4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2014 5:01 AM by albert RSS

ARM DS-5- Configuring the Remote System Explorer

albert Bit

In the tutorial video ARM DS-5- Configuring the Remote System Explorer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UxUwRoc03k) What should be filled in the host name of new connection? What are the prerequisites ( other than ARM DS-5, ARM BOARD, DSTREAM). Please specify. What are the applications of  ARM DS-5- Configuring the Remote System Explorer meaning what can we do with it further? Please specify.

  • Re: ARM DS-5- Configuring the Remote System Explorer
    sellis Employee

    Remote System Explorer (RSE) is a set of Eclipse plug-ins for accessing remote Linux targets. DS-5 comes with the RSE plug-ins, but you can also obtain them separately (http://www.eclipse.org/tm/tutorial/index.php). Using RSE you can for example, transfer files between your host and target, or open a shell on the target to allow you to execute commands. This functionality is similar to what is provided by common utilities such as ftp and telnet/ssh, but with the convenience that you can access this from the Eclipse user interface.

     

    This tutorial assumes that you have DS-5 running on a host PC, and that you have a target system that is running Linux, and both the host and target are connected via a TCP/IP connection. No DSTREAM is required to use RSE, though you might use DSTREAM to download or boot Linux in the first place if you did not have any other way to do this. The host name that you enter into the RSE New Connection dialog is either the hostname of your Linux target or its IP address.

    • Re: ARM DS-5- Configuring the Remote System Explorer
      albert Bit

      By "target system" do you mean PC or arm board? If arm board, then please give tell the steps to run linux on it. How can I make the TCP/IP connection ? By directly connecting the board with PC via USB? or Ethernet?

      • Re: ARM DS-5- Configuring the Remote System Explorer
        sellis Employee

        Remote System Explorer can connect to any Linux system that provides ftp/telnet/ssh services, so that could be an x86 PC or it could be an ARM-based board. However, since this is an ARM forum I was expecting that you might be using an ARM-based board.

         

        The process for booting Linux is not an easy one to cover in a post such as this, and very much depends on your specific board. Many of the most popular developer boards nowadays come with a community website that provides information on how to boot Linux and providing pre-compiled Linux binaries, and this would be the best place to start. Examples of this type of board are beagle and panda, but there are many others.

         

        RSE needs a TCP/IP connection. If your board has an Ethernet connection then you can use this to connect to your PC. Alternatively your board might provide Wi-Fi. Alternatively, you can route TCP/IP over USB if you use an appropriate adaptor, and are running an appropriate driver on the target system.