I am running Ubuntu for the first time by booting from a USB drive. Now I have plugged in a USB-to-serial converter which has been recognized and automatically added as
How do I access
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busybox microcom -t 5000 /dev/ttyUSB0
You could use tio - a simple tty terminal I/O application:
you can use ckermit also. It should be in the repository. After installing it create a file in your home directory called
.mykermrc then add the 5 following lines:
set line /dev/ttyUSB0 set flow-control none set carrier-watch off set speed 115200 connect
parameters can be adjusted as necessary.
save the file.
to start it
You can use putty. Its an ssh/serial/telnet client for Windows and Linux. You can download it from http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Networking/PuTTY-347.shtml
You can use picocom, it is a minimal dumb-terminal emulation program. Basic usage is something like this (change 11520 to the desired baud rate):
$ picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyUSB0
You have all the options you may want from a dumb-terminal program, like stop bits, parity, local echo, carriage return / line feed / backspace / delete / tab translation, X/Y/Z-modem and ASCII transfer integration, etc.
man picocom and
picocom --help for further information.
Needed Mint 17.1 to talk to my Arduino, after a little chasing around, it turns out that your user must be part of the
dialout group to use the tty. This should apply to Ubuntu as well. You can do so either by running the command:
sudo usermod -a -G dialout username
Or graphically, by using:
Administration → Users & Groups → Manage Groups
In which case you would go to the line for
dialout, check the properties to ensure that
username is ticked, if not
username must be added.
This worked for me and by the look of lots of posts others have had the same problem.