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Old 04-05-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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Can't figure out what the address is for my usb device

Hello, I'm new to linux. Running Ubuntu Dapper Drake.

My question is this: I would like to find out what the address is to my usb device. I googled it first, and came up with a "dmesg" command, but maybe I'm looking for the wrong thing. I am looking for some address in the form of "tty---" but dmesg isn't giving me any address like that.

Could my usb device not be a tty- is it possible that it is in the form of something like sdb1? Cause that's what I initially thought because that's what dmesg gave me, but when I go to /dev I just am not finding any sdb files, and when I did a gnome search for sdb files, nothing came up.

This is for an evdo internet connection. I can connect with my KPPP dialer or wvdial, but only if I know where the location of my usb device is. The device is functional, because it is set up properly on my laptop.


Old 04-05-2008, 10:38 PM   #2
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you may want to try lsusb rather than dmesg. I also recall using a graphical program called usbview, though i don't have a link for it, you could try googleing it. Or you could combine dmesg with grep like this dmesg|grep tty to just get entries that have tty in them, or change tty with usb. Look in /dev for /dev/ttyUSB entries perhaps as well.

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