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Several sub-compact devices do not provide initial output to a video device. A serial console must be used for installation
 
Several sub-compact devices do not provide initial output to a video device. A serial console must be used for installation
   
== 12 Volts ==
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== Interfaces ==
 
=== 12 Volts ===
 
*NB many small devices use 3.3 V or 5 V serial interfaces and are likely to be damaged if connected to the conventional COM socket on a PC
 
*NB many small devices use 3.3 V or 5 V serial interfaces and are likely to be damaged if connected to the conventional COM socket on a PC
 
**USB-serial cables are available cheaply and tend to use 3.3 V interface
 
**USB-serial cables are available cheaply and tend to use 3.3 V interface
 
**some newer devices require a 1.8 V serial interface
 
**some newer devices require a 1.8 V serial interface
 
**Linux generally allocates these as /dev/ttyUSB0
   
== Banana Pi ==
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== Devices ==
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=== Banana Pi ===
 
*requires serial console for initial installation
 
*requires serial console for initial installation
*Linux generally allocates these as /dev/ttyUSB0
 
   
=== minicom ===
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=== Cubieboard ===
*default parameters do not match Banana Pi. The following settings might need to be configured
 
**baud rate 115200
 
**software flow control Yes
 
**LF Yes
 
**CR Yes
 
*might be necessary to press "Enter" to get minicom to change from "Offline" to "Online" mode
 
 
=== Putty ===
 
TBA - might require no reconfiguration
 
 
== Cubieboard ==
 
 
*requires serial console for initial installation
 
*requires serial console for initial installation
   
== Raspberry Pi ==
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=== Raspberry Pi ===
*most software puts signal to a video port (Composite of HDMI) during initial installation
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*most software puts signal to a video port (Composite or HDMI) during initial installation
 
*use of a serial console for initial installation is optional
 
*use of a serial console for initial installation is optional
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--[[User:Rpeters|Rod]] ([[User talk:Rpeters|talk]]) 12:36, 16 August 2015 (AEST)
 
--[[User:Rpeters|Rod]] ([[User talk:Rpeters|talk]]) 12:36, 16 August 2015 (AEST)

Revision as of 13:51, 20 February 2016

Several sub-compact devices do not provide initial output to a video device. A serial console must be used for installation

Interfaces

12 Volts

  • NB many small devices use 3.3 V or 5 V serial interfaces and are likely to be damaged if connected to the conventional COM socket on a PC
    • USB-serial cables are available cheaply and tend to use 3.3 V interface
    • some newer devices require a 1.8 V serial interface
    • Linux generally allocates these as /dev/ttyUSB0

Devices

Banana Pi

  • requires serial console for initial installation

Cubieboard

  • requires serial console for initial installation

Raspberry Pi

  • most software puts signal to a video port (Composite or HDMI) during initial installation
  • use of a serial console for initial installation is optional


--Rod (talk) 12:36, 16 August 2015 (AEST)