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16  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Global Scale Technologies are thieves!!! on: October 31, 2009, 03:35:12 PM
I have to agree with the original poster to some extent. Globalscales email comminication is sub par.  I have emailed them twice before I got my order and did NOT hear back from them. I finally ended up calling their number and the operator was able to help me out.. sort of.  All she could do was tell me that my order was not yet shipped. I never received my fedex tracking number either.

This forum is run  by Globalscale employees, and I have yet to see any of them take a stand and say why their company is unable to meet the demand. Not to mention, the tech support level on here is not very user friendly either.


I recently got into Tonidoplug and their forums are handled much better. Their tech support is super fast in responding to any issues. The only bad part about their product is that they don't have a development version. And did I mention there is no wait on their product shipment.
17  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Boycott Global Scale Technologies on: October 23, 2009, 11:24:54 PM
Yes you're right. Pogoplug only has 256MB memory. Tonido is pretty much identical in specs other than it lacks the serial USB and SD card slot. But I simply cannot accept the fact that GS orders get delayed by 6 weeks just because they have to add a SD card slot and USB serial port.  Sorry but that doesn't make sense to me.

...but I wonder why Globalscale has such a hard time keeping them in stock while Tonido doesn't. Also I hear there is no wait on Pogoplug either.
Perhaps because it's a developer kit, while the other two are productions models, with no SD slot (and, IIRC, less memory on the Pogoplug at least)
18  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Boycott Global Scale Technologies on: October 19, 2009, 10:23:23 PM
I checked with Tonido.com and according to them they have plenty of units in stock and they ship them out in 1-2 days. I understand their Plugcomputer doesn't have a SD slot or the USB serial connector, but I wonder why Globalscale has such a hard time keeping them in stock while Tonido doesn't. Also I hear there is no wait on Pogoplug either.
19  General Category / Success stories / Re: Managing a USB hard drive on the Plug on: October 19, 2009, 10:20:52 PM
It would be nice to write this script up as a How-to on the WIKI..

-Asim
20  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Boycott Global Scale Technologies on: October 10, 2009, 12:50:58 PM
Have you tried to call their office in Los Angeles and see if they can provide any information ? I had the same issue with their email system but when I called, the operator was able to help me. Yes the operator not the customer service. I am guessing like everywhere else they are short staffed and now the operator is doing customer service's job.
21  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Space saving on the plug on: August 05, 2009, 03:11:25 PM
fnordianslip thank you for the tip. I was up to 67% used.. and with the "apt-get clean" I am down to 47%. That's a huge saving.. will have to readup on the apt-get a bit Smiley
22  General Category / General Discussion / Re: My Plug Plans ... on: August 01, 2009, 02:40:48 AM
The Alpha 6 installer worked much better for me. I followed the directions and tried to reinstall the original image but I had issues with performance and lockups. With Alpha 6 installer and new 2.6.30 kernel, my Sheevaplug is running great.
23  General Category / General Discussion / Re: How do I restore to original configuration on: July 31, 2009, 04:37:18 PM
I decided to give Alpha 6 a try and boy am I glad. All is working well now.. the only thing I should mention is that once you run the installer, give it some time to do the work. I would get an error and think that it had failed. But I waited 10 mins and it started back up and all was done.  Cheesy
24  General Category / General Discussion / How do I restore to original configuration on: July 29, 2009, 12:03:20 AM
My Sheevaplug was working fine, but for some unknown reason, I decided to redo the whole thing from scratch. I read the documentation provided on the CD and also installed the software from it ( ver 1.2 ). And now I am having all kinds of weird problems. My plug tends to crash /hang a lot. Transmission doesn't work right. USB drive and SD card don't auto mount.  How can I restore it back to the install that it originally came with. All of this was working find before I reimaged this thing. 
I would appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction. It seems very complicated with all the stuff you have to do image this darn thing. There has got to be an easy way.


Asim
25  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: New Plugger How To on: July 28, 2009, 08:38:20 PM
Ok, I reimaged the plugcomputer. It booted up  fine.

did a  apt-get dist-upgrade

 I was able created a mount point /media/USB.  Mounted by USB drive as

mount /dev/sda1  /media/USB   -t vfat


I also added the entry  to fstab  so it mounts automatically. And this worked until I rebooted again. And now I don't have vfat support. when I try to mount it says

root@debian:~# mount /dev/sda1 /media/USB
mount: unknown filesystem type 'vfat'


I rebooted again and looked at the console .. and this is what I keep seeing..



 Mounting local filesystems...                                                mount: unknown filesystem type 'vfat'
                                                                         [fail]


Did the dist-upgrade break something ?  How can I fix this ?

26  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: New Plugger How To on: July 28, 2009, 01:39:16 PM
Well then I need to figure out what I am doing wrong. I reinstalled the Ubuntu / Debian 1.2 image on mine, and now when I comment out the insmod lines, I am unable to mount the FAT32 USB  drive and SD card. Another issue I am having is that I have added the mount points to /etc/fstab and they don't mount automatically, I have to do it manually.

Thanks for the input.
27  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Received yours yet? on: July 28, 2009, 01:36:26 PM
No I didn't receive a tracking number either, instead mine also said the same thing about shipping manager. They use fedex ground for shipping which shouldn't be hard to provide a tracking number for.
28  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / New Plugger How To on: July 27, 2009, 09:49:47 PM
According to the "New Plugger How To" document

Quote
Edit /etc/rc.local. The two insmod commands fail, and because the shell is invoked with the -e flag (see first line of the file), a failing command causes the whole script to exit. Delete or comment out all lines except "mkdir -p /var/cache/apt/archives/partial". You might also want to add, after the mkdir, a line "/usr/sbin/ntpdate-debian" to automatically sync your clock over the network.


When I do this, I end up commenting the
insmod /boot/fat.ko
insmod /boot/vfat.ko

which means I loose the FAT/FAT32  support.  Isn't that right ?
29  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: A few problems on: July 26, 2009, 05:19:24 AM
According to this WIKI article the distro shipped with the plug is Ubuntu 9.04. Do an
apt-get update

and see what happens..

http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/New_Plugger_How_To
30  General Category / General Discussion / Re: x86 program run on it? on: July 26, 2009, 04:57:45 AM
Are you looking for any program in particular ?
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