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Ubuntu support for installing USB to DB9 Adaptor (Prolific PL2303HX Rev D Chipset)

Support helped me out greatly with just the direct means for enabling the cable to work in Linux Ubuntu.

Source: http://www.nish.com/2013/how-to-conne... by Nish Vamadevan on 13/10/2013 @nish

"Connect the USB Serial adapter and find out which serial port is it connected to.

dmesg | grep USB

You will see something similar to this output.

[ 6.804403] usb 1-1.3: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0

Make sure you chmod 777 /dev/ttyUSB0 so minicom will allow you to save the config.

Open up minicom by running the command minicom -s and select Serial port setup

Reflect the output you saw from dmesg and set it to the Serial Device by pressing AE > C

A – Serial Device : /dev/ttyUSB0
E – Bps/Par/Bits : 9600 8N1

Please see the following screenshot for more info.

minicom-config

Then Save setup as dfl then exit."
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