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1  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: How do I install and configure Transmission on: July 24, 2009, 12:00:59 PM
I had that same problem also. I also changed Transmission to run as root.

I did try to change the permissions and owner of the folder i was writing to, and it didn't work. I'm not quite sure why.

It runs fine now as root, so I'll just keep it that way.
2  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: How do I install and configure Transmission on: July 17, 2009, 12:34:18 PM
I had that same problem. I found that you have to shut down the transmission deamon before you edit the config. When you start it back up, your settings should be kept.
3  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / USB Server on: July 10, 2009, 12:29:08 PM
One of the big plans I have for my Plug PC is to install a USB server and place the Plug under my TV. I normaly have my desktop (its in an ammo-box case) hooked to my HD TV, but my wireless mouse and keyboard don't reach into the room (I have a long HDMI cable).

The USB server from www.usb-server.com will allow me to attach a USB device (keyboard, bluetooth...) to the Plug PC and share it with the ammo-box over the network.

I was wondering if anyone else has tried this and gotten it to work.
4  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: DHCP is not working after removing supersede on: July 05, 2009, 10:08:32 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, but I can still not resolve host names. It receives the IP address of easily and can ping anything else on the network by its ip, but I still cannot ping google.com.

If I change the network configuration to iface eth0 inet dhcp the hosts resolve no problem and i can ping google fine.

I'm not sure if this points to my router or something?

Thank you for your help again!
5  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: DHCP is not working after removing supersede on: June 21, 2009, 10:53:14 AM
I was just thinking, does my problem have anything to do with having a static IP that is under the DCHP server's starting address of
6  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: DHCP is not working after removing supersede on: June 21, 2009, 09:48:36 AM
Yea, I've tried that and it does some other weird things also. The supersede line is not in the file (It never was).

When i try the ifdown eth0 i get this error:

ifdown: interface eth0 not configured

I can use the ifconfig eth0 down command and once it is down, the ifup eth0 gives me this error:

SIOCSIFNETMASK: Invalid argument
Failed to bring up eth0.

When i bring it back up with the ifconfig eth0 up, it still cannot resolve google.com. I have tried rebooting also, and no change.

Thanks again for your help!
7  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / DHCP is not working after removing supersede on: June 20, 2009, 05:32:13 PM
I am having tons of trouble with my DHCP settings i believe.

I try to ping google.com or another computer in my network (ammo-box) and i get the ping: unknown host google.com error. When i try to ping google's ip address ( i get connect: Network is unreachable, but if I ping ammo-box with the IP, i get a return fine.

I'm not quite sure if this is a problem with the DHCP or something with my router maybe.

Here is my /etc/network/interfaces file:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

and my /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf:

#option rfc3442-classless-static-routes code 121 = array of unsigned integer 8;

send host-name "<hostname>";
#send dhcp-client-identifier 1:0:a0:24:ab:fb:9c;
#send dhcp-lease-time 3600;
#supersede domain-name "fugue.com home.vix.com";
#prepend domain-name-servers;
request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, time-offset, routers,
        domain-name, domain-name-servers, domain-search, host-name,
        netbios-name-servers, netbios-scope, interface-mtu,
        rfc3442-classless-static-routes, ntp-servers;
require routers, subnet-mask, domain-name-servers;
#timeout 60;
#retry 60;
#reboot 10;
#select-timeout 5;
#initial-interval 2;
#script "/etc/dhcp3/dhclient-script";
#media "-link0 -link1 -link2", "link0 link1";

#alias {
#  interface "eth0";
#  fixed-address;
#  option subnet-mask;

#lease {
#  interface "eth0";
#  fixed-address;
#  medium "link0 link1";
#  option host-name "andare.swiftmedia.com";
#  option subnet-mask;
#  option broadcast-address;
#  option routers;
#  option domain-name-servers;
#  renew 2 2000/1/12 00:00:01;
#  rebind 2 2000/1/12 00:00:01;
#  expire 2 2000/1/12 00:00:01;

maybe I should have some of these things un-commented?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

8  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Bad Data CRC Problem with TFTP boot on: June 14, 2009, 03:21:25 PM
I figured out the problem I was having! It was a problem with my tftp server. It was looking to a folder /var/lib/tftpboot which had a uImage file, but no meat to it (0 kb). now the kernel is booting.

