Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Accessing Serial Console on iMX233-OLinuXino-MAXI

The default console for ArchLinux distribution for OLinuXino is directed to /dev/ttyAMA0.
To access this console, connect a FTDI Basic Breakout - 3.3V from SparkFun using Male to Female Jumper Wires like so:



Connect the FTDI board to your PC using a microUSB Cable and install the FTDI Vitual COM Port Drivers if required.
Then using PuTTY (dowload putty.exe from here) on (works on Windows as well as Linux) to create a serial session over the appropriate serial line (COM37 in my case) at 115200 speed :


On Windows, to look up your COM Port number, you have to usually open the Device Manager expand the Ports class and find it under there like so:

If you use Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can install the FTDI gadget which docks in one corner of your screen and displays the COM port numbers of all FT232RL based USB-Serial converters attached to your computer. This is a quicker way to know the COM number assigned to your FTDI Basic Breakout - 3.3V


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