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* You don't have to be <code>root</code> to access <code>/dev/ttyACM0</code> with '''neocon'''. Beeing member of <code>dialout</code> should give you sufficient privileges.  
 
* You don't have to be <code>root</code> to access <code>/dev/ttyACM0</code> with '''neocon'''. Beeing member of <code>dialout</code> should give you sufficient privileges.  
* '''neocon''' can be started without <code>/dev/ttyACM0</code> beeing available. It will automatically connect as soon as you start [[Bootloader|u-boot]] on the Neo.  
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* '''neocon''' can be started without <code>/dev/ttyACM0</code> being available. It will automatically connect as soon as you start [[Bootloader|u-boot]] on the Neo.  
* due to the delay it puts on keyboard input, neocon will allow you to paste commands directly from clipboard without making [[Bootloader|u-boot]] choke on it.  
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* by specifying a delay on keyboard input(as shown below), '''neocon''' will allow you to paste commands directly from clipboard without making [[Bootloader|u-boot]] choke on it.  
  
 
Download the source from http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon/ to a directory of your choice and build '''neocon''' by issuing  
 
Download the source from http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon/ to a directory of your choice and build '''neocon''' by issuing  
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To getrid of neocon, just issue a
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To get rid of neocon, just issue a
  
 
  killall neocon
 
  killall neocon

Revision as of 23:35, 27 February 2008

neocon is a handy terminal application (not only) for u-boot.

neocon has a few graving advantages over some other terminal apps:

  • You don't have to be root to access /dev/ttyACM0 with neocon. Beeing member of dialout should give you sufficient privileges.
  • neocon can be started without /dev/ttyACM0 being available. It will automatically connect as soon as you start u-boot on the Neo.
  • by specifying a delay on keyboard input(as shown below), neocon will allow you to paste commands directly from clipboard without making u-boot choke on it.

Download the source from http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon/ to a directory of your choice and build neocon by issuing

make

To connect to the bootloader use

./neocon -t 30 /dev/ttyACM0


To get rid of neocon, just issue a

killall neocon
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neocon is a handy terminal application (not only) for u-boot.

neocon has a few graving advantages over some other terminal apps:

  • You don't have to be root to access /dev/ttyACM0 with neocon. Beeing member of dialout should give you sufficient privileges.
  • neocon can be started without /dev/ttyACM0 beeing available. It will automatically connect as soon as you start u-boot on the Neo.
  • due to the delay it puts on keyboard input, neocon will allow you to paste commands directly from clipboard without making u-boot choke on it.

Download the source from http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon/ to a directory of your choice and build neocon by issuing

make

To connect to the bootloader use

./neocon -t 30 /dev/ttyACM0


To getrid of neocon, just issue a

killall neocon