just got the new xM, about to fire it up

just to make sure i know what to expect, i just now unwrapped my new
xM and my plan is to do nothing more than minicom into it with a
normal USB-serial adapter, then power it up and ... expect to see a
login prompt? that's without connecting an external monitor of any
kind. sound reasonable?

rday

yes, or you can just put the card in the card reader, plug 5v (don’t power it from usb) and connect a display and you should see the angstrom console

Lioric

You took time out to write this!? Plug it in, mon! If magic smoke come out, pull de plug.

you must work for monta vista. :slight_smile:

  seriously, though, i didn't have the chance to do that as i lent my
usb-serial adapter to a friend and am still waiting to get it back
later this morning but i'm probably going to jot some notes along the
lines of, "so, you just unpacked your xM. now what?"

  i've always been interested in writing beginner-level tutorials,
emphasizing in particular the fact that everything in them should
*just* *work*. period.

  i should go back thru the last several days of this mailing list and
just collect the little warnings, cautions and caveats that people
have posted since it's precisely those things that get beginners into
trouble.

  yes, all the information for a beginner is on this mailing list and
online as well (beagleboard.org, elinux.org, etc), i just want to
document for my benefit (for now) exactly and precisely what i should
expect when i boot the board, depending on how i'm powering it,
whether or not i have a display plugged in, and so on. it all sounds
simple, but the number of questions on this list suggest that even
little discrepancies are enough to trip people up.

rday

You took time out to write this!? Plug it in, mon! If magic smoke
come out, pull de plug.

you must work for monta vista. :slight_smile:

seriously, though, i didn't have the chance to do that as i lent my
usb-serial adapter to a friend and am still waiting to get it back
later this morning but i'm probably going to jot some notes along the
lines of, "so, you just unpacked your xM. now what?"

i've always been interested in writing beginner-level tutorials,
emphasizing in particular the fact that everything in them should
*just* *work*. period.

i should go back thru the last several days of this mailing list and
just collect the little warnings, cautions and caveats that people
have posted since it's precisely those things that get beginners into
trouble.

yes, all the information for a beginner is on this mailing list and
online as well (beagleboard.org, elinux.org, etc), i just want to
document for my benefit (for now) exactly and precisely what i should
expect when i boot the board, depending on how i'm powering it,
whether or not i have a display plugged in, and so on. it all sounds
simple, but the number of questions on this list suggest that even
little discrepancies are enough to trip people up.

I attempted to document what you should expect at
http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/BeagleBoardDiagnosticsNext.
I mentioned that on this list a couple of times, but haven't
highlighted it on http://beagleboard.org or in a major e-mail thread
yet because it is still a work in progress. Your feedback is most
certainly appreciated (and sorry to not have gotten you an xM
earlier!).

>
>> You took time out to write this!? Plug it in, mon! If magic smoke
>> come out, pull de plug.
>
> you must work for monta vista. :slight_smile:
>
> seriously, though, i didn't have the chance to do that as i lent my
> usb-serial adapter to a friend and am still waiting to get it back
> later this morning but i'm probably going to jot some notes along the
> lines of, "so, you just unpacked your xM. now what?"
>
> i've always been interested in writing beginner-level tutorials,
> emphasizing in particular the fact that everything in them should
> *just* *work*. period.
>
> i should go back thru the last several days of this mailing list and
> just collect the little warnings, cautions and caveats that people
> have posted since it's precisely those things that get beginners into
> trouble.
>
> yes, all the information for a beginner is on this mailing list and
> online as well (beagleboard.org, elinux.org, etc), i just want to
> document for my benefit (for now) exactly and precisely what i should
> expect when i boot the board, depending on how i'm powering it,
> whether or not i have a display plugged in, and so on. it all sounds
> simple, but the number of questions on this list suggest that even
> little discrepancies are enough to trip people up.

I attempted to document what you should expect at
http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/BeagleBoardDiagnosticsNext.

  hmmmm ... that looks familiar. :slight_smile: in any event, i'm going to be
distracted rest of aft with another project, so i'll return to this
later and on the weekend.

I mentioned that on this list a couple of times, but haven't
highlighted it on http://beagleboard.org or in a major e-mail thread
yet because it is still a work in progress. Your feedback is most
certainly appreciated (and sorry to not have gotten you an xM
earlier!).

  no problem, you did send me an early prototype. now, though, i have
the real thing so i might as well put it to use. more later.

rday

>
>> You took time out to write this!? Plug it in, mon! If magic smoke
>> come out, pull de plug.
>
> you must work for monta vista. :slight_smile:
>
> seriously, though, i didn't have the chance to do that as i lent my
> usb-serial adapter to a friend and am still waiting to get it back
> later this morning but i'm probably going to jot some notes along the
> lines of, "so, you just unpacked your xM. now what?"
>
> i've always been interested in writing beginner-level tutorials,
> emphasizing in particular the fact that everything in them should
> *just* *work*. period.
>
> i should go back thru the last several days of this mailing list and
> just collect the little warnings, cautions and caveats that people
> have posted since it's precisely those things that get beginners into
> trouble.
>
> yes, all the information for a beginner is on this mailing list and
> online as well (beagleboard.org, elinux.org, etc), i just want to
> document for my benefit (for now) exactly and precisely what i should
> expect when i boot the board, depending on how i'm powering it,
> whether or not i have a display plugged in, and so on. it all sounds
> simple, but the number of questions on this list suggest that even
> little discrepancies are enough to trip people up.

I attempted to document what you should expect at
http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/BeagleBoardDiagnosticsNext.

hmmmm ... that looks familiar. :slight_smile: in any event, i'm going to be
distracted rest of aft with another project, so i'll return to this
later and on the weekend.

Yes, it is based upon your work and it is much appreciated! :slight_smile: