First off, if my questions/post is out of bounds/scope of this forum, a friendly link to where I should be would be greatly appreciated.
I have a 512mb Raspberry Pi and am trying to connect it with the cable to a MacBook Air 11" running OSX 10.8.2. Following the adaruit tutorial (Raspberry Pi - Lesson 5) I was able to download Zoc and install the osx drivers. I run afoul at the "Test and Configure" step. The com port scan does *not* list the USB Console adapter. I only see two entries: /dev/cu.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync and /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem. Neither look right.
Back tracking, I verified that all the wires are connected to the correct GPIO pins. I also rebooted the mac to and I even tried rebooting the Pi just in case. No Joy. I even pulled out USB Prober utility on the mac and it "appears" to see the console cable. I can see in the USB Prober, Bus Probe tab, that the usb entry appear and disappear when I plug in and remove the cable. But, honestly, I don't know much about the USB Prober. It display some information that might be useful, but I can't make any sense of it. Below is the USB Prober entry that appears as soon as I plug in the console cable:
Full Speed device @ 7 (0x24113000): ............................................. Composite device: "USB-Serial Controller"
Port Information: 0x0018
Number Of Endpoints (includes EP0):
Total Endpoints for Configuration 1 (current): 4
Descriptor Version Number: 0x0110
Device Class: 0 (Composite)
Device Subclass: 0
Device Protocol: 0
Device MaxPacketSize: 64
Device VendorID/ProductID: 0x067B/0x2303 (Prolific Technology, Inc.)
Device Version Number: 0x0300
Number of Configurations: 1
Manufacturer String: 1 "Prolific Technology Inc."
Product String: 2 "USB-Serial Controller"
Serial Number String: 0 (none)
Configuration Descriptor (current config)
Length (and contents): 39
Number of Interfaces: 1
Configuration Value: 1
Attributes: 0x80 (bus-powered)
MaxPower: 100 ma
Interface #0 - Vendor-specific
Attached are images of the Zoc Serial Port Scan and the USB Prober screen.
Any suggestion on how to get the console cable to show up in Zoc's com-port scan?