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PL2303 not reconized

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:14 pm
by topboss1
Help please. Have a XP compatible cable and I get can't configure port 05 error message. I'm running Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon Sarah.

Re: PL2303 not reconized

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:48 pm
by kevinthefixer
Sorry but you're in the wrong place. This is the LMDE forum. Try the main Mint forum instead.

Re: PL2303 not reconized

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:20 pm
by Pierre
those Prolific Chips are tricky to get working,
& in my experience, they worked best on win-xp
but not so good on win-7
- yet another reason to keep an old win-xp box running
:o

there is some drivers available:
http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProdu ... -0037-0041

and it has been discussed here:
https://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/inde ... 079.0.html

Re: PL2303 not reconized

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:51 am
by jimallyn
I forgot what PL2303 is and I didn't know that you were talking about a USB device until Pierre jogged my memory. Prolific works with some devices, and not with others. Buy one that's got the FTDI chip in it, and you'll be in business.

Re: PL2303 not reconized

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:14 am
by Bolle1961

Re: PL2303 not reconized

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:56 am
by Pierre
that method from 43HS031 does often seem to work things out.
8)