NeoCon

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neocon is a handy serial console utility (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 quit neocon type:

~.

An alternative to NeoCon is picocom.

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neocon is a handy serial console utility (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 quit neocon type:

~.

An alternative to NeoCon is picocom.