An video of (one of) my problems

Here’s some more info from my setup.

System:
OS X 10.5.6
IDE Version 0016
USB driver FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_2_10.dmg
ATMEGA328P-PU
IDE settings are correct
Tools > Board > Arduino Duemilanove w/Atmega 328
Tools > Serial > /dev/tty.usbserial-A70076ay (tried cu.usbserial as well)

Arduino board - purchased from ebay.

Upload works fine using XP via bootcamp.

Here’s the console output:
avrdude: Version 5.4-arduino, compiled on Oct 9 2007 at 11:20:31
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System wide configuration file is “hardware/tools/avr/etc/avrdude.conf”
User configuration file is “/Users/MYUSERNAME/.avrduderc”
User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping

Using Port : /dev/tty.usbserial-A70076ay
Using Programmer : stk500v1
Overriding Baud Rate : 57600
avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20]
avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20]
avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20]
avrdude: ser_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: Send: Q [51] [20]
avrdude: ser_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

RS light blinks 3 times. I reckon thats the avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20] bit.

System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.7 (9J61) Kernel Version: Darwin 9.7.0

and my Arduino is an ATMEGA328P-PU :-?

Arduino board - purchased from ebay.

Hmm… mine came from eBay too. Some place from China. Could that be a clue?? :-/

System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.7 (9J3050) Kernel Version: Darwin 9.7.1

How can I tell more specifically which board I have besides a Arduino Duemilanove AtMega328?

Also, I'm a step behind you guys, I can't even get a valid port name in the tools -> serial port menu to appear. I've tested Arduino-0016, FTDI driver(s) 2.2.9 and 2.2.10 on a 15" macbook pro, 13" macbook pro, 13" macbook, and a Mac Pro. None of them can even see the driver to select.

Furthermore, I can get it working fine using VMware (both XP and Kubuntu) on any of these platforms.

-Eric

WOW, something is really broken...

I have a new Mac mini (Core2 2Ghz, Nvidia9400M) with 10.5.7, fully updated. I use it as a media frontend for my TV. I just installed Arduino 16 and the FTDI 2.2.9 driver that comes with it. Everything worked perfectly, I uploaded a sketch and communicated with my Duemilanove.

I'm wondering if the FTDI chip on your Duemilanove is different(maybe a cheap Chinese clone). Open System Profiler, go to the USB section, and find the FTDI chip.

I have two Duemilanoves, and they show:

FT232R USB UART:

  Product ID:      0x6001
  Vendor ID:      0x0403  (Future Technology Devices International Limited)
  Version:      6.00
  Serial Number:      A6008cD3
  Speed:      Up to 12 Mb/sec
  Manufacturer:      FTDI
  Location ID:      0x3d100000
  Current Available (mA):      500
  Current Required (mA):      90

and

FT232R USB UART:

  Product ID:      0x6001
  Vendor ID:      0x0403  (Future Technology Devices International Limited)
  Version:      6.00
  Serial Number:      A6008cD3
  Speed:      Up to 12 Mb/sec
  Manufacturer:      FTDI
  Location ID:      0x1d100000
  Current Available (mA):      500
  Current Required (mA):      90

Mine says:

FT232R USB UART:

  Product ID:      0x6001
  Vendor ID:      0x0403  (Future Technology Devices International Limited)
  Version:      6.00
  Serial Number:      A70076al
  Speed:      Up to 12 Mb/sec
  Manufacturer:      FTDI
  Location ID:      0x06200000
  Current Available (mA):      500
  Current Required (mA):      90

What is printed on top of your FTDI chip?

mine looks almost exactly like the picture at http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/1501976-ic-usb-serial-uart-28-ssop-ft232rl-r.html but the batch number is higher (0832 instead of 0830)

 FTDI
0832-B
FT232RL

Here's mine:

FT232R USB UART:

  Product ID:      0x6001
  Vendor ID:      0x0403  (Future Technology Devices International Limited)
  Version:      6.00
  Serial Number:      A70076ay
  Speed:      Up to 12 Mb/sec
  Manufacturer:      FTDI
  Location ID:      0x1a200000
  Current Available (mA):      500
  Current Required (mA):      90

Written on my chip: FTDI 0836-B FT232RL

OK, is there any difference on the circuit board?

Mine is exactly identical to: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:Arduino_Duemilanove_0509.JPG

There couldn't be any huge differences or it wouldn't work with Windows, but maybe this could give a hint as to why it's not working on Mac.

If you pull the 328p off the Duemilanove you are basically left with a FTDI adapter. Once you have removed the 328p, you can do a loopback test by connecting Pin0(RX) and Pin1(TX) and sending data to the serial port. Any data you send should come right back.

http://forum.sparkfun.com/viewtopic.php?t=15336&sid=31ecb89c9cb35eab197db1dc910732f8

My FTDI chip says

FTDI 0836-B FT 232 RL

exacly as clanof's one does. I tried to remove the ATMega chip and loopback the RX and TX. Both LEDs (TX and RX) blink when I send data, but I don't get anything back in the console.

:-/

MyFTDI chip says :

FTDI
0845-B
FT232RL

Does anyone have any ideas on why I can’t even get my /dev to display

/dev/cu.usbserial-xxxxxxxx
/dev/tty.usbserial-xxxxxxxx

When I plug in the device?

This device works fine on windows and linux boxes, but doesn’t work on any mac machine for me. Whats even weirder is that I got it to work one time on my macbook, but once I rebooted the macbook, it’s never worked again…

Very strange.

FT232R USB UART:

  Product ID:      0x6001
  Vendor ID:      0x0403  (Future Technology Devices International Limited)
  Version:      6.00
  Serial Number:      A6008jhm
  Speed:      Up to 12 Mb/sec
  Manufacturer:      FTDI
  Location ID:      0x1d100000
  Current Available (mA):      500
  Current Required (mA):      Unknown (Device has not been configured)

This is what’s in system profiler. The Current Required field must be because I’m not seeing anything in /dev, hence the driver isn’t even loading properly.

This is the error I see from the mac app "Console" when plugging the arduino board into my mac via USB.

Has anyone seen this? Any suggestions on where to go from here in terms of debugging?

7/21/09 1:36:44 PM kernel USBF: 19022.259 IOUSBCompositeDriver[0x9408d80](FT232R USB UART) GetFullConfigDescriptor(0) returned NULL

Have you tried to uninstall (manually remove) and reinstall the FTDI drivers, Stompyj?

Yeah, multiple times on multiple machines. I'm just about to install the drivers on my mac mini (non-intel) and see how those drivers work.

-Eric

Still no clue... :-/

Did everyone that is having problems buy their boards off eBay instead of one of these guys http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Buy ?

I have two Duemilanoves that work perfectly with:

  • MacBook Core Duo (32bit Intel) Leopard
  • Mac Mini Core2 Duo (64bit Intel) Leopard
  • iMac G3 DV (32bit PowerPC) Tiger

If you did buy them on eBay, what is the seller’s name?

Mine is this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130302933349

Bought from Electricwatch seller