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    Question USB-Serial Driver
    As a new owner of iMac, OS X 10.8.4 and also new in this wonderful AplleWorld I need some help.
    I try to install FTDI USB Serial Driver but the plastic brain reject the installation software.
    What am I doing wrong?
    Please give me a helping hand.
    I need the serial port to connect my transceiver to the Aether Log pgm. (HAM Radio)
    Have a nice weekend.

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    Where you did the driver from? FTDI is a very common USB-to-Serial converter and in most cases you don't need drivers.

    What happens when you just plug the cable/device into the iMac? Did you check to see if any new devices named "/dev/ttyUSB0" were created?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Where you did the driver from? FTDI is a very common USB-to-Serial converter and in most cases you don't need drivers.

    What happens when you just plug the cable/device into the iMac? Did you check to see if any new devices named "/dev/ttyUSB0" were created?
    I purchased the Universal USB-RS232 FTDI adapter Maker DIGITUS
    together with Easy-Rotor-Control (ECR) kit
    from Germany ECR Ing-Buro Alba de Schmidt

    I will try to just plug it in, maybe itīl work.
    Cross my fingers.

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    Yes, I can se the USB-Serial port in the system. Great, but the AetherLog don't, which is another software problem to solve.
    Anyhow, thanks for the help.

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    Do you know if the software just needs the device or something more? Perhaps the drives is more than just the USB-serial driver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Do you know if the software just needs the device or something more? Perhaps the drives is more than just the USB-serial driver?
    I donīt know?
    I will contact the support at aetherlog.com for more assistance.

    Here in Sweden the summer sun is shining and the birds singing loudly, it is a shame to be indoors and playing with the HAM-radio and, computing is confusing.

    Best regards
    SM5LIB

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    I have solved the problem, my fault!
    A correct installation solved the problem.
    Working great now.

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    Excellent..glad you got it sorted out..
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