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Software used to interface a particular hardware device with an operating system

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Devices with FTDI not seen on macOS

I'm using an macOS machine. I was working with my devices without any problem (Arduinos, external MIDI devices, etc.) until I installed the FTDI 2.4.2 drivers. Suddenly, all my devices stop working. ...
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How to install and use multiple Dymo 450 printers on 10.14 Mojave

System : Mac Mini [late 2014] running Mojave 10.14.6 Objective : install two [or more] Dymo 450 label printers, each loaded with a different label size, and have them work individually i.e., I should ...
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error using tty.usbserial-xxxx: could not open, resource busy

Since one year I'm using a MacBook Pro 13 upgraded to Catalina in October. I use the Mac to program same embedded module via RS232 (different adapters with different chips, e.g. FTDI) and it is still ...
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How to uninstall USB to VGA Adapter's drivers?

About a year ago I bought a USB to VGA Adapter from Insignia (https://www.insigniaproducts.com/pdp/NS-PUV308/6138366). I no longer use this Adapter and would like to remove the drivers because ...
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Catalina - USB Serial Cables seem to be broken

TL;DR - How do I make a USB Serial cable work on Catalina? I work as an embedded software developer. I write software on small circuit boards like an Arduino or BeagleBone or RaspberryPi. You might ...
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2013 MacBookPro with Nvidia GPU and recent macOS

I own an early 2013 15'' MacBook Pro (MacBookPro10,1), and I've been running every macOS update till Mojave, included. The mac has two GPUs, which get selected automatically depending on the running ...
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Would formatting my iMac fix my failing drive?

I have been dealing with this problem for few months, I was using bootcamp on my iMac late 2013, and after a while its driver corrupted using too much disk space and slowing down. So I deleted it and ...
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How to configure 3G/4G dongle in macos 64bit version?

I have faced this problem of not able to connect to 3G/4G dongles, currently the Huawei E3372 one. Was using Mobile Partner app & since the 64bit upgrade it has failed.
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How to install a driver for the HP Deskjet 5550 on macOS 10.14?

I want to print in color from an old HP Deskjet 5550 printer (17 years old and works without an issue, I heard). macOS offers Generic PCL Laser Printer for this device. It works (although it is not ...
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What are the Apple-provided drivers for the AMD Pro Vega 16/20 for Windows 10?

For those who own a 2018/2019 MacBook Pro with AMD Pro Vega 16/20 video cards - what are the Apple-provided drivers that come with Boot Camp? Are those video cards supported under Windows 10?
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Compiling from Linux driver for a PCI (not PCI-E) video capture card to use in OSX [closed]

Is there a way to convert and compile a kernel driver from linux to use it on OSX? I still use a very old Philips SAA7134 chipset based analog video capture card in my machine. This computer though is ...
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FFMpeg access AVFoundation usb subdevice camera on OSX Mojave

I Have a dual USB camera for VR: two cameras, one usb connection. On linux, this appears in /dev/video0 and /dev/video1 and I can capture using ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 On Mojave, I can see both devices ...
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FTDI High speed serial on MacOS

I have a FTDI serial cable (C232HD-DDHSP-0) which also supports high speeds (I need 3500000). I want to use this on MacOS with eg picocom (and later on a library). Picocom is build with support for ...
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Cannot find serial device

I'm trying to connect to a development board using a serial-USB adapter, and can't find the serial port on my Mac. I tried ls /dev/tty.* and ls /dev/cu.*, and nothing relevant shows up on my Mac. I ...
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Brother printer on OS 10.14.6

I recently upgraded from OS 10.13 to OS 10.14 on a new 2019 Mac 21.5" with 16 GB RAM When I install my MFC-L2700DW Printer I get a Print Error message when trying to print. I have tried to print PDF ...
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High disk dsage in Bootcamped iMac after repairing the drivers

I force closed my iMac for a specific reason (Thunderstorm) and when I restarted it my iMac started to scan and repair its drivers. I waited for 4 hours and everything was fine, until I realized that ...
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how to completely uninstall AirBeam TV?

