Linux 3DS

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General
Authorxerpi
Last Updated2020/12/20
TypeOperating systems
Version5.10.0+
LicenseMixed
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This is a Linux port for the 3DS, which launches a minimalist Linux environment with Busybox (a one executable alternative to several unix utilities such ls, cat, top, etc) and a Wayland compositor for graphics.

It was created by xerpi and developement has moved to a new repository Linux For 3DS.

Installation

Installing

Note: You should already have boot9strap or fastboot3DS installed (if you followed 3DS Hacks Guide, boot9strap is your bootloader and Luma is your chainloader).

Release contains the folllowing precompiled binaries:

  • zImage and nintendo3ds_ctr.dtb - Linux kernel (repository page).
  • firm_linux_loader.firm - FIRM Linux Loader for the Nintendo 3DS (repository page).
  • arm9linuxfw.bin - Implement virtio over PXI for ARM11 <-> ARM9 communications on the Nintendo 3DS console (repository page).

Copy them to your SD card so it looks something like this:

Root 
 |-linux/ 
 |  |-arm9linuxfw.bin
 |  |-nintendo3ds_ctr.dtb
 |  |-zImage
 |-luma/
 |  |-payloads/
 |  |  |-firm_linux_loader.firm

Building

Please refer to the build instructions.

User guide

Power on the 3DS pressing Start (or the button you have assocciated with the FIRM Linux Loader Luma3DS payload), the username is root and the password is root.

You can start Weston by running:

# /start-weston.sh


You can change the input mode (keybord, mouse) by pressing Select.

Media

3DS Linux (kevansevans)

[Nintendo 3DS]Running Linux on the 3DS with A9LH (Gnmpolicemata)

Changelog

5.10.0+ 2020/12/20

  • nintendo3ds: Initial port.

4.12.0-rc7 2020/09/15

  • Nintendo 3DS: Add atheros,ath6kl to the DTS.

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