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Old 04-16-2007, 12:20 AM   #1
SCClockDr
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USB - Serial port configuration??


Hi All

Well I've made a good deal of progress getting things setup.

I am now attempting to get my Oregon Scientific weather station connected to a USB / serial port so I can install a weather update tar ball.

With regards to setting up a comm port I am clueless.
Code:
mknod /dev/usb/ttyUSB0 c 188 0
returns:
Code:
mknod: `/dev/usb/ttyUSB0': No such file or directory
I'm sure I'm missing the obvious.

In browsing dev I see this:
Code:
george@Sony-Vaio:/dev$ dir
acpi       ptyd1  ptys9  ptyy1       tty18  ttyc2  ttyra    ttywd
adsp       ptyd2  ptysa  ptyy2       tty19  ttyc3  ttyrb    ttywe
agpgart    ptyd3  ptysb  ptyy3       tty2   ttyc4  ttyrc    ttywf
audio      ptyd4  ptysc  ptyy4       tty20  ttyc5  ttyrd    ttyx0
bus        ptyd5  ptysd  ptyy5       tty21  ttyc6  ttyre    ttyx1
cdrom      ptyd6  ptyse  ptyy6       tty22  ttyc7  ttyrf    ttyx2
cdrw       ptyd7  ptysf  ptyy7       tty23  ttyc8  ttys0    ttyx3
console    ptyd8  ptyt0  ptyy8       tty24  ttyc9  ttyS0    ttyx4
core       ptyd9  ptyt1  ptyy9       tty25  ttyca  ttys1    ttyx5
disk       ptyda  ptyt2  ptyya       tty26  ttycb  ttyS1    ttyx6
dsp        ptydb  ptyt3  ptyyb       tty27  ttycc  ttys2    ttyx7
dvd        ptydc  ptyt4  ptyyc       tty28  ttycd  ttyS2    ttyx8
dvdrw      ptydd  ptyt5  ptyyd       tty29  ttyce  ttys3    ttyx9
fd         ptyde  ptyt6  ptyye       tty3   ttycf  ttyS3    ttyxa
fd0        ptydf  ptyt7  ptyyf       tty30  ttyd0  ttys4    ttyxb
full       ptye0  ptyt8  ptyz0       tty31  ttyd1  ttys5    ttyxc
fuse       ptye1  ptyt9  ptyz1       tty32  ttyd2  ttys6    ttyxd
hpet       ptye2  ptyta  ptyz2       tty33  ttyd3  ttys7    ttyxe
initctl    ptye3  ptytb  ptyz3       tty34  ttyd4  ttys8    ttyxf
input      ptye4  ptytc  ptyz4       tty35  ttyd5  ttys9    ttyy0
kmem       ptye5  ptytd  ptyz5       tty36  ttyd6  ttysa    ttyy1
kmsg       ptye6  ptyte  ptyz6       tty37  ttyd7  ttysb    ttyy2
log        ptye7  ptytf  ptyz7       tty38  ttyd8  ttysc    ttyy3
loop0      ptye8  ptyu0  ptyz8       tty39  ttyd9  ttysd    ttyy4
lp0        ptye9  ptyu1  ptyz9       tty4   ttyda  ttyse    ttyy5
MAKEDEV    ptyea  ptyu2  ptyza       tty40  ttydb  ttysf    ttyy6
mem        ptyeb  ptyu3  ptyzb       tty41  ttydc  ttyt0    ttyy7
mixer      ptyec  ptyu4  ptyzc       tty42  ttydd  ttyt1    ttyy8
net        ptyed  ptyu5  ptyzd       tty43  ttyde  ttyt2    ttyy9
null       ptyee  ptyu6  ptyze       tty44  ttydf  ttyt3    ttyya
nvidia0    ptyef  ptyu7  ptyzf       tty45  ttye0  ttyt4    ttyyb
nvidiactl  ptyp0  ptyu8  ram0        tty46  ttye1  ttyt5    ttyyc
oldmem     ptyp1  ptyu9  ram1        tty47  ttye2  ttyt6    ttyyd
parport0   ptyp2  ptyua  ram10       tty48  ttye3  ttyt7    ttyye
port       ptyp3  ptyub  ram11       tty49  ttye4  ttyt8    ttyyf
ppp        ptyp4  ptyuc  ram12       tty5   ttye5  ttyt9    ttyz0
psaux      ptyp5  ptyud  ram13       tty50  ttye6  ttyta    ttyz1
ptmx       ptyp6  ptyue  ram14       tty51  ttye7  ttytb    ttyz2
pts        ptyp7  ptyuf  ram15       tty52  ttye8  ttytc    ttyz3
ptya0      ptyp8  ptyv0  ram2        tty53  ttye9  ttytd    ttyz4
