Hi All, Could anyone help with forcing Geekbox to work with any USB to UART converter? (FTDI, CP210x, Profilic) After connecting converter to USB port I can find it in system (lsusb command) but unfortunately there is nothing like ttyUSB in /dev/ Other option is forcing to work ttyS2 serial as normal UART - by default configured as debug console. I'm using Ubuntu OS ROM V160309 Thanks in advance Cheers
I'm away from my desk for the next month, but I'll try to help. If your desktop is running linux (mine is Ubuntu) you will most likely need to set up udev rules (in /etc/udev/rules.d) for your converter and set proper group/permissions for your user. Windows machines will require drivers. Most converters should work, but pay attention to voltages. I think Geekbox is at 3.3V (not 100% sure of this) and some converters are strictly 5V. I was able to get the serial console up and running on minicom after fiddeling with the settings. I'll try to get my settings posted here when I return next month.
NOTE: If you primary need for the serial converter is so you can log in via a terminal. Remember that most linux images have an ssh server installed (or can be installed). This will allow you to log into the geekbox over your network from a terminal window on your desktop.