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Authored by: bedouin on Jan 20, '06 08:35:18AM

I've used BitPim before in Tiger. What's the problem?

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Authored by: syzygies on Jan 20, '06 03:43:44PM

The whole deal with BitPim is getting a driver recognized, yet their mail lists are not open to discussions of driver problems, and they make scant mention of the existence of Tiger on their site, so I've been on my own. I'd love to get BitPim working in Tiger.

What worked for me in 10.3 was

BitPim for LG 4500 cell phone

FutureDial USB to Serial cable
RadioShack 17-792, $20
Prolific 2303 chip
Online name of driver file:


My last try with 10.4 was in August. I used

to no avail. The errors I got were of the form

This port is active but not available for use.
Your operating system shows this driver and port is correctly configured and a device attached
It was not possible to open this port

So those of you that got BitPim working in Tiger, what were you doing differently? Any help is appreciated!

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BitPim in Tiger
Authored by: rtarpine on Jan 21, '06 07:20:06AM

I had your error message. I think This port is active but not available for use means that the driver is not installed. In BitPim preferences, try looking to choose a com port. I have Serial (/dev/cu.usbserial) chosen. Under ports not available, there is a choice with "Prolific Technology chip" in its name; that might look like what you want, but it isn't. It doesn't use a driver, but is direct USB access. If you don't have the driver installed, I think that is all that appears.

There's a chance that Prolific's driver simply didn't work correctly yet on Tiger when you tried it. The second post here seems to suggest that (it's from last August).

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