Getting started with Nvidia Jetson using MAC/Linux/Windows

by / Wednesday, 28 October 2015 / Published in Nvidia Jetson TK1, Technical
2015-10-28_22-16-09

Hello all,

It has been a long time since my last technical post.
In this post, I am going to update how I communicated to my Nvidia Jetson board using MAC.

If you have a HDMI cable and a monitor, you could connect it to the monitor and switch on the Jetson.
In my case, I have no HDMI cable or a monitor. I connected to the console using the USB to serial cable connected between my laptop and the Jetson.

The default settings of the Tegra Jetson are as follows:

Baud Rate: 115200
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bits: 1

If you are using a GUI/CLI software use the above mentioned settings to connect to the device.

In MAC: screen -U /dev/tty.KeySerial1 115200
Where, tty.KeySerial1 is the USB to Serial conversion interface.

The tty.KeySerial1 can vary from person to person based on the drivers used and the manufacture of the USB to Serial device. If you use prolific, you are prone to see /dev/tty.usbserial

In Linux: screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200n81
Where, /dev/ttyUSB0 is the USB to Serial conversion interface.

In Windows: Use the putty software and connect to the serial interface with the information provided above.

Tegra-Ubuntu login confirmation

Hope the information was useful!

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