confusing USB issue

Mark Greenbank mark.greenbank at
Fri Mar 7 15:45:56 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Mark Greenbank <mark.greenbank at>

> Hi,
> I have a Sierra Wireless card to be used in Linux. The pppd scripts depend
> on /dev/USB[0-3] being created however they are only created if I boot into
> VMWare/Windows XP and get it to recognize the card. From then on the
> /dev/USB[0-3] devices are created and I can use PPP from Linux.
> Does anyone have an idea of what VMWare is doing to cause the devices to
> be recognized (and what my Fedora Core 5 is not doing)?
> Thanks,
> -mark

Sorry to reply to my own post -- as I've not received any responses, does
anyone have an idea about how I could start to debug this?

Thanks again,
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