[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 117, Issue 16

Peter ptlambert at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 24 01:05:30 PDT 2018

I think the problem is that folks have paid good money for these cables, 
so expect them to just work.  I'm fairly certain that if vendors were 
flying the Jolly Roger then most here would find another vendor.  And 
getting rid of dodgy cables only because they don't play well with Linux 
doesn't directly promote the use of only genuine devices!



On 9/24/2018 12:55 AM, Dave B via chirp_users wrote:
> Indeed, so why are we indirectly promoting the use of counterfeit 
> devices then?
> If the chip is "Genuine", the currently available "Official" driver, 
> /will/ work.
> Yes, I too have accumulated some dodgy chip driven adapters, just as 
> everyone I suspect has.  I am slowly replacing them as I find them, 
> not because they don't work (they work just fine under Linux, for 
> now.)  But because they all have the same identity and no serial 
> number, making the use of multiple devices and nailing their feet to 
> the numeric floor with Udev rules, rather troublesome.
> [...]
> On 23/09/18 20:00, chirp_users-request at intrepid.danplanet.com wrote:
>> I don't think you will find the older v3.2.0.0 driver available for
>> download on the Prolific site.

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