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Open terminal on host computer to use a Linux shell on NVIDIA hardware

Since R2018b



openShell(hwObj) opens an SSH terminal on your host computer that provides encrypted access to the Linux® command shell on the NVIDIA® hardware. When you are prompted, enter a user name and password.

The NVIDIA hardware has two default user names: 'nvidia' and 'ubuntu'. For 'nvidia', the default password is 'nvidia'. For 'ubuntu', the default password is 'ubuntu'.



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You can use an encrypted SSH terminal session to change the password on your NVIDIA Jetson™ board.

It is a good security practice to change the default password to a secure password the first time that you connect to the NVIDIA board.

hwObj = jetson()

Use the Linux passwd command to change the password of the current user.


Input Arguments

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Connection to a specific NVIDIA hardware board, specified as a jetson or drive object.

Version History

Introduced in R2018b