Reading serial works on first run ONLY

Hi Nvidia Community,

SETUP: I am using the Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit and I am reading data from a microcontroller (Arduino). The Arduino is connected via USB cable and I am using python with the pyserial library. The microcontroller shows up properly as /dev/ttyACM0.

PROBLEM: On the first run everything works properly. On the second or third run no data can be received.


  • Only after unplugging and plugging the device back in it works again for one single time.
  • I see the same behavior when I use the Arduino IDE and the build in serial monitor tool.
  • It works fine on any other machine than the Orin.
  • It works fine on the USB-C port close to the power jack but all other USB ports show the behavior described above. Also when used with a hub on said USB-C I’m back to the behavior described above.
  • I observe similar behavior with an FTDI adapter that connects via USB.

Thank you so much for your attention and let me know if I can provide any further information.

The 4 type-A ports in Orin developer kit are one set of embedded USB hub. Please try this and see if it works after hub off/on:
Power down USB ports - #4 by vsaw

Hi, I am experiencing this same issue with both a ORIN dev kit and ORIN module running in the following carrier board:

I will try this ‘turning it on and off again’ ‘fix’ once I get a chance however this issue does not exist on the alternative Intel NUCs we use. Should I expect this issue to be fixed in a later firmware update?

Hi, I am currently experiencing this issue as well. Powering off then on is a functional workaround, but I’m also wondering if this issue will be officially fixed at some point?

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