I'm trying to connect to my Sparkfun Redboard (Arduino UNO compatible) on Mac OS X 10.12.3 (Sierra). The board comes with a USB mini to USB A FTDI cable. The board lights up and gets power over USB, but I don't see the right USB serial port in the Arduino IDE (I only see the Bluetooth port).
I've installed the VCP FTDI drivers v2.3 to no avail. When that didn't work, I also installed the CH340 CH341 drivers (but I doubt I need those). Rebooting the computer didn't help either.
I can only load the FTDI VCP v2.3 drivers using an explicit command
sudo kextload /Library/Extensions/FTDIUSBSerialDriver.kext/. When I run
kextstat | grep FTDI, I get:
155 0 0xffffff7f83892000 0x7000 0x7000 com.FTDI.driver.FTDIUSBSerialDriver (2.3) ECC3AF36-431D-370D-86F2-5237785E9CF8 <127 41 5 4 3 1>
But it still doesn't show up in the Arduino IDE.
I've heard that Apple's own USB FTDI drivers (AppleUSBFTDI) could cause problems, but it seems these are never loaded. If I try to unload the Apple FTDI driver (
sudo kextunload –b com.apple.driver.AppleUSBFTDI), I get the following:
(kernel) Kext com.apple.driver.AppleUSBFTDI not found for unload request.
Failed to unload com.apple.driver.AppleUSBFTDI - (libkern/kext) not found.
Any tips are welcome. Thanks!