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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: July 15, 2010, 07:35:26 AM
For your information, I don't know if the information has already be given here (I don't have read all posts), but the heat problem has been received by the Globascale:
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/news.aspx?showarticle=4

I read that before but the content does not make sense: even with the changes they suggest the device heats up too much.
So this is not a solution.

Anyone else who can confirm that the GS suggestions do work and the device operates within normal temperature ranges?
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Availability on: July 13, 2010, 12:32:22 AM
[...]
There are some threads here that bad-mouth either Globalscale and/or the various Plugs, but I take these with a grain of salt. These are "development" products, and they have issues. As developers or hobbyists we just have to struggle through these. My calls to Globalscale have been handled reasonably well. Some others report email is next to useless. I could be wrong, but I have the impression that the "Globalscale" facility is just a small import shop with few employees. They probably don't have the people or resources to respond to requests out of the ordinary. They do seem to be dealing with the GuruPlug heat issues responsibly, or at least they're trying to make good with a reworked model.
[...]

I do not agree: of course there are customers who want to be creative and mod/wait until it works as promised. But there is a huge
amount of customers who thought that they would buy a product out of the box that is tested (look at the QA pages at Globalscale's website). They are NOT working on a solution: they just downscaled the specs. And these suggestions still do not work: there is still a heat problem.
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: July 13, 2010, 12:26:43 AM
I modded my GP+ at last as depicted above using an old ATX Power supply. It works well and is not destructive for
the original casing etc. I have used thermal glue for an old reused pentium 2 CPU heat sink (it fits after some cutting on the main board).

The Ethernet/usb ports however are now cool.
However the new heat sink still gets really hot: I can hardly touch the cooling surface.

Anyone an idea how much cooling surface is needed to get this low power / turbo heater  Cool cool so I
can leave it on as intended 24/7?
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: July 08, 2010, 01:36:52 PM
great idea!

Indeed.

We need to do it ourselves because GS is doing nothing to solve our problems with the heat development...  Embarrassed
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Virtual Machine for GuruPlug development on: June 29, 2010, 11:38:40 PM
Could you please list the packages you installed into this Virtual Machine for users who want to create their own environment?
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Warning: GlobalScale are Thieves on: June 29, 2010, 06:05:56 AM
[...]
This company seems to be at best utterly incompetent.

I think GS shipped a batch of malfunctioning Guruplug devices in May and they are now working as hell to correct the design errors
or else a whole community of users will get angry. It is time that they remove for the time being the Quality certificates from
their site: http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/t-qualityassurance.aspx

It is a shame that there is no communication at all to buyers of the first batch  Undecided
7  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: iFolder Server on the Plug (Debian)? on: June 21, 2010, 04:09:59 AM
Thanks for the new link! Looks promising ! Grin

I will give the source code a try, there are no Debian/Ubuntu builds yet.

Another alternative maybe?
This http://www.tonido.com software is also available on a Sheevaplug
8  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: June 17, 2010, 05:59:48 AM
I have also modified my GPS+.
[...]

Thanks for the info. Could you re-size the images please?

What does the Traco power TMA 0512D converter do?  Do you have a 12V adapter?
Ok, I have the answer already: the fan needs 12V
What is the noise level of the CPU fan? Could it run also on 5V?
9  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Which "Plug" should I buy? on: June 15, 2010, 03:17:11 AM
[...]
I think that's just a sweet "dream".  Tongue
Yes, most of situation, they promise to repair/fix the malfunction for customers, meanwhile make those customers wait for a long time.

I do not mind waiting, in this state my guruplug is useless (heat / Gigabit / reboots) as long as that promise is made and kept!
10  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Which "Plug" should I buy? on: June 14, 2010, 06:02:22 AM
[...] I'm just sending mine back with a promise of the new one as soon as it's available. It's quite different and hopefully all the problems will be gone.

Just curiosity: is this swap for the new version due to the problems you have with heat/USB or anything else?

In other words: I hope everyone with a malfunctioning Guruplug will receive a new version...
11  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: June 12, 2010, 01:26:11 AM
Where does this information come from?
I can see that the list of the things Globalscale is allegedly redesigning keeps growing. Has any it of been confirmed by them in any form? Or is it just our wishful thinking?

Not wishful thinking, reality:
http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,323.msg2025.html#msg2025

This was emaied around to buyers of the second batch due in July.
12  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: June 11, 2010, 12:23:15 PM
[...]
She did mention the redesigned plugs were going to be available in _July_, not June as I read here and elsewhere.

Thanks for letting us know. Did they mention that it was a redesigned version with an external power supply or the current version with a new daughter board?

The new V2 version due in July has the following redesigned parts:
   
  • A new inductor on the motherboard
  • A new daughterboard with a new power management chip
  • More vents on the units
  • A new external power supply unit
13  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: iFolder Server on the Plug (Debian)? on: June 04, 2010, 04:51:42 AM
It looks a bit difficult to implement but here is a HowTo for Ubuntu:
http://www.x2b4.com/howto/how-to-install-ifolder-on-ubuntu-server/

However I do not know if this interesting application can be installed on a Plug like the Guruplug...
14  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: May 27, 2010, 12:52:44 AM
Thanks for your efforts to provide a solution!

But: The heat sink that is needed as depicted is big, too big to call this a Plug Computer as originally intended.

I suppose there is a urgent need for a decent solution from GS.
provide a cooling solution that fits the original purpose:
24/7 operation in a small case to be used a plugged device in a closed environment.
15  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Guruplug shipping! on: May 03, 2010, 12:12:13 AM
i know only two retailers in europe. newit and dr bott. the promotional free jtag ended with both.

As far as I know is New IT the only distributor that gets its supplies from Globalscale directly.
Dr Bott does not reply on mails or orders (did a pre order there and some inquiries). Very strange.
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