macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

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Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:57 pm
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

After many attempts trying all the suggestions in this entire thread, I was unable to get my 2413U working under High Sierra after upgrading (or any other FTDI devices) on a 2010 Mini.

However, I came across this suggestion, which is a little less cumbersome than Jay's procedure and it worked the first time (scroll down to the post by Garrett Johnson):

https://superuser.com/questions/1135730 ... sx/1136084

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Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:49 am
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

jay (support) wrote:
eme jota ce wrote:
after typing "rm AppleUSBFTDI.kext"
the follow message appears: "AppleUSBSFTDI.kext is a directory"


Sorry, I missed a flag that should be there. I've updated the post with the correct command to delete the old one:

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 rm -r AppleUSBFTDI.kext


I think maybe the first error is because an older version of the driver already exists from a previous "fix". Do the command above first, then do the move command and see if that works.


This works great for me, now. Use it after each OS update. Thanks for posting the latest instructions in an easy-to-locate blog post.

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Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:39 pm
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

Any updates on this in the past 4 months ?
I use a Insteon 2413u and a Z-stick gen2 , running on a Late 2012 Mac Mini with Sierra (10.12) , and it's pretty much bulletproof.
I'd like to update the OS but i certainly don't want jack up my system to the extent that i'm going into recovery mode to clean up drivers after every shutdown /power outage.
Is there any hope in sight?

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Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:31 pm
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

I ended up downgrading OS. I just could not keep the driver going after brief success. Seems a tad silly to not being able to upgrade OS without breaking something so basic.

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:21 pm
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

Here's a positive story:

I did a fresh install up to 10.14.4 on my 2012 I7 Mac Mini.

Moved my Indigo folder to the fresh install and then ran the 7.2 installer.

No issues at all with the supplied Apple driver, both my RFXCOM and Insteon function properly thru multiple reboots.

:D :D :D

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Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:09 am
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

Do we know whether this bug persists in Catalina/10.15?

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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

welchgregusa wrote:
Do we know whether this bug persists in Catalina/10.15?


I don't believe we've heard yet. Unfortunately, the only Mac that I could reproduce it on is dead so neither Matt nor I can reproduce the issue.

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Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:48 pm
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

Based on the very limited visibility Apple gives us into the issue, I believe the bug still exists on some older Macs. I suspect Apple will never fix it.

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Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:20 pm
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

Here's a hopefully promising datapoint:

Since I had a good Time Machine backup, I decided to bite the bullet this evening and upgrade my 2012 Mac Mini from High Sierra to Catalina. The upgrade took about 90 minutes, and I'm pleased to report that Indigo 7.4 started fine AND my PLM worked without issue. Its worth mentioning that is is an upgrade on an upgrade on a upgrade... and not a fresh install of anything. I don't even remember what version I started with on this Mini, but it's never been wiped.

The only oddity I saw was that Catalina complained about the Sonos plugin being from an unidentified developer, but none of the other plugins generated that warning. My options were "Move to Trash" or "Cancel". I had to hit Cancel 5-6 times as it kept popping back up, but it finally got the point and indigo showed the plugin loading. It works fine now that it loaded. I'll restart later on and see if it happens again.

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Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:07 am
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

Also upgraded my Indigo Server (MBP) Catalina, which had required the FTDI workaround, but since the upgrade it has booted and has restarted without problem for the short time since Catalina's official release. Will keep an eye on it.

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Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:17 pm
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

I had to do this with Catalina 15.1 b2 for a PowerLinc 2413U to work. Unfortunately, I had assumed my original unit had died so bought a new one. The new one had the same issue until I did the workaround in this thread. So I now have a spare PowerLinc 2413U.

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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

billearl wrote:
I had to do this with Catalina 15.1 b2 for a PowerLinc 2413U to work. Unfortunately, I had assumed my original unit had died so bought a new one. The new one had the same issue until I did the workaround in this thread. So I now have a spare PowerLinc 2413U.


What is the exact type and configuration of Mac you're using?

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Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:36 pm
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

Hardware Overview:
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac14,2
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 3.5 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
Memory: 32 GB
Boot ROM Version: 140.0.0.0.0
SMC Version (system): 2.15f7
Serial Number (system): C02LT026FPF4
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