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1  General Category / General Discussion / What happened to the Wiki?? on: December 12, 2011, 10:02:57 AM
Clicking on the Wiki now takes you to a largely blank template page...

Almost looks like somebody vandalized the site... Plus, when you hover over the "Site as been moved to here" link it looks rather suspicious...

Just curious...

--Mike
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Garbled text during debian installer... Need help! on: December 12, 2011, 09:00:11 AM
And, I figured out the last step... (sorry it was REALLY late and I was beat at that point...)

Now to figure out how to get zoneminder working on it...
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Garbled text during debian installer... Need help! on: December 10, 2011, 11:04:41 PM
Just incase anyone stumbles upon this later -

I ONLY ran into this issue when I was running the debian installer and it seemed to have to do with the terminal emulation handling. What I ended up doing was using screen to halt the boot process. Then closed the screen and switched over to using SyncTERM to connect to the port and it, while still pretty messed up, at least let me make enough of it understandable to do the install.

As soon as the install process was done, I switched back to screen to do the rest of the OS update...

Now if I could just understand the last step where it says to "update the kernel"... sigh
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Garbled text during debian installer... Need help! on: December 10, 2011, 06:19:37 PM
Ok, nevermind! Turns out it's OSX's screen app not being able to handle the term encoding used by the debian installer...

I fiddled around with a couple other 3rd party ones and FINALLY got something that kinda worked. Wasn't 100% but was good enough that I could at least start the install process.
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Garbled text during debian installer... Need help! on: December 10, 2011, 08:39:35 AM
Also, I should mention that I've tried both the most recent build (dated 10 Dec 2011) of uImage and uInitrd, as well as the most recent "stable" versions, dated 10 May 2011.

Same results with both...
6  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Debian Installer broken? on: December 10, 2011, 08:23:46 AM
Did you ever find a solution for this? I'm running into the exact same problem and am totally stumped on how to fix it!
7  General Category / General Discussion / Garbled text during debian installer... Need help! on: December 10, 2011, 08:12:47 AM
Hey guys...

So I *finally* got around to trying to do something with my plug (I have one of the original, first batch Marvell Sheeva Plugs...) Decided to try to get a more modern version of OS on it, so I started going through the steps found here:

http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Installing_Debian_To_Flash

I've grabbed the latest version (3.1.4) of the Sheeva Kernel, v 3.4.19 of uBoot, and the latest stable versions of the Sheeva Installer stuff...

All has gone well until I get to the "Run the Debian Installer" step. When I do the bootm command at the end, I see the linux package uncompressing and starting (everything looks fine.) But when it launches the actual install program, all the text is totally garbled and unreadable. I can't tell what any of the options are saying to know how to answer the questions. It's like totally the wrong ASCII characters and such.

Any ideas how to fix/get around this???

I'm connecting via the JTAG interface, using OSX running screen with the following parameters:

screen -fn /dev/cu.usbserial-FTS046T5B 115200


I could use some help!

Thanks guys!

--Mike
8  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Serious Newb need help getting started.... on: August 13, 2009, 06:35:28 PM
Hey guys!

Ok, I have one of the Dev units. I was thinking of using it as a webcam video server so I can keep an eye on the dogs while I'm at work... I have a couple different webcams to try, including the ones that don't require drivers (so they work on Macs).

Thing is, I'm not a Linux user AT ALL! I can do basic (VERY basic) Unix stuff, but I'm more of a UI user, and Java programmer. Also, my machines are all Macs (2009 Mac Pro and an older Core2Duo MacBook.)

I'm looking for help:

1) getting the development environment I'll need to do the stuff listed in the Webcam Wiki guide going. I assume since there's no Mac version of the tools, I can do it via a VirtualBox VM install of some Linux flavor

2) I've found some issues while poking around on my plug, little things like it not keeping track of the date correctly, etc.  I'd ideally like to replace the built in system image with a better one if that's possible. At least update the current one with updates...

3) As I said, I want to do the webcam server thing. What I'd like is something that will require at a MINIMUM login/password, but preferably something that will encrypt so you'll need a digital certificate to connect and watch (this IS going to be watching inside my house after all!) and I'd like for it to be able to send across to my iPhone streaming if possible. I can write the iPhone side if need be, but the iPhone is pretty limited on streaming video formats... Has to be H264/AAC format. If that's not possible (I realize H264 is a mega processor suck) then just Mpeg2 would be fine so I could at least check from my laptop...

Any help/guidance is appreciated!

--Mike
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