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Old 04-01-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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Question Mapping a serial RFID reader to a mount point.

Hello all,

I've tried to use a DLP-RFID1 RFID reader/writer, on my SuSe linux distro, and I need to mount it I would assume in order to be able to use RFIDIOt with this reader. My problem is, I'm a newbie and I'm not sure where the device is in order to map it to a mount point. I know that the ftdi modules/drivers for this device are included in 2.4+ kernel and I'm using

Here is my dmesg regarding the device:

usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0403, idProduct=fbfc
usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-1: Product: DLP-RFID1
usb 1-1: Manufacturer: DLP Design
usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 12345678

Here is lsusb: (Excluding other entries, just DLP device)

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04033 : fbfc Future Technology Devices International, ltd

(This uses an FTDI chip, so I know it's what Im looking for.)

Okay, so I know that the device is on BUS 001 and it's at 004 address, but how do I use that information in order to mount the device or map the device? I've been looking for solutions before posting and I'll continue to do so, but any help would be appreciated greatly.

Edit: I've found the device @ /dev/bus/usb/001/004 would I just mount this using the mount command?
Thanks alot.

Edit: I've still had no success with this RFID reader. I may be foobar :S In either case. I appreciate your help and your info on the modprobe.conf and /etc/modules will be very helpful towards my future endeavors.

Last edited by Harvfive; 04-06-2009 at 10:25 PM.
Old 04-01-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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The mount command is for block devices. This is most likely a character device so mount would probably not work.

You should be looking for a driver module. It would probably reside in /lib/modules and it would probably have a file name extention of ko as in driver.ko .

The system file to tell Linux to load the driver when the system starts is /etc/modprobe.conf or /etc/modules. One of these two is deprecated but still used while the other is the newer replacement for the other. I forget which is which.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 04-01-2009 at 02:45 PM.


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