ptya1      ptyp9  ptyv1  ram3        tty54  ttyea  ttyte    ttyz5
ptya2      ptypa  ptyv2  ram4        tty55  ttyeb  ttytf    ttyz6
ptya3      ptypb  ptyv3  ram5        tty56  ttyec  ttyu0    ttyz7
ptya4      ptypc  ptyv4  ram6        tty57  ttyed  ttyu1    ttyz8
ptya5      ptypd  ptyv5  ram7        tty58  ttyee  ttyu2    ttyz9
ptya6      ptype  ptyv6  ram8        tty59  ttyef  ttyu3    ttyza
ptya7      ptypf  ptyv7  ram9        tty6   ttyp0  ttyu4    ttyzb
ptya8      ptyq0  ptyv8  random      tty60  ttyp1  ttyu5    ttyzc
ptya9      ptyq1  ptyv9  rtc         tty61  ttyp2  ttyu6    ttyzd
ptyaa      ptyq2  ptyva  scd0        tty62  ttyp3  ttyu7    ttyze
ptyab      ptyq3  ptyvb  scd1        tty63  ttyp4  ttyu8    ttyzf
ptyac      ptyq4  ptyvc  sda         tty7   ttyp5  ttyu9    urandom
ptyad      ptyq5  ptyvd  sda1        tty8   ttyp6  ttyua    usbdev1.1_ep00
ptyae      ptyq6  ptyve  sda2        tty9   ttyp7  ttyub    usbdev1.1_ep81
ptyaf      ptyq7  ptyvf  sda3        ttya0  ttyp8  ttyuc    usbdev1.3_ep00
ptyb0      ptyq8  ptyw0  sda5        ttya1  ttyp9  ttyud    usbdev1.3_ep02
ptyb1      ptyq9  ptyw1  sda6        ttya2  ttypa  ttyue    usbdev1.3_ep81
ptyb2      ptyqa  ptyw2  sdb         ttya3  ttypb  ttyuf    usbdev1.3_ep82
ptyb3      ptyqb  ptyw3  sdb1        ttya4  ttypc  ttyUSB0  usbdev2.1_ep00
ptyb4      ptyqc  ptyw4  sdb2        ttya5  ttypd  ttyv0    usbdev2.1_ep81
ptyb5      ptyqd  ptyw5  sdb5        ttya6  ttype  ttyv1    usbdev3.1_ep00
ptyb6      ptyqe  ptyw6  sdb6        ttya7  ttypf  ttyv2    usbdev3.1_ep81
ptyb7      ptyqf  ptyw7  sequencer   ttya8  ttyq0  ttyv3    usbdev4.1_ep00
ptyb8      ptyr0  ptyw8  sequencer2  ttya9  ttyq1  ttyv4    usbdev4.1_ep81
ptyb9      ptyr1  ptyw9  sg0         ttyaa  ttyq2  ttyv5    vcs
ptyba      ptyr2  ptywa  sg1         ttyab  ttyq3  ttyv6    vcs1
ptybb      ptyr3  ptywb  sg2         ttyac  ttyq4  ttyv7    vcs2
ptybc      ptyr4  ptywc  sg3         ttyad  ttyq5  ttyv8    vcs3
ptybd      ptyr5  ptywd  shm         ttyae  ttyq6  ttyv9    vcs4
ptybe      ptyr6  ptywe  snapshot    ttyaf  ttyq7  ttyva    vcs5
ptybf      ptyr7  ptywf  snd         ttyb0  ttyq8  ttyvb    vcs6
ptyc0      ptyr8  ptyx0  sndstat     ttyb1  ttyq9  ttyvc    vcs7
ptyc1      ptyr9  ptyx1  sr0         ttyb2  ttyqa  ttyvd    vcs8
ptyc2      ptyra  ptyx2  sr1         ttyb3  ttyqb  ttyve    vcsa
ptyc3      ptyrb  ptyx3  stderr      ttyb4  ttyqc  ttyvf    vcsa1
ptyc4      ptyrc  ptyx4  stdin       ttyb5  ttyqd  ttyw0    vcsa2
ptyc5      ptyrd  ptyx5  stdout      ttyb6  ttyqe  ttyw1    vcsa3
ptyc6      ptyre  ptyx6  tty         ttyb7  ttyqf  ttyw2    vcsa4
ptyc7      ptyrf  ptyx7  tty0        ttyb8  ttyr0  ttyw3    vcsa5
ptyc8      ptys0  ptyx8  tty1        ttyb9  ttyr1  ttyw4    vcsa6
ptyc9      ptys1  ptyx9  tty10       ttyba  ttyr2  ttyw5    vcsa7
ptyca      ptys2  ptyxa  tty11       ttybb  ttyr3  ttyw6    vcsa8
ptycb      ptys3  ptyxb  tty12       ttybc  ttyr4  ttyw7    xconsole
ptycc      ptys4  ptyxc  tty13       ttybd  ttyr5  ttyw8    zero
ptycd      ptys5  ptyxd  tty14       ttybe  ttyr6  ttyw9
ptyce      ptys6  ptyxe  tty15       ttybf  ttyr7  ttywa
ptycf      ptys7  ptyxf  tty16       ttyc0  ttyr8  ttywb
ptyd0      ptys8  ptyy0  tty17       ttyc1  ttyr9  ttywc
My machine has NO comm port so I must go through a usb.

