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June 02, 2013
by Empire
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Hey,

In the PDF guide, when they want to configure the Mac for programming, they tell you to go the Terminal, go to the /dev directory, and located a file something along the lines of cu.PL2303-0000211A, but when I tried that, I don't find any file that resembles that file name. All my components are wired correctly. What can I do to fix this?

June 03, 2013
by Ralphxyz
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What version of OS X are you on ?

Chances are you have a newer version in which Apple changed the name of the USB ports.

Search the forum for Mac USB.

I just did the search and came up with one of my own post.

try /dev/cu.usbserial

Of course I got this from another post.

Apple once again has f*cked their legacy users so I can not update to the latest version of OS X on my Mac MiNi.

Guess that settles ever buying a Apple product again, this is the second time they got me.

I wonder if I can install Linux on my Mac Mini that might be fun. I know I can do it on a virtual machine but I'd like to do as the default OS.

Ralph

June 03, 2013
by Empire
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Ralph,

I'm currently running Mac OS X 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion). Could it be that the driver I installed from the Nerdkits download page is outdated? I'm only getting a cu.Bluetooth file. Could you (and would you mind) giving me some sort of link to possibly a new driver that I can installed? Thanks Ralph.

Alexander

June 03, 2013
by pcbolt
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Alexander -

I don't own a Mac, but I remember seeing a thread that listed some of the downloads you might need. I tracked it down HERE.

June 04, 2013
by Empire
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Pcbolt,

Thanks for the link, would I have to uninstall the current driver I already installed or....?

June 04, 2013
by Ralphxyz
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It is always safe to uninstall a non working driver.

You probably do not have to as the new driver points to a different USB designation.

Ralph

June 04, 2013
by Empire
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Ralph,

Hope I'm not asking too many questions, but I downloaded the latest version of CrossPack for AVR at this link http://www.obdev.at/products/crosspack/download.html and I plugged the USB cable to my computer, made sure that the programming switch was switched on, and I checked to see if I could find any cu.usbserial was found, and I still couldn't find any file of that sort. Would you have any advice as to what to do from here?

June 05, 2013
by labudde
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ralph

In the PDF guide, when they want to configure the Mac for programming, they tell you to go the Terminal, go to the /dev directory, and located a file something along the lines of cu.PL2303-0000211A, but when I tried that, I don't find any file that resembles that file name.

in fact i can not see any files using 10.7.5 OSX on terminal Is command does not work for me

please help

June 05, 2013
by pcbolt
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Empire -

Did you also install the newer USB Cable Driver? Seems there is also an instruction page HERE with extra directions in the comment section. Like I said before I'm not a Mac guy so Ralph would know more than I.

June 06, 2013
by Ralphxyz
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Well I have once again been screwed over by Apple so I cannot use the newest version of OS X so all I know is what has been posted here. Others have worked it out.

labudde, what are you doing?

in fact i can not see any files using 10.7.5 OSX on terminal Is command does not work for me

Can you take a screenshot?

Ralph

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