Minicom very useful, but sometimes not intuitive, recommended newcomers, especially accustomed to the Windows terminal users to use xgcom.
Installation is as follows:
My system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
1. Download the xgcom source code from http://code.google.com/p/xgcom/. The latest version is xgcom-0.04.2.tgz.
Extract to / usr / local / src under the tar xvzf xgcom-0.04.2.tgz / usr / local / src
2. Compile xgcom need to install a few required before the make, automake, libglib2.0-dev, libvte-dev, libgtk2.0-dev. Some systems may already come with some.
Sudo apt-get install automake
Sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev
Sudo apt-get install libvte-dev
Sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
3. Ready to start compiling xgcom
Into the extract good source code catalog, cd /usr/local/src/xgcom-0.04.2-src
Refer to README for configuration and compilation
Sudo make install
Then xgcom runs
Which xgcom Kanxia, installed to the / usr / local / bin under