[TriEmbed] OSX 10.11 FTDI driver issues

Rodney Radford ncgadgetry at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 16:10:33 CDT 2016


Could you be a victim of FTDI-gate?

If the answer to both of these questions is yes:
* Have you ever used this FTDI adapter on a Windows box?
* Is it possible you have an FTDI clone?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/ftdi-admits-to-bricking-innocent-users-chips-in-silent-update/

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 2:53 PM, Alex Davis via TriEmbed <
triembed at triembed.org> wrote:

> Anyone run OSX 10.11 and use an FTDI with an Arduino-type board? I had
> repaired some broken HT1632-based LED displays with a new driver chip
> and wanted to test them, and the nearest thing at hand was an AVR 1284P
> "mighty mini" board, which needs an FTDI to program it.
>
> I hadn't used that since last year, and I've gone through a few Arduino
> verions since, so I had to go through the routine of updating my
> "hardware" directory with a version which works with 1.6.7.
>
> My issue is when I try to program via the FTDI, something goes wrong,
> which then causes OSX to dump the driver, which makes the entry in /dev/
> disappear. This is apparently due to a bug in the FTDI-supplied driver,
> and supposedly the solution is to use a utility to delete the kext for
> it.
>
> Anyone gone through this successfully? I'm not SOL at the moment, as I
> can use my AVRISP MKII to program it directly through the ICSP
> connector, but I do have other boards which lack that and need the FTDI.
>
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