Can't connect to USB serial port (FTDI module isn't loaded, ttyUSB device isn't created)

I understand I can use an FTDI cable on the J1 serial debug header but I’ve read numerous guides about using Putty, HyperTerminal, or the “screen” command with a baud rate of 115200 to connect to the BeagleBone’s COM port or ttyUSB port as a USB serial device. Does this functionality no exist in the BeagleBone Black?

It does not currently. We are working on this feature so you can do this over USB. I hope it is in the next release which is a week away. That is our plan at the moment.


while your at it heres 2 more errors that need fixing in the current image

dropbearkey -t dss -f dropbear_dss_host_key
touch /var/log/lastlog

these need to be done to take care of 2 errors in syslog when logging in via SSH