Seeeduino ADK Mac crash

I have just installed arduino-0022 for the Mac to use with the Seeeduino ADK main board. The software came with an FTDI USB serial driver package 10_4_10_5_10_6 which I installed. The Arduino software assembles the demokit example OK, but crashes when uploading to the board with the following error report showing a java exception. There seem to have been previous reports on the internet of FTDI Mac problems (Snow Leopard). Does anyone have a fix for the problem?


Process: JavaApplicationStub [80131]
Path: /Volumes/Arduino/
Identifier: cc.arduino.Arduino
Version: 0022 (0022)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [219]

Date/Time: 2011-07-23 22:36:46.538 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.7 (10J869)
Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 599573 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 10
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 3599 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 10
Anonymous UUID: 6E6D059F-D183-4E0C-A566-1804491FCA7C

Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000b1d35be0
Crashed Thread: 22 Java: Thread-86

Answering my own post since some of you out there might be having the same problem.
I found a solution at,53674.0.html
I created a new folder “tempremove” in /Library/Java/Extensions, and moved the two files:
librxtxSerial.jnilib and RXTXcomm.jar into it so they couldnt be seen by the Arduino application, as suggested in the post. I dont exactly know what it does, but the result is fine - now the software doesnt crash when uploading code to the Seeeduino ADK board. I was also getting a crash if I enabled the serial monitor in “Arduino” - now that is OK - I can send and receive bytes to/from the Seeeduino.
Now I have to find out what it all does :wink:


And thank you for putting the bug shooting here.

All the best