[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)
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)
Ignore the request to restart as well as the modem which appears in network connections

Install and configure 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

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

> Save the setup as default ("dfl")

> Exit

To exit use 
[CTRL-A], [Z], [X]

To connect again
sudo minicom
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