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This information is in the forums, but it's rather hard to find. It really should be on the Troubleshooting page (http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting)

I recommend adding something like the following to the Troubleshooting page in the Drivers section of the question: 'Why can't I upload my programs to the Arduino board?'

---suggested text for Troubleshooting page---
+ On Mac OSX you can tell if the FTDI drivers are installed from the list of serial ports in the tools menu. If, when the board is connected, the list contains only the following:

/dev/tty.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync
/dev/cu.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync
/dev/tty.Bluetooth-Modem
/dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem

then the drivers are NOT installed (these are standard Mac ports). If they drivers are installed there will also be ports with names like:

/dev/tty.usbserial-A700ejYp
/dev/cu.usbserial-A700ejYp

You can download the latest FTDI drivers from: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
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That seems to have helped but now I get that the programmer is not responding.
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Thanks for the suggestion.  I added some text about what name the serial port should have.
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