Setting the Date and Time for My Beaglebone Black

One of the things I noticed when I first powered-on my BBB and queried the command line for the date and time, was that both were nowhere near being the correct date and time. Using Google and some trial and error, I came to using the following commands: sudo locale-get en_US.UTF-8 sudo timedatectl set-time “YYYY-MM-DD … Continue reading "Setting the Date and Time for My Beaglebone Black"

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Configuring the Beaglebone Black GPIO Pins (Permanently)

The majority of the 46 GPIO pins on the Beaglebone Black have different modes of operation. For example, pin 24 on header P9 can operate as a simple GPIO, a Controller Area Network (CAN) port, among others. If one is using a Debian-based Linux OS image from elinux.org, the system comes with a helper script … Continue reading "Configuring the Beaglebone Black GPIO Pins (Permanently)"

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