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16  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Recommendable SD(HC) cards/USB sticks for the Sheevaplug on: June 01, 2009, 08:27:15 AM
I'm using a sandisk 4GB class 6 card as my rootfs, and it is very fast. No problems at all.
17  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Windows version for the Sheevaplug installer on: June 01, 2009, 08:25:51 AM
My plug is my only linux machine, my only other computer is a netbook running windows 7, so I would love a Windows app. I do use a vmware appliance running ubuntu to get all my stuff done when my plug isn't working so I do have recourse, but a windows app would be great.
18  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Plug Pictures on: May 21, 2009, 01:17:05 PM
Here's my setup. Ventilation isn't a problem, but I will eventually put a USB powered fan in there to be safe. It closes right up and is totally silent when closed! (HDD enclosure does make noise because of its fan).


19  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: NFS Root Filesystem Not Working on: May 21, 2009, 12:41:14 PM
You've probably figured it out by now, but you can download the docs from here: http://www.plugcomputer.org/index.php/us/resources/downloads?func=select&id=10

I am not sure which pdf it's in, but search for 'nfs exports' and you'll find it.
20  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sharing SD or USB images/installs on: May 21, 2009, 12:26:12 PM
Has anyone here used VMWare appliances? The same idea could apply here - have some of the experts make some images for certain tasks (ie Home Server, Web Server, whatev) that are generic enough to be helpful for a broad swath of people, but of course it's linux so the end user could continue customizing it to fit the individual perfectly.

I for one would appreciate that, since I have yet to learn how to compile my own kernel (I'm just not ready yet for the time commitment required to learn it!) and I would love some of the features such as CPU stepping, NTFS support, etc.
21  General Category / General Discussion / Re: iTunes Server? on: May 21, 2009, 12:18:00 PM
I have used firefly and it works great, but I haven't tried it on my sheevaplug yet (since I don't use apple products and I haven't found another application for a daap server).

Try using aptitude, since there should be arm builds of most progs in the repos through apt-get. I think it's called mt-daapd.

So, try
Code:
apt-get install mt-daapd

or

Code:
apt-cache search mt-daapd

to find what the package is called if the first doesn't work. Let us know the results.
22  General Category / General Discussion / My plug stopped working! "Bad Data CRC" on: May 01, 2009, 04:37:15 PM
In this crowd I am a total newbie. I did manage to get the supplied ubuntu image installed using tftp and nfs. I have installed lighttpd, mysql, php5 (wordpress), samba, transmission and it all works great.

Today I was moving some stuff I got off of torrents around (using an external USB HDD). I noticed performance was sluggish, and had windows have a few complaints like the share was disconnected. They were immediately resolved though. I typed in the top command in the console, and smbd (or something like that, the samba daemon) was about 96% cpu utilization. After that my console connection crashed. I rebooted the plug, couldn't connect.

After connecting using the serial cable, this is the output I get when booting:

Code:
        |  \/  | __ _ _ ____   _____| | |
        | |\/| |/ _` | '__\ \ / / _ \ | |
        | |  | | (_| | |   \ V /  __/ | |
        |_|  |_|\__,_|_|    \_/ \___|_|_|
 _   _     ____              _
| | | |   | __ )  ___   ___ | |_
| | | |___|  _ \ / _ \ / _ \| __|
| |_| |___| |_) | (_) | (_) | |_
 \___/    |____/ \___/ \___/ \__|
 ** MARVELL BOARD: SHEEVA PLUG LE

U-Boot 1.1.4 (Mar  2 2009 - 12:16:00) Marvell version: 3.4.16

U-Boot code: 00600000 -> 0067FFF0  BSS: -> 006CEE60

Soc: 88F6281 A0 (DDR2)
CPU running @ 1200Mhz L2 running @ 400Mhz
SysClock = 400Mhz , TClock = 200Mhz

DRAM CAS Latency = 5 tRP = 5 tRAS = 18 tRCD=6
DRAM CS[0] base 0x00000000   size 256MB
DRAM CS[1] base 0x10000000   size 256MB
DRAM Total size 512MB  16bit width
Flash:  0 kB
Addresses 8M - 0M are saved for the U-Boot usage.
Mem malloc Initialization (8M - 7M): Done
NAND:512 MB

CPU : Marvell Feroceon (Rev 1)

Streaming disabled
Write allocate disabled


USB 0: host mode
PEX 0: interface detected no Link.
Net:   egiga0 [PRIME], egiga1
Hit any key to stop autoboot:  0

NAND read: device 0 offset 0x100000, size 0x400000

Reading data from 0x4ff800 -- 100% complete.
 4194304 bytes read: OK
## Booting image at 00800000 ...
   Image Name:   Linux-2.6.22.18
   Created:      2009-04-04   1:49:44 UTC
   Image Type:   ARM Linux Kernel Image (uncompressed)
   Data Size:    2070252 Bytes =  2 MB
   Load Address: 00008000
   Entry Point:  00008000
   Verifying Checksum ... Bad Data CRC

I'm booting off the SDIO following instructions on the wiki. When I printenv, all the required settings are  the same - I wonder is my NAND flash bad?

Hope this is the right forum. Any input would be much appreciated! Thank you!
23  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Let's cut to the chase: does the SheevaPlug have bad flash memory? on: May 01, 2009, 04:31:23 PM
When you say you started to boot from SD, did you use the SDIO or use a USB -> SD converter? If using the SDIO, how did you get the uboot to recognize the location?

I boot from an SD card in the IO slot. Instructions are here.
24  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Tonido! on: April 23, 2009, 12:13:41 PM
I asked them about an arm package, and they gave me the link to the arm package. The software is quite good, as far as I've been able to tell. You can request to be a tester as well at http://www.tonido.com/forum.

It sounds like they're planning on charging for the plug version, so you might as well get in on it as a tester if they'll give it to you for free! The music jukebox in particular seems quite good.
25  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Plug Pictures on: April 21, 2009, 10:32:44 AM
With all the serious business around here, I thought perhaps we could use a change of speed. Besides, who doesn't like pictures? Smiley

Here's my torrent box. This stuff is all about 8 feet up, on top of a cabinet in my music & computing room. Yes, that is a small dumbell on the right; it's very strategically placed to make it difficult for me to pull everything off the cabinet should I happen to bump any cables. Worst case, the dumbell comes down too and puts me out of my misery!

There's a terabyte in the external drive, and the plug currently has its root filesystem on a 4G Sandisk Extreme III SDHC card.



I have my rootfs on the same card! It flies! I also have a 1.5TB USB HDD hooked up for my home directory (my Windows 7 machine backs up to my home directory every week) and all my mp3s and videos. I'll also post a picture soon.
26  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Tonido! on: April 21, 2009, 10:22:11 AM
No, tonidoplug.com is the site for their hardware, I doubt many of us would be interested in that as we already own a sheevaplug. I am interested in getting an arm package so I can install their software from tonido.com on my plug.
27  General Category / General Discussion / Tonido! on: April 20, 2009, 08:05:08 PM
It looks like someone is developing the sheevaplug with a product called the Tonido Plug. The software looks really good though, and they offer it for download for free. The only problem is, they only offer it in the i686 architecture and no source code. I'm really interested in the jukebox, as all the jukebox options I've found either require Java or PHP (no thanks).

http://www.tonido.com/
28  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Deluge (Torrent Box) on: April 20, 2009, 05:20:05 PM

After a weekend of testing, I've decided that Transmission, plus this frontend (if you're using Windows):

http://code.google.com/p/transmission-remote-dotnet/

is preferable to Deluge on the Sheevaplug, simply due to CPU utilization. Deluge uses all the CPU when performing any of it's more intensive operations (such as, say, getting a list of torrents), whereas Transmission rarely hits 50%.

Just my opinion, of course.

Thanks for that link! I like transmission, install with its dependencies was less than 2MB. Install of deluge w/ its dependencies was over 100MB! I really wasn't happy about that, so thanks for pointing this one out.

Apparently the cli version lacks a lot of the features of the gui version, but it sounds like they're porting that over.
29  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Deluge (Torrent Box) on: April 20, 2009, 02:49:55 PM
I was able to install deluge using apt-get, but I get the following error when starting the daemon:

Code:
root@debian:~# deluged -d
[ERROR   ] 15:49:01 main:207 No module named libtorrent
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/deluge/main.py", line 204, in start_daemon
    Daemon(options, args)
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/deluge/core/daemon.py", line 54, in __init__
    from deluge.core.core import Core
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/deluge/core/core.py", line 57, in <module>
    import libtorrent as lt
ImportError: No module named libtorrent

I posted in the deluge forums, but their people aren't very helpful. I might just try transmission then, since it looks like they have a webui...
30  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Deluge (Torrent Box) on: April 19, 2009, 02:47:43 AM
I'm setting up the same thing. Moving 900GB took over a day at a slow 12MB/s (source computer has 100Mb connection).
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