When I plug the reader into USB port then it is not recognized by the system and the red LED in it keeps on glowing (as opposed to the situation when it is running properly and the LED is only glowing and blinking for some time and then fades away).
I have no idea how could I make the reader running in Linux (OpenSuse).
When I run
lsusb in the command line I see that there is a new entry after plugging in the said device
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
The new entries of the output of
dmesg after plugging in the device are
[ 475.196212] usb 1-4: new full-speed USB device number 2 using xhci_hcd [ 475.345247] usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2303 [ 475.345254] usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 [ 475.345259] usb 1-4: Product: USB-Serial Controller [ 475.345263] usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc. [ 475.889794] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial [ 475.889807] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic [ 475.889817] usbserial: USB Serial support registered for generic [ 475.890487] usbcore: registered new interface driver pl2303 [ 475.890507] usbserial: USB Serial support registered for pl2303 [ 475.890533] pl2303 1-4:1.0: pl2303 converter detected [ 475.891894] usb 1-4: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
The output of
modinfo pl2303 is:
filename: /lib/modules/user/kernel/drivers/usb/serial/pl2303.ko license: GPL description: Prolific PL2303 USB to serial adaptor driver suserelease: openSUSE Leap 15.0 srcversion: F4D092C5854E6E51A3C7F32 alias: usb:v0B8Cp2303d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in* [ many lines follwoing the same pattern ] alias: usb:v067Bp2303d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in* depends: usbserial,usbcore retpoline: Y intree: Y vermagic: user SMP mod_unload modversions retpoline
How can I check whether "the load patterns match the USB info"?
How can I get proper drivers for Linux if I only have them for Windows?
What might be other reasons why the device cannot be used from other apps?