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Re: [SLE] USB to serial Cable under SuSE 9.2
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 01:45:31 +0000
  • Message-id: <420030BB.5050504@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sid Boyce wrote:
Paul Penrod wrote:


I'm a bit stumped here and hope someone has seen this before.

I just bought a USB->serial cable from PCClub. It's advertised
as a USB 2.0 Certified Interface (usbview diagrees with that), and
SuSE does recognize it, but I can not get minicom to talk to it.
When I set it to /dev/ttyUSB0 or any USB tagged port, it comes
back and complains that the port is not found.

I have it plugged into the top USB slot of the laptop.

What I need it for is to configure telecom equipment that uses
serial ports for the interface (VT100 9600/N/8/1). I've been playing
with this for about a day and need to move on or get it to work.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'll even buy a different cable if
there is one proven to work.



Here are the particulars:

OS SuSE 9.2 (updated 1/31/05 from the Chicago Site).
Kernel: Stock SuSE 2.6.8-24.11
Computer: IBM Thinkpad T42p 1GB memory, 60GB disk

USBview output:
Manufacturer: FIDI
Serial Number: FTBT8RZI
Speed: 12 MB/sec (full)
USB Version: 1.10
Device Class: 00 (>ifc)
Device Subclass: 00
Device Protocol: 00
Maximum Default Endpoint Size: 8
Number of Configurations: 1
Vendor ID: 0403
Product ID: 6001
Revision Number: 4.00
Configuration Number: 1
Number of Interfaces: 1
Attributes: a0
Max Power Needed: 44 mA
Interface Number: 0
Name: (none)
Alternate Number: 0
Class: ff (vend)
Subclass: 0
Protocol: 0
Number of Endpoints: 2
End Point Address: 81
Direction: in
Attribute: 2
Type: Bulk
Max Packet Size: 64
Interval: 0 ms
End Point Address: 02
Direction: out
Attribute: 2
Type: Bulk
Max Packet Size: 64
Interval: 0 ms

Have a look at this article, this may be a way to do it, I may try it later.

Hmmmm... surprise, it works - I have CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_GENERIC=y, but there may be a module for the SuSE kernels.
Boycie:/ftp/jan05/udev-050 # lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 05a9:a511 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OV511+ WebCam
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 067b:3507 Prolific Technology, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Boycie:/ftp/jan05/udev-050 # rmmod pl2303
Boycie:/ftp/jan05/udev-050 # rmmod usbserial
Boycie:/ftp/jan05/udev-050 # modprobe usbserial vendor=0x067b product=0x2303

Boycie:/ftp/jan05/udev-050 # kermit
C-Kermit 8.0.211, 10 Apr 2004, for Linux
Copyright (C) 1985, 2004,
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York.
Type ? or HELP for help.
(/ftp/jan05/udev-050/) C-Kermit>set line /dev/ttyUSB0
(/ftp/jan05/udev-050/) C-Kermit>set carrier-watch off
(/ftp/jan05/udev-050/) C-Kermit>c
Connecting to /dev/ttyUSB0, speed 9600
Escape character: Ctrl-\ (ASCII 28, FS): enabled
Type the escape character followed by C to get back,
or followed by ? to see other options.

Sid Boyce .... Hamradio G3VBV and Keen Flyer
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