Matt Biddulph
Sep 21, 2003 · 1 min read

A short note to fill in for something I couldn’t find via google on getting a PL2303-based serial-USB adapter to work with linux…

Recently I was trying to connect a Garmin Geko 201 GPS unit to my laptop on a 2.4 series linux kernel using a no-brand generic USB serial port cable bought from Maplin.

I encountered the problem described in this post to linux-kernel: the device would work once after boot, then oops the kernel when it was closed. To use it again, I’d have to reboot.

The solution, in my case, was to recompile my kernel (or change my choice of loaded kernel modules) to use the usb-uhci.o module as my UHCI controller, instead of the “alternative (JE)” driver that I had been using.

Hackdiary

A diary of hacks by Matt Biddulph

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Hackdiary

Hackdiary

A diary of hacks by Matt Biddulph

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