My issue is that the barcode scanner isn't sending the Pi any information.
> How do you know ?
>>I opened Text Editor and tried to scan a barcode - nothing showed up. So it may very well be passing data - but not in a format that can be interpreted as text.
Do I need to download a driver?
> Usually no, but had you provided a link to a product page or something I could have made a more educated guess.
>>Here is the link: [url]http://www.scansource-europe.com/motoro ... _ss_en.pdf
How can I go about troubleshooting this device?
>Start with reading this:= view
>Do the parts related to "lsusb" and "dmesg" and post the results here.
>> lsusb :
[size=85]Bus 001 Device 010: ID 05e0:1200 Symbol Technologies Bar Code Scanner[/size]
~ $ dmesg:
[ 7953.838618] usb 1-1.3: USB disconnect, device number 8
[ 7964.058951] usb 1-1.3: new full-speed USB device number 10 using dwc_otg
[ 7964.176331] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=05e0, idProduct=1200
[ 7964.176356] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 7964.176374] usb 1-1.3: Product: Symbol Bar Code Scanner
[ 7964.176392] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: \xffffffef\xffffffbe\xffffffa9\xffffffbe\xffffffa9Symbol Technologies, Inc, 2002
[ 7964.176410] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: S/N:E2E75F443E543647B002B82F24B53BB4 Rev:NBRMSAABDM:13MAY103
[ 7964.191873] input: \xffffffef\xffffffbe\xffffffa9\xffffffbe\xffffffa9Symbol Technologies, Inc, 2002 Symbol Bar Code Scanner as /devices/platform/bcm2708_usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.0/0003:05E0:1200.0005/input/input4
[ 7964.193351] hid-generic 0003:05E0:1200.0005: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [\xffffffef\xffffffbe\xffffffa9\xffffffbe\xffffffa9Symbol Technologies, Inc, 2002 Symbol Bar Code Scanner] on usb-bcm2708_usb-1.3/input0[/size]