I am having significant difficulties with my Jetson Xavier. After a period of sitting on the shelf due to other obligations, I set about working with my (early release) Xavier Dev kit.
When set up normally (attached to an HDMI monitor) the device seemed to fail to boot. I had gone through the process of installing at least one, maybe two Jetpack releases since I received it, and all seemed well as far as I went with things. I never got time to do any serious work however, but just explored the environment and perhaps some demos.
I realized that it was appearing with the original hostname on my network. So I tried using Putty to connect to it, and logged in without problem. Just the video configuration seemed to be messed up.
I decided to install the latest Jetpack (4.3) using SDK Manager (184.108.40.20617). That seemed to go OK, though I didn’t watch the terminal. It ended by saying “INSTALLATION COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY”. It still would not come up graphically. Looking at the network, it was being handed an IP address by DHCP, but the hostname was now ‘localhost.localhost’ and it would not accept SSH login.
I repeated this entire process a couple more times and realized that I was consistently getting write errors during the early parts of the flash process. This does not seem to be noticed by the SDK manager.
To me it looks as if critical ranges of the eMMC flash have failed, probably taking my display configuration and who knows what else with them. Reinstalling the OS is not correcting the problem.
As SSH is not set up, I do not know how to get in to do more investigation. I gather that there is a serial port way in, but trying to get in through the /dev/ttyACM0 that appears on my host does not seem to work (I don’t know the port parameters to use).
I am at a loss. Can anyone help me?