No /dev/cu.PL2303-xxx under Mac OS X 10.4.11

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reedwi9p
2007-12-17
2013-04-22
  • reedwi9p
    reedwi9p
    2007-12-17

    Tried installing device driver, but does not appear to be functioning.  No device shows up in /dev, either with or without Radioshack # 26-183 plugged into USB port.  Additional information follows.

    Thanks for any suggestions you might have.  I appreciate your help.

    Reed

    /var/log/install.log:

    PROJECT:Install-146  DEVELOPER:root  BUILT:Jul 27 2007 16:54:56\n
    Dec 16 16:57:21 whitemac : @(#)PROGRAM:Installer  PROJECT:Installer-104  DEVELOPER:root  BUILT:Aug 22 2007 10:47:27\n
    Dec 16 16:57:21 whitemac : Hardware: PowerBook6,5 @ 1333 MHz, 1280 MB
    Dec 16 16:57:21 whitemac : Running OS Build: 8S165
    Dec 16 16:57:21 whitemac : OS X Pl2303 USB to Serial driver v0.3.0 OS X 10.4 (universal) Installation Log
    Dec 16 16:57:21 whitemac : Opened from: /Volumes/osx-pl2303-0.3.0-10.4-universal/osx-pl2303-10.4.pkg
    Dec 16 16:57:23 whitemac : It took 2.175067 seconds to finish launching.
    Dec 16 16:57:24 whitemac : Distribution: OS X Pl2303 USB to Serial driver v0.3.0 OS X 10.4 (universal)
    Dec 16 16:57:24 whitemac : Installation checks completed successfully.

    Hardware Overview:

      Machine Name:    iBook G4
      Machine Model:    PowerBook6,5
      CPU Type:    PowerPC G4  (1.5)
      Number Of CPUs:    1
      CPU Speed:    1.33 GHz
      L2 Cache (per CPU):    512 KB
      Memory:    1.25 GB
      Bus Speed:    133 MHz
      Boot ROM Version:    4.8.7f1

    System Software Overview:

      System Version:    Mac OS X 10.4.11 (8S165)
      Kernel Version:    Darwin 8.11.0

    USB-Serial Controller:

      Version:    3.00
      Bus Power (mA):    500
      Speed:    Up to 12 Mb/sec
      Manufacturer:    Prolific Technology Inc.
      Product ID:    0x0fba
      Vendor ID:    0x05ad

     
    • reedwi9p
      reedwi9p
      2007-12-18

      I checked through the source code and verified that vendor 0x05ad / product 0x0fba pair was not in the .plist.  Please add these in the next release.

      In the meantime, if I wanted to rebuild the driver from the sources under XCode, would I just need to duplicate one of the other device descriptions and substitute this vendor/product pair before rebuilding?

      Met vele dank,
      Reed