Re: Communicating with USB Modem
On Sat, 09 Oct 2010 03:21:36 -0400, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> I have a Debian Lenny system and I've plugged in a USB 56K modem. (I
> know that's as outdated as a Model T, but I need it for business.) When
> I type "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices" I get this:
As Ron suggested, better look at dmesg messages.
- If the device is not detected, it will (not) be there.
- If the device is detected but has problems for being setup, it will be
- If the device is properly detected and configured, it will also be
> From what I can find, that means the actual device file for this modem
> should be at /dev/bus/usb/001/002, but I know I could be wrong on that.
USB modems should fall under "/dev/ttyUSB0"
> I'm trying to communicate with this modem. I've used Minicom, with the
> device I mentioned above. There are no /dev/ttyACM0 devices, as
> sometimes happens with a modem. I've tried all /dev/ttySx, where x is
> from 0 to 4, with no results. The problem with Minicom is that it can
> take time and a lot of frustrating keypresses to try one device after
> another. Also, I'm not sure the serial port speed settings are at all
> appropriate in Minicom for USB modems.
Don't go nuts with this. Just plug the modem, open a console, type "dmesg
| grep -i usb" and put the result here (for very long logs, upload the
result to "www.pastebin.com" or any service like that) :-)