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    Start Serial Console on Galileo using Linux, w/ USB->UART FTDI cable

    complexbits

      These instructions will allow you to start a serial console on your Intel Galileo board using Linux.  The instructions assume an ubuntu/debian release and use apt-get for software installation, so if you're using another distribution, substitute apt-get with the relevant package management command for your system.

       

      1. Plug in the power and USB->UART FTDI cable
      2. Immediately after plugging in the cable, run dmesg:
        $ dmesg 
        ...
        [184943.625437] usb 3-2: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0
        
        The device listed at the end is the assigned serial device for your FTDI.
      3. Install cu:
        $ sudo apt-get install cu
        
      4. Set the user and group of the serial device to uucp:
        $ sudo chown uucp: /dev/ttyUSB0
        
      5. Connect:
        $ sudo cu -l /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 115200
        Connected.
        
        Poky 9.0 (Yocto Project 1.4 Reference Distro) 1.4.1 clanton /dev/ttyS1
        
        clanton login: 
        
      6. Login as user root, with no password:
        clanton login: root
        root@clanton:~# 
        

      Happy Hacking!

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