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.
Then Save setup as dfl then exit."