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1  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / How do I make my Dreamplug autologin? on: November 23, 2011, 06:37:26 PM
How do I make my Dreamplug (has Debian 5 on it) autologin to my root account? Or any other account?

Thanks for any help
2  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: d2plug's factory Ubuntu 10.04 on: September 24, 2011, 08:57:25 AM
I am sorry to hear that the d2plugs gpu does not seem to be hd playback capable. I have a pandaboard that I just haven't got around to testing but it has been reported to support hd playback. The form factor of the pandaboard is not as good as the d2plugs tho. Perhaps the d2plug might make a good mythtv backend - but again its too expensive compared to just repurposing old hardware like an old laptop or desktop that you might have lying around.
3  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: d2plug's factory Ubuntu 10.04 on: September 24, 2011, 06:37:46 AM
I didn't think that blu-ray discs work under linux at all. Can you just stick a blu-ray disc into a linux distro and have the menus / content work without doing some ripping?
4  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: d2plug's factory Ubuntu 10.04 on: September 23, 2011, 10:13:38 PM
AFAIK the e-350 does fine with blu-ray playback under Windows 7. The linux driver might not be as good as the Win 7 driver.
5  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: d2plug's factory Ubuntu 10.04 on: September 23, 2011, 08:37:47 PM
But is the d2plug actually capable of playing back your recorded video files?

I am curious to know if the d2plugs graphics hardware can playback hd ATSC files. For $90 you can buy a dual core amd e-350 motherboard that has onboard AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics which can do perfect blu-ray playback....now this will use more power than the d2plug but I think it will have more cu / gpu muscle.

Can you please copy an hd file onto a usb stick and report back if the d2plug can play it back without problems? Thanks
6  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: How to ssh/vnc to plug via laptop with linux mint on: July 28, 2011, 06:27:37 PM
From my OS X box via a terminal windows I can do "ssh root@<plug_ip_address>

it should then ask you for a password, the default is "nosoup4u"
7  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 3.0 new kernel available on: July 22, 2011, 06:52:19 PM
Thanks for the notice. I have a linux desktop and a Dreamplug. When I run the script it installs files onto the desktops hard drive instead of onto the dreamplug SD card (that I mount with a USB adaptor).

Perhaps the script could be modified to install the files onto directories given to the script as parameters? For example,

./script 3.00 /media/dp_kernel /media/dp_debian

The first directory would be the location to install the uImage file to and the second directory would be the location to install the modules to.
8  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.39.3 new kernel available on: July 19, 2011, 08:33:06 AM
Hi,

I am sorry that I am asking a lot of questions. Here is what I want to do:

take a new SD card and run dreamplugs debian distro with the latest kernel from it.

I used my desktop linux computer to download your script and inserted my SD card into the desktop. The card has two partitions, a fat16 one called dp_kernel and an ext3 one called dp_debian.

Can you please explain what steps I need to do to make this work?

Thanks for your help
9  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.39.3 new kernel available on: July 19, 2011, 08:17:35 AM
Hi,

I copied and renamed the uImage file to my fat partition.

Then I did sudo tar xzvf sheeva-2.6.39.3-Modules.tar.gz -C /media/dp_debian

which gave me a /lib folder in my ext partition that has some stuff in it

What else do I need to do to make this a bootable SD card (my system already can boot from another SD card) so that I can try out the new kernel?
10  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.39.3 new kernel available on: July 19, 2011, 06:28:28 AM
Sorry to be so dense but when you wrote yes did you mean that "yes" I have to run the script? Or did you mean that copying the files would be sufficient?

Thanks for your help!
11  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.39.3 new kernel available on: July 18, 2011, 11:27:40 AM
Do I have to run the script? Can I just copy the uImage and then untar the files into the ext3 partition?
12  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Help with new kernel on: July 17, 2011, 07:43:06 AM
Hi,

Thanks for the links to uImage + modules. I am a newbie and I have a Dreamplug that I have been playing with.

I am not sure how to use the software that you've linked to.

Is this what I need to do?

1) set up my dreamplug uboot to boot from an sd card

2) Format an SD card with a fat13 partition and an ext3 partition

3) copy uimage to the fat13 partition

4) untar the modules into the ext3 partition

Then what do I do?

Thanks for any help
13  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / D2Plug questions on: July 01, 2011, 07:38:31 PM
Did anyone buy one?

This plug has an 800 mhz ARM v6 / v7 core cpu with a gpu as part of the Armada 510 application processor.

Could the ram in the plug be upgraded using a regular ddr3 ram stick?

If so then maybe it could be used with MineOS as a minecraft server.

How does this plugs cpu / gpu compare to the dual core ARM 9 + gpu in the pandaboard?

The pandaboard seems like a more powerful package but its a bare board, the D2plug seems like a much nicer package to me.

Thanks for any information.
14  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: New plug - D2 on: May 30, 2011, 04:08:54 PM
Here is a decent mini-itx case that I've used that has a 250 watt power supply:

<http://www.amazon.com/MI-008-Tower-Black-Chassis-Supply/dp/B001H0BA24/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1306796759&sr=8-2>
15  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: New plug - D2 on: May 27, 2011, 03:58:00 PM
Here you go:

<http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813154020&cm_re=e350-_-13-154-020-_-Product>

You do have to add a ram stick and maybe a USB stick wireless solution if you need that. It lists for $110 and there is a $20 rebate on it right now.

A cool platform to play with but it does NOT have the form factor that the plug has....of course the CPU and GPU are MUCH more powerful than what the Guruplug display has.

The real question is: what is the GPU of the D2 like? Could it make for a cheap mythtv extender? The previous unit that I linked to would make a great mythtv extender and could run from an SD card - no HD needed.

Also, the "trim-slice value" Tegra 2 based unit offers similar capabilities to the D2 but is cheaper (trimslice.com) and I would bet that the Tegra 2 GPU is much better than that of the D2.

Also, the OpenRD-Ultimate offers similar features and has a PCIe slot that a graphics card could be hooked up to.
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