[ELDK] Using FTDI USB serial converter with ELDK

Alberto Caballero alberto.kavan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 08:36:09 CEST 2010

Hi again,

I checked yesterday my kernel configuration and after enabling the USB 1.1
and USB 2.0 support, and also enabling the generic USB serial converter
driver and the FTDI driver, it seems to be working fine. I managed with
provided linux kernel (2.6.14), not with an updated one.

Thanks for the support.


2010/9/29 Detlev Zundel <dzu at denx.de>

> Hi Alberto,
> > But in the meantime, and in case it would be more advisable to use
> provided
> > kernel, why I am not able to have the USB serial device? Since I have the
> > vendor and product ID after connecting the cable to my laptop, it is not
> any
> > other way to configure the USB serial converter?
> We told you how to get there most easily.  Of course nobody prevents you
> from creating the device file by hand in the dev directory.  Try a
> # mknod /dev/ttyUSB0 c 188 0
> and test whether you can talk with it.  The major and minor number
> _should_ be right, but in the end you have to check the driver source
> and/or /proc/devices.
> Cheers
>  Detlev
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