First steps with BeagleBoard

Hello,

I'm quite confused due to the large number of documents about Beagle Board and the many possibilities to use it.
My final goal is to develop graphical user interfaces using QT.

I followed the beginner guide (http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardBeginners) and I successfully boot Angstrom. Unfortunately I haven't found yet the right USB cable so I can't connect the HUB, so I can't connect the mouse/keyboard, so I can't login :slight_smile:

In the meanwhile I'd like to ask you if Angstrom is the best choice to do what I described above. I see other OS: Debian, Mamona, Mojo... What are the differences among them? How to select the best for a specific application?

Is there a tutorial which describe how to develop, download and debug C/C++ QT-based application?

Thank you

The only difference between a USB Mini-A plug and a Mini-B plug is
that the Mini-A plug connects ID pin 4 to GND pin 5.

As a temporary fix, you can carefully short pin 4 to pin 5 at the
BeagleBoard USB OTG socket using a probe or a pin. Pin 5 is labeled
on the PC board. You only have to short it while Ångström is
booting. Once Ångström has booted, you can remove the probe.

There are useful comments at http://elinux.org/BeagleBoard#USB.

Hope this helps you get going until your proper cable arrives.

John

Hi,

search Ebay.de for USB OTG or beagleboard.
I'm selling cables because I have plenty left from a collection order...

regards,
   AdT

Marco Trapanese schrieb:

John Beetem ha scritto:

As a temporary fix, you can carefully short pin 4 to pin 5 at the
BeagleBoard USB OTG socket using a probe or a pin. Pin 5 is labeled
on the PC board. You only have to short it while Ångström is
booting. Once Ångström has booted, you can remove the probe.
  
Thanks a lot. I fix the issue right now.
Is there a way change the screen resolution? I can see only a portion of the video on my monitor. In the Configuration > Configuration Panel > Screen > Screen resolution I see nothing.