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31  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: SD card support on: September 30, 2009, 10:07:28 AM
for the record, I have a SheevaPlug running Gentoo off of a 4GB SDHC card.  (I am adding a 500 GB hard drive for data, but plan to keep the operating system within the confines of the card so I can copy the card for other plugs.)  I have added some additional packages, but the 63% utilization may be larger by 1-2% more.

Using a 4 GB Lexar SDHC card (part # LSD4GBASBNA Rev A) I installed Gentoo linux-2.6.32-rc1
(9/28/2008) with a few extras described in the ARM Install Handbook and ended up with:

tiny dev-java # df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mmcblk0p3         3258579   1939400   1150939  63% /
udev                     10240        68     10172   1% /dev
shm                     257216         0    257216   0% /dev/shm
tiny dev-java #
32  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Mimo monitors on: September 04, 2009, 07:39:53 AM
Any one played with Mimo monitor ? Single USB cable for data and power to drive this 7" monitor.


Interesting to know if there is an open source driver for the monitor.

Just released:  Mimo 740 Touchscreen at http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/usb-gadgets/bfa3/?cpg=101H
33  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Received Open RD client today on: June 26, 2009, 10:20:53 AM
Just got my Open RD client today. Should we open an area in the forum for this new version of the Marvell SoC?

I think before a forum is started, we ought to flush out the differences.  Is it simply an enhanced version of the SheevaPlug so that topics applying to certain components would apply to both platforms?  If so, then the forum should be carefully planned so we do not have disparate threads of topics that deal with the same component or part.  Ideally, postings that apply to both are probably best kept in the SheevaPlug area, whereas posts that touch on something not available on the SheevaPlug out to be in the new forum, e.g. something to do with the two RJ12 jacks.
34  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: GCC cross compiler for Windows on: June 26, 2009, 10:02:02 AM
I've been attempting to build a cross compiler on a Gentoo AMD 64 (Phenom II) box and have run into admittedly deprecated documentation.  With the help of Gentoo developers on Internet Relay Chat to climb out of the stale documentation morass, I think I may have made a break through.  Unfortunately, this has consumed a lot of my time, and it is time that is outside of my job.

At any rate, I am writing this post to indicate that there may be a very simple solution to cross compiling when using Gentoo; it may also be as easy as using other Linux flavor's apt-get &etc.   I'm going to be submitting some revised documentation to their Gentoo Embedded Handbook.  Maybe I'll have this accomplished by this upcoming weekend.

What I have not done is embark on the task of staging for emerge binaries compiled for the Advanced Risk Machine ("arm") platform and then running some sort of emerge server so that they can easily be installed on the SheevaPlug.  Someone earlier suggested a Linux system,
www.sabayonlinux.org, that is based on Gentoo that does precisely this: offers precompiled binaries as well as the usual source.  I haven't decided whether I might try sabayon, thought I'd like to stick with Gentoo if possible.
35  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Mediatomb? on: June 11, 2009, 09:47:32 AM


36  General Category / Success stories / Re: HVR-1950 working on SheevaPlug with MythTV on: June 10, 2009, 08:31:51 AM
37  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: MPD server on: June 06, 2009, 06:03:12 PM
I compiled MPD ...

MPD = Music Player Daemon

See: http://sourceforge.net/projects/musicpd/
38  General Category / Success stories / Re: Sheevaplug with MIMO monitor on: June 04, 2009, 09:17:11 AM
Did you remember to attach the picture?  I did not see any image displayed.
39  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: boot menu or similar? for u-boot on: June 01, 2009, 08:27:24 AM
I wondering if a topic on how to reflash from a "bricked" plug deserves some attention.  I'm not sure this wiki page is comprehensive enough: http://www.marvell.com/products/embedded_processors/developer/kirkwood/sheevaplug.jsp

If we want innovation, then recovery steps need to be fostered and shared so people can feel comfortable taking risks knowing that they can return to a standard default configuration.

Warnings are great, but the recipe on how to cure would be even better.
40  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Windows version for the Sheevaplug installer on: May 30, 2009, 09:21:57 AM
You may be asking the wrong crowd (who demonstratively have Linux experience), unless you're getting people curious about this product who will spend enough time on this forum to find this poll.

For what it's worth, you might consider marketing the SheevaPlug development kit  as an adventure into Linux for windows users who are interested in learning about Linux but don't want to invest a lot of money for separate hardware or risk their current windows box with a dual installation.  One big reward for such as class would be how to set up a home network server (Samba) for half the price of what Microsoft charges for theirs.
41  General Category / Success stories / Re: AFP on: May 30, 2009, 09:10:32 AM
AFP = Apple File Protocol
42  General Category / General Discussion / Re: color map on the forums themselves on: May 30, 2009, 09:08:43 AM
I'm finding the forums almost unreadable due to the
use of grey on dark brown background.


I have so often wanted to post the above.  I determined how to set my settings to a more standard color contrast; however, I still have problems reading the log-in page which is the default setting of the forum,  the contrast between background and the text is so low that I really have to look carefully just to place my mouse on the "Login" link.  Attached is an example of what I see.
43  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: USB Hubs on: May 18, 2009, 01:40:41 PM
I've tried an APC USB hub and a "PowerMate" (cheapo) hub, both powered, and I get either regular disconnects or it doesnt work at all.


Any ideas?  Or should I just buy a "known" working hub?

Do the hubs work on other boxes and/or operating systems?
What version of Linux are you running?
Have you had other USB problems?

Are you seeing these messages while connected via the serial port or via an SSH session?
44  General Category / General Discussion / Who runs plugcomputer.org? on: May 18, 2009, 12:14:01 PM
Would the person/people running this domain, plugcomputer.org, please identify themselves and provide some sort of background/introduction about yourself?   I do not recall reading anything by way of introduction.

Do you work for and/or are you affiliated with Marvell or any of its "partners", e.g. GlobalScale Technologies, Inc.

whois shows:

Domain ID:D155585897-LROR
Created On:11-Mar-2009 11:39:30 UTC
Last Updated On:11-May-2009 03:58:56 UTC
Expiration Date:11-Mar-2010 11:39:30 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com, Inc. (R91-LROR)
Registrant ID:GODA-060795080
Registrant Name:David Avital
Registrant Street1:Aetzel 42/10 Ashkelon
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Ashkelon
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code:972
Registrant Country:IL
Registrant Phone:+54.6619909
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:avitaldavid@gmail.com

I'd like to learn more about who is running the show.
I'd also like to know what engineers from any of these companies are participating?
45  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Accessing Sheeva on a Windows Vista X64 machine on: May 18, 2009, 11:57:21 AM
I've been accessing my SheevaPlug from Windows XP Pro without a hitch.  You need to be more specific on what instructions you read and followed, giving generalizations, i.e. "Read every tutorial I could find, followed all steps",  doesn't allow me to know what you really read and did.  If I knew what you were referencing and at what point your experience diverges from the reference material, then I and others would be better equipped to render assistance.

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