I have a USB GPS/TNC (terminal node controller) with a USB interface that reports itself as an FT-232R or 232RL (is there a difference?) I get /dev/ttyUSB0, but nothing functions. I can open the port, but don't see any data going across it.
Just to be sure, I've tried Raspbian and Debian Squeeze, Fedora Remix 14 I had issues booting.
Thanks yes I saw that others with this had success, however, I haven't.
This GPS/tnc thing I have works fine in hrm I actually don't know what version of Linux I have on my USB stick, but it's from 2008, and it works fine out of the box. It's recognized by the Pi, it gets assigned /dev/ttyUSB0, but it doesn't actually communicate.