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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: DreamPlug on: January 25, 2011, 02:11:17 PM
I also just noticed that on GlobalScale's site, there is a "DreamPlug - Coming Soon!" entry under the "Products" menu.  It just sends you to the sheevaplug page, but it's still confirmation that GlobalScale has it in the works...
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: NEW GURU Standard and ridiculous PENNY Pinching on: April 26, 2010, 10:05:09 PM
So, providing a cheaper version with a few less features for those that don't want to pay for the full version is "penny pinching"?  You're offered a SheevaPlug minus a couple of features not everyone needs plus other features many would appreciate for the same price and you're complaining?  If you need the SD card slot, stick with SheevePlug or spend a few more dollars and get the GuruPlug Plus.

The fact that the internal hardware has the capability is irrelevant.  I've heard the same arguments with slightly disgruntled people where I work, when we tune down a high-tier product and sell it for less.  However, the amount of investment in development of the product remains the same.  So, you can either charge everyone (including people that would have been happier with the lesser, cheaper model) a price substantially higher than the original lower-tier price (though slightly lower than the original higher-tier price), or limit the added expense to those that actually want (and are more willing to pay for) the added features.  This allows those to which the added R&D was targeted to effectively subsidize (by paying a higher price than you for the same internal hardware) "penny pinchers" like yourself who don't want to pay for the full version, while still delivering an enhanced product.  Everyone wins.

/rant off
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Newbie question: do I need a JTAG board for the GuruPlug? on: April 23, 2010, 08:34:59 PM
That picture is wrong.  I too was confused at first; it says mini-USB but it isn't the right shape.  However, just in the last couple hours a bunch of documents became available on the FCC's approval site showing how it really is (including a _very_ basic manual with direction on how to connect to serial) - and it is as I described it above.
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Newbie question: do I need a JTAG board for the GuruPlug? on: April 23, 2010, 07:58:41 PM
Say I want to change bootloader settings, can it be done withouth the Guruplug JTAG module?

What is the use of the miniusb port in Guruplug?
There is no miniusb port on the GuruPlug.  There is a UART port and a JTAG port.  Both of those can be connected to the JTAG board, which has a miniusb port to connect to your PC.
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Any news on GuruPlug shipping dates? on: April 22, 2010, 07:14:44 PM
And yet they have been selling the SheevaPlug for some time. Did they not go through this process for that one?
The SheevaPlug didn't have wireless.  I think that is what they're having to get approved.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Any news on GuruPlug shipping dates? on: April 22, 2010, 01:53:53 PM
For what it's worth, the FCC site shows that Globalscale only just received Grantee status (needed before you can even file an authorization request) a few days ago (04/18/2010).  There are no approved authorizations shown (pending info not publicly available).  I don't know how long authorization requests typically take, but I wouldn't count on imminent shipment.
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: GuruPlug Software on: April 14, 2010, 11:01:47 AM
Ok, I have included a link from the main page.
Speaking of, are you (or whoever would be appropriate) aware of the missing ampersands in links in the plugwiki section of the main plugcomputer.org page?

For instance, your edit showed a link as
Code:
http://www.openplug.org/plugwiki/index.php?title=Main_Pagediff=1828oldid=prev
when it should have been (see just before diff)
Code:
http://www.openplug.org/plugwiki/index.php?title=Main_Page&diff=1828oldid=prev

I tend to follow the forum and the wiki using that page, and every time I visit one of those links, I have to insert the ampersand manually.

Also, booooo on the autoplaying video that I have to stop every time.
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: guruplug - perhaps bricked on: April 07, 2010, 08:05:10 PM
There isn't a mini-usb port on the box. I did see a really small reset button (that was not labelled).
There are two white connectors on one side, presumably for the jtag board, and a black connector on the
other side, for the usnap, I believe.

Also 2 standard usb ports, and 1 ethernet port.
I do have the jtag board, so I could wire up some kind of rs232 from that, thought I don't know the pinouts...
There should be a mini-usb plug on the JTAG board.  Try that.
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: guruplug - perhaps bricked on: April 07, 2010, 07:31:03 PM
There are 2 standard shaped USB ports on the guruplug.
I am not sure if either of them is a console port.
As I said, there is no miniusb port.

I don't think I have any male-male cables (or A-A or whatever they are called).
Sorry, I thought you meant you didn't have a min-usb cable.  The pictures on Globalscale's site show a mini-usb port for GuruPlug Server, GuruPlug Server Plus, and GuruPlug Display.  Did you get it from somewhere else?

Without a serial port, I don't know what else to tell you.
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: guruplug - perhaps bricked on: April 07, 2010, 07:05:25 PM
I got a guruplug.
I didn't think they were shipping GuruPlugs until the end of the month.  When did you order yours?

As to your question, I think your best bet will be to find a usb cable and use the serial port.
11  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: ACLs in kernel 2.6.22.18 ? on: September 20, 2009, 12:49:04 PM
Can't you just set the setgid bit in the directory permissions, and add all the users to a common group (that is the group owner of the directory)?

Then, all of the files created will have the same group ownership as the directory, and all of the members of that group will have access.
12  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.31 new release on: September 16, 2009, 11:21:49 AM
If anyone is interested, I compiled a btrfs-tools 0.19-3 package to take advantage of the BTRFS improvements in 2.6.31.  You can download it here (my plug) for now.  I can't guarantee I'll keep it up forever and my internet connection sucks, so if someone would be willing to host it elsewhere, I wouldn't argue  Smiley

Then again, for all I know, I may be the only person using BTRFS on the sheevaplug.
13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Remote upgrade firmware on: August 12, 2009, 08:57:43 PM
I don't think the kernel image can be upgraded this way. Maybe the tatile should be "how to upgrade kernel image remotely (without physically accessing to the device)". Thanks.
I upgraded my kernel remotely just the other day.  The scripts cbxbiker61 provides downloads the needed files to the plug and flashes it locally.  I wouldn't think you could use the Alpha-6 Installer remotely, though (to upgrade uBoot, etc).
14  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Anybody here successfully running apache2/php5 on ShPlg? on: August 11, 2009, 11:15:28 AM
For what it's worth, I'm running a photo gallery on my plug with apache2+mysql+php5 (sudo tasksel install lamp-server && sudo apt-get install gallery2).  The photo resizing is slower than before, but my 1000+ photos were resized to 4 (some of them 5) different sizes in about a half hour.  Besides, that only needs to happen once per photo, so it's not that big of a limiting factor.  The gallery is definitely limited by my internet connection (1.5 Mbps , 256 Kbps up) rather than the plug, and I suspect it still would be on a bit faster pipe (load is not very high at all currently - except when I was resizing all of the 1000+ photos in one request).
15  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.30.4 new release on: August 10, 2009, 05:45:43 AM
btrfs has been added.
Awesome.  Thanks.
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