mplab X in linux - can see but cannot program PIC32MZ / PIC32MX Starter kit in Hardware
I am trying to use MPLAB X in Linux Mint but cannot program either of my two Starter kit boards (PIC32MZ or PIC32MX Ethernet Starter kits).
When I plug them in, they show up in the Hardware tools under Microchip Kits. For example,
I can see PIC32 ESK-II under the line Starter Kits (PKOB). But the small circle before that line stays Red, it does not turn Green. So I cannot select the device for programming.
If I unplug that board, it is removed. Plugin the other and I get PIC32MZ EC Family, but again, still Red.
What needs to be fixed in the system configuration to get this to work correctly?