I have a JDM programmer for pic micro-controllers, but it came with RS232 port. I have bought a "RS232 to USB" cable with its driver for Windows only and I use Xubuntu 14.04 LTS.
I have tried
lsusb, it shows that the cable is connected. But when I try to burn hex file to the programmer, it gives me this output:
PICPgm Development Programmer Version 18.104.22.168 http://picpgm.picprojects.net Copyright 2002-2014 Christian Stadler (firstname.lastname@example.org) (built on Dec 29 2014 at 22:32:45) ================================================================== Autodetecting Programmer ... Warning: Unable to open parallel port I/O driver! Installing driver requires admin/root rights! Error! PIC Programmer not found! Check connection!