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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: "Official" replacement PSUs - anyone had one? on: August 09, 2010, 03:58:23 AM
I decided not to wait and connect my old NSLU2 PSU, working fine. I did void my warranty I guess, if there was still any left after one year of ownership, but for $99 I prefer that instead of waiting with a dead plug....
2  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Debian problem updating kernel on: July 14, 2010, 03:11:45 AM
Some new info, I'm getting somewhere, looks like there's three different versions of this package:
Code:
root@plug:/boot# apt-cache show linux-image-kirkwood
Package: linux-image-kirkwood
Source: linux-latest-2.6 (27)
Version: 2.6.32+27
Architecture: armel
Maintainer: Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>
Installed-Size: 32
Depends: linux-image-2.6.32-5-kirkwood
Provides: linux-latest-modules-2.6.32-5-kirkwood
Filename: ./linux-image-kirkwood_2.6.32+27_armel.deb
Size: 2972
MD5sum: ff913aab56282c97bee9c505f47098d7
Section: kernel
Priority: optional
Description: Linux for Marvell Kirkwood (meta-package)
 This package depends on the latest Linux kernel and modules for use on
 Marvell Kirkwood based systems (SheevaPlug, QNAP TS-119/TS-219, etc).

Package: linux-image-kirkwood
Priority: optional
Section: kernel
Installed-Size: 32
Maintainer: Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: armel
Source: linux-latest-2.6 (25~bpo50+1)
Version: 2.6.32+25~bpo50+1
Provides: linux-latest-modules-2.6.32-bpo.3-kirkwood
Depends: linux-image-2.6.32-bpo.3-kirkwood
Filename: pool/main/l/linux-latest-2.6/linux-image-kirkwood_2.6.32+25~bpo50+1_armel.deb
Size: 2876
MD5sum: 4fe5da0ae4a36b012003bfd6551f1d45
SHA1: 15dee8ffe92db4efd4834f12f756d3e15b7778a8
SHA256: 61d36046decb532869b19d85b986e32e581084203195409e3fad2be765e3fe5d
Description: Linux for Marvell Kirkwood
 This package depends on the latest Linux kernel and modules for use on
 Marvell Kirkwood based systems (SheevaPlug, QNAP TS-119/TS-219, etc).

Package: linux-image-kirkwood
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: kernel
Installed-Size: 32
Maintainer: Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: armel
Source: linux-latest-2.6 (20~bpo50+1)
Version: 2.6.30+20~bpo50+1
Provides: linux-latest-modules-2.6.30-bpo.1-kirkwood
Depends: linux-image-2.6.30-bpo.1-kirkwood
Description: Linux image on Marvell Kirkwood
 This package depends on the latest binary image for Linux kernel on
 Marvell Kirkwood based (SheevaPlug, QNAP TS-119/TS-219, etc) machines.


I have the situation kind-of resolved (probably until the next kernel update ;-)):
- I removed package linux-image-kirkwood (apt-get remove)
- I removed the backports source for apt, leaving the people.debian.org/~tbm/orion/ repository
- apt-get update
- "apt-cache show linux-image-kirkwood" now only shows one entry
- "apt-get install linux-image-kirkwood" still does not work:
Code:
root@plug:~# apt-get install linux-image-kirkwood
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package linux-image-kirkwood is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package linux-image-kirkwood has no installation candidate
- So I downloaded "linux-image-kirkwood_2.6.32+27_armel.deb" manually
- dpkg -i linux-image-kirkwood_2.6.32+27_armel.deb
- Now all looks ok:
Code:
root@plug:~# apt-get install linux-image-kirkwood
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
linux-image-kirkwood is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
3  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Debian problem updating kernel on: July 14, 2010, 03:04:51 AM
The first one works, it installed 2.6.32-5 kernel! The second cmd came back with:
Code:
root@plug:/boot# apt-get install linux-image-kirkwood/2.6.32+27
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Release '2.6.32+27' for 'linux-image-kirkwood' was not found

But I still get the original "kept back" package:
Code:
root@plug:/boot# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  linux-image-kirkwood
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

I would like to keep my apt-get in a correct state, I'll see if I can find a way to somehow explain the difference between apt-get and apt-cache regarding the dependency of linux-image-kirkwood package. Any hints for next steps are appreciated ofcourse!
4  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Debian problem updating kernel on: July 13, 2010, 10:28:17 PM
Gives similar result:
Code:
root@plug:~# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  linux-image-kirkwood
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

(I upgraded the bind packages mentioned in the first post already)
5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Is my sheevaplug dead ??? on: July 13, 2010, 12:02:47 PM
My 1 year old Sheevaplug started to lock up every day or so. I couldn't find any errors/warnings in the logs, so after reading this topic I suspected the power supply. I opened it up and it didn't look good to me at all (see picture). I removed the psu, and connected my old NSLU2 power adapter, so far so good!!

