How do I connect to my Overdrive’s serial console from a Linux or Mac system?
You will normally connect to your Overdrive’s serial console via a null-modem cable attached to a USB-serial converter. On a Linux or Mac system, the screen command can be used as a terminal emulator. A console session may then be initiated with a command such as:
# screen /dev/<serial_device> 115200
where <serial_device> is the name of the device node associated with your USB-serial converter. This name will depend on the specific device driver used by your converter. For example, for some common converters, <serial_device> could be ttyUSB0 or ttyAMA0.
When you are finished with your console session, you can exit the emulator by entering the key sequence <ctrl>-A K. Information about the screen command can be found by entering:
# man screen