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61  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: PogoPlug vs Sheeva on: September 10, 2010, 04:47:58 AM
Can I treat the pogoplug just like the sheeva or is it crippled to make it "pogo-distro only"?

You can, but the PogoPlug Pink has "only" 256MB Ram and 128MB internal Flash-Memory.
But thats more Ram than the Dockstar and if you are using a USB-Device as Boot-/Root-Device
it can be very useful.

A PogoPlug can also be reconfigurated to debian ( search for Jeff Doozan and Pogoplug ).

Here you can compare the Plugs:
62  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Unreadable characters in console on: September 09, 2010, 01:45:56 AM
Thank for you answer.
But I am a bit lost. I found this website from your links: http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/

I installed a older version from there some time ago this way:
root@debian:/download# wget sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/README-
root@debian:/download# mv README- inst26353.sh
root@debian:/download# chmod 755 *
root@debian:/download# ./inst26353.sh --rootkernel
root@debian:/download# cd /boot
root@debian:/boot# mv ./uImage ./uImage_old_backup
root@debian:/boot# mv ./sheeva- ./uImage
root@debian:/boot# shutdown -r now
63  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Newbie questions - I need a low power computer.... on: September 08, 2010, 08:07:44 AM
1.  People  have reported mixed results using multiple hub-attached USB drives. Generally you can't boot from such a configuration, but you should be able to access them if you boot from Flash/SDHC.
For lowpower services (printer service, some fileshring and camera) a Seagate Dockstar with the debian distribution and u-boot from Jeff Doozan could be a good choice, because the dockstar only cost around 30$ and has 3+1 USB-Ports, the Sheeva 1.2GHz CPU
but only 128MB Ram.
To mount the drives in the right mount-point you could use uuid's (get the info from blkid).

And with the u-boot from Jeff Doozan ( jeff.doozan.com/debian ) the dockstar will boot from the first bootable device.

The dockstar has no heat or powersupply-issue :-) its using a external 12V power-supply and has also gigabit-ethernet and USB 2.0
64  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Error: unrecognized/unsupported machine ID (r1 = 0x0000020f). on: September 08, 2010, 03:49:47 AM
EDIT: ok, now i give that command:
and now system works! I have the login screen Smiley
Congratulations :-) if that hasnt happend you could read the following thread:
65  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Desktop / Server power supply for Sheevplug hack? on: September 06, 2010, 02:30:15 AM
Thank you so much guidol.
Seems like quite a simple hack anyone can do!

For the dockstar the power could be inserted via the external plug, but for the
sheeva you have to open the sheeva and remove the power supply and connect the
power to the red/black cables which are on the motherboard (coming from the powersupply).

And if you use the ATX-Power-Supply without a case, then you have to connect the green cable (Pin 14)
for a short time to ground (black) to switch on the power supply.
66  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Unreadable characters in console on: September 06, 2010, 01:38:08 AM
As a solution you should take Kernel Version >= 2.6.32

see the notice at

or the following threads:
67  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Desktop / Server power supply for Sheevplug hack? on: September 06, 2010, 01:20:32 AM
Was thinking of using the standard drive power molex connector to facilitate this.
A standard desktop 400w power supply has probably on average 25A of 5V power or enough to run 8 plugs.
Interested in using a desktop power supply instead since we would like to get a few plugs put in a rack style enclosure.

using a ATX-PowerSupply should be no problem.
For Sheeva-/GuruPlug you could use the red(+5V) and black(-) cable
and for the Dockstar you could use the yellow(+12V) and the black(-) cable.
I think you know that - but here is the pinout
for drives : http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/chap3_078972927X/elementLinks/03fig13.jpg
and for the ATX-Connector: http://www.meadow.net/Images/z_mbconatxmain.gif

You could use a standard ATX-Case and put every sheeva in a 5.25" Drive-bay with it conectors to the
front panel of the drive bay.
68  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: guruplug plus not booting on: September 05, 2010, 06:27:16 AM
I guess it gets stuck with the fs mount before it actually starts the network services Sad With a terminal connection one could skip the mount or something, but I guess that is not possible at the moment as I do not have a serial terminal right? What would I have to organize to get this, or is there another way to get access to the guruplug?
wouldnt the mount timeout if you disconnect your external drive?
69  General Category / General Discussion / Re: New Apple TV device as a Plug Computer ($99) on: September 05, 2010, 06:21:34 AM
The device looks really cool.
But it has the Apple-ARM A4 CPU which isnt supported via opensource and only one
USB-Port... if you couldnt activate the other hardware via drivers.

And how much RAM has this device to use another Operating System...with the AppleOS
you wouldnt have much fun with this device.
70  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Newbie question about getting started on: September 03, 2010, 03:06:42 AM
Baux DHCP / DHCP lease   
Adresse IP          Adresse MAC             Date d'expiration                   Nom    00:50:43:01:9b:97    Fri Sep 3 20:08:47 2010 11    Host-001

Table ARP
Address                     HWtype HWaddress              Flags Mask         Iface            ether   00:50:43:01:9B:97   C                     lan1
I've tried to connect via shh to, but connection timed out.

It looks like SSH server is not installed on Guru Plug. Note I received GuruPlug and plug it into my router without doing any other thing. Did I miss something?

it seems that your GuruPlug is in WiFi Access Point mode where the guruplug doesnt respond to ssh via ethernet.
For setting the guruplug to WiFi Client mode, where he responds to ssh via ethernet, you need to connect at first
via wlan :-(
take a look at:

I couldnt another way to connect in the first place via ssh and ethernet :-( Sorry...
71  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: September 03, 2010, 02:42:01 AM
This are the same pictures which show my "old" Guruplug Plus without micro-fan
72  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Newbie question about getting started on: September 02, 2010, 06:40:59 AM
There is no way to connect via Ethernet and SSH ?  Lips sealed

Do you got an DHCP-Server (sometimes build in a DSL-Router)? Then there is a chance that the
Guruplug gets a DHCP-IP-Address from your Router to which yu could try to get an ssh-connect.

Sometimes the DHCP-Server has to be enabled in the Router.

If you didnt got a DHCP-Server or Router and you are using Windows then you could try to setup
a DHCP-Server via the Freeware FTPD32 - tftpd32.jounin.net
73  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: September 01, 2010, 11:49:30 PM
So do all of these marvell based plug computers have the same heat issue since they are based off of the same design, or is there something special about the guruplug?

My SheevaPlug did not have any heat issues...only the power supply has to be changed....
I got the new power-supply-version from Globalescale (via NewIT) in me Sheevaplug and
no problems.
The Dockstar also didnt got any heat problems (but only 128MB Ram...but cheap here in Germany...now 24,90EUR)
74  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: September 01, 2010, 11:47:01 PM
It came with a fan and seems to be stable (although when I switched the default Debian installation to init 3 it died after a few minutes after every power reset).

Could you please take one or more pictures?
Thanks :-)
75  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: new release on: August 31, 2010, 11:33:53 PM
It appears from looking at the kernel log for 2.6.34 that there were quite a few changes in the USB infrastructure.  I didn't see anything particular to USB sound.  Although it would be a bit of a pain this might be a case where "git bisect" could pin down the offending commit.  This would require someone with a problematic USB sound device to be able to build/test kernels with git.
The user mmi - in th german sheevaplug-forum -  got some success with usb-audio by using the pulse-audio-daemon to get clear sound with the new kernel:
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