How to Get Minicom to Work on a Mac
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:
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.