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16  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Where to buy Plug Computer 3.0 on: May 29, 2010, 04:40:02 AM
not yet no...

except the guruplug display, but its not as fast.
17  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Warning: GlobalScale are Thieves on: May 29, 2010, 04:39:22 AM
Standard procedure? lol.

emails should always be responded to and lack fo a reply should never be standard procedure. i dont see why people are giving him negative karma, he is quite within his rights to be angry with them if they dont respond to emails.

If there was an alternative company selling them, from all the bad feedback i have read this company would no longer exist!!

it shouldnt become acceptable to be so poor. and they shouldnt take the money until they dispatch the item.
18  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Media Database Suggestions (Google Desktop Alternative?) on: May 28, 2010, 06:56:21 AM
hmm ive had a look and really cant work out how to use it or how id interface it into anything, i think its a bit beyond me really...
19  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Media Database Suggestions (Google Desktop Alternative?) on: May 25, 2010, 01:24:53 PM
Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone can help me, i have a sheevaplug serving lots of things, including my music.
Ive tried firefly, squeezebox, twonky etc and none of them can handle my 200,000 file music collection. Its just not practical.

My basic requirement for all 200,000 tracks is searchability.... basically i wanna find if i have got something, and find it fast.

So i was wondering if there is a similar solution to google desktop.

i used to use google desktop to index my drives, and give me a webpage which i visited (pretty much a google search engine of my music). i typed the track name, it returned all matches, a hyperlink to open the file in my favourite player, and a file link to the folder location.

is there a similar solution to this i can get for the sheevaplug? and use either a gagdget of some kind or a webpage on client machines to find the tracks i have etc.

any help is appreciated.
20  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Shutting off the Plug on: May 16, 2010, 02:57:29 PM
Yeah its annoying that it wont shut off properly... i don't leave mine on all the time as its not clever enough to turn my hard drives off properly so i have to shut it down when not in use. So if i leave it on its alot more than just the power of the device being drawn.

Pretty sure all servers are always on devices Tongue but they all can turn off properly if you want them to Tongue
hmmm, that may be an issue with your hdd. I'm using a WD 1.5T Elements and it goes to sleep after 15-20 minutes of inactivity. However on the Linksys NSLU2 (precursor device to the sheeva) I used a Seagate FreeAgent and had to work hard to get it to sleep, but I finally did.


nahh i think its just linux. they all sleep fine under windows. ones a samsung story, ones a seagate freeagent. They spindown sometimes but they normamally go into a proper sleep where all the lights turn off etc.

ive asked about it before and no one can really provide a solution.
21  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: FTP - too slow on: May 16, 2010, 01:09:57 PM
I use pure-ftpd, it works perfectly, and it is quite easy to configure.
Transfer rate is about 45/50MB/s when connected directly to another computer via (gigabit) ethernet.
What is the link between the computer and the sheevaplug, when you're experiencing problems?
Also, what's your current ftp server?

45/50mb/s ? what device are you writing / reading on the sheeva to get that?
22  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Shutting off the Plug on: May 16, 2010, 01:06:45 PM
Yeah its annoying that it wont shut off properly... i don't leave mine on all the time as its not clever enough to turn my hard drives off properly so i have to shut it down when not in use. So if i leave it on its alot more than just the power of the device being drawn.

Pretty sure all servers are always on devices Tongue but they all can turn off properly if you want them to Tongue
23  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Plug Computer v3 on: May 04, 2010, 10:58:54 AM
all ive read is late this year, like last quarter.
24  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Plug Not Booting... again on: May 01, 2010, 11:02:27 AM
you can pin the kernel packages, you can use a different name for your kernel (modify u-boot accordingly), mount a different partition/folder on /boot, be careful during updates.

I'm not sure, but i think debian won't upgrade kernel packages during normal "apt-get upgrade" runs.

good idea... when i last upgraded my kernel i sorted my uboot so that it looked for uImage, then i made a symbolic link from latest kernel to uImage, so this is why i experienced the issue i guess.
25  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Plug Not Booting... again on: April 30, 2010, 03:20:46 PM
but if im using the sheeva-with-linux ones manually... how do i stop apt-get interfering with these other ones?
26  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Plug Not Booting... again on: April 30, 2010, 01:18:34 PM
Sorted it, a little confused but something had replaced my uImage with an older one?

Does anyone know what in apt-get upgrade might do this?
27  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Plug Not Booting... again on: April 30, 2010, 11:56:34 AM
Thanks for taking the time to reply.

However im still confused for a few points, first off its loading;
## Booting image at 00080000 ...
   Image Name:   Debian kernel 2.6.32-trunk-kirk

However, i havent had that kernel running for around 3 weeks now, i was using i think. I didnt update any kernels or similar before the device powered down badly.

