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LubeckTech 06-04-2009 10:18 AM

Software Install Advice Needed In Ubuntu
I need some help installing minicom in Ubuntu. I have downloaded and untared it but don't know what directory to put it in so I can install it from the terminal with the command sudo apt-get install minicom.


jimbo1708 06-04-2009 10:25 AM

Hello and Welcome,

have you tried installing from the repositories instead?


sudo apt-get install minicom
try running that.

- Jim

LubeckTech 06-04-2009 11:02 AM

Thanks Jim,

I'm not sure what you mean by repositories but when I use the command (from the terminal runnung as Super User) sudo apt-get install minicom I get an error message that tells me it can't find it. Currently I have the untarred files in a folder on the desktop. I think I need to put the files in a specific place so it knows where to look for them or use the command in such a way that the location of the files is specified but being very new to Linux I don't know how to do it. Is there is another command I should be using or a better way to install it??

jimbo1708 06-04-2009 11:04 AM

try running


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install minicom

also please post the file /etc/apt/sources.list

LubeckTech 06-05-2009 10:14 AM

Again many thanks Jim the commands you suggested did the trick. Minicom is now installed and Ubuntu is updated. Next stop for me is to get minicom and my beagleboard talking to each other via serial cable.

jimbo1708 06-05-2009 10:14 AM

good luck, glad to help

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