Serial console

Jetson with Serial cable

Even if you cannot do remote access to Jetson tk1 and don't have HDMI display, you can access it using Serial console.



  1. Connect Jetson tk1 to host PC with USB serial converter
  2. Power on Jetson tk1
  3. Execute folloing command in host PC
  4. sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
  5. Login as username:ubuntu/password:ubuntu
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You can save messages from serial port of Jetson to file:
sudo stty -F /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
sudo cat /dev/ttyUSB0 > log

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