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The Marvell SheevaPlug is a plug-in Linux PC designed to appeal to those interested in an unobtrusive and constantly active computer system, those looking for a unique computer that supports open-source Linux 2.6 kernel distributions, or those who want to save energy by using a device that, according to Marvell, needs only one tenth the power of a normal home server PC system. The SheevaPlug uses a 1.2 GHz Sheeva processor and comes with storage space divided between 512 MB of DDR2 memory and 512 MB of flash storage. The SheevaPlug+ also has an eSata port.

Note: In order to use an RFXcom transceiver (possibly transmitter and reciever too), the Sheevaplug needs to be running at least kernel version 2.6.26 which includes support for the FTDI serial to USB driver. There are a number of ways to acheive this, but one which doesn't involve a complete re-build of the plug can be found here: [[http://www.plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Install_Prebuilt_Kernels_From_sheeva.with-linux.com]]

# apt-get install build-essential subversion autoconf libbz2-dev \
libmysqlclient15-dev unixodbc-dev libpq-dev libsqlite0-dev libsqlite3-dev \
libgtk2.0-dev libldap2-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libgtkglext1-dev libpcre3-dev \
libsdl-sound1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsage-dev \
libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libbonobo2-dev libcos4-dev libomniorb4-dev librsvg2-dev \
libpoppler-dev libpoppler-glib-dev libasound2-dev libesd0-dev libdirectfb-dev \
libaa1-dev libxtst-dev libffi-dev kdelibs4-dev libqt4-dev mysql-client mysql-server

Follow the rest of the steps from the Linksys NSLU2 instructions.
( [http://www.domotiga.nl/projects/domotiga/wiki/NSLU2] )

Users

  1. A user reported to have DomotiGa running on a SheevaPlug+ with a SATA harddrive connected to it's eSATA port on which a home and swap partition are installed, this makes it run faster, and of course provides more space. It's running Ubuntu 9.04, with a slightly adapted apt-get command.
  2. with sheevaplug ( SD card - 8GB - Unbuntu 9.04) : you install gnome, samba, vncserver, geany, firefox, nautilus,...... and heyu, gambas2, mysql et domotiga into SD card.
  3. Installed gambas and Domotiga server onto an 8GB SD card, and booted from the SD card following these instructions and then the steps above: [[http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/SD_Card_As_Root_File_System]]

The version of Gambas3 sources are about to be tweaked for compiling correctly on sheevaplug. The correction of bugs found by the Gambas Team will be pushed in svn trunk soon so compiling trunk version of Gambas3 should be possible soon.... To be followed...

Good news for those who still have a sheevaplug, after few tests i can tell to you that you can use last version of domotiga with Gambas3 but you have to compile Gambas 3 yourself.

You need to follow instructions at begining of this page to install required packages and to fetch the trunk version of Gambas with svn and to compile it, the version that is working for me is 3.5 rev r5917

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[[http://plugcomputer.org/plugwiki/index.php/Main_Page]]

    Updated by: pat0che, Updated almost 6 years ago
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