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Author Topic: Ionics Stratus, Mac OSX 10.5 - Serial port console success  (Read 1729 times)
tomplug
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« on: August 31, 2010, 08:00:55 AM »

I had previously had my serial port on my Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) machine working properly with a GlobalScale SheevaPlug.  I recently got an Ionics Stratus, the serial port didn't work properly.  Both are FTDI, but I needed to upgrade the driver and edit the VendorId and ProductId.  Perhaps these notes will help someone with a similar setup.

- I downloaded The "Oct 21 2009" driver from here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm.  Then I installed it.

- I plugged in the plugcomputer serial cable and used the system profiler to see what was on the USB bus.  From there I could see the VendorID and ProductID.

- I edited /System/Library/Extensions/FTDIUSBSerialDriver.kext/Contents/Info.plist to set the VendorID and ProductID to what I had.  Here is what mine looks like now.


      <key>SheevaPlug JTAGKey FT2232D A</key>
      <dict>
        <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
        <string>com.FTDI.driver.FTDIUSBSerialDriver</string>
        <key>IOClass</key>
        <string>FTDIUSBSerialDriver</string>
        <key>IOProviderClass</key>
        <string>IOUSBInterface</string>
        <key>bConfigurationValue</key>
        <integer>1</integer>
        <key>bInterfaceNumber</key>
        <integer>0</integer>
        <key>idProduct</key>
        <integer>258</integer>
        <key>idVendor</key>
        <integer>7180</integer>
      </dict>
      <key>SheevaPlug JTAGKey FT2232D B</key>
      <dict>
        <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
        <string>com.FTDI.driver.FTDIUSBSerialDriver</string>
        <key>IOClass</key>
        <string>FTDIUSBSerialDriver</string>
        <key>IOProviderClass</key>
        <string>IOUSBInterface</string>
        <key>bConfigurationValue</key>
        <integer>1</integer>
        <key>bInterfaceNumber</key>
        <integer>1</integer>
        <key>idProduct</key>
        <integer>258</integer>
        <key>idVendor</key>
        <integer>7180</integer>
      </dict>



- I restarted the system.

- I can access the Plug console with % screen /dev/tty.usbserial-00001004B 115200.

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 06:18:42 PM »

Thanks for the info. I tried the same with the Ionica Plug Plus computer. I see the USB device, and can connect to it using

screen  /dev/tty.usbserial-00002006B 115200

But than I only get a blank screen. Out of my Ubuntu Linux system running in VMWare I can connect without any problems, and see the Debian login prompt.

- Raju
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