minicom freebsd 8.0

C. P. Ghost cpghost at
Wed Jun 2 10:06:59 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM, akash kumar <akashb503 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was referring to minicom command similar to one on linux.
> On linux the config file is /etc/minirc.<configfile> and the  Serial Device is  /dev/ttyUSB0, which was working for me.
> On freebsd  the config file is /usr/local/etc/minicom/minirc.<configfile>, but not sure what to update in the field 'pu port'.
> I tried with /dev/ugen2.2 but got below error
>> minicom: cannot open /dev/ugen2.2: Permission denied
> Please let me know what needs to be updated in the 'pu port' field.

Ah, okay. ugen is a generic device. I think you can't use that directly
if you have a usb-to-serial converter.

I guess you need to kldload a kernel module specific to your usb-to-serial
converter. For example something like uplcom, umodem etc. This would
create a new entry in /dev that you can use in minicom.

Permissions for those devices can be set in /etc/devfs.rules (and restarting
devfs with /etc/rc.d/devfs restart). You may also want to look at /etc/devd.conf

I'm not familiar with usb-to-serial converters, so I can't help more than that.
Others may have more experience there.

> Thanks,
> Akash.


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