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Getting started with BeagleBone Black (Remote login via SSH with Linux / Windows)

Just started working with beaglebone black Rev C. As I move on with beaglebone black I will keep my blog posted. It may be helpful for newbies like me... :-)

Connect your BBB (BeagleBone Black) with your PC. Open up your terminal and type


to check whether it's connected. You will see an eth1 (ethx) connection with an IP assigned as

When you connect your BBB, you will see a drive mounted up (if not mount the disk). Open the drive and open start.htm. You will see documentation of the device there. You can install drivers from there. (Driver installation isn't required, but you might find a few udev rules helpful.) Just download the file. Go to the folder where you download the file. Then give permission to execute the file.

cd ~/Downloads/
chmod +x

Then run it by,

sudo ./

In orded to remotly login to your BBB using ssh type

ssh root@

There won't be any root password set yet. For windows users download any terminal software like putty. Then try to connect with on port 22.


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Remote access your BeagleBone Black using vnc

Before going into how to share desktop with your BBB I assume you have a proper ssh access to your BBB. (through USB) (if not read this) Also this tutorial is for BBB with Debian installed (type cat /etc/*-release to know which distro you are currently using. Or refer here)
First install the vnc server in BBB.(After logging into BBB)
ssh root@ apt-get install x11vnc
Then go to your local computer and open a terminal window. Install a vnc viewer like vinagre.
sudo apt-get install vinagre
Now its time to start vnc server in BBB.
x11vnc -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -forever
This will start a vnc server at port 5900. Note this server setup is temporary. If you want to remotely connect to your BBB after a reboot type the above command again.
Go to your local computer and type 

A remote desktop will be shown if all goes well. Try exploring other options in x11vnc using (in BBB)
man x11vnc
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