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196  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sheevaplug installer - alpha-6 release - Testers needed on: August 29, 2009, 12:45:49 AM
I've never had much luck with timing critical serial and USB comms in a virtual machine..   Have you tried using a Ubuntu boot CD?   Or even better installing Ubuntu using Wubi  (Ubuntu on Windows, does not need partitioning)
197  General Category / Success stories / Re: Success Story: Web based terminal on sheevaplug on: August 26, 2009, 10:24:10 AM
I use Ajaxterm, it's just as good but a million times easier to setup and configure..

apt-get install ajaxterm

you can then log on remotely.  You need to tweak either apache or lighttpd if you want remote access but the Ajaxterm documentation tells you how to do that.
198  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Who runs plugcomputer.org? on: August 26, 2009, 12:20:31 AM
Can one of the site admins fix the front page links to the Wiki Recent Changes, which doesn't work properly.   Thanks.
199  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Order from global scale on: August 23, 2009, 02:29:13 AM
Also watch out for the Fedex import duty bill that arrives a week or two afterwards...  Another 15 on the cost.
200  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Newbie to plug computer on: August 22, 2009, 06:35:24 AM
So most Sheevans use an SD card or an external USB drive to run the OS from to prevent the NAND from wearing out too quickly.

Is this true?  Got a source for this info?  I run from internal NAND, as that is clearly what it's designed for.   If it does mean "wearing out" the internal memory, I would like to know about it..
201  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Is the SheevaPlug dev kit right for me? on: August 22, 2009, 05:36:11 AM
On a related note, is there a ARM emulator that can emulator the Marvell feroceon CPU?  Would be handy to try stuff out on a Windows PC, in a emulated enviroment.
202  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Newbie to plug computer on: August 21, 2009, 01:12:58 PM
Yes, developer kit is what you want $99US

You can order them single..
203  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Is the SheevaPlug dev kit right for me? on: August 21, 2009, 09:14:12 AM
I don't consider myself a Linux expert, I have enough knowledge to get by.  I have had no problems setting up my Sheevaplug to do pretty much exactly as you describe your requirement.   It uses twonkymedia to serve media from my USB HDD, it's got a webserver, and wTorrent (rTorrent with a web interface), and a few other tricks up it's sleeve.  Running mine with the alpha6 installer, updated to the latest jaunty with apt-get dist-upgrade, and get the latest pre-built kernel from http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/

If you have a little Linux knowledge, I say jump in, there are plenty of people on these forums, the general ubuntu support forums (although most scratch their head with ARM/embedded questions and don't quite get why you don't want full X-Windows with your apt-get...)
204  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Could not connect to terminal usb on: August 21, 2009, 12:05:34 AM
I know it sounds obvious, but that MiniUSb connector is well dodgy.  Make sure you ONLY use the only supplied, and that it's pusheed all the way in, it's very easy for it to come loose (too easy...)
205  General Category / General Discussion / WARNING: Globalscale/Fedex European Import Duties. on: August 20, 2009, 01:55:50 AM
If you are buying from Globalscale and getting it sent by Fedex to Europe.   YOU WILL be stung for additional EU import duties.  A nice letter will arrive 10 days or so after delivery...

My $99 plug has an addition cost of 15.91   (9.11 VAT and 6.80 Fedex Admin fee).   

I was hoping the dev kits would be classed as engineering samples, and thus VAT-exempt, but clearly not...   Make sure you budget for this additional cost..   I think Globalscale should warn purchasers buying to EU that this will happen....
206  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Did my SheevaPlug arrive broken? on: August 19, 2009, 10:34:11 AM
Saw similar things myself, the way the PCB is fitted and the hole for the miniUSB was not a great fit, and the plastic case was getting int the way of the miniusb connector, making a very crappy connection.   A stong wind in the wrong connection would result in the thing disconnecting (bit of an exageration there perhaps...)

Make sure that lead is pushed all the way in and making a nice connection...
207  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Which USB hard drive would you recommend for a 24/7 server? on: August 19, 2009, 10:28:25 AM
Western Digital MyBook Mirror.   2TB (or 1TB of mirrored goodness).
208  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: new release on: August 18, 2009, 01:58:58 PM
Thanks installed it effortly (after commenting out the IPV6 entry due to OpenDNS problems).
209  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Order from global scale on: August 16, 2009, 03:02:42 PM
My Fedex "Priority" shipment spend 3 days sat in Memphis and then another 3 sat in Stanstead UK.   Not very priority,  even worse when I had to wait 8 weeks just to get the thing shipped.

If this were any other product, I would have told them to shove it where the sun don't shine.   It's a testament to how good the product is, that people are prepared to wait for them (if begrudgingly)
210  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sheeva Plug is a lousy product on: August 16, 2009, 10:02:32 AM
The bit where it said you were ordering A DEVELOPMENT KIT should have warned you that it's a product for developers, not idiots.

If you know how to use ebay, I suggest you try and sell it on there.
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