neocon is a handy terminal application for using with u-boot.
You can download the source at http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon/.
wget http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon/README wget http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon/Makefile wget http://svn.openmoko.org/developers/werner/neocon/neocon make
To connect to the [bootloader|Bootloader] use
./neocon -t 30 /dev/ttyACM0
For use with 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 an 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 can put on keyboard input, neocon will allow you to paste commands directly from clipboard without making u-boot choke on it.
To getrid of neocon, just issue a