Also that kernel which i used to was was working fine with SD support anyway.

So i still dont understand why i cant boot. And why its randomly gone back to a previous kernel?

I think the setenv error is because of this incorrect entry in the printenv, env=boot_mmc=mmcinit.

28  General Category / General Discussion / Plug Not Booting... again on: April 30, 2010, 10:10:21 AM
i do wish i could understand this uboot stuff... but i dont. So please help!

Now one of two things may have caused this, apt-get upgrade or the fact that someone powered my plug off when it was working Sad

Basically it appears to be trying to boot from the Nand and not finding the sd card partition.
I have taken out the sd card and checked the file system in ubuntu but still no luck.

Here's what happens.

Marvell>> boot
Unknown command 'setenv' - try 'help'
SDHC found. Card desciption is:
Manufacturer:       0x1d, OEM "AD"
Product name:       "SM   ", revision 1.0
Serial number:      187738
Manufacturing date: 11/2009
CRC:                0x00, b0 = 0

1426888 bytes read
## Booting image at 00080000 ...
   Image Name:   Debian kernel 2.6.32-trunk-kirkw
   Created:      2010-04-29  21:14:48 UTC
   Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
   Data Size:    1426824 Bytes =  1.4 MB
   Load Address: 00008000
   Entry Point:  00008000
   Verifying Checksum ... OK

Starting kernel ...

Uncompressing Linux... done, booting the kernel.
[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[    0.000000] Linux version 2.6.32-trunk-kirkwood (Debian 2.6.32-5) (ben@decadent.org.uk) (gcc version 4.3.4 (Debian 4.3.4-6) ) #1 Mon Jan 11 10:57:12 UTC 2010
[    0.000000] CPU: Feroceon 88FR131 [56251311] revision 1 (ARMv5TE), cr=00053977
[    0.000000] CPU: VIVT data cache, VIVT instruction cache
[    0.000000] Machine: Marvell SheevaPlug Reference Board
[    0.000000] Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writeback
[    0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 130048
[    0.000000] Kernel command line: console=ttyS0,115200 rw root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext2
[    0.000000] PID hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
[    0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
[    0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
[    0.000000] Memory: 256MB 256MB = 512MB total
[    0.000000] Memory: 515200KB available (3504K code, 578K data, 120K init, 0K highmem)
[    0.000000] SLUB: Genslabs=11, HWalign=32, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1
[    0.000000] Hierarchical RCU implementation.
[    0.000000] NR_IRQS:114
[    0.000000] Console: colour dummy device 80x30
[    0.000122] Calibrating delay loop... 1192.75 BogoMIPS (lpj=5963776)
[    0.240089] Security Framework initialized
[    0.240108] SELinux:  Disabled at boot.
[    0.240134] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
[    0.240427] Initializing cgroup subsys ns
[    0.240442] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuacct
[    0.240451] Initializing cgroup subsys devices
[    0.240460] Initializing cgroup subsys freezer
[    0.240468] Initializing cgroup subsys net_cls
[    0.240510] CPU: Testing write buffer coherency: ok
[    0.241206] devtmpfs: initialized
[    0.242857] regulator: core version 0.5
[    0.243064] NET: Registered protocol family 16
[    0.243558] Kirkwood: MV88F6281-A0, TCLK=200000000.
[    0.243571] Feroceon L2: Enabling L2
[    0.243604] Feroceon L2: Cache support initialised.
[    0.245618] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0
[    0.245880] vgaarb: loaded
[    0.246324] Switching to clocksource orion_clocksource
[    0.249963] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[    0.250254] IP route cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
[    0.250997] TCP established hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
[    0.251350] TCP bind hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
[    0.251529] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
[    0.251538] TCP reno registered
[    0.251686] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[    0.251922] NetWinder Floating Point Emulator V0.97 (double precision)
[    0.252148] audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
[    0.252179] type=2000 audit(0.243:1): initialized
[    0.258668] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.2
[    0.258928] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.259020] JFFS2 version 2.2. (NAND) (SUMMARY)  © 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
[    0.259648] msgmni has been set to 1006
[    0.261215] alg: No test for stdrng (krng)
[    0.261330] Block layer SCSI generic (bsg) driver version 0.4 loaded (major 253)
[    0.261342] io scheduler noop registered
[    0.261349] io scheduler anticipatory registered
[    0.261357] io scheduler deadline registered
[    0.261543] io scheduler cfq registered (default)
[    0.267443] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 2 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
[    0.267882] serial8250.0: ttyS0 at MMIO 0xf1012000 (irq = 33) is a 16550A
[    0.583508] console [ttyS0] enabled
[    0.587559] NAND device: Manufacturer ID: 0xec, Chip ID: 0xdc (Samsung NAND 512MiB 3,3V 8-bit)
[    0.596213] Scanning device for bad blocks
[    0.720014] Creating 3 MTD partitions on "orion_nand":
[    0.725189] 0x000000000000-0x000000100000 : "u-boot"
[    0.730746] 0x000000100000-0x000000500000 : "uImage"
[    0.736200] 0x000000500000-0x000020000000 : "root"
[    0.742427] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[    0.748045] rtc-mv rtc-mv: rtc core: registered rtc-mv as rtc0
[    0.753967] i2c /dev entries driver
[    0.757668] cpuidle: using governor ladder
[    0.761894] cpuidle: using governor menu
[    0.765919] Registered led device: plug:green:health
[    0.770974] mv_xor_shared mv_xor_shared.0: Marvell shared XOR driver
[    0.777388] mv_xor_shared mv_xor_shared.1: Marvell shared XOR driver
[    0.816385] mv_xor mv_xor.0: Marvell XOR: ( xor cpy )
[    0.856383] mv_xor mv_xor.1: Marvell XOR: ( xor fill cpy )
[    0.896384] mv_xor mv_xor.2: Marvell XOR: ( xor cpy )
[    0.936382] mv_xor mv_xor.3: Marvell XOR: ( xor fill cpy )
[    0.943045] TCP cubic registered
[    0.946292] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[    0.951092] registered taskstats version 1
[    0.955813] rtc-mv rtc-mv: setting system clock to 2010-04-30 18:04:11 UTC (1272650651)
[    0.964155] VFS: Cannot open root device "mmcblk0p2" or unknown-block(0,0)
[    0.971084] Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions:
[    0.979495] 1f00            1024 mtdblock0 (driver?)
[    0.984497] 1f01            4096 mtdblock1 (driver?)
[    0.989502] 1f02          519168 mtdblock2 (driver?)
[    0.994496] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
[    1.002828] [<c002d0b8>] (unwind_backtrace+0x0/0xdc) from [<c02b3f20>] (panic+0x34/0x128)
[    1.011069] [<c02b3f20>] (panic+0x34/0x128) from [<c0008fa4>] (mount_block_root+0x25c/0x2b4)
[    1.019565] [<c0008fa4>] (mount_block_root+0x25c/0x2b4) from [<c0009194>] (prepare_namespace+0x12c/0x198)
[    1.029191] [<c0009194>] (prepare_namespace+0x12c/0x198) from [<c00085e0>] (kernel_init+0xf0/0x12c)
[    1.038296] [<c00085e0>] (kernel_init+0xf0/0x12c) from [<c0027e7c>] (kernel_thread_exit+0x0/0x8)

