USB serial drivers not loading with PL-2303 device

I'm trying to read from a USB serial card reader but it would appear
that the drivers aren't working properly.
When I plug the device in I see the following in dmesg:-
[ 2998.909856] usb 1-1.5: new full-speed USB device number 13 using dwc_otg
[ 2999.012599] usb 1-1.5: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2303
[ 2999.012644] usb 1-1.5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 2999.012666] usb 1-1.5: Product: USB-Serial Controller
[ 2999.012686] usb 1-1.5: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc.
... but I should see something like:-
[85418.604327] usb 7-2: new full-speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
[85419.040763] USB Serial support registered for pl2303
[85419.040824] pl2303 7-2:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[85419.052517] usb 7-2: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[85419.052552] usbcore: registered new interface driver pl2303
[85419.052556] pl2303: Prolific PL2303 USB to serial adaptor driver
This is in Rasbian 7/Wheezy. I'm pretty sure the device *used* to
work but I've not used it for a while and I just did an 'apt-get
update; apt-get upgrade' and I'm wondering if something has got broken.
Any/all help very welcome.
Chris Green
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Chris Green
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On 07/25/16 07:53, Chris Green so wittily quipped:
check your /etc/apt/sources.list, see if it says 'wheezy' or 'stable'. If it says 'stable' you might've upgraded to 'jessie'.
I've been keeping my RPi's on wheezy since (last I checked) bluez was broken under jessie, badly so. I reported this months ago, with steps to reproduce the problem AND a sample workaround patch for one problem, and I occasionally check to see if it's been fixed [ok it's been a while, so maybe I should check again].
your story is so touching, but it sounds just like a lie 
"Straighten up and fly right"
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Big Bad Bob

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