Since the summer holidays (or weekends, idk, English isn't my native language), I have a lot of free time on my hands. So, I thought I'd try to make my ps3's linux run as fast as I could get it to run. And, the first thing, that came to mind, was to install an ubuntu ps3 server build (9.04) and then compile pretty much everything from source. I'd start with the two major things- a desktop environment and xorg. And the latter is the one I am most concerned about. I am pretty sure it won't be the usual untar-cd-./configure-make-sudo make install. I am going to do this after I have installed all the cell-sdk or something, so that, when I compile a program with gcc, it will use all the spe's.
So I have some questions to ask, one of which, will this improve the performance ? Well, about the performance, I don't even care, I just want to experiment.
What do I need to know, when compiling xorg from source?
Is there a better distro to do this ?
Which would be the lightest desktop environment to get ?
And can I get the sources of Firefox, OpenOffice, a good decompresser and a media player?
Thanks a bunch !
Last edited by nevertell; 06-09-2009 at 03:22 PM.