Arduino in OS X 10.9 Mavericks - Serial Port Issues

i did everything listed Solution (as partially provided by the website above) Type the following commands into the terminal: * cd /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns* * sudo mv AppleUSBFTDI.kext AppleUSBFTDI.disabled* * sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions* Restart your computer Install the original FTDI Virtual Com Port drivers found here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm Start Arduino and program as you always have. but it does not work, I still get the same problem compiling. Am I installing the right driver? When I visit the link above I couldn't find a 10.9 version in http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

I have both the D2XX and VCP Drivers installed, I have tried them individually installed at a time and it didnt work too.

Same problem, fix with original drivers worked perfectly. REBOOT required.

Adam.S: I was having problems writing to my Arduino Mega (1280) with Arduino 1.0.5 on a clean install of OSX 10.9 Mavericks. ... Start Arduino and program as you always have. ..

Well it worked for me too, even with my old Arduino board based on a ATMEGA8 chip (2006). Thanks and congrats for your post.

I thought I would report on how these great tips didn't work for me and the solution that did. I have a multiwii se v2.5 board (crius copy) with ftdi interface. On my Mac, I reloaded the latest ftdi drivers (as described) and rebooted the mac. I plug in the multiwii se board through the ftdi interface. I open arduino. All I kept getting was a list of bluetooth ports but no USB ports. I then thought a little laterally and checked the actual chipset on the ftdi interface. I was so obsessed with using the FTDI driver, I never considered that the usb/serial module might have been made by some one else. It uses a Prolific 2305 chip. I hopped over to http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowPr...id=229&pcid=41 downloaded the correct driver and IT WORKS!!!!! So, for any mac people using this board and having difficulties getting a com port to show up on their mac under 10.9, , use this driver, NOT the FTDI driver mentioned above. See if that helps you too.

I had the same issue with my 3D printer that runs off a Mega 2560. Removing the Mavericks drivers and reinstalling the FTDI drivers worked a treat.

Just make sure to use the FTDIUSBSerialDriver_10_4_10_5_10_6_10_7 package inside the disk image.

This fix sorted it out for me. Very happy - thanks a lot, saved me a lot of pain.... :D

as of today the frustration continue as i am not able to access my arduino, all the posted suggestions to the problem i have tried but no luck :0 is this part of open source pains? i just fro not know what else i can try

hi folks Struggled with this for a bit - tried installing the FTDI drivers, as suggested, but no go. I've an UNO R2, and according to the Arduino specs, The Uno differs from all preceding boards in that it does not use the FTDI USB-to-serial driver chip. Instead, it features the Atmega16U2 (Atmega8U2 up to version R2) programmed as a USB-to-serial converter.

So.. I had recently added a USB3 hub.. once I moved the usb from the hub to the mac, voila. I see the Uno serial port again!

cheers Steve

Fixed my issues on OS X 10.9.3 with a Sparkfun Red Board. Thanks!

Hi all,

I had exactly the same issue mac os 10.9.3 : serial port not shown ... After 2 hours of fight i finally solved my problem. I just replaced the usb cable ! Seems that the usb cable provide with the Arduino UNO was the issue.

Hope this can help

Unfortunately, that doesn't work on my Mac, I have Mavericks too and I've taken all day trying to get Arduino Uno with my code and nothing! I NOTICED that only when I've just had to install the IDE the serial port dv/tty. usbmodemfa341 appears, I mean it only works ONCE but when I try to record another code, it disappeared.

Mac OS 10.9.3 Java 7 FTDI installed

I'd thank any help?

hi friends, have a serial problem :fearful:,

when I try to put the kext in terminal on mac, asking me to comfirme the password but will not let me write to comfirmed ... it can be due?

thanks n sorry for my inglish!!

this worked for me thank you, having a hell of a time getting arduino and processing to work together problem seems to be in the line that assigns the connection to be my arduino usb connection. Using old tutorials from o'rielly, bought the arduino/processing tutorials but can't get the arduino and processing sketches to talk to each other. Dropped the baud rate to match the arduino, 9600, loaded the firmata to my board(using a duemilinova board as that is what came with the tutorial(also using the projbox) thought I would step back and work through the basics, but unfortunately the environment that is used is outdated but have found work arounds. Trying to make this as easy as possible, want to use it for teaching but have run into too many hiccups and find myself distracted by the difficultiesSo frustrating when thinking that processing is for people that have limited or no relationship with code-Translates to HOURS of frustration. Really want to introduce students to processing and then connect to the arduino environment but the frustration I have been experiencing makes it difficult to put together a lesson plan and workflow criteria-too many problems and don't want to be dealing with them in class any suggestions?

Nothing has workded: neither this guide, nor substituting the USB cable... But I get the problem ONLY with Arduino Robot... no problem with Mega and Due :~ :~

Alvise

I am also having the same problem apple support is also uselesss please if anyone can I guide me It will be soo nice of you =(

FWIW, for me simply using a different USB port helped.

MacBook Pro with OSX 10.9.4, Arduino IDE 1.5.7, and Arduino Uno.

Awesome. Thanks apple. The solutions listed here do not work. Now I can't program arduino. I could try a usb hub, but really it should work. I hope it's fixed in Yosemite or something?

Worked for me, thanks!

I actually didn't disable the default drivers, nor restart; I just reinstalled the FTDI drivers from ftdichip.com, restarted the Arduino IDE, and was in business.

I had been having issues with an Arduino LilyPad 328, and with an Arduino Pro Mini 3.3v + FTDI breakout. I'd get a processing.app.SerialException, or errors like "avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x18", and the tx/rx lights on the FTDI breakout wouldn't blink.

jlefevre1:
Having the same problem. This solution did not work on 2 different Macs. At this point we must consider that Mac Mavericks will be unusable on Arduino. The Arduino home page should list there products as no long compatible with Macintosh until this is fixed. Such a shame. I was really getting into using Arduino products but will have to quit until this is resolved.

What a pile of cr@p. I use 4 different arduino models with my Mavericks (and now, Yosemite) equipped Macs and they all worked flawlessly.

At this point we must consider that jlefevre1 isn’t really that good with computers and should consult a small child to do things for him.

Such a shame.

casselli: this worked for me thank you, having a hell of a time getting arduino and processing to work together problem seems to be in the line that assigns the connection to be my arduino usb connection. Using old tutorials from o'rielly, bought the arduino/processing tutorials but can't get the arduino and processing sketches to talk to each other. Dropped the baud rate to match the arduino, 9600, loaded the firmata to my board(using a duemilinova board.... Really want to introduce students to processing and then connect to the arduino environment but the frustration I have been experiencing makes it difficult to put together a lesson plan and workflow criteria-too many problems and don't want to be dealing with them in class any suggestions?

Me too.

There is a mismatch in the TxRx libraries between Processing and Arduino.

I ended up going back to "stable" releases (1.0.6 Arduino, whatever on Processing) then pulling the serial components from inside Arduino and sticking them in Processing and voila! All my problems disappeared.

right click > show package contents on arduino then Contents > resources > java > rxtxcomm.jar and librxtxSerial.jnilib, copy those files into Processing > contents > resources > java > modes > java > libraries > serial then paste the rxtxcomm.jar in to that folder and then the librxtxSerial.jnilib into the macosx folder.

If that doesn't work, drop me a line.

Thanks! I had the same "programmer not responding" error with my OSEPP Uno R3 Plus board. This fixed it and my Uno is now blinking merrily away.