I wanted to add an orange 978 dongle to my RasPi setup, and serialized my blue Pro Stick Plus as 00001090 and the orange Pro Stick as 00000978 as per the instructions found in various threads. However, after rebooting the Pi, neither one was detected. I even tried using a different Pi, and rtl_test comes back with “No supported devices found.” However, dmesg shows the device:
[ 1610.715247] usb 1-1.1.2: new high-speed USB device number 7 using dwc_otg
[ 1610.856981] usb 1-1.1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=41a0, idProduct=28a0, bcdDevice= 1.00
[ 1610.857001] usb 1-1.1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 1610.857015] usb 1-1.1.2: Product: RTL2832U
[ 1610.857028] usb 1-1.1.2: Manufacturer: Realtek
[ 1610.857041] usb 1-1.1.2: SerialNumber: 00001090
Did I brick both my dongles just by trying to set separate serial numbers?