Posted By: Anonymous
I am trying to connect minicom to a serial device that is connected via a USB-to-serial adapter. This is a PL2303 and from everything I’ve read no additional drivers are required. The device is recognised as a PL2303.
I’m a beginner at minicom. Is this the correct command to execute? Or do I need to configure something?
$ sudo minicom --device /dev/ttyUSB0 minicom: cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory $ sudo lsusb -v Bus 002 Device 006: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port Device Descriptor: bLength 18 bDescriptorType 1 $ tail /var/log/syslog #then removed and attached the device. Mar 13 23:31:49 ubuntu kernel: [807996.786805] usb 2-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0 Mar 13 23:34:44 ubuntu kernel: [808172.155129] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 7 Mar 13 23:34:44 ubuntu kernel: [808172.156321] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303 converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0 Mar 13 23:34:44 ubuntu kernel: [808172.156374] pl2303 2-1:1.0: device disconnected Mar 13 23:34:52 ubuntu kernel: [808179.497856] usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 8 Mar 13 23:34:52 ubuntu kernel: [808179.785845] pl2303 2-1:1.0: pl2303 converter detected Mar 13 23:34:52 ubuntu kernel: [808179.872309] usb 2-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
First check with
dmesg | grep tty if system recognize your adapter.
Then try to run minicom with
sudo minicom -s, go to “Serial port setup” and change the first line to
Don’t forget to save config as default with “Save setup as dfl”. It works for me on Ubuntu 11.04 on VirtualBox.