How to Setup and Use minicom on Linux Ubuntu !!

Some people are windows oriented, others are linux oriented. Well I consider my self more of a windows user (I am not proud of that xD)  so I decided to give linux a try and use minicom to configure Cisco devices. Here is how to download, Setup and Install minicom on ubuntu to be ready for use.

First you have to download and install minicom:

sudo apt-get install minicom

Okay cool, now that you have installed it, you might want to find out the name of your serial port, Here is how:

dmesg | grep tt (This will bring all the port that are used to connected to outside terminals)

Now it is time to configure minicom:

sudo minicom -s

After opting-in this command, follow these steps:

  1.  Press A and change the serial device to the one you say in the previous step “For example: /dev/tty0”
  2.  Press F to change the flow control to “No”
  3.  Finally and most importantly, Press E to change your baud rate to “9600”

Now Press Esc to go back to main menu, and then save your configuration as dfl or you could save as and choose a name. For example cisco, now every time you would like to use the same configuration just type sudo minicom cisco.

I hope this helps !!

Have a great day.


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