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Thread: USB Serial port fails on Linux

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    Mar 2020

    USB Serial port fails on Linux

    I have implemented a signal generator in a Teensy 4.0 sketch. It uses the USB Serial device: detecting a new connection, writing "SignalGenerator 1.0", and then reading the Serial device for commands and writing responses.

    It works fine on my Mac laptop (Teensyduino IDE not running):
    (plug in USB)
    $ cat /dev/cu.usbmodem71506301 &
    SignalGenerator 1.0
    (accepts commands via "echo >/dev/cu.usbmodem71506301 command")
    Note that putting the "cat" in the background keeps the serial device open and lets me see responses to commands.

    On a Raspberry Pi 3B+ running Raspbian, after using lsusb to find it:
    (plug in USB)
    $ cat /dev/bus/usb/001/007 &
    @??y	C?2	$$$$?
    That looks like the wrong baud rate. How do I fix this?
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    San Jose, CA
    Perhaps the Pi doesn't have the needed USB serial driver installed. There should be a device like /dev/ttyACM0. You might also need to mess with stty to configure it or use a terminal emulator like screen, picoterm, nanoterm, etc. handle the baud rate, etc. I've been able to connect a Teensy to a Raspberry Pi Zero W, but it was a while ago and I don't remember the exact steps.

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