I installed AirBeam TV for streaming to a non-Apple TV device. I have now uninstalled it but somehow the audio driver is still installed when I check the sound setting. It is annoying that very ...
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Can I tell Mac OSX to lie to an installer about my OSX version? [duplicate]

I have an old piece of video processing software that is no longer updated for the last couple of years. The Macbook I have it installed on is running 10.11 Yosemeite. My new Macbook Pro has 10.14 ...
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iMac 2008 (24") Running Windows x64 BootCamp - NVIDIA Driver Crashes Everything

I have a 24" Apple iMac with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics card running Windows x64. Everything runs beautifully save one problem...if I install graphics drivers - any at all - the computer ...
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Looking for a Wacom Intuos 2 preferences file that works with Mojave

I have a Wacom Intuos 2 that I can use... but the prefs pane will not load. There are many posts saying that using a "working" prefs from an earlier OS version might work. I don't have access to an ...
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Sound in Ubuntu not in Mac OS

I broke the headphone jack. Internal speakers disabled in Mac OS. However when installing Ubuntu the speakers work normally. Can I somehow install the Ubuntu drivers into Mac Os or something? to make ...
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Installing USB drivers

Is there a way to force macOS to reinstall a set of USB drivers for a device? I have a pair of headphones from Sennheiser that are no longer recognised, i.e. not shown as an output device in the ...
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Late 2012 27" iMac Not Booting - now with Ext. High Sierra 10.13.6 SSD - need help with panic log

Late 2012 iMac - recently rebuilt and tried to upgrade to Mojave 10.14.4 Clean High Sierra install with external SSD with 10.13.6 Mac OS X: EFI Boot version : 283.0.0.0.0 *** Panic Report *** panic(...
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Screen distortion during login

When restarting my login screen looks normal, but soon after I press enter, before showing me my desktop the screen becomes weirdly distorted for a few seconds. Is there any way to fix this? EDIT: ...
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Unable to connect my High Sierra MacBook Air to M4250 Cannon printer

I find myself unable to connect my High Sierra MacBook Air to my M4250 Cannon printer (both work fine separately). I've donwloaded and installed several drivers from https://www.canon.co.uk/support/...
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USB CDC ACM device cannot be set to use 1.5Mbaud

I have a device which supports a USB Virtual COM port. When the device is connected and the serial port is configured to use 115200-8-N-1, I have no problem using minicom, screen, etc. to communicate ...
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macOS: Kernel Panic at USB insertion, system restarts or freezes [duplicate]

When I insert a USB, macOS system (running High Sierra, Mavericks, Mojave) restarts or freezes with a panic report: Panic Report: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801e4ba207): "a freed zone element has ...
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what is the proper bootcamp software for windows 10 on macbook pro early 2011

when i install bootcamp drivers on double booted windows 10 on my macbook pro early 2011, after restrating blue Screen appears and windows won't load. i think it's because of bootcamp software version(...
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How to connect a Windows CE peripheral to my Macbook?

I am trying to connect a device on Windows CE on my Macbook. The device is a in-situ gamma spectrometer running on Windows CE. The files that I need to retrieve are the .cnf files containing the ...
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How to completely delete Bluetooth and network driver from MacBook Air?

I need to permanently delete Bluetooth and Network drivers (Wi-Fi and Ethernet) from my MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra, so there will be no way to have any connection except the USB. Is that ...
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Finding video drivers for macOS

I'm curious as to a problem I have. So, I bought a 2009 Mac Pro recently (with only coins, it was pretty epic) and did a little trickery to get macOS Mojave onto it. However, the video card ...
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How can I create video loopback devices on OS X? Is there a Mac equivalent of v4l2loopback?

In Linux, I can use v4l2loopback to create virtual devices and use them as video inputs/outputs. Is there an equivalent toolset for OS X? How does one create multiple streams of videos on MacBook?
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Identifying and removing unknown Sound device

Since I use my Mac for presentations at workshops and conferences, I've apparently picked up a whole bunch of "exotic" drivers that come as part of presentation AV equipment. The latest addition seems ...
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How do I completely turn off Bluetooth in a Magic Keyboard 2?

