I normally connect to my edison through the FTDI USB serial port via putty. One of the PITA problems with this is that every time I disconnect the serial port USB cable putty stops and I have to re-setup the connection. This is expected and happens with most (all?) terminal emulators. Does anyone know of a terminal emulator that has the smarts to know it is a USB connection and automatically re-establish the connection when the USB cable is plugged back in?
I don't know of any terminal emulators that just work as you expect however there is a Putty shortcut that you might find useful. Go to Putty and select the "Serial" Option. Type in the Serial Line and the Speed. Under the "Saved Sessions" option, type the name you want for your session and click save. This will save your session and it will be easier and faster to login to your device. Once you do this every time you open Putty just select the session, click Load and Open. Other way to open the session is to right-click on the Putty shortcut and select the session you want to open.
oohhh, so close.... it pops up with an error window (like putty) "Unable to open Connection to Com15 Unable to open Serial Port" when the port is disconnected, but if the error window is closed (after reconnecting the USB port) it reconnects. Tried Putty tray the same thing.