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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2020, 09:36:34 pm »
Just updated to Big Sur 11.01. WeatherCat not working with SiLabsUSBDriver 5.3.5 (updated 2/28/20). Rec'd legacy warning from Apple upon first reboot w/BigSur. Looks like we're in the wilderness for a while.....

Did you follow these instructions?
Reboot into Recovery Mode (hold Command - R until the Apple logo displays).
Log in with your password.
Select Utilities>Terminal from the drop down menu.
In Terminal, enter the following command:   
 /usr/sbin/spctl kext-consent add 52444FG85C
Verify with the following commands:
/usr/sbin/spctl status                      SHOULD RETURN "Kernel Extension User Consent: ENABLED"
/usr/sbin/spctl kext-consent list       SHOULD RETURN "Allowed Team Identifiers: 52444FG85C"

Now reboot into Big Sur and install SiLabs 5.3.5. Reconfigure Station Comms in WeatherCat and you should see the SiLabs 5.35 listed.
SiLabsUSBDriver:

  Version:   5.3.5
  Last Modified:   2/25/20, 5:20 PM
  Bundle ID:   com.silabs.driver.CP210xVCPDriver
  Notarized:   Yes
  Loaded:   Yes
  Get Info String:   Version 5.3.5
  Obtained from:   Identified Developer
  Kind:   Intel
  Architectures:   x86_64
  64-Bit (Intel):   Yes
  Location:   /Library/Extensions/SiLabsUSBDriver.kext
  Kext Version:   5.3.5
  Load Address:   18446743522366386000
  Loadable:   Unsupported
  Dependencies:   Unsupported
  Signed by:   Developer ID Application: Silicon Laboratories Inc (52444FG85C), Developer ID Certification Authority, Apple Root CA


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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #46 on: November 18, 2020, 09:43:00 pm »
Just updated to Big Sur 11.01. WeatherCat not working with SiLabsUSBDriver 5.3.5 (updated 2/28/20). Rec'd legacy warning from Apple upon first reboot w/BigSur. Looks like we're in the wilderness for a while.....

This might be helpful - someone else had a problem similar to yours:

https://www.silabs.com/community/interface/forum.topic.html/cp210x_vcp_driver535willnotloadonbigsur1-ex5T

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2020, 01:03:29 pm »
Not sure this has been experienced elsewhere, but I am unable to boot (or reboot) into recovery mode in Big Sur 11.0.1. Apparently this is a known Apple issue.....

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2020, 04:35:12 pm »
Not sure this has been experienced elsewhere, but I am unable to boot (or reboot) into recovery mode in Big Sur 11.0.1. Apparently this is a known Apple issue.....

Have you tried OPTION-COMMAND-R or SHIFT-OPTION-COMMAND-R?

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2020, 09:31:08 pm »
Thanks...unfortunately neither OPTION-COMMAND-R or SHIFT-OPTION-COMMAND-R worked. Still unable to access safe mode in 11.0.1.

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2020, 09:43:24 pm »
I am running Catalina (latest update) with a Oregon Scientific WMR200 connected to my Mac via USB.  Can I assume the "data logger" is via USB and also assume that an upgrade NOW to Big Sur would break that communications path as suggested above?

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2020, 09:49:00 pm »
Moving to Big Sur is likely to kill your connectivity, UNLESS you're able to boot into Safe Mode once 11.0.1 is installed, and follow the directions shown earlier. Make sure you do a complete (bootable) backup of your Catalina system in the event you need to roll back your O/S (we use SuperDuper).

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2020, 10:38:38 pm »
ColdnFrosty I tried using these terminal commands but no luck.  After the first command I enter the second command - /usr/sbin/spctl status - and get the following read out on my screen (see attache picture). Not sure what is up and why it doesn't work.  On my weathercat machine I'm running Catalina but on a laptop I'm running Big Sur – I tried tried on my laptop. I'm no going to to upgrade to Big Sur until this gets resolved. Where exactly did you find this information from SiLabs. Can you provide a link to where this was discussed? Thx.

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2020, 11:13:57 pm »
ColdnFrosty I tried using these terminal commands but no luck.  After the first command I enter the second command - /usr/sbin/spctl status - and get the following read out on my screen (see attache picture). Not sure what is up and why it doesn't work.  On my weathercat machine I'm running Catalina but on a laptop I'm running Big Sur – I tried tried on my laptop. I'm no going to to upgrade to Big Sur until this gets resolved. Where exactly did you find this information from SiLabs. Can you provide a link to where this was discussed? Thx.

It doesn't appear that you are in recovery mode as indicated in your terminal window.

Here's the link:
https://www.silabs.com/community/interface/forum.topic.html/cp210x_vcp_driver535willnotloadonbigsur1-ex5T

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2020, 06:37:22 pm »
Hello folks,
The flickering basic gauges have been logged with Apple - still waiting on feedback.

For those with the flickering basic gauges can you please post your machine and the graphics adaptor type (you can get this info from 'About This Mac' in the Apple menu). Secondly, if you run the WeatherCat client on the same machine, do you see the same problem there?

Thanks,
Stu.



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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2020, 07:03:44 pm »
Hello folks,
The flickering basic gauges have been logged with Apple - still waiting on feedback.

For those with the flickering basic gauges can you please post your machine and the graphics adaptor type (you can get this info from 'About This Mac' in the Apple menu). Secondly, if you run the WeatherCat client on the same machine, do you see the same problem there?

Thanks,
Stu.

Hi Stu,

Running an iMac Pro (2017) with a Radeon Pro Vega 56 8GB.

Any luck with the WeatherCat Banner generator?

-Paul

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2020, 12:45:17 am »
Hi,
Thanks for an interesting and informative discussion.
I also have a flickering gauges display.

iMac 18,2
Radeon Pro 555
Davis Vantage Pro 2

I initially had comms problems but appear to have resolved then by re-selecting the Vantage Pro2 in the configuration function which required a restart of WC - comms seem reliable now.

Cheers
Peter

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Welcome! (Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur)
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2020, 10:46:43 pm »
Dear PeterB and WeatherCat faithful,

Thanks for an interesting and informative discussion.
. . . . .

I've timidly stuck to Mojave so I can't help you with your Big Sur issues.  Nonetheless since this is your first posting here. . . . . . . . .

Let me be the first to welcome you to the WeatherCat forum! 

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #58 on: November 26, 2020, 08:36:34 pm »
Hello folks,

Got a new iMac, migrated everything over, and after re-hooking up my WH1080 (equivalent) everything seems to be running smoothly. Great!

Except... the text is fuzzy. Everything is just out of focus (esp the header and footer).



Everything else is crisp and clear; it's just WC looking strange.

No idea if it's something to do with the graphics card or with Big S itself.

Relevant details:  WeatherCat V3.11  Build 26. 09:35:42 Oct 24 2020
MacOS 11.0.1
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020)
Graphics card: AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT 16 GB

LMK if I should file a bug report!

cheers,

Richard

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Re: WeatherCat and Mac OS 11 Big Sur
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2020, 10:57:11 pm »
Mine seems okay.