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Old 08-29-2003, 06:49 AM   #1
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What are the USB ports?


Given that serial ports have names such as /dev/ttyS1, what would I expect the 2 USB ports on my system to be called?
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:38 AM   #2
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The name depends on the device you have connected to the port.
If you want to know more about this try reading this guide
 
Old 08-29-2003, 08:26 AM   #3
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What guide?
 
Old 08-29-2003, 09:27 AM   #4
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The link must have slipped him, I've had that happen to me once or twice...

To further his comments, I'd suggest you plug something into your ports and open harddrake to see what the new device is registered as. But really, it just depends on what you plug into them, there isn't particularly a /dev/usbdevice type thing...

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Old 08-29-2003, 09:52 AM   #5
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When i was using SUSE Live Eval i think the were something like /dev/ACM0 and /dev/ACM1 so I thought Mandrake would have the same type of thing. I really ask so I can find out out where my modem is most likely attached (it is a USB modem).
 
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That's a rough one, especially since Mandrake uses DevFS...

You might be able to find it around the /dev/usb area, it may even be symlinked already for you (DevFS uses an intricate system of symlinks to assist with compatibility) to /dev/ttyS0 (or whichever the standard com is )

I'll move this to Linux - Hardware so the guru's over there can get a better look at it

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Moving to Linux - Hardware

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Old 08-29-2003, 11:48 AM   #8
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sorry.
the link is this one http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/book1.html
 
  


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