Serial communication, terminal

Jay Moore jaymo at
Thu Jan 13 17:38:43 PST 2005

On Wednesday 12 January 2005 03:22 am, Florian Hengstberger wrote:
> Hi!
> I have a microcontroller with an uart interface.
> I want to communicate with my computer through the serial port
> of my FreeBSD box.
> Is it somehow possible to connect the serial io to a xterm?
> Case it is not: I don't want to write a program myself -
> is there an existing program handling the io?

open a terminal window & type in "minicom -s"

set the parameters as required to match your target

quit/exit minicom

now type in "minicom" & start your target

you may also need to chmod or chown your serial tty device to access the 
serial port as a "regular" user.  


PS - thought I'd try this before sending the mail, but appears my 5.2.1 BSD 
doesn't have minicom  :(  So - you may need to install it from the ports 

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