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An open-source, ARM-based single board computer popular among hobbyists. Web site: http://beagleboard.org/Products/BeagleBone+Black

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Ensure sshd is running after update/restart

Sometimes when I update and restart a beaglebone with Debian, it's not reachable with ssh anymore, and somehow stuck, e.g.: I can ping the machine nmap shows port 22 as filtered netcat shows nothing ...
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What's wrong with my setup for booting up a Beaglebone AI board?

So I'm trying to work with a Beaglebone AI microcontroller. I can't get it to boot up. I've written the most recent image of the software to the micro SD card as described here: https://beagleboard....
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Difficulty setting up internet sharing on Beaglebone on macOS Big Sur

I am having trouble setting up an internet to be shared on Beaglebone (BB) through the host (Mac running Big Sur OS). When I do ifconfig on BB, I see two USB interfaces showing up (usb0, usb1) with a ...
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beaglebone black debian 10 where does the IP addresses on USB0 and USB1 come from and how to eliminate them?

#>ip a on my debian 10 install on the beaglebone black shows two unwanted interfaces, USB0 and USB1 having IP addresses assigned to it. I tried to figure out where do they come from and how to ...
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Cannot resize partition on SD Card for beaglebone

I've been through a few different tutorials and I've been unable to resize my BeagleBone Black's filesystem. After running /opt/scripts/tools/grow_partition.sh, I get this output: debian@beaglebone:~$ ...
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BeagleBone Black SD card issues

I am currently booting off of EMMC and I want to use my SD card as external storage for my beaglebone black. However when I plug in the SD card and run the command df -h, I can't find the partition ...
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BeagleBone Black Network Connection issue

I have been using a beaglebone black(bbb) for some time and for some reason, depending on what im doing my putty connection with the bbb will shutdown and i will receive the error: "Software ...
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Who creates /dev/net/tun

I am trying to create custom image for beaglbone. One of the features is enabled openvpn. The problem is that on the first boot there is no /dev/net/tun file despite the fact I have created in while ...
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Debian/Beaglebone clock changing to wrong date (possibly timezone related)

I have a three beaglebone green wireless (BBGW), all of them are having the same error. Something is reseting the systemtime. All these boards have been used before It's hapenning also on a brand new ...
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Beaglebone Black update IP Address and subnet for USB0

I'm looking for some guidance regarding updating the IP address for the BBB. I have a BBB that I need to place remotely on my network. It's a custom BBB with no connections on it what so ever, other ...
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How to debug issues with Debian 9.11 on Beaglebone Black?

I am running Debian 9.11 (4.14.108-ti-r124) on BBB and it runs fine for about a week and then Bash no longer can find commands and it throws errors upon every command. Commands result in one of two ...
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No space on BeagleBone Black and need to reset it but don’t know how to

Me and my team have to use BeagleBone Black for a project. We followed the basic steps, accessed the SSH terminal and it worked normally. We had to install pip and Python 3, but we couldn't, it took ...
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Building and flashing OpenWRT on beaglebone black

I am trying to make a custom build of OpenWRT for beaglebone black board and flash on to an SD card. I have managed to compile the OpenWRT distribution using a docker build environment (https://github....
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savenv on Beaglebone Black Wireless UBoot

Sorry if i sound like a noob. I got into the bootloader (UBoot) of my Beaglebone Black Wireless and after i set the environment to default env default -f -a i then enter the saveenv command and get ...
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Connect to wifi on boot Beagle Bone Black ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Invalid argument

I'm trying to configure a Beagle Bone Black to connect directly to an access point during boot. I can manually bring up wifi connection with connmanctl. This works, but always loses connection after ...
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How do I change the timeout on Beagle Bone Black's watch dog timer?

