How to Get Minicom to Work on a Mac

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My mac is running Snow Leopard, OSX 10.6 First install the following three drivers:

http://www.tripplite.com/sku/USA19HS/
http://pbxbook.com/other/sw/PL2303_MacOSX_v1_5_1.zip
FTDI_MacOSX_v2.2.18.zip

Then reboot your computer. Your computer should now detect the device using a serial to usb adapter (ls /dev). It should be something like cu.usbserial and/or tty.usbserial. Take note of the device name starting with a “cu”, so in my case I would take note of “cu.usbserial”. Then download minicom here: http://pbxbook.com/other/sw/minicom-2.2.zip Once installed run minicom like this:

/opt/minicom/current/bin/minicom -s

You’ll see a screen that looks like this: Arrow down and select “Serial port setup” Enter the Serial Device and change the “E” setting to “9600 8N1”. Your screen should look something like this:

Then arrow down to exit.