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contributing to the FAQ

From: Joseph VanAndel
Subject: contributing to the FAQ
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:02:03 -0600

Here's a contribution to the FAQ.  I don't see any way to edit the FAQ myself.

Q) How do I make Linux recognize my USB connected cell phone as /dev/ttyUSBX ?

A) First, determine the manufacture and product ID:
/sbin/lsusb | fgrep Motorola
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 22b8:2b44 Motorola PCS

Next, create a file in /etc/modprobe.d/<my_device>.options

alias usb:v22B8p2B44* usbserial
options usbserial vendor=0x22b8 product=0x2b44

Not capital letters in the hex ids for the first line, and lower case case in 
the second line.

When you reboot, the usbserial driver should create

Thanks to Paul Lotus, for publishing this information on

If someone would give me write access to the Wiki, I'll add this to the FAQ.

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