• I am not yet sure how long a while is. I connected the ESP32 probably on Thursday and left the IDE open, computer was powered on at all times. When I wanted to connect the IDE to the port yesterday (Tuesday) evening (around 8 pm) I got the messages.

    I disconnected and reconnected the device yesterday and was able to connect through the IDE. This morning I found that my computer had rebooted. I tried to connect again from the IDE and saw the same messages. It seems that only a power cycle of the ESP32 allows me to connect successfully.

    I will keep an eye on this and report back when I have more information.

    Thank you @Wilberforce