XC-2 OSX Issues

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Folknology
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XC-2 OSX Issues

Postby Folknology » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:51 pm

Well my XC-2 arrived yesterday from Digi-Key and today I finally got some time to unbox and play.

I spent a good few hours trying to get it operating on my Macbook running OSX (leopard) without success. what may have hampered it was the fact I already had FTDI drivers installed for my Seeduino/Arduino tinkering some time ago. I found a couple of references, one in the FAQ and another on the Linkers forum regarding issues around existing FTDI drivers. In particular they advised the removal (uninstall) of the virtual comm drivers. I followed the FTDI instructions with little success as not evry file was found as expected in their documents.

I also tried reinstalling the drivers etc.. but with little success 'xrun --listdevices' still returned "no devices". I could see 2 JTAG entries in the network preferences port area however but nothing xrun.

Prior to this I followed the quick start and the network test worked perfectly so I new the board was good. Eventually I lost patience and installed it on my PC running Windows XP and it worked perfectly, thus it is definitely an OSX issue, the board is AOK.

Has anyone else got the XC-2 running on OSX, can you pass on any experiences, or offer any advice?

I then had an afternoon playing with the board (yeehaw!) and going through the XC-2 tutorials until I ran out of blinky light and button pressing ideas, its nice to actually use XC on this board, its making much more sense now. :D

P.S The G4 runs really rather hot, I haven't measured the temp yet but its hot to touch. I notice this mentoioned on some of the Linker threads so don't think its an issue, just a little suprised by it :o

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Al
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Postby jason » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:01 pm

hehe, glad to see you are having fun with the XC-2! I am afraid I do not own/use a Mac so I can not help you there, although I am sure others on here do.

Indeed, the heat on the G4 is normal, and nothing to worry about there.

Let us know how you get on!
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Postby otitov » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:10 pm

power off XC-2.

disconnect Ethernet cable from XC-2.

power on XC-2, wait 30 sec (it also should run warm now).

try to communicate to it from OSX.

comment here about results.
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Postby Folknology » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:37 pm

Sorry otitov, no difference it still reports no devices :

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bash-3.2$ xrun --listdevices

Available XMOS Devices
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  No Available Devices Found
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Postby otitov » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:46 am

thanks for publishing results, sorry it has not worked out.
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Postby madaerodog » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:04 pm

I have an XC-1A and have the same problem, I have installed XMOS 9.9.2 on Mac OSX 10.6.2, connected my board as instructed in debug mode and typed this in terminal

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home-312743:~ madaerodog$ /Applications/XMOS_9.9.2/SetEnv.command ; exit;
bash-3.2$ xrun --listdevices

Available XMOS Devices
----------------------

  No Available Devices Found

bash-3.2$
if you have any ideas how we can make osx see our devices please help us ...
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Postby sjalloq » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:20 pm

I'm having issues with the XTAG2 under OS X.

Use Finder to go to folder /Developer. Then under Applications open USB Prober. This will list all your USB devices that have enumerated correctly. You should see your device appear and disappear as you plug/unplug. It will also show any useful errors about illegal fields in the descriptors etc.

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Postby shawn » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:18 am

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