In beagle bone black (and variants) there is a watchdog timer that is activated by writing to the relevant file. It's time out is 60 seconds. I need it's time out to be 10 seconds. Reason : I am ...
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Beaglebone Black filesystem resize - incorrect information? "just delete the partition and make a new one"

I am working remotely with a beaglebone black system. I found this information on youtube about expanding the root filesystem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK6wfV_19ac (watch from 12:50) The ...
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System directory files (to access PWM pins) are missing from by Beaglebone Black rev C

So I'm trying to set up my beaglebone black so that I can access the PWM pins. Initially I was following this tutorial but it's telling me to access an ocp file, which my beaglebone doesn't have. ...
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Beaglebone black running Debian: "E: unable to locate package"

So I've recently started trying to teach myself embedded linux using a beaglebone. I am relatively new to this, so bear with me please. I am having trouble with an error that I first encountered when ...
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apt-get issue with BeagleBoneBlack and Debian 8

When updating my BeagleBone Black running Debian 8, I get this here: root@bbb-one:~# apt-get update Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease Hit http://repos.rcn-ee.com jessie ...
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How to properly flash uboot onto SD card?

I've been experimenting with embedded linux using a BeagleBone Black. I've managed to create a minimal linux distribution using yocto. When I want to flash the secondary bootloader (MLO) and the ...
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Issues while using USB Datacards with Beaglebone black (BBB) Hw/Software- Linux

I am trying to connect a USB Data card (intex dc21.6hwm) to Beagle Bone Black(BBB) with Linux kernel (Ver: 3.8.11). Un-fortunately the datacard didn't respond/ failed to power-Up upon plug-in. The ...
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wl18xx driver load fail

I am having problems with my beaglebone green wireless wifi driver. When I am booting, I can get the following messages from my UART console: wl18xx_driver wl18xx.0.auto: Direct firmware load for ti-...
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FFMPEG not capturing from USB camera in Debian for Beaglebone Black

I'm having issues capturing input video from USB cameras conected to a Beaglebone Black running Debian. I've tested 3 USB cameras, Logitec 4000 Pro, PS3 Eyetoy and a 1080P HP webcam. I've checked on ...
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Enabling eMMC pins as gpio's on BeagleBone Black

I’m trying to enable the eMMC pins (P3-P6 and P21-25 on the P8 header) as GPIO's on my BeagleBoneBlack rev C with no success. My current system runs through the micro SD card as I have disabled the ...
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HFS+ formatted drive will not mount on Beaglebone Black

With the Beaglebone Black and the latest Debian image from here, I cannot mount a USB hard drive. Both partitions on the hard drive are formatted as HFS+ (used for Time Machine backup and file storage)...
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Build my own kernel on BeagleBone Black

I am trying to put an operating system like FreeRTOS onto the on-board storage on my Beaglebone Black via an SD card so that whenever I take the SD card out and restart, it will boot my new OS. I have ...
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Udev won't execute some lines in my script

I'm working on a Beaglebone Black under debian. I'm writing Udev rules to manage µSD card. What i need Udev to do: when my µSD is plugged in, Mount the µSD on /media/sdcard (it does) and execute the ...
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how to read CSD register from eMMC using mmc-utils

We have beaglebone black based custom board with 512MB RAM and 4GB eMMC. I was trying to read CSD register from the board however I am getting following error. # mmc csd read /dev/mmcblk0 MMC/SD ...
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Keyboard layout seems wrong only in certain windows

It seems like any textboxes in lxqt windows is using the wrong characters when typing them. For example the desktop preferences window, trying to type in a new background image file name the keyboard ...
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How do I share my mac's internet connection with my beaglebone black?

I've read a lot of answers for this one, but none of them worked (presumably because they were written for outdated OS X versions). How do I actually share my Mac's internet connection with the ...
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How to reduce unmovable and and unevictable pages in linux

We have BBB based custom board and it has 256MB RAM and 4GB of eMMC, We are seeing fragmentation issue on it. And as a part of analysis I wanted understand, what are unmovable( from /proc/pagetypeinfo)...
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Yocto core-image-rt compilation error

I am trying to build the 'core-image-rt' on BeagleBone platform.  But I am getting following error: ERROR: Nothing PROVIDES 'core-image-rt' ERROR: core-image-rt was skipped: Set ...
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What is the current best-practice way to configure a Wifi station under Debian Jessie command line?

