Which OS are you using and how are you powering the board?
Have you tried with different cables and ports?
When you connect the other microUSB port to your PC, are you able to see ttyACM0 under /dev? For this you need to have the switch pointing the micro USB ports.
I am using Mint 17 on VMware workstation. I tried the different cables and ports with any luck. I see ttyACM0 under /dev which is I am confused as to what the problem might be. I tried ttyACM0 as the path and nothing happened.
The ttyACM0 is the one that will be used with the Arduino IDE. I think the issue you are having is related to FTDI drivers, I was looking on the internet I found this issue. You could try with that.
Linux distributions have default FTDI drivers but sometimes they need to be upgrade it.
If that link doesn't work for you. You could try installing the driver from here: Virtual COM Port Drivers
Let us know the results of trying these options.
Thank you, I will check the links and keep you informed. I am a bit pre-occupied with a lot of school work right now and can only check after the weekend.
Hi @CMata sorry for the delay in the response to your help, the problem was with brltty which was capturing the FTDI port by default. The problem was solved on removing it. It doesn't affect the OS in any way as it is a braille tool. I found the solution on this link Arduino Tutorial - Lesson 0 - Driver installation for Linux.
Hope this helps anyone who might have a similar problem.