Garbled serial line

Werner Almesberger werner at
Mon Oct 27 03:00:57 CET 2008

Ben Leslie wrote:
> Assuming it is the cable, do you know if OpenMoko supplies
> replacement cables?

I'd suggest you have a look at

Sometimes, disconnecting and then reconnecting the debug board
cable (at either end) can help. A bad contact there can really
cause all kinds of weird issues, some of which you'd never
expect to be caused by a bad contact.

The mismatched bit rate theory is interesting, though. If
reconnecting the cable (may need a few tries) doesn't help and
if you have access to an oscilloscope, gathering the signal on
TX/RX (pins 1 and 2 of J10 on the debug board) may be useful.

- Werner

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