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1  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: kernel panic running apt-get upgrade in screen on: June 19, 2010, 02:45:21 PM

I'm using Debian Lenny on a USB-Stick. I already tested kernels from sheeva.with-linux.com.
When I download a large file over WiFi I get the same errors as Nightmonkey.

Any hint to this?


1. I have no errors like this
2. Hint: Try what I suggested. Smiley

2  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: GuruPlug wired network performance by iperf on: June 12, 2010, 03:11:50 PM
Perhaps a better stressor would be making a point-to-point single-cable GigE connection between the two ports on the GS+ and running iperf. If the plug can keep up with that test, and not show 100% CPU, then it should be able to handle more intensive network sniffing work. Like for a briding snort sniffer/firewall or content filtering device.
3  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: More "traditional" /boot on *plugs? on: June 12, 2010, 03:08:20 PM
Thanks for the background info. I guess that even though U-Boot has ubifs support, the plugs haven't been around long enough to really test out the ubifs code and ensure that the kernel-as-a-file (vmlinuz/bzImage/etc.) on a filesystem works. If I get a chance to do more U-Boot doc reading, I'll see if I can give it a hacker's try. Smiley
4  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: kernel panic running apt-get upgrade in screen on: June 10, 2010, 06:48:28 PM
I'd recommend:

* Upgrading to Debian squeeze
* Upgrading to the http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/ recent kernel + module set. (Hey, with-linux.com maintainer - change that Apache test page! Smiley )
* Disabling /etc/rc.local and editing it (Disable it by removing the eXecute bits). I noticed that the default IP of the wifi net was, which conflicted with my router's IP, which seems to be what caused the *plug to be apparently unreachable, and networking on the plug to fail.

The default stuffs are really pretty hackish, as configured by GlobalScale.

Have fun!
5  Linux Stuff / Kernel / More "traditional" /boot on *plugs? on: June 10, 2010, 06:15:05 PM
Howdy. I've successfully updated my kernel on my GuruPlug S+ with the with-linux.com 2.6.34 kernel. However, I'm curious if one can use a regular filesystem to store the kernel on the *plugs NAND with u-boot? If so, are there downsides to doing so? Is there some doc out there which details why the uImage method is used?

Not a big deal, but I'm curious to understand more.

Thanks! Smiley
6  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.34 new release on: June 10, 2010, 06:06:27 PM
Just want to chime in here and thank you for all your work. I just flashed my GuruPlug's NAND with the README.2.6.34 script, and it worked like a charm! Smiley Quick and painless. I do have some issues with migrating eth* numbering, but I think that's likely my own doing. Wink

7  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Instability - overheating? on: May 10, 2010, 12:05:38 PM
Measuring the outside temperature of the case it is 52 degrees Celsius, and it is drawing 12 Watts of power.  Anyone else seen similar behaviour?  One of the IS guys at work reckons it could be a dodgy power supply.  I've tried to contact GlobalScale but haven't got a response yet.,

I know this is an older thread but what response did you get from GlobalScale?  I seem to be having a similar experience with my new GuruPlug Server Plug Sad  I called GlobalScale but they would not take the call.  Said I had to communicate via email - with no response yet (but its only been a day)...

- Andy

Hrm. Is "GlobalScale" large enough that it can't be bothered to take phone calls from customers? I'm starting to see a patern here, and I can't say I like it. Unless they don't expect to sell more plugs than to excited early adopters (who will quickly become un-excited with more stories like this), the poor customer service will put a quick cap on their sales.
8  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: U-Boot Bitmap Splash on: May 09, 2010, 03:48:24 PM
I figured that might be the case :-) I was kind of hoping that it could some how know about any attached framebuffer devices (via usb) - but thinking it about it again, there's not really anyway it *could* know about that...

* Slaps forehead *


There's always ASCII-art. Wink
9  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: guruplug server plus arrived but died on: May 09, 2010, 03:46:14 PM
I ordered a guruplug server plus in February from GlobalScale Technologies and it showed up 7 May  Smiley  I looked for the CD that was mentioned as shipping with the plug but it was not there Sad  After reading forum posts here, I managed to connect via WiFi.  Things seemed to be working well with the minimum debian install UNTIL I plugged in an ethernet cable.  After 4-5 minutes the status lights would go off and the plug would be dead.  I configured the ethernet ports and started to ping the plug.  Pings were OK for 3 minutes or so -- then started dropping packets and then stopped all together.  If I don't attach an ethernet cable - system stays up but it gets much hotter after a few minutes of having an ethernet cable plugged-in Sad  It then stops working.

I did note that my plug was a bit scratched up when I removed it from its wrappings but was sooo excited to receive it that I didn't care!

Now I need to decide to get it replaced or ask for my money back...  BUMMER!

Oh dear. The many coding and database errors I see on Globalscale's site, and how they go unfixed for weeks, have made me worried for the Quality Control done on their products. I'm waiting for my 'plugs (GS says my order was shipped on 4/30, but still no shipping tracking number...), and I hope that your experience is the exception and not the rule. I had hopes of using the 'plugs for client services, but if I can't really rely on them except as fun toys (and personal, but non-critical, servers), well, that'll mean a little less money for GS.
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