Re: MPlab X under Linux: DMCI not showing my serial ports
I got a response from the support team, there's no better solution for this than creating a ttyS* device node yourself.
Here's the official response:
"When a user plugs in a USB-to-serial converter in Linux, they must give that device permissions for access. When the /dev/ttyUSB0 shows up in the /dev subdirectory, the user must change permissions to allow access (sudo chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB0). Since converters can come up with almost any name, then it is the responsibility of the user on Linux to change the permissions. We cannot give blanket access to all the tty items since some do not exist as hardware and we don't want to be randomly touching those that may exist (not knowing to what they may be connected)."