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Offline Dijital

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Is my beaglebone black wireless busted?
« on: January 15, 2017, 05:22:36 am »
I cannot find an answer to this anywhere.

If you take a bbb wireless out of the box, plug in an hdmi and plug in a power cable, is it supposed to boot into linux? It seems like it ships with a linux distro already flashed, but I can't find any sign of it. My 1080p monitor just shows a black screen, no noise, flickering, or anything. The pamphlet in the box seems to imply it should, but the "getting started" tutorial says nothing on the matter.

I tried flashing the latest kernal but the bb just seems to hang and never finish (i left is flashing for 6 hours). Also the wiki gives linux commands to adjust in ordere to force it to flash on boot, but without any sort of video output, im not sure how I am supposed to edit the settings. I'm usually pretty technically adept, but this thing has got me stumped.

Online rstofer

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Re: Is my beaglebone black wireless busted?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 02:22:30 pm »
You didn't mention the microSD card.  In theory, BBB boots from the microSD.  There used to be a time when they would flash the image but it bricked too many boards.  Read about it here:

Offline sam1275

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Re: Is my beaglebone black wireless busted?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 01:16:36 pm »
Do your bbb have heartbeat/CPU/MMC LED?
I have a no-wireless bbb, and I didn't try HDMI yet, but it boot well, it response to USB and Ethernet by default, and flash a new firmware takes about 10 minutes I remember.
Good luck.

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