2.4. Failing to make a connection

Clicking inside a check box, in the Connection Control window, might fail to connect to the chosen debug target. This might be for one of the following reasons:

If RealView Debugger attempts to make a connection and fails, it normally displays a selection box to offer possible actions, shown in Figure 2.8.

Figure 2.8. Failing to make a connection

Failing to make a connection

The options are:


If you have identified the cause of the failure and corrected it, for example you have connected a board or switched on power, you can select this option and click OK to connect.

Edit Board file...

You can select this option and click OK to close the list selection box and display the Connection Properties window where you can edit your target configuration details. Save the new settings and then close the window before trying to make the connection using the Connection Control window.

Display list of possible problems...

RealView Debugger might display this option if there are known problems with solutions to apply. Selecting the option displays a message box containing a list of possible causes for the failure to connect. The text describes ways to fix the problem. This list provides only suggestions and might not be applicable to your debug target.

Configure Device Info...

Select this option to configure the target.

The error message displayed at the top of the window indicates the type of error encountered by RealView Debugger. To close the error message and abandon the connection, click Cancel.

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