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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Flashing LEDs meaning? on: April 08, 2011, 10:04:00 PM
How old is your Sheevaplug ?  I heard that it was not happening on the current models.. since Globelscale had changed their supplier and was now using better components.
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Plugcomputer 3.0 on: April 06, 2011, 08:00:40 PM
It's been over a year .. still no news on Plugcomputer 3.0 ? This site is run by Marvell Engineers. Wish they could comment on this.
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: DreamPlug on: January 26, 2011, 10:35:23 AM
Any idea what kind of processor they are using  ? I wonder if it's the same as in Sheevaplug, which means we'll be stuck using the old Ubuntu 9.04
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: GuruPlug on: January 17, 2011, 10:07:25 AM
I've been using Tonido on my sheevaplug for over a year now and have been pretty happy with it. It costs 29.99 for the license..


5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Poll: What is the status of your SheevaPlug's Power Supply? on: July 08, 2010, 11:50:50 PM
Does anyone know if the powersupply units GlobalScale is selling on their website any better than the ones that are blowing up ? I don't want to spend $17+ just to have another fried powersupply in a year.

I was thinking about deploying this device in a manufacturing environment, but now I will be thinking twice before doing anything crazy like that.
6  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Replicate SD card on: January 13, 2010, 09:51:40 PM
I would like to thank everyone for their input and tremendous assistance.

I ended up using G4L to clone the SD card and it worked very well. I read the instructions on this page and it's an easy way to replicate any drive.


7  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Replicate SD card on: January 13, 2010, 01:50:29 PM
I just remembered that the SD card has 2 partitions on it.  I guess it's not going to be easy replicating it like I had originally thought.  Any suggestions ?
8  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Replicate SD card on: January 12, 2010, 01:59:19 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.  What I was thinking about is connecting the second SD card using a USB card reader. This way I can make an exact copy off the SD card.

Just a silly question, what if I was to connect the 2 SD card via 2 different USB card readers onto a linux box. Could I just drag and drop the files ? Would that work or does it cause problems with the file permissions ?
9  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Replicate SD card on: January 12, 2010, 11:50:30 AM
I am running Ubuntu on my Sheevaplug booting from a 4GB SD card. I have purchased another 4GB SD card and was wondering what would be the best way to replicate my current card. So in case it dies, all I have to do is plug in my backup card and boot up the plug.
10  General Category / Success stories / Re: X11 on the plug on: December 31, 2009, 03:47:42 AM
Could you please post your xstartup file here. I am a newbie and need some help setting up mine.

here is what mind shows


xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
#x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
#x-window-manager &


Thank you,

11  General Category / General Discussion / How do I update the MAC address ? on: November 08, 2009, 03:46:22 PM
I recently used installed 1.0 and forgot to change the MAC address in the custom u-boot file.  Is there a simple way to change my MAC address ?

12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Finally got it to work... on: November 06, 2009, 12:13:40 AM
Whenever I follow your instructions, I am able to run  runme.exe nand and it goes through a bunch of stuff. But in the end I get stuck at

****   Burning uboot and environment variables ... This will take few minutes ...
Open On-Chip Debugger 0.2.0 (2009-07-26-14:56) Release
$URL: http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/openocd/tags/openocd-0.2.0/src/openocd.c $
For bug reports, read http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/openocd/trunk/BUGS
2000 kHz
jtag_nsrst_delay: 200
jtag_ntrst_delay: 200
dcc downloads are enabled

At this point  I am unable to do anything. I have tried different USB drives. I have let it run for over an hour, but the computer just locks up and I have to reboot.

Any idea to what I am doing wrong ?


I finally got my plug working. I had poured over these forums and the plug wiki for hours.................... This is for use with the version 1 installer.

For instillation to nand with Windows:

1: Install the proper drivers. You will find all the information you need to do so here: http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Serial_terminal_program
  1a: The drivers can be found on your CD.

2: Install libusb-win32-filter-bin-
  2a: http://sourceforge.net/projects/libusb-win32/files/libusb-win32-releases/

3: Update u-boot. You will find everything you need here: http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/uboot-upgrade.html
  3a: TFTP server I used: http://tftpd32.jounin.net/download/Tftpd32-3.35-setup.exe

4: Prepare the uboot-nand-custom.txt.
  4a: Replace the mac address in uboot/uboot-env/uboot-nand-custom.txt with the mac address on the back of your plug.

5: Copy all files in the the installer directory to a usb thumb drive(fat32 format).

6: Insert usb drive into your sheevaplug, connect console cable, connect power cable.

8: Click Start -> Run -> cmd -> <path to files> -> runme.exe nand

9: Wait for it to say "wrote file uboot.bin to nand". Remove console cable.

10: You can now log onto it through putty with user: root, pass: nosoup4u.

This is what worked for me. Hope it helps someone.
13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Commercial software for sheeva plug on: November 05, 2009, 04:11:54 PM
You can download their software for free and run it on your PC / MAC / Linux computer. Give it a try !!
That's what I did before I purchased the software.
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Commercial software for sheeva plug on: November 05, 2009, 08:38:43 AM
yes, I bought the tonido software and love it. It works very well  on my Sheevaplug.
15  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Global Scale Technologies are thieves!!! on: October 31, 2009, 03:38:50 PM
why did you order if you didn't want it???

Why are you even here if you canceled your order?

Please choose another CPU and go complain in their forums.

 I am guessing the customer here is not happy with the company and has the right to complain about his experience.  Unless you can help, I suggest you mind your own business.
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