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#96boards-tools ##Overview

This is the rudimentary beginnings of the 96boards-tools, a repository of generally useful bits an pieces to make 96Boards more standard across the board. The intent is to make it easy to control 96Boards family of boards that confirm to the CE and EE spec.

The 96Boards-tools trys to abstract the info so that you can just use any 96Boards board you are using without having to lookup anything special about the pirticular SoC on the board.


This file will standarize the UART's on all 96Boards. With this in place, for the boot UART will be at /dev/tty96B0 and the secondary UART will be at /dev/tty98B1. The file will need to be installed and present at boot time, if you are using a Linaro reference image for 96Boards the file will be in place, however if you roll your own or install an image from a distribution, the special bits targeting the 96Boards might not be there. So this will help you install the needed bits.

##Install the file. If you are running a Debian install or a Debian derivative download and install the Debian package. You can use dpkg -i

If you are not using a Debian derivative, then download the file 70-96boards-common.rules which is a text file that will need to be installed in /etc/udev/rules.d/ directory. So from where you download the file do:

$ sudo mv 70-96boards-common.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/.

and the file will be placed where it needs to be, then simply reboot the system and you should have the standard UART names.


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