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31  General Category / General Discussion / What Now? on: April 28, 2010, 01:40:19 PM
Hi All,

So ive had the Sheeva plug a few months now, and im using it for the following;

- Samba
- DynDNS
- Rsync Backups
- Hosting 5.5TB of Hard Drives

I've toyed around with some sort of media servers... with limited luck.
At first i tried MT-DAAPD and Squeezebox server and then mediatomb.

None of them i really got on with, and none of them seem to be able to handle my music library (250,000 songs). Im not that suprised by it, though a little disapointed.

So just really wondering what else i can do with my plug? or any other good media type servers out there which would handle that kind of numbers?
Also any uses which would be cool with my other gadets, xbox 360, iphone, psp, wdtv...

cheers Smiley
32  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Plug Locks up after a few days on: April 15, 2010, 11:28:07 AM
its not a rather hot closet is it?
33  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Wake on lan SheevaPlug Support on: April 15, 2010, 11:25:50 AM
does it support standby then? lol
34  General Category / General Discussion / Re: USB_SUSPEND on: March 30, 2010, 02:27:49 PM
All i want to do really is to do what the drives were designed to do, and do perfectly well in windows.

And this is to power off when not being used. Not just spin down.

In linux i can get them to spin down, but in windows the drives spin down, then power off the caddy to a next to nothing power usage (one of them doesnt even register on a power meter in this state).

I brought this unit to be as power efficiant as possible as thats how it was advertised, but it seems to struggle with what should be simple things like this. I thought it would be alot better documented these kind of features too.

i'll have a look at your link though.
35  General Category / General Discussion / Re: USB_SUSPEND on: March 26, 2010, 02:46:01 PM
I  tried your solution to spindown the usbdisk but I get this error.

sheeva:/sys/bus/usb/devices# echo 2 > 1-1/power/level
-bash: 1-1/power/level: No such file or directory


i was just really giving an example, to give the idea of what im trying to do.

The exact command may not apply to your setup due to different usb devices i guess.

If your interested in the command, have a read of this page... this will tell you how to give the correct command for your system.


36  General Category / General Discussion / Re: USB_SUSPEND on: March 26, 2010, 02:44:03 PM
A few comments.
The length of time a file system on the disk (there could be more than one) has not been mounted is irrelevant.  Once it's been unmounted that's it - another 10s makes no difference.
BUT - any check you make only applies when you make the check.  A few milliseconds (at least) will elapse before you can run the command to power the drives down, and in that time something else (this is a multi-user system) could mount a file-system and start using it.

Hi Birdman,

i see your point and i agree. I wasnt writing a perfect solution, i was hoping i could get some help with that.
i.e i guess the perfect solution would be, check its not mounted, make it unmountable (i.e remove it from automount), check its not mounted again, then send power down command.
Then obviously reverse the process to make it possible to be woken up and remounted.

to be honest i just asumed things like this would be possible with linux, if its doable in windows i thought it would be pretty easy in linux.

37  General Category / General Discussion / Re: USB_SUSPEND on: March 25, 2010, 01:27:13 PM
no one?
38  General Category / General Discussion / Re: USB Video display & XBMC running on ARM on: March 24, 2010, 12:59:34 AM
correct me if im wrong...
but the guru plug isnt any more powerful?

it just has WIFI, more usb's, bluetooth, esata?

i think the 2ghz hdmi plug might be more up to the job when that comes out.
39  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Globalscale Technologie's one year warranty on: March 17, 2010, 10:33:57 AM
fair play to newit then Smiley
40  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Power comsuption on: March 14, 2010, 12:01:28 PM
lol your just being pedantic,

the guy asked how many watts an hour it used. im sure he gets the idea.
41  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Debian install login on: March 13, 2010, 06:20:20 PM
are u sure its booting fine and its not the uboot login? are u still loggin in via jtag or via ssh?
42  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Power comsuption on: March 13, 2010, 07:06:39 AM
my plug shows 9watts per hour on my reader.
Since "watts" is a rate of usage of energy there is not such concept as "9watts per hour".
9 watts is 9 joules/s.  So 32.4kJ/hr.

9 watt-hours! Or 0.009 kilowatt-hours!

Yep, so there Tongue
43  General Category / General Discussion / Re: (Potential) Beginners Questions! on: March 11, 2010, 10:49:42 AM
i was a total beginner, and the only hard bit i had really was upgrading it.

the installer it comes with wouldnt work no matter what i did (linux, windows, various different computers)
so had to do it via various wiki's etc. i got there in the end but it wasnt easiest of processes.

had troubles after that but most of those were easily answered on here.

its a steep learning curve if you dont know alot about linux but generally u can google together enough to get by.

i guess the only point with the newer plugs is to make sure u get a jtag kit. its built in on the old plugs but i think the new ones need an add-on.

jtag is essential for when things go wrong. which tbh, they probably will if your a beginner like me.

44  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Power comsuption on: March 11, 2010, 10:46:35 AM
my plug shows 9watts per hour on my reader.

but ive seen other people report 5watts.
45  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Globalscale Technologie's one year warranty on: March 10, 2010, 01:46:08 PM
just curious:

Who would be liable for shipping and import/export duties in the event a UK/EU user had to return their plug to Globalscale for warranty service?  Would the end user be on the hook for all such charges both ways, and if so, would it be cheaper to buy a new plug outright than to ever try to get one repaired?

i think you have to pay the charges to post it to them, and they have to pay to get it back to you.

still, i cant see how any of this is an issue. NewIT have to assist you. end of. especially to keep a good reputation if nothing else.
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