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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Best way to clone a GuruPlug? on: November 16, 2011, 06:11:15 AM
have you looked into the *nix command 'dd' ?  ya, i know it's way old school, but its insanely thorough -- it's also insanely powerful so be very careful that you get the syntax correct...
2  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: SheevaPlug performance as web server? on: January 12, 2011, 07:14:33 AM
i'm running lighttpd with very acceptable response times.  haven't done any official benchmarking, but did notice that lighttpd was about half as heavy on system resources as apache.
3  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: new kernel available on: January 09, 2011, 08:42:05 AM
so...  for us booting entirely off a USB drive (like instructed http://www.computingplugs.com/index.php/Booting_entirely_off_an_external_USB_device ), i'm guessing we'll need to do:

bash ./README* --rootkernel
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: fix for booting from USB with multiple devices on: January 08, 2011, 07:42:41 AM
the attached usbfix-image worked great for me.  thank you.  LEADDOGRULES
5  General Category / Success stories / Re: KNX/EIB Home Automation Centre on: October 21, 2009, 12:10:02 PM
FYI: I haven't yet tried moving my HEYU/X-10 setup across from my x86 Linux to the plug, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work and would achieve a similar end...



it's as easy as you think if you're using the serial device.  but..  be careful, some usb2serial adapters don't work.  i have read that the usb x-10 transmitter doesn't work either.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sheevaplug installer - alpha-6 release - Testers needed on: August 04, 2009, 08:51:06 PM
strange.  in order for me to boot off my SD card, i had to set my bootargs differently.  if i tried to use the aforementioned root=/dev/mmcblk0p1, the system would error and tell me that there are a few choices.

eventually, i had to use:
setenv bootargs_root root=b301

and now that i've rebooted, i'm not sure it actually worked.  (i wrote a file to the root directory and it's now showing up after rebooting -- i didn't saveenv but rather typed 'boot') anyone know how i can check to see if the FS is set for the SD card versus the internal flash?

7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Received yours yet? on: July 23, 2009, 08:50:33 PM
ordered mine on May 26th, received on July 21st (Iowa).  8 total weeks.  worth every single minute, though.  i emailed them on the sixth, and received a very nice, and seemingly personalized, email explaining the backorder, the expected fulfillment date, and a promise that i would be in the first batch sent out.  apparently from other comments around here, that was the truth.  for that, i'm impressed.

as far as i'm concerned, i really can't complain too much.  the product was splattered all over the most visible techie news sites within a matter of days, so i'm sure the demand was overwhelming.

yeah, the wait was painful but i'm simply thrilled to have one.
8  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Second USB serial port on: July 23, 2009, 08:42:23 PM
i had the same problem.  installed alpha-6, and everything worked perfectly (including heyu -- pointed at /dev/ttyUSB0).

here is the USB/Serial adapter that is working with the Sheeva:
SABRENT SBT-USC1K USB to Serial (9-pin) DB-9 RS-232 Adapter Cable (retail)

worked like a charm.  i'm LOVING this thing.
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