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91  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Does anyone use eSATA via USB on normal Sheeva? on: August 02, 2010, 05:48:28 AM

does anyone use a USB to eSATA converter on the normal (non-eSATA)-Sheeva?
Such a device is shown here (in Germany available for 11,90EUR):

I think it would be a nice solution against a complete USB-Drive-Enclosure?

Or for swapping drives with  real eSATA-Sheeva/GuruPlug...IF the chipset of the converter
is supported by the linux/debian/ubuntu

92  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Replaced power supply, booted, now brick with no lights...? on: July 30, 2010, 12:08:37 PM
Didi you test another 5V Power Supply too?
How much Ampere did your replacement power supply deliver?

I thin 2 or 3 Ampere should be fine.

I dont think that 0.2V morr should be a problem....
Did you measure the 5.2V while the Plug is connected?
Some unstable power supplys drop the current if they are connected to a device but
give some Volt when no device is connected.

The power supply should be stabilized, like from a Router
93  General Category / Success stories / Re: Remote Personal Computer on: July 15, 2010, 01:20:45 AM
I was thinking about a GuruServer Plus because of the uSD support, where I could even store larger applications and files, such as OpenOffice, if it's not too heavy for its CPU. 

The SheevaPlug also has Support for SDHC-cards, so storing some data isnt a problem with a 8 oer 16GB SDHC-Card.
And the SheevaPlug hasnt the problem with the heat....only sometimes the (changeable) power-supply.

If you dont need WLAN or GBit-Ethernet you could buy a SheevaPlug or SheevaPlug with eSATA
94  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: new release on: July 14, 2010, 03:26:09 AM is now available. 

Hi cbxbiker61,
do you got an idea whats different to an kernel below 2.6.34(.1), because some guys at
got some mystic problem with her usb-soundcard. The sound is dissorted/blured.

We hope you got an idea :-)
95  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stuck trying to get serial console working from WinXP on: July 13, 2010, 12:12:50 AM
Which Plug do you have? SheevaPlug or GuruPlug?
On the SheevaPlug you could try another USB-Cable or make yourself sure that the USB-Connector at the USB-Miniport is fully inserted or try to secure the connection baholding it with your hand.
On my SheevaPlug the connector doesnt seat firm and get easily loose.

But when you got a conenction there is no need to configure the Sheeva additionally to be recognized
by the USB-Port of your Dell-Computer.

If you got a GuruPlug then you need the external JTAG/RS232/UART-Device and the small cables has to be seat very well to get a funtionally connection AND there is a Switch for (i think) UART OR RS232.

My cable is insertes at the UART Port, so it is switched to UART.

On the PC set your COM-Port to 115200 Baud 8 DataBits Parity None and 1 StopBit.
Flow-Control has to set to NONE (no Software or Hardware-Flow-Control)

That worked for me...

How about you?

Did you got a new Plug? Or a used one? Did you use the original USB-Cable or a cable which you already got?

96  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: New Sheevaplugs - less bogomips - timebase 10% too fast :-( on: July 07, 2010, 11:47:38 PM
new: [42949373.220000] Kirkwood: MV88F6281-Rev-Unsupported, TCLK=166666667.
Looks like they changed some system chips without further notice!  Embarrassed

The "MV88F6281-Rev-Unsupported" seems to be a "MV88F6281-A1" which looks like
not be to so good supported in your kernel version 2.6.29.

On the following link it is suggested to use 2.6.32 which will include a patch to
support the new revision. Take a look at the following URL:

97  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: TR-69 on: June 24, 2010, 07:24:10 AM
Anyone thinking/working on TR-69 implementation on Sheevaplug?

Hi David,
is is a very short question...for those, who doesnt know (like me) what TR-69 sould be
here a link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TR-069

TR made me think about pocket-calculator from Commodore/CBM..they also were called
TR for the german word "(T)aschen(R)echner"...
take a look here http://www.elektron.net/album/Commodore/index.html
98  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Dead Sheeva? on: June 23, 2010, 07:01:53 AM
is it safe to assume that positive (red) and black (negative) power needs to be applied across BOTH the two PAIRS of pins?

Yes, it is :-)) take a look at the last 2 pictures of the following message:
99  General Category / General Discussion / Re: tftp rootfs.ubi.img does not work on: June 16, 2010, 06:45:41 AM
use tftpd-hpa, it is indeed a size issue.

when using Windows you could use the program "tftpd32" from here
100  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Getting serial console working on: June 10, 2010, 07:34:26 AM

The FTDI-USB-Hostdriver for the SheevaPlug isnt at
the Marvell-Page
but now at the following actual download-page:
plugcomputer.org : SheevaPlug Software & Design Information - Revision 1.2
101  General Category / General Discussion / Re: GuruPlug JTAG WinXP Drivers on: June 10, 2010, 07:20:41 AM
Sorry my bad there are in the sheevaplug software & design information directory
No Problem :-)
ahh here :
plugcomputer.org : SheevaPlug Software & Design Information - Revision 1.2


102  General Category / General Discussion / Re: GuruPlug JTAG WinXP Drivers on: June 10, 2010, 03:20:06 AM
It seems that globalscope are letting plugcomputer host the files. The drivers for windows can be found in the drivers directory. I downloaded from here and it worked a treat.
I thought they were in the tools/driver directory, but I only could see the sheevaplug-installer
there :-(
103  General Category / General Discussion / Re: GuruPlug JTAG WinXP Drivers on: June 09, 2010, 07:36:06 AM
Why is it that all the assholes using those FTDI chip just HAVE to change the vid/pid in this thing...

Some time ago Marvell itself did got the correct package for the sheevaplug (which should also work for ftdi from the guruplug) at
(but this link is also on the page http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Serial_terminal_program)

But now its gone and it isnt in the downloads of the GlobaleScaleTechnologies WebPage.

I got this file downloaded some time ago....but is it allowed to be uploaded to any storage here?
104  General Category / General Discussion / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Boot from microSD on: June 08, 2010, 08:03:05 AM
fixed that, had to add a root entry in /etc/fstab

could you please post your root entry? THX :-)

BTW: Martin Michlmayr is searching for Boot-Install-Tester with the guruplug-device:
or for Sheevaplug eSATA take a look at
105  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: Guru Plug Server Plus advisory needed ... :) on: May 19, 2010, 04:02:11 AM
I just read about overheating and stuff - I cannot copy that. It runs smooth, hand-warm, with the ethernet cable connected all the time it's being powered on.
So perhaps I received one with an already fixed power supply?! ... Whatever ...

Hmm is your hand hand-warm at the normal human temperature between  35,8 and 37,2 C (96,5 to 99 F)?
Then my GuruPlug is also hand-warm...but with this temperature 10 C warmer as my SheevaPlug....

My GuruPlug Plus runs now after some days from 35 to 39 C with one Conenction at eth0 and WLAN enabled.
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