This is no prob in XP but I want to move away from that OS.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 12:41 AM   #2
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I have connected my laptop (Suse 10.1) VIA USB/serial to my desktop.
You don't mention your distribution or link the instructions you are following.
You are running "mknod" as root?

EDIT: Checking my laptop I see I have /dev/ttyUSB0.
I am guessing you either need to use that or create the USB directory first.

Last edited by 2damncommon; 04-16-2007 at 12:48 AM.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2damncommon
...You don't mention your distribution...
Kubuntu v 7.04
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or link the instructions you are following.
http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x356.html
The instructions do leave me lost.
"You need to turn on USB Serial Converter support..."
How?
"...then select whichever of the various particular drivers you need."
Which one/s?
Quote:
You are running "mknod" as root?
yes I believe I am.
I see activity from my weather station but it won't connect.

My hair is gettin thin on this one.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 06:31 PM   #4
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What is the make / manufacture of the USB serial port adapter?
Look at the output of the dmesg command. Is the adapter being recgonized by the OS?
Or try the command lsusb.

Also look at what modules are being loaded via the lsmod command.
Look for the usb-serial module and maybe pl2303 (if your adapter uses this chipset)
 
Old 04-16-2007, 10:25 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by michaelk
What is the make / manufacture of the USB serial port adapter?
Belkin [0x050d] Model F5U109 [0x0109]
 
