Treo USB no longer creating ttyUSB[01] devices???

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Mon Feb 25 02:19:21 UTC 2008

Mark C. Allman wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 19:05 -0700, Craig White wrote:
>> On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 20:52 -0500, Mark C. Allman wrote:
>>> OK, something else that's broken in F8.
>>> At some point in the past when we'd plug in a Treo 700p USB cable to
>>> hotsync (which occasionally actually worked), devices /dev/ttyUSB0
>>> and /dev/ttyUSB1 were created to access the phone.  Now when I plug it
>>> in I only see lines like:
>>>     Feb 23 15:35:26 prez kernel: usb 3-1: new full speed USB device
>>>                          using uhci_hcd and address 3
>>>     Feb 23 15:35:26 prez kernel: usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 
>>>                          1 choice
>>> When I plug in my Verizon broadband wireless USB modem I see ttyUSB0 and
>>> ttyUSB1 created, but no longer for the Treo.
>>> Any ideas/hints on why the tty devices are no longer created?
>> ----
>> did you...
>> cp /usr/share/pilot-link/udev/60-libpisock.rules /etc/udev/rules
>> also note that the actual ports used /dev/ttyUSBx are less important
>> because it should automatically create a linked device /dev/pilot and
>> that would be what you want to use
>> Craig
> Both the files 60-libpisock.rules and 60-pilot.rules.  Useless.  
> Also, the file 60-libpisock.rules references the group "dialout" which
> doesn't exist.  This suggests some install process which didn't run (and
> didn't copy files and create the group).  I have the following packages
> installed:
>     gnome-pilot-2.0.15-10.fc8
>     gnome-pilot-devel-2.0.15-10.fc8
>     pilot-link-0.12.2-17.fc8
>     pilot-link-devel-0.12.2-17.fc8
> Maybe I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling these.  I don't have days
> and days and days to waste tracking down all these F8 problems, though.
> Looks like a move back to F7 is in order.  The kernel I'm running is
Dumb question - did you also copy the 60-pilot.perms to 
/etc/security/console.perms.d? This controls the 
ownership/permissions of the USB port. You will probably have to log 
out and back in for the rules to take affect.


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