usb drivers

Richard Cook rpcook at
Mon Sep 12 03:01:54 UTC 2011

> This looks like the one i want to monitor: how can I watch what is 
> comming in on this one?
>  Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices 
> International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC
> Doug
I have used picocom for the same thing:
 > apt-cache show picocom
Description: minimal dumb-terminal emulation program
  picocom was designed to serve as a simple, manual, modem
  configuration, testing, and debugging tool. It has also served (quite
  well) as a low-tech "terminal-window" to allow operator intervention
  in PPP connection scripts (something like the ms-windows "open
  terminal window before / after dialing" feature). It could also prove
  useful in many other similar tasks. It is ideal for embedded systems
  since its memory footprint is minimal.

I don't remember if I had to create a device like /dev/ttyUSB0 or if 
Linux now creates on when the cable is plugged in.
I DID have to set the baud rate.

Richard Cook

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