Console access withouth network or monitor.
Not every UART-to-USB cable will work, you need specifically a 3.3V one, anything else may fry your Pine64.  This one worked for me: Adafruit 954.

Instead of screen, it's better to use tio, it allows scrollback.  You do want to read those boot-up messages that scrolled away...

To be able to login on the console (if ethernet is hosed...), /etc/inittab on the Pine64 should include:

T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyS0 115200 xterm

The console will mangle output beyond a 80x24 region, to fix this you can compile and run this program:sizetty.c or stty the correct size by hand

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RE: Console access withouth network or monitor. - by KiloByte - 08-26-2016, 06:10 PM

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