Terminal in Linux?

We’re an EEEPC running Xandros to compile (with a makefile) and upload code to the robot controller. picloader works quite well, while IFI Loader (under Wine) does not at all. How could we get a terminal working so we can see any and all printf’s? We’re using a Keyspan USB-to-serial adapter.

I created an IFI Loader java clone.

http://shtylman.com/jifi/

It has a terminal display as well. That might be able to help you out.

Try picreader (also in pictools). It gives you a (CLI) console like IFI Loader.

minicom?
theres lots of terminal clones for linux.

Yeah, minicom works great. Just make sure you set it up correctly first (8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control). Your serial device will be /dev/ttyS0 or /dev/ttyS1 for a normal serial port, and /dev/ttyUSB0 for a USB serial adapter. Don’t worry about baud rate, the FRC boot loader will handle it (although 115200 baud is fastest).

The easiest way (if you only want to see printf()s, not write back to the RC over the serial port), is to just do “cat /dev/ttyS0” (or whatever serial port you’ve been using, possibly /dev/ttyUSB0).