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1  General Category / Success stories / Seedbox on: November 10, 2009, 11:32:57 AM
Hi there Smiley

I bought a couple weeks ago a Sheevaplug, and after struggling a bit to make it work the way I want,
I'm here to report a fully functional Bittorrent Seedbox! Smiley
Based on ubuntu 9.04/rtorrent/rutorrent, works like a charm!
The hard drive used (powered only by the usb port) is a WD 120gb sata 2.5" fitted in a small aluminium usb case.
Guess a bigger hard drive wouldn't spin, but that's big enough for my needs Cheesy
Just here to share the experience, I could actually try to write an how-to about it, maybe someday Wink
If anyone needs suggestions, I'm here.
2  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: SVN server on: November 10, 2009, 11:12:57 AM
Everything will phail, soon or later Cheesy
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Ctera CloudPlug on: November 09, 2009, 03:53:34 AM
Is it really worth to have a eSata connector for DOUBLE the price of a Sheevaplug?
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Reboot time? on: November 09, 2009, 03:44:26 AM
As stated above, have a look at /var/log/messages or dmesg.
Is the network card configured statically or via dhcp?
Try to assign it a static ip address and reboot.
What kernel are you using?
I'm actually using the one from the v1.0 installer (, and is
working almost flawlessly.

Mine boots from a "no brand" SD card in 20-25 seconds.
Almost unbelievable Cheesy
5  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: SVN server on: November 08, 2009, 10:50:36 AM
To me, it sounds like a very interesting idea. But...
What about the storage? I wouldn't sleep at night having my repos running on an sdcard or a simple usb drive Cheesy
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Getting serial window to work on ubuntu on: November 07, 2009, 12:34:01 PM
Try in this order:

unplug the sheeva from the computer
power the sheeva off
rmmod ftdi_sio
modprobe ftdi_sio etcetcetc
power on the sheeva
connect the usb cable

If only 1 serial device spawns, try a different usb cable.
Some people have been complaining about a loosen usb connection.
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sheevaplug installer - version 1.0 on: October 30, 2009, 03:22:56 PM
Birdman where did you get your files from.  Mine are different sizes:
|Well - 2 of yours are different sizes - rootfs and uImage (which is slightly worrying given that your Modules file is the same size).  And they have mod timestamps from after mine (which are all stamped with when I unpacked things)

My notes say it was picked up via http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=717.0.  I've just downloaded via the link in that posting again, and I get the same file as I already have.

[I did need the statically linked openocd attached to  http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=717.msg4535#msg4535, but that's irrelevant to this issue, I believe]

So - I suppose the real question is, "Where did you get yours from?".

First of all, hi everyone!
I just joined the "family" Smiley
Got my Plug this morning, but haven't been able to deal with it til a couple of hrs ago.
And that's when the problems started to pop out:
and after dealing a couple of hours with the USB driver installation under Vista 64bit,
without being able to make opencd identify the ftdi usb device, I decided to give it a try on my laptop loaded with ubuntu 9.04.
Ftdi module installation went smooth, and both the usb ttys have spawned. I can log on the device, and so on, blablabla.
Here comes the problem: the files in your post have different sizes than the ones I just download off the official link at the beginning of this 3d.
I'm installing via usb thumb, in perfect working order (tested it just to be sure, but had no doubt).
And I'm stuck at the bad magic number stuff.
Anyone has a clue about what is going on with the files to download?
Thanks in advance for your help Smiley
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