Use minicom on Linux Mint 21
Refresh the cache and install the package.
Identify serial port
Connect your device to the Linux Mint PC using a serial cable. In the terminal, run the following command to list the available serial ports. Note down the name of the serial port (e.g. "/dev/ttyUSB0") corresponding to your device.
In the terminal, run the following command to start the Minicom configuration:
In the Minicom configuration menu, use the arrow keys to navigate and configure the settings as follows:
- Select "Serial port setup"
- Set the serial device to the one you noted down earlier (e.g. "/dev/ttyUSB0")
- Set the baud rate according to your device's specifications (e.g. "9600")
- Leave other settings at their default values, unless you have specific requirements
- Press "Save setup as dfl" to save the configuration.
- Press "Exit from Minicom".
These settings will be saved in file /etc/minicom/minirc.dfl for all future runs.
Instead of doing the setup first, you can give the correct parameters on the commandline instead. Minicom will open and display the terminal window.