Hokuyo LIDAR don't get recognize


I’m connecting my hokuyo lidar to ARDUINO break out board for EDISON. Then run ls /dev/ttyA* expecting ttyAM0, but there is no one.
I can’t run lsusb utility, it seems that it is not installed on the system.

Any help?


In fact it seems like it does not recognize any divice pluged onto full size USB connector of Arduino breakout board.
I double chek SW1 in correct position, in fact devices plugged in full size USB get power, but ls /dev/tty* did not change after plug some devices.


I’ve installed usbutils from .deb package.

If I run lsusb with SW1 (of arduino breakout board) pointing to full size USB connector I get

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

No matter what device I plug on full size USB connector I get always the same result

If I move SW1 to micro USB connector side, lsusb return nothing…

Could it be easier working with a raspberry pi? I’m fighting too much and too little progress…



Yes. Switching to RPi would definitely improve your experience.
Intel does not support Edison anymore, and its support community is also not active.


What about flytOS on PI? what OS and what version of ROS ?

yesterday I’ve installed ubuntu, ros kinetic, my hokuyo lidar and hector slam… Now I will need mavros and pixhawk interface, but mayby I could use flytOS image…


Hi @elgarbe,

Yes. I would request you to use FlytOS image for RPi. It has all the dependencies pre-installed.