Originally Posted by suicidaleggroll
You don't need FTDI drivers in Linux, it's built into the kernel. The dmesg output tells you it's working, so chances are either the software isn't or it's a permission issue. The port will be at /dev/ttyUSB0, and your user needs to be a member of the "dialout" group in order to use it.
Was a permissions problem i used the following in a root terminal:
this listed what groups frank was in
usermod -a -G dialout frank
this added frank to the dialout group which was required for my software.