diverse YouTube channel >>> (Bits and More) <<< many very informative video's..

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    • Patching Linux 5.6 for PPC64 PS3, and t2sde testing, ...!





      More PS3 RSX X.org driver code maintenance !





      Free software-only! Linux memory upgrade for your PS3 & the most curious frame-buffer setup!





      full disk encrypted and btrfs ps3 linux!





      ps3 & amd64 Linux 5.6.7 Friday Night distribution build!





      Psst: need a new ps3 Linux ISO? and more open source Linux fun!



    • Don't delay & support PS3 PowerPC Linux development watching this stream today!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4T1oW-ItRk




      Somewhat PS3 related T2 Linux development livestream!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAu8gfRtxrk




      Self quarantine PS3, Sgi et al. Linux work at home^W office!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQhmBkhh680




      Want to see latest and greatest, HEAD of t2sde SVN Linux running on a dev PS3?

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvZ7JIKWqSU




      PS3 Linux - "If I make it any nicer, you can't afford it anymore" ;-)

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZZ5iNatfxk




      PS3/Linux - guess we need to finish that ISO, too, ..!? ;-)

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-zwdUYaL5A




      Never enough (PS3) testing & adding .zstd compressed LInuux kernel module support!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqlkZLbN5Io


    • T2 Linux, updates - AMA: ps3, Sgi, Sun et al.

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swZkTnDdqsc




      Next PS3 RSX, Voodoo 3d bits and pieces!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFlCG0DfXbk




      Live PS3 Linux 5.2 testing!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9JjW8u3P1Y




      PS3 Linux and general T2 open source work!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDxGe9P6Dfc




      ps3fb code review: how not to write a kernel video driver!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGgfFUdIEEY





    • PS3 Linux: something upstream broken again :-/

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8B5xbbRlyg




      PS3 Proof-of-Concept boot & hardware cursor, ..! ;-)

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S_QP3aPCBE




      PS3: Hardware cursor! aka DIY coding X drivers, ...

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PDHAWIO_go




      Rare Debug (Tool) PS3? Or scammed?? And if: Does it work???

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBh-pJYl9Ps




      Linux on the DECR-1400 PS3 was not that easy, ...

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhWZhv27zsQ




      We have Linux, twice the problems and decisions to make, ...

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_mIsq6I344




      Another night, another PS3 livestream!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elqGh9JMfkM




      Light video driver code review, incl. PS3 HDCP bits

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYugVFR5xJc






    • PS3 livestream test! [1] ;-)

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pziAhJ_kWxA




      PS3 livestream test! [2] ;-)!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7qjCCYSbIY




      PS3 livestream test! [3] ;-)

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sef3lF-HdY




      Hopefully more PS3 Linux stuff for real!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkYBqk-puw0



    • PS3 RSX Sunday: continuing to update and re-basing code

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkFCOUMHEpU




      PS3 Linux RSX GPU exception low-level test live stream ;-)!

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4DD956xMeY




      Discussing more Nvidia RSX GPU secrets ;-)

      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el4Byx5dDkw




    • The next PS3 NVidia RSX accelerated X.org steps

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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_NazUnD_u8


      See Next Tab in article for all the details/video's from last month's progress

      Size optimizing T2 Linux, e.g for the PS3, on flights thru Europe!
      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhsLDAe3ddM




      PS3: finally a small enough and (hopefully) working t2 Linux installer!
      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrCppgWK3AQ




      PS3 Linux X.org driver source & kernel patch update!
      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0THbSt1tFE


    • Let's talk PS3 plans, test Nouveau and Intel i915 details
      Code:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqH21-KcFzU



      Update (11/15/2018) - Another New Video Released.

      DarkMode testing: 1st new ppc64 t2/linux build on my PS3 in a decade!

      Code:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSz73BVhJ10

      Update (11/16/2018) - Third Video Released.

      Latest T2/Linux Kernel: 4.19.2 running on the PS3 (plus a bit of "live coding" too)!
      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgktHdfhw4g


      Update (11/18/2018) - Fourth Video Released.

