Cannot connect to Apalis iMX8 Ixora board over serial connection with VSCode Torizon extension

I can see my Apalis IMX8 SOM on Ixora board connected to the debug port on COM3 from device manager.
When I try to connect to the board using the Toradex Torizon extension in VSCode v1.71.0 on serial, I get an error as follows.

[08-06 11:02:48.204] Serial port error.

[08-06 11:02:48.205] Error (536) - Serial port error: [Errno 2] could not open port COM3: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘COM3’

I have also tried COM3: and COM 3 , but get the same error.

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Hi @SJ_BHD, how are you?

Thanks for reporting this behaviour. We’ve been able to reproduce it and we’ll come back to you once we have a proper solution.

Best regards,

Hello @gclaudino.tx -any updates on the serial connection?

If a docker container can be made on the host machine (PC/laptop) with the Torizon extension in VSCode, where is this container located?
Then maybe one option could be to scp this container to the board using a tool like Putty instead if trying to connect to board in VSCode with extension.


This has not been corrected yet but the ticket is open and the team will be working on it. Would you be able to connect to your module on the extension using SSH?

Just to confirm, do you want to run the extension inside a Container and then connect through the board using this specific container? To see the containers running on your machine you can use docker ps.

Edit: To see the container images on your PC even those that are not running you can use docker images. The images will be stored in the local registry and you can use the extension to push the images to the board through ssh.

Best regards,