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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Any Admins on this forum? on: June 22, 2010, 05:39:00 PM

2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Any Admins on this forum? on: June 08, 2010, 06:24:50 AM
I am new here so no offense but I cannot believe nobody has killed the spammer that is actively attacking this forum today?

Hate to see a nice resource ruined by one user.

Sorry to whine but this can kill a forum.

If you need volunteers I have the time.

3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Problems with booting shevaplug / installing debian on: June 07, 2010, 05:10:44 AM
Bump, does anyone have any idea what is causing the linux boot message to comes out as garbage on the console. If theres any interaction in an install it stops it working.


Just an idea. Maybe the serial port setup is not correct for some reason?

Does anything appear normal when it starts putting text to the screen?

If not then I strongly suspect it is a serial setting.

I am as new as it gets on the Plug but I tend to approach "issues" with it from my common ground of basic hardware or basic Operating system knowledge.

I had a similar issue with my Linsys Slug and in the end that was a bad port on my laptop [it couldn't reliably do high speed connections]. Simply using another computer fixed that.

Just FYI.

Good Luck with it.

4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Guruplus plus and networking on: June 03, 2010, 11:46:42 AM
I have a similar desire, and similar issues...

Commenting out the wireless startup in /etc/rc.local and /root/init_setup.sh and such just turns wireless off entirely.  http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Setting_GuruPlug_to_be_a_WiFi_Client suggests that the uap8xxx.ko driver is specific to being a wireless access point, and you need to use a different driver to get that set up...  I modprobe the 'libertas' driver which succeeds, but I still don't have a device wlan0... and my guruplug didn't come with the /root/wlan.sh script the wiki page describes.  Anyone know where to start?


Here is my wlan.sh it lives in /usr/bin/

sheevaplug-debian:~# cat /usr/bin/wlan.sh                                       
# The firmware files are -> sd8688.bin & sd8688_helper.bin                     
# The firmware files need to be present in /lib/firmware                       
rmmod libertas_sdio libertas                                                   
cp /root/firmware/sd8688* /lib/firmware/                                       
/etc/init.d/udhcpd stop                                                         
/etc/init.d/dnsmasq stop                                                       
echo 2 > /proc/uap/uap0/hwstatus                                               
ifconfig uap0 down                                                             
rmmod uap8xxx                                                                   
modprobe libertas_sdio                                                         
# This will be deleted on bootup.                                               
# Bootup by-default is always AP mode.                                         
touch /etc/wlanclient.mode                                                     
# Delete the firmware immediately so that next bootup is in AP mode.           
rm -f /lib/firmware/sd8688*                                                     
# The newly created interface will be eth(n)                                   
# The following command lists all the available wireless networks               
# iwlist <ifc-name> scanning                                                   
# To connect to a particular SSID                                               
# iwconfig <ifc-name> <essid>                                                   
#Set leds for client mode                                                       
echo 0 > `eval ls /sys/class/leds/*plug*\:green\:wmode/brightness`             
echo 1 > `eval ls /sys/class/leds/*plug*\:red\:wmode/brightness`               

Not sure if there are different versions but that is mine. Still stock I think

Good luck with it.

5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Replacement Sheevaplug power supply: What's the best thing to do? on: June 03, 2010, 08:53:12 AM
I don't have the link handy but there is an ongoing fairly good thread on options for this might be worth finding and reading that.

6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Guruplug PLus - USB died? on: June 02, 2010, 03:17:57 AM

As a general bit of advice:

Check the thumb drive on another computer if you have not already done so before you make any assumptions on what may or may not be wrong.

Always start with the cheap parts when hunting failure causes.

7  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Unboxing the GuruPlug Server Plus on: June 01, 2010, 04:11:37 AM
did you order the jtag thing or did it just come with it?Huh

I don't know about anyone else but I specifically ordered one as an option.

I probably am too cheap to have done that if it came with it.

Just my experience. Forget the cost but it sure is nice to know I can use it to "get in" via minicom or other serial program if [when] I borked the network config trying to disable that silly AP on reboot mode it defaults to. Grin

I got way more questions than answers but that is how new toys are! Roll Eyes

I finally just started to approach "issues" from a Linux standpoint rather than seeking info on doing X with the Server Plus! Not much info specific to the Server Plus that I can find yet.

I would like to run mine off straight DC but not sure if opening it voids the warranty or if the methods posted for the original plug will even apply to the Server Plus?

Again the joy of new toys.

Good luck, folks.

To the original poster:

Did you miss the $50 bill in the packaging? I almost tossed it into the recycle bin.  Shocked


PS. My first post [I think] so forgive if I violated any sanctions on topic drift or silliness.
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