RPi Serial Console cable does not enumerate (OSX)
Moderators: adafruit_support_bill, adafruit

Forum rules
Talk about Adafruit Raspberry Pi® accessories! Please do not ask for Linux support, this is for Adafruit products only! For Raspberry Pi help please visit: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/

RPi Serial Console cable does not enumerate (OSX)

by ahochan2 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:57 am

Hi,

I'm trying to get my Adafruit Serial Console cable to work on my Mountain Lion OS X computer.
(http://www.adafruit.com/products/954)

I'm following this tutorial:
http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-ras ... lation-mac

I've installed the driver and rebooted, but it does not enumerate when I plug it in.

ls /dev/cu.* only gives me this:
/dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem /dev/cu.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync

Any ideas?
ahochan2
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:52 am

Re: RPi Serial Console cable does not enumerate (OSX)

by adafruit_support_rick on Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:06 am

Which driver did you install? The one from sourceforge or the one from changux.co?
The changux driver is the one to use - the author claims that the driver works with Mountain Lion.

adafruit_support_rick
 
Posts: 13810
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:42 am
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: RPi Serial Console cable does not enumerate (OSX)

by ahochan2 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:08 pm

I used the sourceforge driver (missed the part about mountain lion). I installed the other driver, and now it enumerates. Thank you.

I get lots of garbage data dumped along with the actual console output when using ZAC though... dunno if this is expected or has to do with the driver.
ahochan2
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:52 am

Re: RPi Serial Console cable does not enumerate (OSX)

by adafruit_support_rick on Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:46 pm

What sorts of garbage? Can you post a sample? Is it getting in your way?

adafruit_support_rick
 
Posts: 13810
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:42 am
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: RPi Serial Console cable does not enumerate (OSX)

by ahochan2 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:01 am

Now I can't reproduce the problem... It was just random junk characters appearing every 1-2 seconds continuously.
The GND pin is very loose, so that may have been the cause of the problem.
ahochan2
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:52 am

Re: RPi Serial Console cable does not enumerate (OSX)

by adafruit_support_rick on Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:18 am

Yes - it sounds very much like a loose connection. If you are very careful, you may be able to push the pin out of the plastic shroud. There should be a little slot on the side of the shroud where a tang on the pin pops in to secure it. Very gently push the tang in to release the pin. Gently squeezing the pin with some needle-node pliers may make it hold more securely. Then push it back into the shroud so the tang re-engages the slot.

adafruit_support_rick
 
Posts: 13810
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:42 am
Location: Buffalo, NY