Old 04-16-2007, 10:53 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by michaelk
Look at the output of the dmesg command.
Code:
[   16.356073] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[   16.356106] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[   16.356135] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[   16.436748] ohci_hcd: 2006 August 04 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
[   16.458768] 8139cp: 10/100 PCI Ethernet driver v1.3 (Mar 22, 2004)
[   16.464319] ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
[   16.508959] ata1.00: ata_hpa_resize 1: sectors = 241254720, hpa_sectors = 241254720
[   16.508964] ata1.00: ATA-5: IC35L120AVVA07-0, VA6OA52A, max UDMA/100
[   16.508968] ata1.00: 241254720 sectors, multi 16: LBA 
[   16.509102] ata1.01: ata_hpa_resize 1: sectors = 781422768, hpa_sectors = 781422768
[   16.509105] ata1.01: ATA-7: ST3400632A, 3.04, max UDMA/100
[   16.509107] ata1.01: 781422768 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 
[   16.520915] ata1.00: ata_hpa_resize 1: sectors = 241254720, hpa_sectors = 241254720
[   16.520921] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/100
[   16.532878] ata1.01: ata_hpa_resize 1: sectors = 781422768, hpa_sectors = 781422768
[   16.532885] ata1.01: configured for UDMA/100
[   16.532902] scsi1 : pata_sis
[   16.554133] Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
[   16.610626] FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
[   17.035644] ata2.00: ATAPI, max UDMA/66
[   17.035650] ata2.01: ATAPI, max UDMA/33
[   17.207302] ata2.00: configured for UDMA/66
[   17.378970] ata2.01: configured for UDMA/33
[   17.379136] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ATA      IC35L120AVVA07-0 VA6O PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[   17.379593] scsi 0:0:1:0: Direct-Access     ATA      ST3400632A       3.04 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[   17.383398] scsi 1:0:0:0: CD-ROM            SONY     DVD RW DRU-800A  KY03 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[   17.390206] scsi 1:0:1:0: CD-ROM            PIONEER  DVD-RW  DVR-104  1.40 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[   17.401952] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:03.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[   17.401978] ohci_hcd 0000:00:03.0: OHCI Host Controller
[   17.402402] ohci_hcd 0000:00:03.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[   17.402425] ohci_hcd 0000:00:03.0: irq 20, io mem 0xe6800000
[   17.425410] SCSI device sda: 241254720 512-byte hdwr sectors (123522 MB)
[   17.425470] sda: Write Protect is off
[   17.425473] sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[   17.425496] SCSI device sda: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[   17.425584] SCSI device sda: 241254720 512-byte hdwr sectors (123522 MB)
[   17.425596] sda: Write Protect is off
[   17.425598] sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[   17.425616] SCSI device sda: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[   17.425620]  sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5<6>usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[   17.460750] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[   17.460763] hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[   17.466387]  sda6 > sda3
[   17.467197] sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda
[   17.467404] SCSI device sdb: 781422768 512-byte hdwr sectors (400088 MB)
[   17.467421] sdb: Write Protect is off
[   17.467424] sdb: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[   17.467444] SCSI device sdb: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[   17.467503] SCSI device sdb: 781422768 512-byte hdwr sectors (400088 MB)
[   17.467514] sdb: Write Protect is off
[   17.467516] sdb: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[   17.467535] SCSI device sdb: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[   17.467538]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2 < sdb5 sdb6 >
[   17.511641] sd 0:0:1:0: Attached scsi disk sdb
[   17.516439] sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
[   17.516469] sd 0:0:1:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
[   17.516493] scsi 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 5
[   17.516516] scsi 1:0:1:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 5
[   17.547450] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 48x/48x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[   17.547458] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[   17.547710] sr 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
[   17.566578] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:03.1[B] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[   17.566605] ohci_hcd 0000:00:03.1: OHCI Host Controller
[   17.566641] ohci_hcd 0000:00:03.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
[   17.566660] ohci_hcd 0000:00:03.1: irq 18, io mem 0xe6000000
[   17.580497] sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[   17.580772] sr 1:0:1:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
[   17.628393] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[   17.628427] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[   17.628442] hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[   17.734146] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:03.2[C] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[   17.734172] ohci_hcd 0000:00:03.2: OHCI Host Controller
[   17.734201] ohci_hcd 0000:00:03.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
[   17.734220] ohci_hcd 0000:00:03.2: irq 19, io mem 0xe5800000
[   17.796002] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[   17.796042] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[   17.796057] hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
[   17.865712] usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
[   17.901902] 8139cp 0000:00:0e.0: This (id 10ec:8139 rev 10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip
[   17.901906] 8139cp 0000:00:0e.0: Try the "8139too" driver instead.
[   17.901918] 8139cp 0000:00:12.0: This (id 10ec:8139 rev 10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip
[   17.901920] 8139cp 0000:00:12.0: Try the "8139too" driver instead.
[   17.904336] 8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.28
[   17.904399] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0e.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[   17.904709] eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xf8846000, 00:40:f4:c5:d0:76, IRQ 21
[   17.904711] eth0:  Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
[   17.904734] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[   17.905013] eth1: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xf8912000, 00:e0:18:a9:e7:0b, IRQ 21
[   17.905015] eth1:  Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
[   17.905287] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[   17.957185] ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[16]  MMIO=[e3000000-e30007ff]  Max Packet=[2048]  IR/IT contexts=[4/4]
[   17.966769] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:03.3[D] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
[   17.966791] ehci_hcd 0000:00:03.3: EHCI Host Controller
[   17.966856] ehci_hcd 0000:00:03.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
[   17.966897] PCI: cache line size of 128 is not supported by device 0000:00:03.3
[   17.966910] ehci_hcd 0000:00:03.3: irq 22, io mem 0xe5000000
[   17.966919] ehci_hcd 0000:00:03.3: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
[   17.967022] usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[   17.967054] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[   17.967067] hub 4-0:1.0: 6 ports detected
[   18.118887] Attempting manual resume
[   18.118893] swsusp: Resume From Partition 8:6
[   18.118895] PM: Checking swsusp image.