and when i type bootm
Marvell>> bootm
## Booting image at 02000000 ...
Bad Magic Number

and heres my printenv

standalone=fsload 0x2000000 $(image_name);setenv bootargs $(console) root=/dev/mtdblock0 rw ip=$(ipaddr):$(serverip)$(bootargs_end) $(mvPhoneConfig); bootm 0x2000000;
bootargs_root=rw root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext2
bootcmd_mmc=mmcinit; ext2load mmc 0 0x0080000 /uImage
bootargs=console=ttyS0,115200 rw root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootfstype=ext2
bootcmd=setenv bootargs $(bootargs_console) $(bootargs_root); run bootcmd_mmc; bootm 0x0080000

I have a feeling something has changed as there never used to be that much stuff in it i dont think.

Can anyone see the problem?

Also i think i have a few stray entries i may have caused in the past by accident, ie this one. Can anyone see any others, and can anyone tell me how to clear a env totally?

Any help would be rather appreciated.
29  General Category / General Discussion / Re: What Now? on: April 29, 2010, 02:56:42 PM
Ok, trying out the Twonky Beta 6 now, its ticking along nicely so far.
Music tracks: 57249  - 0 days, 1:37:44 hours

So a few more to scan for yet.

Not sure how good this solution will be mind, surely its going to take a very long time to access any songs from remote devices with a 35mb cache already?

I now have PlugPlayer on my iphone too (2.99 from itunes store) to play all my music from tonky, listing takes a long time. But to be honest the main thing i want is a decent media search solution so i can find tracks. My collection needs streamlining when i have time really too.

This then made me think, is there a VPN server for the sheevaplug which is compatible with the iphone, correct me if im wrong, but would this not then allow me to access my twonky media from anywhere on my iphone via plugplayer?

probably be quite handy for other things too! Smiley

I really would love to solve power saving for the usb drives also so i can turn the cadys off completely (they support it on windows)... but this seems to be a dead end on the sheeva plug which is a big shame.

30  General Category / General Discussion / Re: What Now? on: April 29, 2010, 12:07:33 PM
i tried twonky as well and it kept hanging and crashing through late states of the scan... i imagined it was because it was too many songs.

i may try again though.
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