Make USB-Serial devices appear on UI
The list of USB-Serial devices from the Serial Port configuration page (Apps -> Develop Apps -> Serial Port configuration) is populated by serproxy.
serproxy gets the list of devices from /proc/tty/driver/usbserial. It only gets the devices that have the "path:", "name:" and "module:" properties. If any of these properties are missing, serproxy will ignore the device.
Next, it tries to identify the device. By default, it can only identify 4 devices:
- vendor:0403 product:6001
- vendor:0403 product:6010 // FTDI FT232BM
- vendor:067b product:2303 // PL-2303
- vendor:0856 product:ac33 // B&B Electronics
If the device is not known by serproxy, it looks for it in /etc/cmh/serproxy.ports. If it finds it there, serproxy will create a Luup device of type urn:micasaverde-org:device:SerialPort:1, otherwise it will ignore the device.
So, if your USB-Serial device doesn't show up on the Serial Port configuration page, first make sure it shows up in /proc/tty/driver/usbserial, then add it in /etc/cmh/serproxy.ports like this:
If the device doesn't appear in /proc/tty/driver/usbserial, follow the instructions on this forum post: http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,1471.0.html