Joost
6  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Debian problem updating kernel on: July 13, 2010, 11:17:56 AM
After issuing "apt-get upgrade" I get:
Code:
root@plug:~# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  bind9-host dnsutils linux-image-kirkwood
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.

Then, after issuing "apt-get install linux-image-kirkwood" I get:
Code:
root@plug:~# apt-get install linux-image-kirkwood
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  linux-image-kirkwood: Depends: linux-image-2.6.32-bpo.3-kirkwood but it is not installable
E: Broken packages

But an apt-cache query results in:
Code:
root@plug:/boot# apt-cache depends linux-image-kirkwood
linux-image-kirkwood
  Depends: linux-image-2.6.32-5-kirkwood

A different package?!

My sources.list is:
Code:
deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main non-free

deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main
deb-src http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main

deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main non-free

# Orion repository
deb http://people.debian.org/~tbm/orion lenny main

#deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main

I'm not sure how to fix this. Any help is appreciated!
7  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Is there a good high speed hub for the sheevaplug ? on: March 15, 2010, 03:09:25 AM
I can confirm the 'pickiness' of the Plug with regards to USB hubs. I had a sitecom hub, but it disconnected every now and then (it worked fine with my old NSLU2). I bought a brand new USB hub: Dlink DUB-H4, which is working fine.

Joost
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: My application that won the competition on: February 04, 2010, 01:43:36 AM
Wondering if you had any thoughts about this OBD Bluetooth dongle: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16921 ? It looks interesting mainly because of its small size. Having some doubts if it'll work as good as the ones you mention on your OBD GPS site.
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: WARNING: Globalscale/Fedex European Import Duties. on: September 02, 2009, 06:11:36 AM
Fedex invoice received, 33 euro, ouch!
10  General Category / Success stories / Re: Success Story: Web based terminal on sheevaplug on: August 27, 2009, 12:56:51 AM
Interesting. Wouldn't this have the same result, completely without Apache:

Code:
/root/bin/anytermd -c 'ssh %u@localhost' -p 80 --auth null --user nobody

You'd miss out on the access control of Apache though. Maybe some setup with xinetd is also possible.
11  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Which USB hard drive would you recommend for a 24/7 server? on: August 18, 2009, 07:27:39 AM
I have experience with Seagate and Lacie external hard drives. I like the Seagates because they automatically spin down after about 10 mins of inactivity, saving power, generating less heat and longer lifespan. The Lacie didn't spin down ever, so I sold it (got way too hot for my liking also).

I also have used a 3.5" hard drive inside an external enclosure, but I didn't like it. Too hot and resonates a lot, very annoying.

Joost
12  General Category / General Discussion / Personalize your plug on: August 14, 2009, 06:08:12 AM
I've noticed this square space on top of the plug, similar to the ones found on regular pc cases, where you can stick eg. your intel inside sticker, only on the plug it's a little bigger. Anyone got any cool sticker or design that they want to share/showcase? I'm still thinking what to put there myself...

Joost
13  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: How to backup an SD-card that contains a Root File System? on: August 13, 2009, 12:42:16 AM
Thank you for your reply, it works great!

If I want to restore the original configuration, can I just format the card while it's active as the file system and then run
tar -xvpfz /media/usbdrive/rootfs_backup.tar -C /

Or are additional steps required?
No additional steps necessary, just untar it onto a similarly formatted SD card and you're ready to go.
14  General Category / Success stories / Re: Managing a USB hard drive on the Plug on: August 12, 2009, 11:17:13 AM
Wow, a very elegant solution, restamp! I'm now using the following script to wait for my multiple disks, which I am mounting by UUID:

Code:
#!/bin/bash

FS=`grep "^UUID" /etc/fstab | sed 's/^UUID=\([a-z0-9-]*\).*$/\/dev\/disk\/by-uuid\/\1/i'`
for f in $FS ;
do
    for i in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    do
        [ -h $f ] && continue 2
        sleep 1
    done
done

exit 0
15  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30.4 new release on: August 10, 2009, 06:34:09 AM
Quote
1/ http://sheeva6.with-linux.com/sheeva/ does not point to a valid domain, so the script just downloads a openDNS index.html file and then fails.   I had to comment out the wget for this line.

This is probably because OpenDNS(among others) hijacks the NXDOMAIN response that is supposed to indicate an unreachable server and instead spits back the IP address of a support/advertising page of their own. Not much one can do about it short of switching to a DNS that follows the rules or running Dnsmasq between your computer and the DNS servers with the appropriate OpenDNS IP addresses set in the "bogus-nxdomain" option.
Register for free, and you can use their 'dashboard' app to control this behaviour.
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