I have just bought an FTDI USB UART
New USB device found, idVendor03, idProduct`15
New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Product: FT231X USB UART
However this appears to be slightly too new for the ftdi_sio driver in C6.4; it’s not detected.
If I force it
modprobe ftdi_sio vendor=0x0403 product=0x6015
then it gets detected as a FT232RL which is _close_… but doesn’t seem to quite work. If I use “kermit -l /dev/ttyUSB0 -C ‘transmit foo,quit'”
then I get “Timeout” errors from kermit. If I plug the same adapter into a Ubuntu 12.10 instance it detects as FT-X and the same kermit command works correctly.
So I guess I need a newer ftdi_sio driver; has anyone built such, or have instructions?