[clug] minicom on macbook

Hugh Fisher hugh.fisher at anu.edu.au
Wed Apr 2 02:01:00 GMT 2008

Deepan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I would like to use serial port in macbook. I
> guess usb to serial port convertor is the only
> possible option. I wonder if it is possible to use
> minicom in macbook to play with serial port (in
> usb to serial port converter). Please let me know
> if anyone has tried it.

I've used a USB to serial port converter to connect a
3D tracker to a PC running Linux without any problems.
The device name changed from /dev/ttyN to /dev/ttyUSBN
but otherwise I was pleasantly surprised to find that
everything Just Worked, right down to being able to
set the baud rate, stop bits, and other parameters.


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