The output of ls /dev does not change between plugging and unplugging the device. When I run UsbProber I can see the device try to attach to the system, but it fails with this message:
"The IOUSBFamily was not able to enumerate a device."
A google search brought about many results of people having issues with USBtiny programmers and mac osx including some links to updated firmware for the programmers. Does sparkfun have a firmware update for this programmer? Or is there something else missing?
BTW. I have crosspack installed and am using avrdude 5.6, but I think the problem is that the device isn't available to anyone on the system yet.
* UPDATE. I moved to another mac in the house (2001 Dual 1.8 G5 - PPC) and have had much better luck. The differences were immediate. When plugging in the programmer the blue LED and the red stat1 LED both lit up (on the latoptop, on the blue LED was coming on). avrdude seemed much happier and was able to communicate with the board first try.
I would still love to have this work on my macbook pro as it is my main development machine. Any ideas?
A few notes on the differences between the two machines:
- the macbook pro is an intel processor (the g5 is obviously ppc)
- both computers are running 10.5.7 so I don't think its an os issue unless the usb ports work differently on an intel machine
- Could it be that the macbook pro doesn't have enough power on its usb ports compared to the desktop machine?