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
/dev/ttyACM0with neocon. Beeing member of
dialoutshould give you sufficient privileges.
- neocon can be started without
/dev/ttyACM0being 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
To connect to the bootloader use
./neocon -t 30 /dev/ttyACM0
To quit neocon type:
An alternative to NeoCon is picocom.