Minicom - HyperTerminal replacement in UbuntuMay 22, 2009, 07:02 (5 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to dave for this link. ]
"Next time, from the terminal you only need to run sudo minicom in order to access your Cisco box or you make the user a member of the "dialout" group. Then you don't have to run minicom with sudo after the initial default configuration. The Dialout group owns all of the serial ports in Ubuntu."