There seams to be much conflicting advice as the the right way to configure a Wifi station from the command line under recent versions of Debian. Which way is best-practice and why? Should the SSID ...
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How do you connect BeagleBone black to a LCD screen with a 40-pin TFT Friend?

I am a student in computer science and I am currently working on a project to create a gameboy from scratch with only a Beaglebone Black REV C, a 40 pin TFT-friend that I bought here, and a 5'' TFT ...
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10 second delay on ssh operations

After doing various things to my BeagleBone Black, I noticed it started giving me a ten second delay on every SSH operation, including SSHFS file transfers. But once it was connected (after that ...
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Remote SSH on embedded linux via wifi on local subnet

I'm trying to remote SSH into my Beagle Bone Black and Raspberry Pi while at my house (eventually want to from outside but I think I need to re-flash my router with custom firmware for it to support ...
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Beaglebone DHCP Server Assigns its Own IP Address

I'm trying to run a DHCP server on my Beaglebone Black (running Debian), and I want to give it a static IP address - 192.168.17.1 - but it keeps assigning itself its own different IP address - 192.168....
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atk9k cannot setup virtual device on ap + client with wpa_supplicant

I'm trying to use a beagle bone black running ubuntu 14.04 act as an access point and a wireless client at the same time the goal is to use the access point to allow a client to connect, open a page ...
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Not able to create more than 7 partitions on the am335x(beaglebone black) based custom board

I am trying to partition eMMC of BBB(am335x) based custom board, I am using sfdisk to do that. I am using following command to do that, #Partition emmc sfdisk -D -H 255 -S 63 -C 467 /dev/mmcblk0 -uM ...
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locales broken on Beaglebone Black running Debian

So this all started when I wanted to install my custom daemon on my Beaglebone Black running Debian using update-rc.d mydaemon defaults 97 like I've done many times during it's development on my Mint ...
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Beaglebone Black OpenSSl crypto acceleration

I'm running Debian Wheezy at my Beaglebone Black. Is OpenSSL using the hardware crypto accelerator by default? If no, how can I enable it?
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Two rtorrent processes running. Normal?

I noticed when I ssh'ed into my beaglebone black that I got two rtorrent processes running. is this something rtorrent does per default or have I messed up somewhere along the line? What could cause ...
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Input Device permission error: Beaglebone Black + JavaFx

I am trying to launch a JavaFX app on my beaglebone black running Debian. When launching as the root user, the application will launch but the touchscreen will bug out a little bit, displaying ...
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Can NTP be set to load a time from file in case it can't load from network?

I've looked at the documentation but can't find anything like this. The situation is that I have a BeagleBone Black which does not have a real clock. By default, the computer boots up thinking it's ...
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Chipsee 7 inch LCD support in Linux kernel 3.14

Has anybody ported Chipsee 7 inch LCD on Linux kernel 3.14 or later ? Is there any patch available for the same ? If no patches any suggestion porting Chipsee LCD support from Linux kernel 3.8 to ...
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How do I create a bootable backup disk image for my BeagleBone

How do I create a bootable backup disk image for my BeagleBone? Current install is a on a 8GB micro SD card, the card I'm trying to copy it to is a 16GB card. I've tried using Win32DiskImager. But ...
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Running a script that starts other applications using systemd service

Our C++ Qt application runs graphically without X by specifying the -qws switch. Because of that, I uninstalled and disabled the graphical environment on the BeagleBone Black. Now, when I power on the ...
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How to mount encrypted rootfs using uboot without entering password on beaglebone black

I am using Beaglebone Black as my board. I want to encrypt internal eMMC of BBB.(rootfs) I am using debian. there is two partition on eMMC. 1st for boot :vfat 16 (which include MLO and u-boot.img ) ...
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Disable GUI on BeagleBone Black running Debian

The Debian image for the BeagleBone Black that they have on their website comes with a GUI by default. I'd like to completely disable the GUI, but in the simplest way possible. It is used as a ...
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