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Using Serial Console

To see the board boot log and access your BeaglePlay’s console you can connect a USB-UART cable as depicted in the image below and use applications like tio to access the console.

Serial debug (USB-UART) cable connection.

Fig. 32 Serial debug (USB-UART) cable connection.

If you are using Linux your USB to UART converter may appear as /dev/ttyUSB. It will be different for Mac and Windows operating systems.

[lorforlinux@fedora ~] $ tio /dev/ttyUSB0
tio v2.5
Press ctrl-t q to quit


For more information on USB to UART cables, you can checkout Serial Debug Cables section.