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Topic: Arduino + processing on Ubuntu - no serial list (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic


May 31, 2012, 04:46 am Last Edit: May 31, 2012, 04:47 am by TideMan Reason: 1

You have an Arduino 1.0.1? Is that like a UNO+ or something?

No, that's the software version.


I had ran into the same issue a while back and i upgraded the RXTX library and the JDK on the machine which fixed things for me.

My initial indicators came from processing forum at

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Bangalore, India


I finally solved this problem by taking some ideas from this thread at processing:

The main point is to replace some of the files shipped with processing with the files that are shipped with Arduino.

Step 1.  In Places on Ubuntu, navigate to:
            and rename RXTXcomm.jar to RXTXcomm.jar.old or similar
Step 1a.  Go to /linux32 and rename librxtxSerial.so to librxtxSerial.so.old
Step 1b.  Go to /linux64 and rename librxtxSerial64.so to librxtxSerial64.so.old

Step 2.  Open another Places and navigate to:

Step 3.   Copy Arduino's
                     RXTXcomm.jar to processing-1.5.1/modes/java/libraries/serial/library/
                     librxtxSerial.so to processing-1.5.1/modes/java/libraries/serial/library/linux32/
                     librxtxSerial64.so to processing-1.5.1/modes/java/libraries/serial/library/linux64/

This fixed it for me using:
Ubuntu 10.04

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