4 years, 9 months ago.

Mac OS X and VMware fusion not seeing the serial port

I originally posted a comment in this thread about Linux, but it may be a different issue and I don't want to clutter it up. http://developer.mbed.org/questions/6356/How-can-I-make-linux-see-the-virtual-ser/

Here is my issue

I am running Windows 7 in VMware Fusion. VMware can see the USB device, and when I connect the device to Windows, Device Manager can see "mbed Serial Port (COM7)" under Ports as well as "mbed Composite Device" under USB controllers.

But I don't get any device to select when I connect the second USB cable to the "K64 USB" connector on the board.

I don't see any changes on the Mac in Terminal when I do "ls /dev/tty*

When I restarted the computer, I did see a device for /dev/tty.usbmodem5d12 Is this what I am looking for? How can I get this attached to my virtual Windows machine in VMware Fusion?

Thanks in advance for helping!


Edit: I just tried plugging it in to my wife's old XP computer. It does see the mbed Serial Port. But nothing appears in Device Manager when I plug in the second cable to the "K64 USB" connector.

Edit: I finally got this working. I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and upgraded VMware Fusion to 7.1.1 This still did not seem to do the trick. The ultimate goal for me is to use Java ME 8.1 for this board. It turns out that the board was finally recognized by Windows 7 Pro after I loaded the Java ME 8.1 bin file and setup the SD card. The instructions are here, the key section was "Downloading and Installing Java ME Embedded 8.1 Manually".


After flashing I powered it down, installed the SD card and made sure both of the USB cables and the 10BT network cables were connected. I then powered it up, and Windows found a "CDC" device in Device Manager. I then followed the step to manually install the driver. I know have the "Mbed Virtual Serial Port" in my configuration.

I hope that this is helpful to others! It was frustrating...

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