[   18.119095] PM: Resume from disk failed.
[   18.143972] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
[   18.143988] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[   18.644112] usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
[   18.856778] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[   19.243069] ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]  GUID[080046030134cfe7]
[   27.875931] eth1: link down
[   27.930237] eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
[   29.212360] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[   29.799891] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[   29.803164] shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
[   29.856110] sis96x_smbus 0000:00:02.1: SiS96x SMBus base address: 0xe600
[   30.215050] Linux agpgart interface v0.102 (c) Dave Jones
[   30.237663] agpgart: Detected SiS 651 chipset
[   30.241834] agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe8000000
[   30.442836] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[   30.797122] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[   30.797455] NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 Kernel Module  1.0-9631  Thu Nov  9 17:38:10 PST 2006
[   30.984943] logips2pp: Detected unknown logitech mouse model 62
[   31.012467] input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input2
[   31.171544] parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
[   31.171593] parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
[   31.515610] input: ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse as /class/input/input3
[   31.518845] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
[   31.518882] drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for generic
[   31.609984] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:02.7[C] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[   31.705410] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[   31.705418] drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core
[   31.720872] drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for MCT U232
[   31.720920] mct_u232 1-1:1.0: MCT U232 converter detected
[   31.721273] usb 1-1: MCT U232 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[   31.721284] usbcore: registered new interface driver mct_u232
[   31.721287] drivers/usb/serial/mct_u232.c: Magic Control Technology USB-RS232 converter driver z2.0
[   32.443692] intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 59442 usecs
[   32.443698] intel8x0: clocking to 48000
[   32.645227] fuse init (API version 7.8)
[   32.672680] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
[   32.737143] Adding 2385612k swap on /dev/disk/by-uuid/a55896e9-1a4c-4404-985c-74c6de8b2bff.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:2385612k
[   32.847297] EXT3 FS on sda3, internal journal
[   32.997159] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[   32.997270] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[   32.997404] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
Quote:
Is the adapter being recgonized by the OS?
Looks Like it.
Or try the command lsusb.
Code:
george@Sony-Vaio:~$ sudo lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 050d:0109 Belkin Components F5U109/F5U409 PDA Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Quote:
Also look at what modules are being loaded via the lsmod command.
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
rfcomm                 40856  0 
l2cap                  25728  5 rfcomm
bluetooth              55908  4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev                  10116  0 
speedstep_lib           6148  0 
cpufreq_userspace       5408  0 
cpufreq_ondemand        9228  0 
cpufreq_stats           7360  0 
cpufreq_conservative     8200  0 
cpufreq_powersave       2688  0 
freq_table              5792  2 cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
pcc_acpi               13184  0 
tc1100_wmi              8068  0 
sony_acpi               6284  0 
dev_acpi               12292  0 
container               5248  0 
asus_acpi              17308  0 
dock                   10268  0 
ac                      6020  0 
battery                10756  0 
video                  16388  0 
backlight               7040  1 asus_acpi
button                  8720  0 
sbs                    15652  0 
i2c_ec                  5888  1 sbs
nls_iso8859_1           5120  1 
vfat                   14208  1 
fat                    53916  1 vfat
nls_cp437               6784  4 
ntfs                  107764  3 
ipv6                  268704  8 
sbp2                   23812  0 
lp                     12452  0 
fuse                   46612  1 
mct_u232               11652  0 
snd_intel8x0           34204  3 
snd_ac97_codec         98336  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus                3200  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss            44544  0 
snd_mixer_oss          17408  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                79876  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
usbserial              32488  1 mct_u232
snd_seq_dummy           4740  0 
snd_seq_oss            32896  0 
parport_pc             36388  1 
parport                36936  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
serio_raw               7940  0 
snd_seq_midi            9600  0 
snd_rawmidi            25472  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event      8448  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                52592  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              23684  3 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          9100  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd                    54020  14 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
pcspkr                  4224  0 
psmouse                38920  0 
nvidia               4713780  22 
soundcore               8672  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         10888  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
sis_agp                 9604  1 
agpgart                35400  2 nvidia,sis_agp
i2c_sis96x              6532  0 
i2c_core               22784  3 i2c_ec,nvidia,i2c_sis96x
shpchp                 34324  0 
pci_hotplug            32576  1 shpchp
af_packet              23816  6 
tsdev                   8768  0 
evdev                  11008  3 
ext3                  133128  1 
jbd                    59816  1 ext3
mbcache                 9604  1 ext3
8139too                27648  0 
sg                     36252  0 
sr_mod                 17060  0 
cdrom                  37664  1 sr_mod
sd_mod                 23428  8 
sis5513                14856  0 [permanent]
generic                 5124  0 [permanent]
ata_generic             9092  0 
floppy                 59524  0 
ehci_hcd               34188  0 
ohci1394               36528  0 
ieee1394              299448  2 sbp2,ohci1394
8139cp                 25088  0 
mii                     6528  2 8139too,8139cp
ohci_hcd               22532  0 
usbcore               134280  5 mct_u232,usbserial,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
pata_sis               14220  6 
libata                125720  2 ata_generic,pata_sis
scsi_mod              142348  5 sbp2,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
thermal                14856  0 
processor              31048  1 thermal
fan                     5636  0 
fbcon                  42656  0 
tileblit                3584  1 fbcon
font                    9216  1 fbcon
bitblit                 6912  1 fbcon
softcursor              3200  1 bitblit
vesafb                  9220  0 
capability              5896  0 
commoncap               8192  1 capability
Quote:
Look for the usb-serial module and maybe pl2303 (if your adapter uses this chipset)
I see usbserial - mct_u232.
I'm clueless what to do next.
My newbie stripes are really showing.

