pl2303x USB serial adapter driver

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pl2303x USB serial adapter driver

Postby turboscrew on Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:31 am

Any idea how to get the pl2303 driver with the pl2303x support in use in Gloria?

It seems like Gloria misidentifies pl2303x as pl2303. The two are not compatible and
pl2303x data is not received with pl2303-only driver.

It looks like Navibe GM720 uses the pl2303x and that's why sirfmon doesn't get any data out of the GPS-dongle.
In windows the dongle works perfectly, so the problem must be SW - and most probably the pl2303-driver.
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Re: pl2303x USB serial adapter driver

Postby Husse on Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:10 pm

Well if you are sure the problem is that pl2303x should be used it ought to be easy to fix
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echo "pl2303x" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

Should load pl2303x at boot - to load it immediately
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sudo modprobe pl2303x

but you'd need to restart something, not sure what so a reboot is probably necessary
If this does not fix it you may have to blacklist pl2303
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echo "blacklist pl2303" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
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