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Due to hardware layout issues, USB port 1 on an embedded device is experiencing grave difficulties. Therefore, I would like users to use USB port 2 instead. Is there anyway to check which port an external USB device is connected to?

Please note, the embedded device is running a minimal Linux Kernel and does not possess some tools / does not support some commands such as lsusb

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Try exploring /sys/bus/usb/devices/.

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  • When connected to usb port 1,it creates the directory /sys/bus/usb/devices/usb2/2-1 and when connected to port 2, it creates /sys/bus/usb/devices/usb1/1-1 – H_squared Feb 11 '15 at 10:07

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