[arch-general] Connection through USB to TTL Serial Cable

Kyle Terrien kyleterrien at gmail.com
Thu May 21 01:15:33 UTC 2015

On 05/20/2015 11:55 AM, Csányi Pál wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a
> USB to TTL Serial Cable.
> On my Arch linux I want to setup a connection through this cable.
> How can I achieve this goal?
> The output of the 'lsusb' command is:
> Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices
> International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC
> I'm trying to follow steps described here:
> http://linux-sunxi.org/Cubieboard/TTL
> but I have more difficulties.
> 1. I can't find to install the 'cu' utility neither on Arch linux
> repository nor in AUR.
> 2. There is no '/dev/ttyUSB0' on my system here.
> So eg.
> screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
> doesn't work here:
> Cannot exec '/dev/ttyUSB0': No such file or directory
> I can't find any advices on Arch Wiki.
> Any advices will be appreciated!

I have used a similar adapter on my system.

I used picocom (I think) to connect to the serial port.  I also had to
add myself to the uucp group because /dev/ttyUSB0 was owned by group


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