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Minicom is a full-screen serial terminal emulation package, very much like the classic Telix terminal emulator for MS-DOS.

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Really clear screen when using minicom

I'm using minicom -w -D /dev/ttyUSB0 on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS to communicate through a USB to serial converter with an embedded Linux. I want to clear the screen in the same manner as reset does when ...
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Putty and Minicom lines don't return to "home" position in window

I flashed Mecrisp FORTH onto a Bluepill board. I then connected the Bluepill board to a USB/TTL converter, which I then connected to the usb port of my laptop. I have been able to use both Putty and ...
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Lost ttyUSB0, Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such device or address

Previously I used putty with ttyUSB0 to read the serial log in my SmartBox, but by accident I couldn't read it anymore and when I checked, my ttyUSB0 file on Ubuntu 18.04 was lost. I have tried to fix ...
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Minicom doesn't take keyboard input

I am trying to work with the TI TMDSLCDK138 development board. I have installed the SDK in Ubuntu 18.04.6 and developed a boot file and the board is connected to the PC using a USB-UART connector. ...
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minicom trouble connecting to device through serial port

I am trying to talk to a device through a RS-232 9pin serial connection using minicom. When connected, the device should take UTF-8 commands and return UTF-8 messages. I am using an FDTI RS-232 to USB ...
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move minicom to background after activation

there is a way to move minicom to bg after I entered? I know I can use '&' at the end of the command to start minicom on bg. but after I moved it to fg, how I can move it back to bg?
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20.04 lts, minicom file not supported

When I download from here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/focal/amd64/minicom/2.7.1-1.1 Ubuntu Software reports Failed to install file: unsupported Details Package version: 2.7.1-1.1 Source: minicom 2.7....
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Mincom always connected to /dev/ttyS0

I have set my minicom serial port with the following default conditions: pu port /dev/ttyUSB0 pu mdialpre pu mdialsuf pu mdialpre2 pu mdialsuf2 pu ...
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Device /dev/ttyUSB2 is locked

My GSM modem is attached to ttyUSB2 port but I am not able to access the port for AT commands. When I try to access it I get an error as below: $ sudo minicom Device /dev/ttyUSB2 is locked.
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minicom: cannot open /dev/ttyUSB3: Device or resource busy

i have quectel EC 25 modem in my pc. i am using ubuntu 16.04 OS. while using minicom it showing this minicom: cannot open /dev/ttyUSB3: Device or resource busy error.
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Media test failure error in Minicom

I have been working on setting up a bare metal switch through minicom from a remote server. Serial port info: sudo setserial -g /dev/ttyS0 /dev/ttyS0, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4 I was ...
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Read Fairbanks scale (Serial Device) input in Ubuntu 14.04

I need to read weight input coming from a Fairbanks 70-2453-4 scale. The machine is an old Dell Latitude D810 - it is docked (with a serial port) and running Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Trusty Tahr. I have ...
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echoing COM port return garbled but consistent charachters

I have a RS323 to usb cable connected to a circuit of max3232 IC Chip, everything was checked to be running on windows. The Tx and Rx are connected to each other to simulate an echo function. When ...
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Not able to add timestamp to minicom readings

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I am using minicom to capture bluetooth data. The data is displayed fine, but when I try to add timestamp using Ctrl+A followed by N. I don't see any time stamp on the ...
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Terminal Output Redirected to a File

I am redirecting the output of the terminal to a file using: Command > File.txt but the contents of the file appear like this: What is the problem? How can I make them appear normal?
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Avoid password prompt while using minicom

I have the following python code where I am trying to open the device /dev/ttyUSB5 using minicom: import serial import os b1_ser_port_num=5 cmd="/dev/ttyUSB"+str(b1_ser_port_num) print "We are now ...
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The best terminal emulator which can run scripts and offer good control

I recently moved from Windows 7 to Ubuntu (Not a total noob nor an expert in Linux flavors). Teraterm was the terminal emulator I used to connect to my UART enabled devices in Windows. I studied a few ...
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Receiving Serial data from windows PC

I am attempting to send a string of serial data from a windows PC using Powershell to a linux machine, I have managed to prove that the data reaches the last point before being connected onto the ...
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How to connect/read/write to serial port without root

As in the title, plus I'm already in group dialout via: sudo usermod -a -G dialout ben (I restarted my PC several times since then...) I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 File permission of the device-file: ...
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Cannot send AT commands in minicom

I am trying to use minicom to communicate with an ESP8266 Wifi chip using AT commands. I log into minicom and I type command "AT". The normal answer of the chip would be to send "OK" back to minicom. ...
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Why does minicom configuration always connects on /dev/ttyUSB1?

I seem to have a config issue with minicom I haven't seen before. When I start minicom I get this: james@dev2-NUC5i7RYH:/etc/minicom$ minicom minicom: cannot open /dev/ttyUSB1: No such file or ...
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AT commands in screen/minicom

I can connect to serial port in /dev/ttyUSB0 using screen or minicom. When I type the AT commands, the letters I type do not appear, just the output message. Example: If a type "AT" and press enter, ...
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How to detect & configure a upnp USB to serial adaptor for RXTX development in Java

I ordered a TRENDnet TU-S9 and and plugged it into my system. I heard this is plug and play and that it works on Ubuntu. I'm wondering how to determine which port identifier this USB to serial adapter ...
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Minicom doesn't work

I installed minicom and configured it with a usb to serial adapter. When I run minicom with sudo minicom I see only this message : Welcome to minicom 2.7 OPTIONS: I18n Compiled on Jan 1 2014, 17:13:...
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Minicom status stays offline

I have installed minicom through the following command: sudo apt-get minicom I am connected with the HP 5130 switch through a USB to Serial Console Cable. The name of my serial port is /dev/ttyUSB0 ...
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