Last edited by SCClockDr; 04-16-2007 at 10:55 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 07:37 AM   #7
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At first glance it appears that everything is loading.
The mknod command fails because the /dev/usb directory does not exist when executing the command:
mknod /dev/usb/ttyUSB0 c 188 0
Try
mknod /dev/ttyUSB0 c 188 0
 
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Ok I did:
Code:
mknod /dev/ttyUSB0 c 188 0
Which took.
The application "Weather Display" appears to be looking for
Code:
dev/tty0 ... com1
dev/tty3 ... com4 etc.
I've looked in the ini file and the config files and made changes. The result was no change in the dev looked for.

I hesitate to do:
Code:
mknod /dev/tty3 c 188 3
as I don't want to screw it up more.
Please advise!

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Old 04-19-2007, 07:19 AM   #9
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Your correct you will not be able to create a new tty3 since it already exists.
Just delete the new usb0, tty3 and create a new tty3.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by michaelk
Your correct you will not be able to create a new tty3 since it already exists.
Just delete the new usb0, tty3 and create a new tty3.
Thanks for your help I'll attempt that.
 
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Just curious if you ever got this problem resolved? I too am trying to figure out how to get my serial to usb adapter configured in linux.
Thanks
Avogodro
 
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Originally Posted by avogodro
Just curious if you ever got this problem resolved? I too am trying to figure out how to get my serial to usb adapter configured in linux.
Thanks
Avogodro
Not resolved!
I've been away on a 2 week road trip. Now getting back up to speed.
 
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I am a noob here. But what I did was change my user privileges to include tty to the groups. This worked for me. I dont know if this was some fluke.. since I am a noob.. but it worked for me.
 
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Did you ever get this resolved?
I am having the same kind of problem.
 
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Originally Posted by bob.wright1
Did you ever get this resolved?
I am having the same kind of problem.
Not at all.

Kind of on the back burner as I am deeply involved in Custom Buttons2 FireFox extension.

Thanks for asking. At some point I think I'll jam in a serial card where my un-used modem resides and see if I can get comms up that way.
 
  


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