I have this barcode scanner. When I read any barcode (ean-13) it prints this number 056053057052048048051056052053054052050070010. The number is printed only in the terminal. In a text editor or web input it prints nothing.

I use Lubuntu 15.04

The lsusb command shows:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0c2e:0200 Metrologic Instruments Metrologic Scanner

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Sounds like you've got the device configured in Serial Emulation Mode but you want it in Keyboard Emulation Mode. The manual says you need to refer to the USB section of the MetroSelect Single-Line Configuration Guide.

Just to clarify, I believe this is a device configuration issue not a Ubuntu issue.

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