[Home] Prolific USB to Serial PL2303 and OS X 10.6

Prolific USB to Serial PL2303
Prolific Serial to USB PL2303
OS X Tiger, OS X Leopard, OS X Snow Leopard

Install MacPorts for your version of OS X
(1.8.2 - Snow Leopard at the time of this writing)
http://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/
Download and open the dmg. Run the pkg.
$ sudo port -v selfupdate

Install the USB to Serial Adapter (0.3.1 marked for 10.4, tested working with 10.6)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/osx-pl2303/
Ignore the request to restart as well as the modem which appears in network connections

Install and configure minicom
http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/MacOS_X#USB_Serial_with_minicom

$ sudo port install minicom # lrzsz for file xfer will also be installed
$ ls /dev/cu. # should reveal /dev/cu.PL2303-0000101D or similar
$ sudo minicom -s
> Serial Port Setup
Device: /dev/cu.PL2303-0000101D
[enter][enter]

>Modem and Dialing
Init string: [empty string]
Reset string: [empty string]
Hang-up string: [empty string]
[enter][enter]

> Save the setup as default ("dfl")
[enter][enter]

> Exit
[enter]

To exit use 
[CTRL-A], [Z], [X]

To connect again
sudo minicom
[enter][enter]
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