USB to serial adapter Prolific PL2303 on kernel 2.6.9

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fgomes
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USB to serial adapter Prolific PL2303 on kernel 2.6.9

Postby fgomes » 2007/05/15 09:58:14

I'm trying to use an USB to serial adapter based on the Prolific PL2303 chip, and it didn't work on my Centos 4 (64 bits) with kernel 2.6.9. In dmesg I get only:

usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using address 2

with lsusb I get:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port

With ubuntu 6.10 using lsusb the result is the same but using dmesg I get

[17189385.916000] usb 7-3.4: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
[17189386.016000] usb 7-3.4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[17189386.016000] pl2303 7-3.4:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[17189386.016000] usb 7-3.4: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0

Is there a driver for pl2303 missing in Centos? Is it available for the 64 bit OS?

Thanks in advance

Fernando

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Re: USB to serial adapter Prolific PL2303 on kernel 2.6.9

Postby foxb » 2007/05/15 14:30:01

Ubuntu uses much newer kernel than CentOS 4.4, myabe you can search for manufacturer driver for 2.6.9.x kernel or try CentOS 5.

Hansen
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Re: USB to serial adapter Prolific PL2303 on kernel 2.6.9

Postby Hansen » 2011/08/22 05:13:57

Im using a FTDI usb to serial adapter, it has drivers included. Easy to compile and works fine.