Linux on PogoPlug

raindog308

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I saw a thread over at Less Exciting Talk about these guys.  I should have resisted.  But only $7.  Amazon says $10.95 now but mine was $6.71 with free shipping.

What use will I have for a 128MB ARM device with Ethernet, USB, and SD card?  I don't know.  But you can run Debian on them.  So it's sort of an in-home LEB.
 

rmlhhd

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I got one but don't have a USA to UK adapter at home so can't use it.
 
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drmike

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Unsure which model you folks picked up, but from the OP spec post looks like the mobile ghetto model.

There is another model in the series with SATA and other connector goodies... That is the one to get :)

Debian supposedly can be made to run on these, but finding a guide that actually works, well good luck.

The ArchLinux link above works for the units I have (ones with the SATA connector - I belive the model is A3).

These are alright at $15 and under purchase with the SATA connector.  Won't win any races.  Low on RAM....  I use mine for various file storage tasks and serving out content at home.  Nothing too heavy or fun.
 

tonyg

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These things don't have a video-out connector, right?

How do you run terminal commands, through the LAN connector?
 
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KuJoe

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I got mine as a gift but didn't have any use for it so I put Arch Linux on it to play with. I used it for like a week for testing some monitoring scripts but my NAS is more powerful so I couldn't justify keeping it running. It is one of the few things I kept during my move so I still have it but it's still in a box next to my desk.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
These things don't have a video-out connector, right?

How do you run terminal commands, through the LAN connector?
No video connectors.  No audio connectors either...

Straight terminal / SSH connection to command and control these.
 

raindog308

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I had a couple Soekris boxes which I had no particular use for but enjoyed the ultra-low-power geekery of it.  Hoping for a similar experience here.
 

wlanboy

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Jup, nice litte device.

Mine run for about 2 years without downtime but was replaced by the Raspberry Pi for the sake of convenience.

I went the Optware way of installing additional software.

Enough to run additional serverices but there are two limitation of the Pogoplug:

  1. The pogoplug service itself blocks openvpn because tun is allready used
  2. The pogoplug service eats quite a lot of RAM
Not talking about the slowness of sftp.
 
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