I am unable to get a new Pro Mini working. My Uno works fine, but when I try to upload a sketch to a new Pro Mini I get the message 'avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding'. This is the first time that I have tried using a Pro Mini and all I have done to it is solder on a header for the FDTI board.
Details of system and results from following the 'Troubleshooting Guide' are below.
Linux Mint 14
Arduino IDE 1.0.1
Pro Mini 328 3.3V/8MHz
FDTI board (http://proto-pic.co.uk/ftdi-voltage-selectable-board/
) with jumper set to 3.3V
USB is the only connection to the board (via the FDTI board)
In IDE, board selected is 'Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (3.3V, 8MHz) w/ ATmega328'
In IDE, Serial Port is dev/ttyUSB0
When I plug in the USB, red and green LEDs flash momentarily on the FDTI board and a red LED on the Pro Mini comes on. If there is a green LED on the Pro Mini, it does not come on.
Pressing the reset on the board does not cause any LED to flash.
Attempting to upload a sketch gives the message 'avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding'.
Suggestions are most welcome.