When we connect a serial xbee module board to a Linux PC serially using RS232 9 pin cable, the data received on minicom screen is unreadable or sometimes no data is received at all. The setting is as follows: baud rate : 9600 flow control: none data bit: 8 parity: none stop bits: 1 What possibly could be the reason of receiving such unreadable data on minicom?

  • What are you expecting from it?
    – goldilocks
    Mar 15, 2015 at 12:40

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Based on what I'm seeing online a lot of the time garbled or a lack of content can be down to a number of different factors including:

If all else fails you could try running a serial communication program under Wine or else Windows under a Virtual Machine in Linux to communicate with it?

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