Sunday, July 26, 2009

Surfing the web

We did have a little problem starting up apps from our X due to the lack of a menu.

Use the magic command line:

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
omapfb.video_mode=1280x720MR-24@60 omapfb.debug=y'

bootm 80000000

You should see now some login screen on the Monitor.

Log in on the serial console as ebvbeagle (did you create the account as described before?)

From the serial console:

xterm -display localhost:0.0&

Now you should see an xterm on your monitor.

Let's give ourselves also some network connectivity.
For this to work you need keyboard, mouse and the USB to ethernet adapter on yous USB hub.
You also need some dhcp server running somewhere on the same network with your USB to ethernet adaptor.

on your serial console

su - root
ifdown eth0
ifup eth0

Now you should see that you got some IP.

From your USB keyboard/mouse type in the xterm on your monitor:


It's going to take some time until the BB is loading it.

Type an address of your choice in firefox (e.g. and voila!

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