Playground shows (no device available) even though dongle is plugged in


#1

When I connect the USB dongle I see it being connected in dmesg, Yet the BigClow Playground 0.9.4 says Radio USB Dongle: (no device available).

I’m on Gentoo linux.

$ uname -r
4.9.95-gentoo
$ dmesg
[ 2469.681329] usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
[ 2469.769830] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0403, idProduct=6015
[ 2469.769833] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 2469.769835] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: bc-usb-dongle-r1.0-836d1983282d

Do I need some driver, or some special kernel configuration for the dongle to connect? I didn’t find any in the docs or anything similar here on forums.


#2

Hi,
probably need install ftdi driver, because my dmesg looks like

[ 112.517037] usb 1-1: new full-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[ 112.672088] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0403, idProduct=6015
[ 112.672089] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 112.672091] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: bc-usb-dongle-r1.0-836d19835815
[ 113.694306] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[ 113.694326] usbserial: USB Serial support registered for generic
[ 113.696899] usbcore: registered new interface driver ftdi_sio
[ 113.696910] usbserial: USB Serial support registered for FTDI USB Serial Device
[ 113.696974] ftdi_sio 1-1:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected
[ 113.697004] usb 1-1: Detected FT-X
[ 113.697456] usb 1-1: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0


#3

On, turris I used this, but with gentoo I haven’t any experience

opkg install kmod-usb-serial-ftdi 
insmod ftdi_sio