Yesterday, after updating to the linux-image-
$ miniterm.py /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 --- Miniterm on /dev/ttyUSB0: 115200,8,N,1 --- --- Quit: Ctrl+] | Menu: Ctrl+T | Help: Ctrl+T followed by Ctrl+H --- --- exit --- Exception in thread Thread-1: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 810, in __bootstrap_inner self.run() File "/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 763, in run self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs) File "/usr/bin/miniterm.py", line 220, in reader data = character(self.serial.read(1)) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/serial/serialposix.py", line 460, in read raise SerialException('device reports readiness to read but returned no data (device disconnected?)') SerialException: device reports readiness to read but returned no data (device disconnected?)
To resolve your issue temporarily reboot, and at the “GNU GRUB” menu select “Advanced options for Ubuntu” and then move down to select the Ubuntu, with Linux 3.13.0-63-generic kernel option. (NOT the recovery mode one) and it should boot into the old kernel and work fine again.Reverting to the 3.13.0-63 kernel allows miniterm.py and other Python Serial based programs to work normally.
To fix the issue permanently: Remove the new kernel with:
sudo apt-get remove linux-image-3.13.0-65-generic
which will remove the new kernel and remove it from GRUB.
There is a bug report open for this:
I also opened my own, but it is probably a duplicate of the above
Hopefully the next kernel patch won’t break it again.