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I just connected my N81 telephone as USB modem to Linux Mint 14. All works fine, just wondering how to find a full path to this device, something like /dev/tty*.

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take a look at lsusb -v but I'm not sure. – Kiwy Apr 2 '14 at 12:12
@Kiwy yeah, there it is: 'Bus 003 Device 013: ID 0421:0007 Nokia Mobile Phones' But no address provided – Kirix Apr 2 '14 at 12:19
maybe ls -l /dev/ could allow you to identify the thing if you find the number of nod maybe 3,13 in your case but I can't assure it – Kiwy Apr 2 '14 at 12:21

Solution 1: Run dmesg and watch out for ttyUSB* lines if your modem interface is a classical emulated serial interface.

Solution 2: Browse /sys/bus/usb/devices/X-1:Y:*/ until you find useful information.

Based on your line Bus 003 Device 013: ID 0421:0007 Nokia Mobile Phones, i would guess X=3 and Y= 12 (13 minus one).

Solution 3: Run udevadm monitor as you plug your USB device.

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