ATttention command how to execute or install

Asked by BT


First of all, I am a newbie on Linux so I apologize in advance if my questions are obvious.

I have an external Multitech GPS modem which I installed on Windows XP and used a HyperTerminal to communicate with it using ATtention command and it just worked. The AT command is something like AT, or AT+CMGS

Then I tried to use this modem on a Ubuntu Server and I have no idea where to start. I connected my modem to a serial port and the modem is on. However when I type an AT command in a terminal i got error like:

btruong@ubuntu:~$ AT
bash: AT: command not found

Anyone has any idea how to work with these modem? Or do I have to install something extra in order to run ATtention (Hayes) commands on Linux? Any help would be really appreciated.


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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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Best marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please install and use minicom terminal

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications→Accessories→Terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install minicom

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter


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BT (billytruong2001) said :

Thank you so much Marco. Your solution is right on the spot. Though after installing the minicom, I need to run minicom -s to setup the port and everything is working perfectly now. Thanks again for your awesome support. Have a good day.

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BT (billytruong2001) said :

Thanks marcobra (Marco Braida), that solved my question.