These instructions will allow you to start a serial console on your Intel Galileo board using Linux. The instructions assume an ubuntu/debian release and use apt-get for software installation, so if you're using another distribution, substitute apt-get with the relevant package management command for your system.
- Plug in the power and USB->UART FTDI cable
- Immediately after plugging in the cable, run dmesg:
$ dmesg ... [184943.625437] usb 3-2: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0The device listed at the end is the assigned serial device for your FTDI.
- Install cu:
$ sudo apt-get install cu
- Set the user and group of the serial device to uucp:
$ sudo chown uucp: /dev/ttyUSB0
$ sudo cu -l /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 115200 Connected. Poky 9.0 (Yocto Project 1.4 Reference Distro) 1.4.1 clanton /dev/ttyS1 clanton login:
- Login as user root, with no password:
clanton login: root root@clanton:~#