Intel® Arria® 10 SoC UEFI Boot Loader User Guide

ID 683536
Date 12/15/2017
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1.13. Minicom Installation

Task time: 15 minutes

Minicom is a text-based modem control and terminal emulation program for Unix-like operating systems. A common use for Minicom is to setup a remote serial console.

  1. The virtual serial port is usually named /dev/ttyUSB0. In order to determine the device name associated with the virtual serial port on your host PC, please perform the following steps:
    1. Type ls /dev/ttyUSB* to determine which USB serial device are already installed
    2. Connect mini USB cable from J10 to the PC. This will enable the PC to communicate with the board, even if the board is not powered yet.
    3. Use the ls /dev/ttyUSB* command again to determine which new USB serial device appeared.
  2. On CentOS, type:
    sudo yum install minicom
  3. On Ubuntu, type:
    sudo apt-get install minicom