Okay, first of all I like to call myself a computer geek, and I object when
people call me a computer nerd. My reason for disagreeing to when people call
me a nerd is because the only programming language I even slightly know is
BASIC. I tried learning C and understood the basics of it, but it's still
really beyond me. I don't know if that just makes me a wannabe, but I am a
I love Nintendo and I love HTML design. I've been trying pretty much
everything I can concerning GameCube hacking. Although I have to admit I
laughed a lot when trying out the Chip8 Emulator (I didn't expect the graphics
to be THAT primitive).
Anyhow, my reason for posting (sorry for taking so long) is this...
When I load up the GC-Linux thing I try to connect to the web page it serves,
but I can't. I assume it's because I have my settings set to the GCN IP
Address 192.168.1.32, while the GC-Linux serves the page on IP 192.168.0.47.
I've tried changing both the Phoenix loader's GC IP setting and PSO's Network
setting to be set to the same IP that GC-Linux serves the page on, but when I
tried to connect PSO to my computer to upload GC-Linux, it wouldn't connect.
Like I said, I'm a geek, not super smart. I don't even know how to Telnet
anything, let alone do it to the GameCube.
If someone could help me change my settings correctly so I can use the IP
192.168.0.47 for my GameCube, so I can get this webpage thing working (just
because I like to do stuff for the sake of...well...seeing it work) then that'd
be great...if not then here's my suggestion (as is the reason behind my subject
name). I noticed that when I press the reset button on the GameCube, GC-Linux
will notify me that I've pressed it, instead of soft-booting the GC.
If soft-booting won't work while GC-Linux is running, maybe it can be used
somehow in a creative fashion. Like to cycle through some of the popular IP
configurations. I also noticed it notifies when I close my GCN cover. I know
that doing something neat with that would probably be impractical, as no one
wants to wear their GCN cover down, but hey, might as well add something funky,
useless, or rather preferably useful to happen when a user does that? Not sure
about ideas. I dunno...changing the color scheme? Running a simple program
that lists the files on the disc that's in there? Or maybe causing GC-Linux to
reboot itself or to check to see if the user is trying to load new software to
the GC (would be useful of course if someone is done with GC-Linux and wants to
load a new .dol, or .bin or something).
To be honest, I have no clue how much work would be required to do these things
that I'm suggesting, and I'm sorry, so please don't bite my head off. lol.
But I don't have a GCN keyboard (though I want one now), and I'd just like to
be able to do something with what I do have, and what I can see GC-Linux seems
to recognise. Heck, I'd be amused if GC-Linux played the Mario theme if I were
to unplug the ethernet cable or something. LOL!
Btw, I understand GC-Linux is a serious undertaking and I'm not trying to make
a joke out of it, I love seeing the penguin and all that technical stuff appear
on my TV, but not being able to do anything except watch text appear on the
screen when I press reset or close my disc cover...well it's only interesting
for a few moments.
Eeps, sorry for the HUGE post, I do that all the time. *sweatdrop*
( mmxg@... )
PS: I may not check this message group again for a while. So if you can just
E~Mail me or copy a reply to send to my address I'd really appreciate it. And
I'm also curious...what would it take to have a live connection open between GC-
Linux and the connected computer? Like, if I wanted to type to the GameCube,
would it be possible for someone to make a program where you click in a void
window, and all keystrokes get forwarded to the Linux console on the GCN?
Would there be other practical uses of this, perhaps forwarding mouse input or
other computer peripheral input to the GameCube? Just wondering. Thanks!