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https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/04/...intendo-switch

http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/...it-1202784550/

The Nintendo Switch can run Linux quite well, though still in early stages of development. The Nvidia chip makes running linux on it quite easily. On top of being an excellent gaming system it can now be a portable computer and homebrew device. Plus the exploit used is hardware level which means every Nintendo Switch sold thus far can be hacked, fixing the exploit requires a hardware level fix. We should also get custom firmwares soon. The Nintendo Switch looks more tempting now.
 

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Originally Posted by railroadmaster View Post
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/04/...intendo-switch

http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/...it-1202784550/

The Nintendo Switch can run Linux quite well, though still in early stages of development. The Nvidia chip makes running linux on it quite easily. On top of being an excellent gaming system it can now be a portable computer and homebrew device. Plus the exploit used is hardware level which means every Nintendo Switch sold thus far can be hacked, fixing the exploit requires a hardware level fix. We should also get custom firmwares soon. The Nintendo Switch looks more tempting now.

I tought they were running linux already; and on top of that with one user only (root)?
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Given the compact form factor, it might work well with Sailfish on it. I will click 'Thanks!' on every post of whoever creates a fully working Sailfish port.
 

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Originally Posted by nthn View Post
Given the compact form factor, it might work well with Sailfish on it. I will click 'Thanks!' on every post of whoever creates a fully working Sailfish port.
Actually, I was looking the other day and I discovered that there is support in mainline Linux for several major commercial games consoles:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...cast_defconfig
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...s/gamecube.dts
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...ot/dts/wii.dts
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...ot/dts/ps3.dts

There's also a WIP Wii U port (not yet mainlined):
https://gitlab.com/linux-wiiu/linux-wiiu#wii-u-linux

This is quite impressive when you consider that these devices were never built to run Linux in the first place (apart from the PS3). Compare that to Android devices which are based on Linux - how many of these have been mainlined? Armdroid really has become the new Wintel - the anti-Linux.

I'm not interested in proprietary OSs (or thanks) so I won't be doing a Sailfish port but I still have a few of these consoles lying around so a Maemo 7 port could be interesting, for publicity purposes if nothing else. Nexus 5 comes first though.
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Originally Posted by wicket View Post
Actually, I was l looking the other day and I discovered that there is support in mainline Linux for several major commercial games consoles:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...cast_defconfig
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...s/gamecube.dts
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...ot/dts/wii.dts
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...ot/dts/ps3.dts

There's also a WIP Wii U port (not yet mainlined):
https://gitlab.com/linux-wiiu/linux-wiiu#wii-u-linux

This is quite impressive when you consider that these devices we're never built to run Linux in the first place (apart from the PS3). Compare that to Android devices which are based on Linux - how many of these have been mainlined? Armdroid really has become the new Wintel - the anti-Linux.

I'm not interested in proprietary OSs (or thanks) so I won't be doing a Sailfish port but I still have a few of these consoles lying around so a Maemo 7 port could be interesting, for publicity purposes if nothing else. Nexus 5 comes first though.
There's booting and booting.
As in, just getting a cpu up and running with a terminal, is one thing. The more recent consoles are "easy" in that they have OpenGL supported (to a certain extent or with specific extensions).

On older consoles, it's hw programming all the way, to even just get a fb device up and running.
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I've been toying around with Linux on the Nintnedo Switch (Ubuntu)

But I would love to see Sailfish OS running on the Switch!
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I can celebrate the effort and ability; I enjoy my Nintendo Switch to play the games that work well on it.
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