[mythtv-users] PS3 Patches - anyone want to test them?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jun 21 12:42:13 UTC 2007

ryan patterson wrote:

>     Sanity warning
>     The kernel process that controls the framebuffer is disabled during
>     playback. If mythtv crashes during this time (and remember, this patch
>     is a work in progress), you will be left with a seemingly unresponsive
>     ps3. In reality the framebuffer is not being updated. Rather than
>     using control-alt-backspace, download and compile this short program
>     and install it in your path (instructions below). Run
>     mythtv/mythfrontend from a console and if it crashes it should return
>     you to the text prompt (although you won't be able to see it) - just
>     type revert to restore your desktop.
>     cd ~
>     mkdir revert
>     cd revert
>     wget http://www.btinternet.com/~mark_kendall/revert.cpp
>     g++ -o revert revert.cpp
>     su
>     cp revert /usr/bin/revert

I'd think just having a login via ssh to the PS3 from another machine
would allow you to do this with more certainty, as opposed to "shooting

I'll see if I can play with it this weekend, I have to do SOMETHING to
prove to folks I didn't buy the box to play games :-)


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