You can use screen to connect to a serial console in Ubuntu

I have to work from home with it being pretty apocalyptic out there due to the covid 13 virus. At work I use a windows machine and use Putty. Here at home I use Ubuntu and need a serial terminal to communicate with the hardware I’m working with.

Turns out I can use screen, awesome!

Install screen

sudo apt-get install screen -y

To connect

screen /dev/<your device here> <your baud rate>

To exit

Press ctrl-a type the following


Then hit enter

Stay safe out there!