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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: my experience trying to install arduino on Ubu on: August 31, 2007, 02:30:50 pm
Can you make the patch available as a separate download - in the event a developer has their own customized avrdude?

Additionally, a feature request:

- expose the "upload.verbose" setting in the preferences file in the UI. This would allow one to get verbose output from avrdude without having to stop arduino, changing the file and starting arduino back up (and, of course, turn it off when finished debugging.)
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: my experience trying to install arduino on Ubu on: August 31, 2007, 12:17:03 pm
Yet again, technology makes a liar out of me. It is working and uploading my code to the mega168. It's just really confusing when I get the "Invalid signature.." message. I interpret that as "error, it didn't work."

Is this an actual error that can be resolved or some by-product of the process?

I'll do some more testing. If all goes well, I can come up with a more comprehensive "get your Arduino running with 64-bit Ubuntu" document.
3  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: my experience trying to install arduino on Ubu on: August 31, 2007, 11:44:47 am
Those directions just get arduino-0009 up and running. To actually interface with the arduino board is a different story. So far, I've been unsuccessful - I'm getting the dreaded : avrdude: Expected signature for ATMEGA168 is 1E 94 06

To get to that point, one needs to rebuild avrdude and to do that you need to install:

- build-essential (it is assumed this is installed, or you probably wouldn't have been able to install gcc-avr in the first place)
- bison
- m4 (bison depends on it)
- flex
- libusb-dev

From there, one can download the avrdude source and build it for 64-bit platforms. You need to remove/rename the 'avrdude' binary in arduino-0009/tools and put a symlink in it's place (pointing to where ever you installed avrdude.) The avrdude.conf that comes with arduino-0009 is identical to the source of avrdude - so replacing it isn't necessary.

For fun, I also downloaded the source to uisp and rebuilt that (since the supplied on is 32-bit.)
4  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Troubleshooting / Re: my experience trying to install arduino on Ubu on: August 30, 2007, 03:38:19 pm
Running 64-bit Feisty Fawn. To get Arduino up and running:

- install sun-java5-bin and sun-java5-jdk per instructions from Ubuntu web site https://help.ubuntu.com/7.04/programming/C/java.html
- install avr-gcc, lib-avr and librxtx-java

Note: I installed Java 5 because I didn't want to install Java 6 - personal preference, not a technical one.

- rename or remove the RXTXcomm.jar and librxtxSerial.so from lib directory where you installed arduino-0009

Edit the arduino script:

- change the "lib/RXTXcomm.jar" to "/usr/share/java/RXTXcomm.jar" in the CLASSPATH line
- add ":/usr/lib" to the end of the LD_LIBRARY_PATH line

5  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: Arduino and 1-wire on: September 05, 2007, 03:20:30 pm
The OneWire library working fine with Arduino-0009. I'm reading from two DS18S20 using parasite power.
6  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / News / Re: Phy2Phy - Physical action over IP on: September 06, 2007, 09:06:57 am
Arm wrestling over the internet...did that while in Santa Clara. At the Tech Museum you'll find 2 arm wrestling stations that can link together or to another station in one of 5-6 museums across the US.

Damn near tore the ligaments in my elbow. Whatever I did, my arm was sore for over a week.

And there's that game in Japan that got recalled http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6957339.stm
Unfortunately, the article doesn't detail what the users did....if you position your arm wrong, I can see how you can break it.
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