      T2 PPC64: Linux Proof of concept PS3 Installer Testing!
      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y6gZDBzzBM



      Update (11/22/2018) - Fifth Video Released.

      Building a higher performance: 32-bit PPC64 T2/Linux system for the PS3!
      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qogq_h8frsM



      Update (11/30/2018) - Sixth Video Released.

      Coding a smaller T2/Linux installer: for the PS3 & other vintage systems!
      HTML:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07QUTcgsO7E



    Developer's YouTube Channel: youtube.com/.......
    Support the dev @: https://www.patreon.com/renerebe
    Thanks to @Neal Cullum for the alert :)
     
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Discussion in 'THE FEED (Submit/View News)' started by STLcardsWS, Nov 15, 2018.

    1. Coro
      Coro
      looks like there is a new iso as well!
    2. Anthonyy817
      Anthonyy817
      Yes he just posted it to his comments in the past 2 hours! I am going to be trying this out! I am such a damn noob when it comes to Linus though, so hopefully I can figure out my way around this. Thinking about using a spare 80GB HDD for this if I can from another parts PS3 I have laying around.
    3. Coro
      Coro
      i plan to try when i get more hotspot data. i would recommend run from (or install to) usb for now. it is kinda confusing to get it on hdd. you need a special otheros pup to and scrpts to make partiton for linux. also make sure you use correct petiboot (there is one for NAND and one for NOR).
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    4. Roxanne
      Roxanne
      Seems there was a problem with that .ISO-Image running on Retail units.

      gercapo, Anthonyy817 and Neal Cullum like this.
    5. Neal Cullum
      Neal Cullum
      He got a headache too, see him sipping aspirin lol
    6. Roxanne
      Roxanne
      Yes he had a better mood yesterday ^^
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    7. Coro
      Coro
      looks like there is another iso now (make sure to get the right one!)
      disyoko likes this.
    8. Roxanne
      Roxanne
      Two new videos added!



    9. uyjulian
      uyjulian
      This command that he mentioned in one of his videos is a nice command.
      Code:
      rsync -artvtP sourcefile1 sourcefile2... destinationfolder/
      
      It will checksum the parts of files that have changed, and will only write the changed portions of files. Great if you are constantly writing updates (such as a new build of a homebrew for testing) to a device with limited writes such as USB flash drive or SSD.

      I also recommend using a USB KVM so you can switch the USB flash drive between PC and the other device without wear and tear on the USB port.
      osamabin likes this.
    10. Roxanne
    11. Coro
      Coro
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    12. Roxanne
      Roxanne
      Neal Cullum and Anthonyy817 like this.
    13. Neal Cullum
    14. Roxanne
      Roxanne
      Added
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    15. Neal Cullum
      Neal Cullum
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    16. BeaterEngineering
      BeaterEngineering
      Human language, please? So, person like me who doesn't know about this kind of thing "programming" will understand what's already happening with this project? Thanks :)
    17. Anthonyy817
      Anthonyy817
      Do you know what a graphical processor is? Lets use PC as an analog here. PC graphics cards need drivers created to utilize the hardware, otherwise you have to try and render graphics all on the CPU, which is pretty shit. Think early 90's PC games. Once graphics cards came out, people could accelerate the graphics on games like Quake and overall give it much nicer rendered graphics. Now, this will do NOTHING for current PS3 games, as those are on GameOS, but for Linux in OtherOS this is basically giving the RSX graphics chip custom graphics processor drivers. Which it ultimately needs in order to do any kind of graphical intensive work.

      So this will allow us to have some real 3D graphics PC games that were ported to Linux possibly natively running in PS3? This might prove difficult with some newer games like Quake 4 and Doom 3 since games of that era even on PS3 natively had to be optimized specifically for the hardware. But older ported PC games on Linux should hopefully work, as well as the possibility for more graphically impressive homebrew.

      I am sorry if I lost you, I tried to explain this in layman's terms as much as possible but you know how difficult it can be to get people to understand technical stuff if they are not technically inclined. Hopefully that helps you understand a bit better.
    18. BeaterEngineering
      BeaterEngineering
      Thank you for explaining what is happening with this project in non-technical way.
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