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Which distro...rather confused...

Posted by michelinok 
Which distro...rather confused...
October 10, 2010 11:25AM
Hi there!
This is my first post,so don't kill me if I post stupid questions...

1) Actually, which is the most complete wii linux distro? I've read a lot, but cannot understand which is the most "complete"
2) What's mikep5? My english is not very good,but i understood that it's a kernel or not?
3) Can i use something like "apt-get install blablabla" and/or compile some stupid programs with gcc or g++ ?

Many thanks!
Re: Which distro...rather confused...
October 12, 2010 01:38PM
i'm using whiite linux, the instruction is on it's website see link below:


after install it, you can use apt-get install to add what you want as normal debian system.
Re: Which distro...rather confused...
October 14, 2010 01:27PM
MIKEp5 just stands for MIni KErnel Preview 5. Which is the linux kernel, build with "MINI" support (low level hardware access)
Re: Which distro...rather confused...
October 20, 2010 04:07PM
I'm using the latest version of Whiite
apt-get worked out fine for me, I'm kinda of a newbie too, but following some tutorials I managed to install Fluxbox (search for The_Marioga's tutorial on it, works great!), conky, and some other apps no problem.
Desktops like Gnome or KDE won't run on your Wii because they consume a lot of resources which your wii does not have.
It also helps to dedicate some swap space for your wii to run better, either on an USB device, or on the same SD card you're running whiite (although this last option is not recommended because flash memories wear off faster on multiple read access than common ones)
Hope this helps
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