I am following this tutorial to setup login using UART serial console.

When I run screen /dev/ttyACM0 115200 from my Ubuntu desktop, the serial port opens and if I restart Pi, I am able to see the entire boot message.

After booting up, the login command is shown, but I am not able to type anything. I double checked my connection and restart Pi a couple of times, but I am still facing the same problem.

I was doing a web search and found this thread in the Raspberry Pi forum.

The solution is to start the [email protected], but the command given there is only for Arch Linux.

Now my question is what is the equivalent of the following command in Raspbian

systemctl start [email protected]

  • 1) Did you uncomment the "T0:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyAMA0 115200 vt100" line in /etc/inittab file? 2) Did you plugged Ground wire of usb serial device? Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 8:03
  • @gurcanozturk Yes to both your questions
    – Sudar
    Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 8:23
  • can you update your question with contents of cmdline.txt file ? Also please output of "dmesg |grep tty" command. Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 10:55

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Apparently it seems that there was some problem in the USB to Serial convertor that I was using.

Things have started to work again.

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