Tag Archives: 10.9

Fix “avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding” in Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 – Arduino

If you get this error while trying to upload an sketch with Arduino IDE in Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9:

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

The first thing you should be sure is that you have selected a correct USB port (Tools -> Port, which should be something like /dev/cu.usbserial). If even that you are unable to upload an sketch try this process.

– Disable the Apple FTDI USB driver:

$ cd /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns
$ sudo mv AppleUSBFTDI.kext AppleUSBFTDI.kext.disabled

– Restart Mac OS X.
– Install the original FTDI driver from here: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm


Ref: http://www.enttec.com/support-center/kb/article/108-OS_X_Mavericks_(10.9)_-_IMPORTANT

Fix “macports checking for Tcl configuration… configure: error: Can’t find Tcl configuration definitions” when selfupdating Macports in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

I’ve just upgraded my Mac OS X to Mavericks 10.9. When I tried to update Macports I got an error and when I used the verbose mode of selfupdate (sudo port -v selfupdate) it came out this:

macports checking for Tcl configuration... configure: error: Can't find Tcl configuration definitions

I fixed the problem after reinstalling the Command Line Tools of Xcode and accepting the license from the command line:

sudo xcode-select --install
sudo xcodebuild -license

Then the selfupdate worked just fine:

sudo port selfupdate