For Mac/Linux

  1. Insert the micro-SD card with the Debian image burnt into VisionFive 2.
  2. Connect one end of the USB Type-C cable to the USB Type-C port on the VisionFive 2, and connect the other end of the cable to the power adapter.
  3. Connect the jumper wires between the USB-to-Serial converter and the 40-Pin GPIO header of the VisionFive 2 as follows.
    Figure 1. Connecting Jumper Wires
  4. Connect the USB-to-Serial converter to the PC.
  5. Open a terminal window on Mac/Linux.
  6. Update the packages list by typing the following command.
    sudo apt-get update
  7. Install minicom by typing the following command.
    sudo apt-get install minicom
  8. View the connected serial devices.
    dmesg | grep tty
    Figure 2. Example Output
  9. Connect to the serial device by typing the following command.
    sudo minicom -D /dev/ttyUSB0 -b 115200
    Note: The baud rate is set to 115,200.
    Figure 3. Example Output
  10. Power on the VisionFive 2.
  11. Type username and password in the prompt as follows:
    Note: You can use either user or root account to login. The following example use user to login.
    • Username: user
    • Password: starfive

    Now you have connected with the VisionFive 2 via serial communication using MacOS/Linux!

    Figure 4. Example Output