The BBB's on board micro HDMI port provides a relatively easy way to attach a display device. With the new Debian distribution, compatibility, and ease of installation, the process is greatly simplified. We will take a look at two types of devices you may be using: an HDMI monitor and a small form-factor LCD (without HDMI).
Using a display is not a requirement to operate the board and is merely optional. You will learn how to control the BBB without a display later in this chapter.
Running your board with an HDMI monitor is the default method to use your BBB.