I have a brand new Hikey 970 board. I followed the suggested boot up method. I see nothing on the HDMI output (tried every monitor I have and they do support 1080p60. I don’t see a /dev/ttyUSBx if I connect the USB C to a linux machine. I see no activity on any LED, just the power LED is lit. How do I tell if this board is even alive?
Does the network have a default IP address that I can ssh into? Of course as whom?
Also when it says several minutes for the first boot - what is several? Is it 2, 5, 10 or 50 - all being several?
ETA: I had read a bunch of stuff saying this might have to do with the type of monitor. So I did the best I could, which is I took the board to the local Best Buy and tested it with every monitor they had on display which included multiple models from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, LG, Samsung and Vizio. Not a one worked (I tested 18 different monitors ).
I did notice one difference between monitors. In some cases the user LEDs tucked between the two USB Type A ports will blink in differing ways. In other cases there is no activity on those LEDs. That may mean something to someone.