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minicom is a serial port communications program which emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It is a clone of the MS-DOS Telix program.


  • If you get
minicom: cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory

link /dev/modem to your serial port device; for com1, this is usually /dev/ttyS0:

root@computer:~$ ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem