How to : Install and setup Linux Minicom for UART communication

Minicom is a friendly terminal based program used for UART communication. This program works well with Linux and other Unix based systems. There are other serial programs available such as picocom, putty, coolcom, cutecom etc.. But, the first choice for embedded Linux developers is minicom.

How to Cross compile kernel for BeagleBone Black ?

Here comes another stage of embedded Linux development, that is kernel compilation for beaglebone black. In this post, we will see the procedure to fetch the kernel source, apply beaglebone kernel configuration and compile the kernel.