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Old 06-19-2005, 06:35 AM   #1
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hotplug recognizes USB phone, but where's the device?

Hello everybody!

I have this problem: When I plug in my mobile phone into the USB port, I get this in dmesg:

uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: wakeup_hc
hub 1-0:1.0: state 5 ports 2 chg 0000 evt 0004
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: port 2 portsc 0093,00
hub 1-0:1.0: port 2, status 0101, change 0001, 12 Mb/s
hub 1-0:1.0: debounce: port 2: total 100ms stable 100ms status 0x101
usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
usb 1-2: ep0 maxpacket = 8
usb 1-2: skipped 4 descriptors after interface
usb 1-2: skipped 4 descriptors after interface
usb 1-2: new device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-2: default language 0x0409
usb 1-2: Product: Motorola Phone (V3)
usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Motorola Inc.
usb 1-2: hotplug
usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 2 choices
usb 1-2: adding 1-2:1.0 (config #1, interface 0)
usb 1-2:1.0: hotplug
usb 1-2: adding 1-2:1.1 (config #1, interface 1)
usb 1-2:1.1: hotplug
hub 1-0:1.0: state 5 ports 2 chg 0000 evt 0004
But I can't find which device the phone has been mapped to. the devices /dev/ttyUSB0 to /dev/ttyUSB15 seem not to exist.

I tried google and some man pages, and I came up with this line in /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules:

BUS="usb", SYSFS{product}="Motorola Phone (V3)", NAME="%k", SYMLINK="motv3"

which I hoped would give me a device called /dev/motv3, but still no luck...

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot in advance,
Old 06-19-2005, 07:10 AM   #2
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Don't make it to complicated. Most linux Disto's will automount USB divices unless you specify not too... I would first us the "mount" command to see what is mounted on my system and at what points. Most of the time people are trying to mout a device that is automounted. Also check in the /mnt folder for any new mount points/directories that were created with fstab.

Check that first, most automount devices will not even show up in fstab anyway so just plug it in and check those locations first.

Old 06-19-2005, 07:14 AM   #3
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Uh... thanks, but the mobile phone is not mountable It can't be talked to like a mass storage device (though that surely would be nice). I need to have a device in /dev/ that points to the phone, so kmobiletools can talk to it. The protocol is, if I'm not entirely mistaken, the same as the one used to talk to a modem.


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