Thank you very very much. This is a great news for all Wii owners. It deserved bigger media coverage. Xyrion 05:29, 9 Jul 2008 (PDT)
Unsupported USB audio devices?
You say that "USB devices using isochronous transfers" are not supported. Is that caused by some Wii hardware incompatibility or is it just a temporary state for this Whiite release? I would really like to use my USB DAC with Wii one day. Could it be possible? I've read somewhere that it uses the standard snd_usb_audio kernel module. Xyrion 05:29, 9 Jul 2008 (PDT)
- The kernel supports isochronous transfers now when booting via BootMii. --isobel 15:08, 15 Dec 2009 (UTC)
Gamecube keyboard compatibility
Is it possible to use a PS/2 or USB keyboard (via a converter) through the Gamecube controller port? I'm interested in trying to get this running on a Gamecube...
- Nevermind I think I just answered my own question by looking at the gc-linux source. Looks like it does support PS/2 / USB keyboard via the Gamecube controller serial ports + adapter Jeema 00:33, 7 Aug 2008 (EDT)
Under "Installation of the Kernel Image", where it says "unmount the fat16 filesystem", the command shown is "$ sudo mount /dev/rvlsda1". Shouldn't this be "$ sudo umount /dev/rvlsda1"?
Yup, thanks, fixed. --isobel 14:06, 26 Aug 2008 (PDT)
I've been trying to get a SDL game to run on the Wii and cannot get past the following error when executing the game: "Couldn't initialize SDL's Audio/Video: No available video device" I compiled and installed the libsdl from the Kobo Deluxe source since it's version 1.2.11 which is what I need to run my game. The only way I could think of getting it to work was to try "export SDL_VIDEODRIVER=gc" but that didn't help at all. I've searched all over for a solution and have found none so far. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to fix this? -- Akira8 8:24AM, 27 Aug 2008 (CDT)
Try executing the following before running your game:
$ export SDL_NOMOUSE=1
--isobel 09:27, 27 Aug 2008 (PDT)
Didn't work but that was a good idea. I'm guessing now that it doesn't run at fullscreen automatically so I need to change some source code around so it does. I'm going to talk with one of the games programmers to find a solution to that and I'll update you with what happens. Thanks Isobel.
--Akira8 17:31, 28 Aug 2008 (CDT)
Found out something incredibly stupid, the GC driver wasn't even installed when I compiled SDL because I didn't have libdirectfb-dev. So I've fixed that now but I'm now getting the following error from the driver "Cannot get console hardware info". I'm guessing it doesn't even know it's running on a Wii somehow?
--Akira8 23:40, 13 Sep 2008 (CDT)
Please, have a look at the kobodl sources to see how to build SDL. You don't need DirectFB.
--isobel 10:37, 14 Sep 2008 (PDT)
DVD drive device, with wiikey?
From what I can understand whiite doesn't support the DVD drive because it is locked out to things using unsigned code. What about with a modchip? Wouldn't that get around the lockout? I don't know so I am asking as I would really like access to the Wiis internal drive.
- There's no need to use a modchip to access the dvd drive from gc-linux. But we haven't (for no technical reasons) written a driver yet. --isobel 16:36, 24 Nov 2008 (UTC)
- A driver for the DVD unit is now available. --isobel 15:06, 15 Dec 2009 (UTC)
Changing Keyboard Layout
I have a small problem: my keyboard is a USA-USA keyboard, and I can't input the commands to change Whiite Linux's preferences because of the differences. Can I fix this problem by changing a file in Ubuntu? I have Ubuntu on a live disc, so I (technically) should be able to do this, right? But how?
- You can mount the 2nd partition of your SD card (where the whiite filesystem is stored) in your Ubuntu box, for example at /media/whiite, then remove the soft link /media/whiite/etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz and recreate it pointing to your actual kmap. For example, you can do it using the following command: sudo ln -f -s /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/us.kmap.gz /media/whiite/etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz --isobel 21:13, 10 Jul 2009 (UTC)
I set the internal WLAN card with whiite-ez-wifi-config. After selecting "bring up the connection" a black screen flashes and it says that the connection could not be established. wlan0 is not even detected. Any ideas? Thanks --MadCatMk2 12:06, 15 Dec 2009 (UTC)
- WiFi only works when booting with BootMii (either direct boot or through BootMii menu). --isobel 15:04, 15 Dec 2009 (UTC)
- Thanks Isobel. Someone made it clear for me on #wiilinux. Also mentioned "this is soo isobel" for some reason. --MadCatMk2 22:55, 15 Dec 2009 (UTC)
- I also have a problem with Wi-Fi. BootMii is installed in boot2. I'm using the latest whiite debian/lenny realease with MIKEp5 launched via /bootmii/ppcboot.elf. I've used whiite-ez-wifi-config to setup my SSID and my WEP-binary key.
- My Wii can never establish a connection with my router (DLINK DSL-G604T) - it timesout when trying to associate. It did once connect, which I promptly typed apt-get update, then apt-get links - but the connection dropped at 60% completion. Never had a subsequent connection.
- I've tried moving the router adjacent the Wii - no luck. I've tried disabling WEP completely (open access point) - no luck either (I've rechecked my SSID and WEP-key in /etc/network/interfaces many times). I've spent hours trying to get this thing to work - sooo frustrating.
- Using "iwlist wlan0 scan" detects the router, it's SSID and mac address.
- My Wii can still access the net through regular system menu + opera browser etc
- My problem looks identical to: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5231
- Any ideas? Sge 09:11, 1 Feb 2010 (UTC)
- Are you using WEP? Triple-check /etc/network/interfaces for the correct key format. Also make sure "iwconfig wlan0" shows your proper configuration (ESSID and key). --isobel 18:10, 1 Feb 2010 (UTC)
- I managed to get it working (barely). Since it timesout while authenticating and/or associating, I keep "ifdown wlan0" then "ifup wlan0" until it connects properly and gives me an IP. It is much slower than before (<1kb/s - 20kb/s), but atleast it's working.
- I reverted back to an old setup (etch+MIKEp3/4) - didn't do much good but since I know how to establish an (unreliable) connection, it's not too bad. It seems two other people have had similar problems in recent days with Wii-Linux's Wi-Fi (http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=177262&st=150&gopid=2576405&#entry2576405).
- I seriously can't remember it being this slow and unreliable before I formated and updated to the kernel version 2.6.32 with MIKEp5. But oddly, reinstalling to (what I remember) my old setup was like didn't help. Sge 03:01, 4 Feb 2010 (UTC)