To answer some of your comments, I guess the "/uImage" doesn't really matter if the / is there or not. Also, I guess the console variable set the memory spaces up so that 0x200000 is the uImage space and the u-boot space is from 0x000000 - 0x100000.

I might have another problem with the NFS server now, but I'll start another thread for that.

Thanks for your help!!
9  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Bad Data CRC Problem with TFTP boot on: June 10, 2009, 03:37:31 PM
I've seen a few other posts around here with this load screen and it seems like there is normally more # after the loading. Does this mean it is not loading the whole image or something?
10  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Bad Data CRC Problem with TFTP boot on: June 07, 2009, 08:14:10 PM
I just got the PlugPC a few days ago and have been playing around with it since. The first thing I did was to change the root password before updating the Ubuntu install, which I later found out is what you really shouldn't do. I locked myself out.

So now I am attempting to boot the the TFTP/NFS method. I am fairly new with Linux so I had to put a fresh install of Ubuntu on my laptop and install all the TFPT and NFS servers. Its been a rough process of slow trial and error but I have made some progress!

Now that the weekend is coming to an end I have hit another wall. When I boot the PlugPC, I get this error:

Marvell>> boot
Using egiga0 device
TFTP from server; our IP address is
Filename '/uImage.sheeva.20090319'.
Load address: 0x200000
Loading: #
## Booting image at 00200000 ...
   Image Name:   Linux-
   Created:      2009-03-19   9:18:16 UTC
   Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
   Data Size:    2106696 Bytes =  2 MB
   Load Address: 00008000
   Entry Point:  00008000
   Verifying Checksum ... Bad Data CRC

I am not sure if this is a problem with the TFTP and the uImage kernal or if it is with the NFS and the rootfs. I have been using all the stock files from the CD (the uImage, rootfs). I extracted the Linux Host Filesystem - rootfs.tar.bz2 into the /tftpboot folder and pointed the rootpath in u-boot to that folder.

Here are my u-boot variables. I just changed some to beable to easily switch between the nand and the NFS.

standalone=fsload 0x2000000 $(image_name);setenv bootargs $(console) root=/dev/mtdblock0 rw ip=$(ipaddr):$(serverip)$(bootargs_end) $(mvPhoneConfig); bootm 0x2000000;
bootargs_root=root=/dev/nfs rw
console=console=ttyS0,115200 mtdparts=nand_flash:0x100000@0x000000(u-boot),0x400000@0x100000(uImage),0x1f800000@0x500000(rootfs)rw
boottftp=tftpboot $(loadaddr) $(image_name)
bootnand=nand read.e $(loadaddr) 0x00100000 0x00500000
bootargs_nand=root=/dev/mtdblock2 rw
bootargs_tftp=root=/dev/nfs rw nfsroot=$(serverip):$(rootpath)
bootcmd_nand=run bootnand;setenv bootargs $(console) $(bootargs_nand) ip=$(ipaddr):$(serverip)$(bootargs_end);bootm $(loadaddr)
bootcmd_tftp=run boottftp;setenv bootargs $(console) $(bootargs_nfs) ip=$(ipaddr):$(serverip)$(bootargs_end);bootm $(loadaddr)
bootcmd=run boottftp;setenv bootargs $(console) $(bootargs_tftp) ip=$(ipaddr):$(serverip)$(bootargs_end);bootm $(loadaddr)
bootargs=console=ttyS0,115200 mtdparts=nand_flash:0x100000@0x000000(u-boot),0x400000@0x100000(uImage),0x1f800000@0x500000(rootfs)rw root=/dev/nfs rw nfsroot=$(serverip):$(rootpath) ip=

Environment size: 2036/131068 bytes

Any help would be appreciated and thank you.
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