PL2303 USB-Serial on Mac OS X El Capitan

After upgrading to Mac OS X 10.11.1, the PL2303 USB-serial driver didn’t work any more.

I used minicom for console connection. In my old configuration my device was /dev/tty.usbserial. After installing the driver from www.mac-usb-serial.com the changed to /dev/cu.Repleo-PL2303-00001014.

Find this with:

$ ls /dev/cu.*
/dev/cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port /dev/cu.Repleo-PL2303-00001014

Starting minicom -s you can easily follow the menu and change this.

scrolling to fast in Visio on Windows 7 Parallels VM

I was working in Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) with Parallels Desktop Version 10.1.1 for Mac. When I was editing a file in Microsoft Visio 2013 the scrolling extremely fast. I couldn’t scroll normally vertical or horizontal within Visio.

Parallels has a smooth scolling options which you can find in you settings -> Hardware -> Mouse & Keyboard.
Just disable “Enable smooth scrolling” and you scrolling if Visio is workable again.

enable smooth scrolling

Older AirPort Utility version on Mac OS X Mavericks

In my home network I use a Airport Time Capsule (4th Generation) as my gateway and DHCP server. A while ago I configured a “DHCP Message” via the Airport Utility. I never noticed this message, before on my Laptop with Ubuntu. When I got a MacBook every time I connected via the wireless I got this annoying “DHCP Message” message in a pop-up.

DCHP Message
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