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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Chapter 2. Getting Started with the Hardware

When you start to play with a new device, there are a few questions that might come to your mind. How do I know it is working properly? How do I get an output from or an input to the device, such as video on a monitor or key strokes from a keyboard? These are probably the first basic questions that are asked after a board is unpacked or started for the first time.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Connecting a serial port to the development board
  • Booting up the preinstalled software

Connecting a serial port

A serial port might seem like something outdated, but it is in fact still very common on certain devices. One of the main reasons is that it is very simple and reliable. It is very simple ...

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