Communicating with your target

To communicate with your target over a serial connection:
To communicate with your target
  1. Connect your target and host machine with a serial cable.
  2. Specify the device (e.g. COM 2) and the communications settings in the view's menu:

    The Terminal view

You can now interact with your target by typing in the view.


By default on Linux hosts, the owner (root) and the group (uucp) have read-write permission on all /dev/ttyS* serial devices; users outside this group have no access.

If you're logged in as a non-root user, and you aren't a member of the uucp group, then the Terminal view doesn't show any serial devices to select from, since you don't have access rights to any of them. To work around this problem, add non-root users to the uucp group.

Related concepts
Downloading using TFTP
Downloading using other methods
Related tasks
Opening a terminal
Using the QNX Send File button
Transferring a file
Transferring files that aren't in Images
Transferring an image
Settings for the TFTP server
Setting font and color preferences