Install and setup Minicom

Minicom is the hyperterminal for Linux.

Minicom is by default not installed.

  1. Install Minicom with the following command

    sudo apt-get install minicom

  2. Find your serial port

    dmesg | grep tty

    $ dmesg | grep tty
    [    0.001251] console [tty0] enabled
    [   72.953237] usb 6-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0

    I use a USB serial port, my laptop doesn’t have a build in serial port.
    So the name of the serial port is ttyUSB0.

  3. Configure Minicom

    sudo minicom -s

    • Select “Serial Port setup”
    • Enter A to change the selected serial port, in my case change to /dev/ttyUSB0
    • Enter E to change the line speed to 9600 8N1
    • Select “Save setup as dfl”
  4. Exit Minicom
  5. Start Minicom with

    sudo minicom

And you are  good to go.

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