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Auto-power-on and upgrade mode

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  • adflyer_09
    I m considering fitting one of the more permanent auto-power-on mods described at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/ForcePowerAlwaysOn. Once that s fitted,
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 20, 2011
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      I'm considering fitting one of the more permanent auto-power-on mods described at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/ForcePowerAlwaysOn.

      Once that's fitted, is it still possible to get the slug into upgrade mode (i.e. paper clip in reset hole, apply power, wait 10secs/leds, release reset) or does upgrade entry rely on starting with the power-on button?

      I'm not planning on needing to use the upgrade mode, but it might be necessary if a Debian re-install is needed or something. Hence the answer may dictate using one of the easily removed external mods rather than the intern wire I'm planning (option 6).
    • Mike Westerhof
      ... Choose wisely. ;) ... Certainly you can enter upgrade mode with the reset button -- it relies on the approx 10 second period from power-up, regardless of
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 20, 2011
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        adflyer_09 wrote:
        > I'm considering fitting one of the more permanent auto-power-on mods described at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/ForcePowerAlwaysOn.
        >

        Choose wisely. ;)

        > Once that's fitted, is it still possible to get the slug into upgrade mode (i.e. paper clip in reset hole, apply power, wait 10secs/leds, release reset) or does upgrade entry rely on starting with the power-on button?
        >
        Certainly you can enter upgrade mode with the reset button -- it relies
        on the approx 10 second period from power-up, regardless of the state of
        the power button at power-up.

        > I'm not planning on needing to use the upgrade mode, but it might be necessary if a Debian re-install is needed or something. Hence the answer may dictate using one of the easily removed external mods rather than the intern wire I'm planning (option 6).
        >
        While it's open, you might like to ensure that you have
        "de-underclocked" it as well.

        -Mike (mwester)
      • adflyer_09
        Thanks for a prompt answer Mike... ... Why s that? I was planning to use Alternative 7 - the simple wire between the power socket and a USB +5v line. Is there
        Message 3 of 4 , Mar 21, 2011
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          Thanks for a prompt answer Mike...

          > > I'm considering fitting one of the more permanent auto-power-on mods described at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/ForcePowerAlwaysOn.
          > >
          >
          > Choose wisely. ;)

          Why's that? I was planning to use Alternative 7 - the simple wire between the power socket and a USB +5v line. Is there more to be said about this?

          > While it's open, you might like to ensure that you have
          > "de-underclocked" it as well.

          Oh, it's already been opened up long ago for that one!

          Cheers,
          Alan.
        • adflyer_09
          Hey, thanks for your prompt answer. I d previously replied but the post never appeared, so here it is (roughly) again... ... Why is there more to it than meets
          Message 4 of 4 , Mar 28, 2011
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            Hey, thanks for your prompt answer. I'd previously replied but the post never appeared, so here it is (roughly) again...

            --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Mike Westerhof <mwester@...> wrote:
            >
            > adflyer_09 wrote:
            > > I'm considering fitting one of the more permanent auto-power-on mods described at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/ForcePowerAlwaysOn.
            > >
            >
            > Choose wisely. ;)

            Why is there more to it than meets the eye? I was going to go for alternative 7 - the simple wire...

            > >
            > While it's open, you might like to ensure that you have
            > "de-underclocked" it as well.

            Oh that was done long ago!
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