I have recently aquired a USB magnetic stripe card reader. When used on Windows, I swipe a card, it acts as a keyboard and types out whatever is on the magstripe.
However when used on Linux (Ubuntu on my laptop, Debian on my RPi), I swipe a card, the green LED goes off (the same happened when I deliberately chose a random driver for it in Windows, so I assume it is a driver issue), and there is no input at all when a USB keyboard works fine on the same system.
lsusb shows this device as
ID 1234:5678 Brain Actuated Technologies, with the product called
GIT USB READER.
Would appreciate it if anyone can guide me in the right direction with which drivers I need to install (maybe different HID ones?)