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    Default PS3 Keyboard issue

    I have tried to install openSUSE on my PS3. But could not login as i left the username and password fields blank during install (I had no keyboard). Then i decided to use a USB keyboard that i had just found, however the layout is broken eg z=az`1 and k=f. So i want to fix the layout of my keyboard on my Windows PC before trying to install it again however i am not sure how to do this.

    Keyboard is Neutac wireless multimedia.

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: PS3 Keyboard issue

    > could not login as i left the username and password fields blank
    > during install


    which mean that the passwords for both are also blank..

    that is, when asked for a password all you need to do is leave the
    password field BLANK and press enter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
    > could not login as i left the username and password fields blank
    > during install


    which mean that the passwords for both are also blank..

    that is, when asked for a password all you need to do is leave the
    password field BLANK and press enter.

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    goldie

    Yes, I did that but it came up with the error "Unable to authenticate user" and even if i did login i would still be using an OS without a working keyboard.

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    KingOfSquirrels adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 08 Aug 2009 12:26 to
    write:

    >
    > I have tried to install openSUSE on my PS3. But could not login as i
    > left the username and password fields blank during install (I had no
    > keyboard). Then i decided to use a USB keyboard that i had just found,
    > however the layout is broken eg z=az`1 and k=f. So i want to fix the
    > layout of my keyboard on my Windows PC before trying to install it again
    > however i am not sure how to do this.
    >
    > Keyboard is Neutac wireless multimedia.
    >
    >


    Do you mean the keyboard is broken?

    Or that when you type the letters are wrong?

    If it is the latter then I don`t think even windows will help with that as
    you cannot reprogramme a keyboard, the layout is done by the O/S so if you
    got the keys mapped in window it is windows that knows what is what and not
    linux ( linux might be good but I think that its psychic do not stretch to
    that )

    If I have not understood the question then could you please state exactly
    what you mean.
    If it is in fact a programmable keyboard then you are best asking in a
    windows group for help on that.

    HTH
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    I've basically given up on that keyboard and a new one is on its way but i am now trying to use an on screen keyboard. I have put gtkeyboard on a USB stick in .gz form but openSuse isnt telling me it has found the USB stick and i dont know how to get to the equivalent of my computer in openSUSE please help.

    Edit: Now it's even worse i have found the usb device but whenever i open it the file browser crashes.

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    KingOfSquirrels adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 08 Aug 2009 17:16 to
    write:

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    > I've basically given up on that keyboard and a new one is on its way but
    > i am now trying to use an on screen keyboard. I have put gtkeyboard on a
    > USB stick in .gz form but openSuse isnt telling me it has found the USB
    > stick and i dont know how to get to the equivalent of my computer in
    > openSUSE please help.
    >
    >


    There should be a virtual keyboard on the SuSE disk not sure if it is
    installed by default, all depends on what software you chose to install.

    If your USB stick has been seen and recognise and mounted then you should
    have had some sort of indication, Otherwise you will need to open a file
    manager, look for one in the menus ( what desktop are you using?)

    When you have a file manager you need to go to the /media/ directory and
    look to see if you can see your USB stick.

    However I doubt that you will be able to do anything with a .gz file as that
    is not a standard package for SuSE or any of the mainstream Linux distros
    and so you will not be able to install it.

    If you cannot find a virtual keyboard in any of the menus then you need to
    install it from the DVD, put the disk in and then look for Yast in the menu,
    when it starts go to the software management and "search" for keyboard, now
    you should see a couple virtual keyboards at least ( vkeybd, xvkbd, viki,
    kvkbd ) maybe not all of those but any one should do.

    Install it and then it should appear in you menus.

    Where it puts it depends on which GUI you are using.

    That is about the only way of doing this without a keyboard using just a
    mouse.

    Now all above maybe utter tripe because I have never installed on a PS3 and
    have no idea if it is anything like I have explained, in that case I would
    wait for your keyboard to arrive, being without a mouse is easy peasy in
    linux but without a keyboard you will find it nearly impossible

    If you get stuck just shout, but let us know which GUI and other stuff to
    make it a bit easier for us to help.

    If you are in Gnome then i will try to help but I have not used it in years
    and so my knowledge is limited, but someone will know ( hopefully ) but as
    it is the weekend a lot of the bods are not here.

    HTH

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    Thanks for the reply very helpful. I am using Gnome and have decided i will just wait for the keyboard to arrive then i will easily be able to clear up a lot of issues.
    I do have some issues though.

    It seems to be a lot slower than i expected and i am getting a lot of error messages when i start apps saying missing file : 0xx901231whatever and lots of things like this there is however almost certainly something wrong. And could you suggest a resource friendly desktop to use as PS3 only has 256MB of RAM (probably why its so slow).

    Any other suggestions as to why its running so slowly?

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    KingOfSquirrels adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 08 Aug 2009 18:36 to
    write:

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    > Thanks for the reply very helpful. I am using Gnome and have decided i
    > will just wait for the keyboard to arrive then i will easily be able to
    > clear up a lot of issues.
    > I do have some issues though.
    >
    > It seems to be a lot slower than i expected and i am getting a lot of
    > error messages when i start apps saying missing file : 0xx901231whatever
    > and lots of things like this there is however almost certainly something
    > wrong. And could you suggest a resource friendly desktop to use as PS3
    > only has 256MB of RAM (probably why its so slow).
    >
    > Any other suggestions as to why its running so slowly?
    >
    >


    The specs there are nowhere near ideal for SuSE, you need a lot more ram to
    get a reasonably decent experience with SuSE.

    As I said I have no knowledge at all on PS3`s ( I have never even played on
    one )

    The only thing I could suggest is have a google around there must be a site
    where people who have hacked the PS3 hang out and can give you some ideas on
    the best distro to install.

    There are a few out there that run quick on lesser hardware ( **** small
    linux is one of the top of my head ).

    have a look round:


    http://distrowatch.com/

    See if any of them will work, ahhh hang on..... clicket clackety:

    I just had a brainwave

    http://us.fixstars.com/support/downloads/

    There ya go,special branch of fedora optimised for the PS3.


    That might be your best bet.

    HTH

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    The link points to Yellow Dog Linux which uses Enlightenment as the Desktop Environment. I've tried it before on my PS3, I think version 5, and it was alright. Definitely won't get anywhere near normal desktop computer performance with such a small amount of RAM, but it was a lot better than openSUSE with heavier DE's like GNOME and KDE.

    Also the PS3 is compatible with the PPC architecture as you may already know so any distro you try you have to get the PPC version.

    Take Care,

    Ian
    Laptop: Dell Inspiron E1505 | OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows Vista | KDE | Intel CPU T2050 1.6 GHz | Intel 945GM | 3.2GB RAM
    Box: OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows 7 | KDE | Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 2.5GHz/core | nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB| 4 GB RAM

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    goldie NNTP User

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    > It seems to be a lot slower than i expected

    did your speed expectation come from researching the experiences of
    others? or what?

    i ask, because i had considered buying a PS3 to run SUSE and via web
    searches (and reading) i learned that it would be SLOW....old dog with
    TWO broken legs slow..

    sounds like yours runs as _i_ would expect.

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