Fix FTDI DMX interface & Arduino on OSX 10.9+ Mavericks

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Apple recently decided to make their own FTDI driver with the release of OSX 10.9 Mavericks. This broke compatibility with Arduino & USB DMX interfaces based on a FTDI chip. Here is how to disable the new driver and use the old FTDI driver. All your apps will be working again like they should.

Compatible with OSX Mavericks 10.9.0 / 10.9.1 / 10.9.2+

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20 thoughts on “Fix FTDI DMX interface & Arduino on OSX 10.9+ Mavericks

  1. This fix the OpenDMX alright. But i must share my experience using QLC+ with a Emtec OpenDMX in one USB port and an Arduino in other USB port. I could only use one device with this fix.

    • Arduino updated their program for the new mac driver, the DMX software did not update their software… so arduino will only work with the new driver and DMX will only work with the old driver. as long as QLC and other DMX software does not update their software, you will always have to switch between drivers.

  2. havn’t tested on DP8 yet, i’ll test if it’s working on my beta…

    Edit:
    Stil working on the Golden Master of Yosemite.

  3. Anyone figure out how to get the FTDI chip sets to work on the usbserials for Yosemite? I can see my device and it works enough to see the scrolling command-line-interface of my serial application, however I’m unable to use my keyboard to put any input into the terminal emulator software, regardless of the emulator I’m using “SecureCRT, terminal, etc.”

  4. I thought this would be the one that fixes it but yeah ive got the same issues and search as i might i cant find a solution either for Yosemite

  5. so pretty noob at messing around with mac terminal, does someone want to make a quick youtube video of this?? 🙂

    • you don’t need the terminal for this guide… just drag & drop the app in your application folder, run the app and click the button.

  6. Hi Steven,

    I am a noob at programming and stuff, even with the manual of FTDI i didn’t get my interface working on a mac. The first two steps were doable for me, but i couldn’t copy the file into that library or so. The interface works fine on a windows laptop, but i rather prefer my Macbook.

    After i didn’t get any further with the manual of the website of FTDI, i tried this step. But, of course, because i can’t install the driver, my macbook can’t find the driver so this didn’t work either.

    What can i do to make this interface working on my macbook?

    Kind regard from the Netherlands,

    Thijs

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