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output from lsusb (with usbutils database as of 2013-08-23):

 Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0d8c:000c C-Media Electronics, Inc. Audio Adapter
 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:0726 Genesys Logic, Inc. SD Card Reader
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. Hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

output from find /sys -name modalias -exec cat '{}' \;|sort (with linux-image-3.10-2-kirkwood 3.10.5-1):

hid:b0003g0001v00000D8Cp0000000C
input:b0003v0D8Cp000Ce0100-e0,1,4,k71,72,73,ram4,lsfw
platform:alarmtimer
platform:f1010000.pinctrl
platform:f1010030.core-clocks
platform:f1010100.gpio
platform:f1010140.gpio
platform:f1010300.rtc
platform:f1010600.spi
platform:f1012000.serial
platform:f102011c.clock-gating-control
platform:f1020204.interrupt-controller
platform:f1020300.wdt
platform:f1030000.crypto
platform:f1050000.ehci
platform:f1060800.xor
platform:f1060900.xor
platform:f1080000.sata
platform:f1090000.mvsdio
platform:gpio-leds.1
platform:kirkwood_cpuidle
platform:mv643xx_eth
platform:mv643xx_eth
platform:mv643xx_eth_port
platform:mv643xx_eth_port
platform:ocp.0
platform:orion-mdio
platform:reg-dummy
platform:regulatory
platform:serial8250
scsi:t-0x00
scsi:t-0x00
sdio:c00v02DFd9104
sdio:c00v02DFd9105
spi:mx25l1606e
usb:v05E3p0726d9910dc00dsc00dp00ic08isc06ip50in00
usb:v0D8Cp000Cd0100dc00dsc00dp00ic01isc01ip00in00
usb:v0D8Cp000Cd0100dc00dsc00dp00ic01isc02ip00in01
usb:v0D8Cp000Cd0100dc00dsc00dp00ic01isc02ip00in02
usb:v0D8Cp000Cd0100dc00dsc00dp00ic03isc00ip00in03
usb:v1A40p0101d0111dc09dsc00dp01ic09isc00ip00in00
usb:v1D6Bp0002d0309dc09dsc00dp01ic09isc00ip00in00

Information from ?GlobalScale on installing Debian: https://code.google.com/p/dreamplug/downloads/list

They distribute a Debian (Lenny) filesystem tarball that you can either boot off of and then copy to the internal memory card, as their instructions tell you to, or you can just drop directly on the internal memory card after opening up the plug. Since opening the plug is very simple, I went with that procedure.

I can confirm that dist-upgrading the provided lenny image to squeeze works without difficulty and the plug still boots. I haven't tried upgrading past squeeze yet.

--?IanSullivan

Here's what I learned playing with one today:

The boot loader preloaded identifies itself as U-Boot 2011.06-02334-g8f495d9-dirty (Mar 01 2011 - 06:57:05)

This is GPL'd software but I cannot find the sources.

I tried Debian's u-boot for the Guruplug. It complained about the lack of NAND, and was unaware of the Dreamplug's meg of SPI flash; this was expected and should be easily correctable. What I didn't expect was that it wouldn't cope with the Dreamplug's USB, and this means that I couldn't boot off of the internal microSD card. I did not attempt to boot off of the network or eSATA.

The most recent u-boot source available from plugcomputer.org (http://plugcomputer.org/index.php/us/resources/downloads?func=showdown&id=79) does even worse, simply printing this on the serial console and then locking up:

SoC:   Kirkwood 88F6281_A0
DRAM:  512 MB
NAND:  No NAND device found!!!
0 MiB

Next I attempted to use the factory U-Boot to boot the Debian squeeze kernel, assuming that this would work as well. It did not. It seems to have frozen right after

[    0.266395] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 2 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
[    0.266845] serial8250.0: ttyS0 at MMIO 0xf1012000 (irq = 33) is a 16550A
[    0.577409] console [ttyS0] enabled

The plug comes with a kernel called 2.6.33.6, and a source tarball at http://code.google.com/p/dreamplug/downloads/detail?name=linux-2.6.33.6.tar.bz2&can=2&q= though this tarball is not the same as the mainline Linux release with the same version number. The source builds and provides a usable image, though a bit smaller than the one shipped with the device.

The third problem is the same as with the Guruplug; there appears to be no free software available to control the WiFi device in Master/AP mode. For more information see

--ClintAdams

Hardware revisions and firmware versions

Different revisions have been sold, which are shipped with different hardware components (in particular the wifi chip)

TODO : document version 8, 9, 10 etc.

HW rev

Wifi mode available

0801

master mode possible with patched drivers for uap0 interface

Note : the following draws from a post on the list : http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/2012-November/004765.html

Serial numbers may indicate different revisions of the hardware :

DS2-1112-XXXXXX

Initial DreamPlug release

DS2-1113-XXXXXX

Updated DreamPlug release

DS2-1221-XXXXXX

Ordered from NewIT in August 2012

Vendors may update the uboot firmware before selling units.

Here's some indications of the uboot versions found in units :

Vendor

Model

uboot

?GlobalScale

DS2-1112

Default

?GlobalScale

DS2-1113

Default

?GlobalScale

DS2-1221

U-Boot 2011.06 (Oct 15 2011 - 02:02:08)

TODO document what Default means above


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