Back in 2017, I purchased an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 – which is a wired keyboard with Bluetooth – for use with an Apple MacBook Pro (macOS Sierra 10.12.6). However, I have not been able to enjoy the ...
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Mac cannot detect external audio driver

A little while back I updated my OS to El Capitan 10.11.6. Ever since upgrading from Yosemite the OS has not been able to detect any audio device. In safe mode, it can detect so them and runs no ...
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How can I locate unused drivers (kext files) on my mac which I see exist using kextstat command?

I've been receiving crazy kernel panics for years, and I've resolved to get rid of them once and for all. I was recommended to remove all the 3rd party drivers that appear in the reports as they ...
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Edirol UA-101 OSX Mojave Drivers

I have an Edirol UA-101 and have recently upgraded to Mojave. I was running of High Sierra which supported the audio interface, however I am struggling to make it compatible with Mojave. Is there a ...
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Adding a new printer (of the same model) to my MacBook Pro

I bought another Epson SC P600 printer. I currently own the same printer that I have been printing from my MacBook Pro. The older printer is going to be donated. Do I have to uninstall the original ...
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iMac-Pro(Win 10) NO Ethernet controller Driver (NO BOOTCAMP)

After successfully installing WIN10 on my iMac-Pro without BOOTCAMP, I was able to manually install the windows support(BOOTCAMP) drivers, and all of them work fine. Except the Ethernet Controller ...
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Removing all printer stuff

I don't use any printers now, but I have in the past. Systems Preferences / Printers & Scanners shows "No printers are available". However, /Library/Printers still contains over 200Mb of stuff. ...
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Intel HD5000 graphics driver renders late-2013 MPB display unresponsive

This problem has been bugging me for a while now and I'm not sure what to make of it. When AppleIntelHD5000Graphics.kext gets loaded up the display freezes wherever it was. This usually happens right ...
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LTE USB dongle Huawei datacard driver on macOS Mojave

Using a Huawei USB-stick for LTE connectivity there is a data-partition on the stick that automounts and offers the installation of a "Mobile Partner.app" software and some drivers in the form of ...
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Where do I find MacOS graphics drivers?

I have a Mac Mini running MacOS 10.13.6, with an Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB graphics card. Google Chrome isn't recognizing the graphics drivers as usable for WebGL. See: WebGL disabled or ...
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Apple Magic Mouse 2 not scrolling - Magic Mouse 1 works! (Windows 10 / PC)

I have been using an Apple Magic Mouse "1" for quite some time now on my Windows 10 PC and I was very content except the damn batteries that needed replacing every once in a while. So I bought an ...
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How to Reset all Drivers to Factory Default

I am trying to sync an Arduino board to my Mac and it was working fine until I installed some drivers. Now it can't find the serial port. How can I reset all drivers to the factory default?
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How to Configure extra buttons on mouse

I have a mouse that I bought from eBay and has two buttons on the side. For some reason, these keys don't do anything. In the modifier keys section of the keyboard settings, it called the mouse "...
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Trouble Connecting to SQL Anywhere through ODBC

I'm trying to connect to a SQL Anywhere database through an an ODBC connection on my Mac (running High Sierra). I downloaded and installed the SQL Anywhere 17 Developer edition. Installed it ...
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How to set up an Asus N-14 N-300 USB WiFi adapter on macOS?

I have an Asus N-14 N-300 USB WiFi adapter and am trying to get it to work on macOS. It works well on my Linux machine. I have installed drivers from the product's link. If I go to Apple > About ...
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Canon Print Driver Setup

We use Pharos and have two printer queues for our students to use. One is black & white; the other is color. For convenience, we want them to be able to print any document to the BW queue and ...
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Locating install printer PPD driver url script

Is it possible to output the PPD driver path my installed printer is using?