macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

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

lanbrown wrote:
Matt and Jay are you going to test the beta and provide feedback to Apple? There is a better chance of getting it fixed during the beta phase. From it working and then stopped after a software update, Apple may have tried to fix it and then a further fix broke it again.


Yes, we'll install the beta at some point and test. However, the only Mac I was able to confirm the bugs on is not supported by Mojave. So, bottom line is that we may no longer have the ability to duplicate the bugs even if they persists in Mojave. Anyone who's testing Mojave would give us valuable insight into these bugs.

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I can verify that this workaround works with 10.14 Beta (18A326h).
2412U works steadily in both the motherboard USB and also a PCIe USB3 card.
Oddly, when I first installed Mojave, the 2414U was working on the motherboard USB until Mojave did a software update. After that, the 2414U and W800RF32 wouldn't show up at all, no matter how many times I unplugged/replugged or restarted. Doing the steps in the workaround fixed it.


Can you confirm which PowerLinc you're using? You mention a 2412U and a 2414U. The latter doesn't use the FTDI driver so if it doesn't work that would be a different issue.

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:22 pm
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here my conversion:

bought an old 2012 mac pro (2x6 cpu 3.46GHz, 32GB) , added a MACSales internal PCIe bus 1 TB disk , installed HS ( all together 2-5 times as fast as 2008 mac pro)

installed a USB3 board <<<==== this elimiates the USB driver issues !!!

move data
copy files over to new box:
- ~/users/indigo (my plugins )
/Library/Application Support/Perceptive Automation/Indigo 7

move big internal storage Disks (4 x 2 TB in raid config )
connect external backup disk (4x 2 TB )

installed new postgres app
created a dump on old machine pg_dumpall > dump
imported dump file on new machone: psql < dump

install new INDIGO
onto copied directory (will set rights etc properly)

installed virtual box (for my UniFi camera system)
copy .. virtual box files
create new unifi box system and import vdi file
change VBOX-unifi ip number to old ipnumber


general
change MACPRO ip number to old ip number in system parameters / network
setup time machine to point to the right destination disk


reboot ...., everything works
- insteon
-zwave
-rfxcom -- needed to restart plugin
- caddx security plugin usb connection
- sqllogger,
- pibeacon,
- unifi,
- indigoplots,
- fingscan (installed its files automatically .. seems to work fine
- utilities
- and many others


all together about 1 hour

Longest time was
- finding a HDMI dongle that fits the video out on the mac pro (the connector is different on the 2012 as compared to the 2008
- the holders for the internal disks are different, had to unscrew the old holders and attach the new ones, otherwise it is just take out and put into new


very positively surprised

Karl

ps the macpro is bored, > 400 indigo devices, postgres 34GB db, ubuntu linux vbox for UniFi NVR 12 cameras. +...

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:31 pm
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Re: macOS High Sierra (10.13) FTDI Driver Bug Workaround

I just upgraded my '10 Mac Pro to 12 core 2.93 GHz and 40GB ram (4x8GB new, plus 4x2GB old). Added an PCI riser card for an SSD boot drive, and also a PCI USB-3 card (both Sonnet, I think). It's got a 512GB SSD for boot (way overkill), 4TB for boot backup and clone, 4TB for Security Spy, and 8TB for Plex storage. Have one bay free. Plus I could add another SSD to the Sonnet PCI card.

That was in anticipation of moving all my HA stuff onto it. Everything is there now (SecuritySpy, Plex, SurLaTablo (OTA DVR extractor) except Indigo. I was waiting until we get back from the summer road trip for that, but I think the trip is going to be delayed so I might do it next week.

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

Just installed 10.13.5 on top of 10.11.6 on a 2013 2.4Ghz i5 Retina MBP Model 11,1 and it seems like everything is working. Insteon, Z-wave, everything.

Update: And now updated to 10.13.6, and though HomeKit Bridge didn't start when the server did, reloading it fixed that. Insteon and Z-wave still working, and in fact Insteon is through a hub. I have a PowerLinc 2412U.

Here's one unexpected bonus I haven't seen mentioned anywhere else: If both Macs are running 10.13.6, either may now act as an AirPlay receiver for the other, and iTunes doesn't even have to be running on the receiver.

Seems like the AirPlay 2 implementation is troublesome when there are AirPlay 1 devices around at the same time, even if you're picking one or the other. I'm getting a lot of flakiness in the display and choosing of AP devices.

SmartThings refugee, so happy to be on Indigo. 10.12.6 on an i5 MBP w/Harmony Hub, Hue, DomoPad, Dynamic URL, Device Extensions, HomeKit Bridge, MatplotLib, Plex, uniFAP, Wunderground, Nanoleaf, LED Simple Effects, Airfoil Pro, Grafana.

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As u have migrated everything from macro pro 2008 to mac pro 2012. I have a spare 2008... any suggestion what I should do with it?

- convert to Linux
- Convert to windows
- Keep as spare
- Sell... probably $400

....

Karl


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kw123 wrote:
I have a spare 2008... any suggestion what I should do with it?

Use it for your camera server? Of course a 2008 pro is a beast and a bit noisy by todays standards, you could use it as an extra space heater.

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

The camera server runs in the 2012 besides indigo... And total cpu is 5%

But space heater sound good.



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Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:43 pm
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kw123 wrote:
But space heater sound good.


You sure about that, it is July and you're in Texas. Do you really need more heat?

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its only 100F, I am comfortable above 105F

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

Do you have a heated rock?

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

kw123 wrote:
- Convert to windows

That's just mean.

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