Can't get BeagleBoard to connect over USB with 'screen'

Hi, Nathan -

It’s hard to know what’s wrong without seeing some sort of output. Can you use gtkterm to provide a serial log of your beaglebone booting up?


On OS X the device is often /dev/tty.usbserial or something similar, on Ubuntu you may not have permission to read/write to the device. Try becomming root first.

Also make sure the device file exists in the first place. On OS X you usually have to install software first.

ls /dev

and look for the correct device file first