[TriEmbed] OSX 10.11 FTDI driver issues

jonjwolfe at anibit.com jonjwolfe at anibit.com
Wed Apr 13 16:35:11 CDT 2016


FTDI quickly backpeddled on their counterfeit-bricking drivers from 2 
years, but apparently there is a new FTDIgate v2 a couple months ago 
that I missed:

http://hackaday.com/2016/02/01/ftdi-drivers-break-fake-chips-again/

This one doesn't brick the hardware per se, but will make it potentially 
unusable with the latest drivers. It doesn't affect Linux because the 
drivers are open-source, I don't know about OSX.



On 2016-04-13 15:10, Rodney Radford via TriEmbed wrote:
> 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/
> [3]
> 
> 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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