Mini howto: connect a serial terminal to the DevKit USB port in OsX

This is a mini howto for OsX (but linux will work similar). For opening a terminal to the USB port of the DevKit you don’t need a serial terminal. screen will do as well.

First you need enough power on your USB port so the DevKit can boot.
I use a BC USB hub as described here (Power from USB + use the usb-serial port as well)

Step 1: Find the USB serial port in your device list
$ ls -lsa /dev/tty.usb*
0 crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 18, 12 Jan 8 22:35 /dev/tty.usbmodem1431101

Write down or copy past the name, the name can be different from this example.
Now all you need is screen to connect to the serial device

$ screen /dev/tty.usbmodem1431101 115200 -L

And you have your terminal into the DevKit :smiley:
username: purism
password: 123456

Use: Ctrl + A and then Ctrl + K to kill the session.

Hope it helps,

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