Setting up console in Linux for the Raspberry pi is super easy. The main idea is you have two configurations that need to meet in order for the devices to talk to each other. On the Raspberry Pi side you make a small change to a file in the boot partition and on the Linux workstation you run a command in Terminal to match the speed and location setting.
So you need to download one package on your Linux workstation. The package is called “screen” and it is simple to use and download.
On your Linux workstation
sudo dnf install screen
sudo apt-get install screen
Once screen is installed you can test it by typing screen and look for the Terminal top bar to change.
On the Pi
On the Raspberry Pi (Or Any Pi) you need to configure the cmdline.txt
Run in Terminal
sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
The Pin Out
USB console cable would be:
- Black cable (Ground) to pin 6
- White cable (Transmits) to pin 8
- Green cable (Receive) to pin 10
- Red cable (Power) For now leave disconnected.