USB driver no longer works on Mac OSX Sierra

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USB driver no longer works on Mac OSX Sierra

Post by rickr » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:24 pm

With the recent release of MacOSX Sierra (10.12) the USB drivers are now broken. The FTDI Chip site does not have an update and when are Geeetech going to resolve this issue with having ANCIENT firmware that requires us to download really old versions of Java which have security issues which affect all of us.

Summary:
  • USB driver on MacOSX Sierra 10.12 is now broken
  • No updated drivers
  • It is about time that Geeetech did something about the ancient version of the Marlin firmware released on the Delta Pro and i3 range of printers
  • The old firmware will only compile on Arduino IDE that requires a higher risk versions of Java
I can no longer access my Geeetech printers from my Mac at all.

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Re: USB driver no longer works on Mac OSX Sierra

Post by rickr » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:51 pm

Apple have released signed drivers that provide partial support for the FTDI chip, so the communications are back for Apple MacOSX 10.12 Sierra. But we still have the issues with regard to the old firmware and the need to to use very old software versions to compile the changes to the firmware.

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Re: USB driver no longer works on Mac OSX Sierra

Post by William » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:52 pm

The version 10.9 can't work?
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Re: USB driver no longer works on Mac OSX Sierra

Post by rickr » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:10 pm

After the update the drivers were not working at all, but when you plugged in the printer into the Mac, the GT2560 controller would power up with the power from the USB port.

1. FTDI driver version 3.2 was reinstalled and and the printer was plugged in and no power to the GT2560.
2. Reboot and then plug in the printer and no power to the GT2560.
3. Power on the printer and plug it in and then turn off the printer power to the GT2560 remains on and accessible.

So, version 3.2 of the driver under MacOSX 10.12 Sierra does not power up the GT2560 controller without an external power source being applied to the controller. Who know if this will change in the future.

Now, to the other very important issue of the old firmware, what ever happened to the project last year / earlier this year to migrate the firmware to a later version of the Marlin firmware which would allow us to use more current versions of the Arduino IDE and Java runtime.

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Re: USB driver no longer works on Mac OSX Sierra

Post by William » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:20 am

As far as i know,the migrating firmware is on the way.
-Keep your mind and try to test it. :)
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Re: USB driver no longer works on Mac OSX Sierra

Post by rickr » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:01 am

Is there any information as to when? This firmware conversion project has been going for some time now and the software incompatibility issues are rapidly approaching "serious".

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Re: USB driver no longer works on Mac OSX Sierra

Post by walterfantauzzi » Sat May 13, 2017 10:47 pm

Hi Guys'

I've the same issues to connect by USB the Prusa i3 to my macintosh whit mac os x sierra v. 10.12.4 any suggestion?

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Re: USB driver no longer works on Mac OSX Sierra

Post by rickr » Sun May 14, 2017 2:40 pm

Try the CH340 Drivers for Mac OS 10.12 Sierra, you should be able to get it from https://github.com/adrianmihalko/ch340g ... s-x-driver

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