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blund

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2016, 04:13:51 pm »
That brings me on to the next topic: How do you update the gateway!
Not much that goes well today :)

I have followed the steps in the pdf. Formated usb to FAT32 and put the bin fil on it. Plugged it into the gateway and tried to do the resetting sequence.

It reboots, but obviously it does not load the new firmware..    Is there any way to debug it?

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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2016, 04:57:00 pm »
There were some issues with the update from USB, a lot of USB sticks reports a high max current consumption and in that case the mcGateway closed the negotiation.
This should be fixed in the latest bootloader and I think that the latest shipment from mcThings was updated to that version.
But I guess you have the old one, then you need to test with another USB stick.

Make sure that you download the correct file, do not change the name of the file.

Hold the button during boot until the LED blinks three times then release it. The LED should now be on for maybe 5-7 seconds, that means mcGateway is updating the firmware if the LED starts to blink within this time, then mcGateway does not accept that USB.

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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2016, 12:10:39 am »
I have sometimes had to do the reset procedure twice before it would update. Not sure why, maybe I didn't have the button held as well as I thought I did.
McGateway 0.6-360, 0.7-405
McModules 0.7-358
McStudio 0.7-894

blund

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2016, 12:47:19 pm »
After have tried several different USB sticks I managed to update the firmware.

mcStudio is much more stable now.

Thanks :)
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2016, 12:49:38 pm »
Thats great  :)

Let us know if you run into any issues. We will do our best to help.
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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2016, 04:51:05 am »
Hi,

I also do not have access to a Widows machine so have installed Virtualbox with windows.  How did you get the Macbook to pick up the device.  I do not get FTDI mcBoot as an USD device, so then can't link to to Virtualbox as you have done.

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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2016, 04:58:11 am »
I am running Windows in Virtualbox on my Macbook.  Neither, my Mac and hence also Windows pick up the mcDongle.  How do I set this up?

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2016, 06:57:33 am »
Hi,

If you connect the dongle to you mac with the USB cable and run this command in the console: system_profiler SPUSBDataType

Do you then get something like this in the result?

        mcBoot:

          Product ID: 0x6015
          Vendor ID: 0x0403  (Future Technology Devices International Limited)
          Version: 10.00
          Serial Number: MC8AAAA
          Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
          Manufacturer: FTDI
          Location ID: 0x14100000 / 5
          Current Available (mA): 1000
          Current Required (mA): 90
          Extra Operating Current (mA): 0



If not then I think you need to install the ftdi drivers for OS X.  If the OS X does not find the device I don't  think you can map it into the Virtualbox.

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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2016, 07:29:21 am »
Hi,

Thanks for the reply.  I get this when I run the command:

    USB 3.0 Bus:

      Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBXHCILPTH
      PCI Device ID: 0x8c31
      PCI Revision ID: 0x0005
      PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086

        Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad:

          Product ID: 0x0274
          Vendor ID: 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.)
          Version: 6.24
          Serial Number: D3H5426CRX1FTV4AQ3PS
          Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
          Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
          Location ID: 0x14400000 / 3
          Current Available (mA): 1000
          Current Required (mA): 500
          Extra Operating Current (mA): 0
          Built-In: Yes

        Bluetooth USB Host Controller:

          Product ID: 0x8290
          Vendor ID: 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.)
          Version: 1.19
          Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
          Manufacturer: Broadcom Corp.
          Location ID: 0x14300000 / 5
          Current Available (mA): 1000
          Current Required (mA): 0
          Extra Operating Current (mA): 0
          Built-In: Yes

I also downloaded and installed the FTDI drivers and it made no difference.  I got the same result

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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2016, 07:58:57 am »
Ok, then I do not have that many more ideas...

I had a real struggle getting things to work, but I think this driver was the one who made OS X recognise the device:

 http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX/MacOSX/D2XX1.2.2.dmg

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2016, 11:41:03 am »
Just to verify, when you connect the mcDongle, do you see a green LED turned on?

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2016, 11:43:36 am »
Yes the green light comes on.  I followed the instructions to install the D2xx driver, but still it does not get picked up.

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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2016, 01:49:40 am »
I have still not managed to get it to work.  Has anyone got this working on a Mac running El Capitan?


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Re: What if you have a Mac
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2016, 12:12:06 pm »
I got it to work under El Capitan, but after the upgrade to Sierra everything stopped working.

No device is found in osx. Nor does install directions from the FTDI site or the Adafruit instructions for VCP work...

As long as the os x doesn't recognise the usb device, there is nothing that virtualbox may attach to either.. I am stuck.

Is there anyone working on this or is the decision between buying a PC or moving on to another product?