1 Linux setup

1.1 Overview

A neat tool for communicating with your Beta camera via serial port is minicom.

Check if you already have minicom installed on your system by trying to run it:

$ minicom

Your system will respond with a message like bash: command not found: minicom if it's not installed.

1.2 Steps

1.2.1 Install minicom

Install the minicom package like you'd install other software on your system – which could be via a GUI tool or using aptitude or apt-get (for wich you might need super user rights), e.g.:

$ apt-get install minicom


$ sudo apt-get install minicom