What's the problem?
It turns out, that the board support package on the flash disc of my EBV beagle is not fully compatible with the kernel command line mentioned on the instructions page.
So I tried various settings with various TV's
- HDMI to HDMI PAL: Samsung LE32A558P3F
- HDMI to HDMI NTSC: Samsung LN-S2338W
The magic command lines which worked best (showed something shifted to the left) I composed from things off the web:
mmcinitMaybe the cable HDMI to DVI which comes with the kit should give us a hint, that the BB is not very compatible with TV's but might work better with monitors?
fatload mmc 0 80000000 uimage
setenv bootargs 'console=ttyS2,115200n8 console=tty0 root=/dev/mmcblk0p2
rw rootfstype=ext3 rootwait omap-dss.def_display=dvi omapfb.vram=2M,4M
Let's try this.
- HDMI to DVI: HP 1730
Again I followed the instructions:
Connect the USB hub using the mini USB A to B cable.
B side should be connected to the USB hub
Power up the USB hub
Connect the USB 2 Ethernet dongle the the USB hub
Connect keyboard and mouse to the USB hub
For entering Linux Angstrom
User name: ebvbeagle
I rebooted and keyboard/mouse were found (we'll fix the ethernet later)
There was no such user, so I created one.
... logged in and stayed happily at the login screen...
How can I run xterm without some menu where I can choose it from?