picocom|minicom for BSD

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Mon Apr 5 15:22:30 PDT 2021

You probably need to modify /etc/ttys to set the appropriate speed for the
port.  I had to do that to get an ancient ADM/3A working:


That is a guess on my part; I have never used the hardware you mention.

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 5:02 PM bobmc at bobmc.net <admin1 at bobmc.net> wrote:

> Why picocom or minicom? Computers, terminals, modems, and printers
> were once connected in a system using RS232 serial ports. That use-case is
> obsolete and the Ports of minicom and picocom are unmaintained but there is
> still a use-case. For example, in a factory, simple controllers, widely
> placed, can be wired into a system computer via RS485.
> I would like to use picocom with DragonFly. It is most simple to list the
> RS232 with "ls -l /dev/tty*" and  "picocom /dev/tty.." something? I tried
> several and got "operation not supported" using the root account.
> I have a Asrock QC5000-ITX which has an on-board UART. I also have a
> USB-RS232 (CH341). Using these devices on Linux presents no challenge.
> Perhaps one or more settings in rc.d.serial need to be changed. Is there a
> document somewhere that would help me understand the BSD details.
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