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ghat

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Re: Debian on the dreamplug
« Reply #15 on: 24 April 2011, 03:51:41 am »

hi

the system dies on me once, probably due to heating...

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[email protected]:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor       : Feroceon 88FR131 rev 1 (v5l)
BogoMIPS        : 1192.75
Features        : swp half thumb fastmult edsp
CPU implementer : 0x56
CPU architecture: 5TE
CPU variant     : 0x2
CPU part        : 0x131
CPU revision    : 1

Hardware        : Marvell GuruPlug Reference Board
Revision        : 0000
Serial          : 0000000000000000

does this processor have any frequency scaling, or are we stuck at 1.2G?
I had the system off for 2 hrs, and bought it up now and it seems to work.

I am not even running any traffic at the moment.

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NewIT_Marcus

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Re: Debian on the dreamplug
« Reply #16 on: 25 April 2011, 11:56:47 am »

I was hoping that a "default" or "vanilla" debian (incl kernel) would run on the device, but looks like it does not. I lso got the new Uboot in s I can now use the external-sd, and am experimenting with it. I first booted to the working micro-sd, and then mounted the external-sd and installed debootstrap on to it and later booted to th external-sd and completed the debian install. The debian installed fine, and also installed the vanilla debian kernel, but it hangs.... If I use the GST uImage, I can boot to this new debian-rootfs and that also works... no issues.

The issue of the GST software and in particular the kernel is a can of worms. Globalscale only support the software that they supply, taking the view that if you change your system and hit a problem, that's your responsibility and not theirs. I think that's a reasonable approach from their point of view; they can't hold your hand for every little problem when their customers decide to tinker. So you can live on the bleeding edge, discovering (and hopefully solving) lots of problems for yourself, or you can wait for others to report on those problems and solutions.

Since the kernel can be expected to have system-specific code (that's what arcNumber is all about), it can take a while for the appropriate changes to get promoted to mainline. If we are agreed that getting the right patch (so you can compile for yourself) or the right binary (because someone else already solved the problem), I can only repeat that the plug computer forum is probably an essential stopping off place.


The script for downloading and applying a Dreamplug kernel is at http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/README-DREAM-UPDATE.sh
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ghat

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Re: Debian on the dreamplug
« Reply #17 on: 25 April 2011, 07:40:27 pm »

hi

good so I have  a working debian, with the sheeva.with.linux kernel.

Now how do I get the wifi AP working again ?

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fh9977

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Re: Debian on the dreamplug
« Reply #18 on: 04 May 2011, 09:38:22 am »

Hi Ghat, any luck with this?

I managed to boot Debian Squeeze from an external SD card.
Please see my post in http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2027.0.html

You can get the rootfs.tar.gz from here, untar to SD and it should boot Squeeze
http://www.mediafire.com/?z2ljmnukmdc

Or you can execute a script that will create rootfs.tar.gz for you, steps to follow are here:
http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=878.0

But I did't manage to make wifi and ethernet work (no internet access). Probably e-sata not working either.
I believe that I the script didn't create drivers for any devices.

Please let me know if you managed to work around it.


Thanks.
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