[SATLUG] usb to serial adapter

rsuberg at satx.rr.com rsuberg at satx.rr.com
Sat Feb 21 00:09:17 CST 2009

I have an external modem plugged in to a usb to serial adapter.  Question is, how do I tell what ttyS? it became?  Installed minicom, and tried to set it up using all ttyS0-ttyS3, and none worked.  According to lsusb, it is listed, but I don't know where it went to or how to tell what it became.  Using ubuntu 8.10, installed bu wubi.

richard at ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 067b:2506 Prolific Technology, Inc. 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I use this to track caller-id on my land-line phone-better than a callerid box because those boxes only show you the last time a person called, and this kind of setup (at least in that other OS) could list exactly what time and how many times someone has called.  I know the commands for the modem, just not where to send them to.


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