[Freedombox-discuss] Hello & A Beginner's Question

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Jan 16 17:10:35 UTC 2013

Hi Peter,

Quoting Peter Rock (2013-01-16 16:29:24)
> Hi, I'm new here and my name is Peter. I received a box from the 
> Kickstarter effort and I'm trying to figure out how to get started. 
> Sorry I am very new to this and don't really know what I'm doing but I 
> want to learn about this device/software.
> Following the Aug 2012 user guide, I got up to part E. Basic 
> Procedures for Debugging. I have installed the required software 
> (minicom) and plugged in the box correctly, I believe. I also ran the 
> setup and changed the settings and then saved. But when I run
> minicom -o marvell
> at the terminal it doesn't offer any output.
> One thing I did different is that the guide says to use Fedora 14 but 
> I am running Fedora 17. Does this make a difference?

Sounds like you are better helped by getting in touch with those who 
provided you that box and wrote that user guide.

This mailinglist is not a support forum but list about developing a 
Debian-based box.  We use wiki pages below 
http://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox for our documentation and have not 
written a user documentation yet.

Don't get me wrong - I do not mean to push you away: You are more than 
welcome to engage here, and you need not be experienced Debian geek.  
Just want you to not make wrong expectations of this place as being a 
support forum for user oriented stuff provided by others.


 - Jonas

P.S.  Perhaps your box is a DreamPlug which you receieved from the 
FreedomBox Foundation.  You can find their contact information here: 

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
 * Tlf.: +45 40843136  Website: http://dr.jones.dk/

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