I am pulling ALLLLL my hair out over this. It should be simple, everyone agrees with me it should be simple. I have a mega R3 and an ubuntu laptop and a blank attiny2313.
I loaded the arduino as an isp sketch, with the delay changed from 40 to 20 ms in heartbeat.
I have a home made cable (good crimps!) between the arduino and the breadboard
when I try to use avrdude, the heartbeat LED freezes and it just sits til I hit reset. the RX light on the board flashes maybe once, and thats it. AVRDUDE repsonds that the programmer is not responding, then says its work here is done and thanks me. A thank you has never been so sinister. I schurnk the delay down to 10 for kicks, no help. put a 10uf cap between reset and gnd and occasionally get a programmer out of sync 0x15, but thats it. I tried a 1k ohm resistor between reset and VCC on the mega, still didn't help.
wits end. there are a hundrered threads on this, and even more walk throughs. I can't get past this little simple project?
both those lines below fail me. please, before I combust, help.
avrdude -p attiny2313-c avrisp -P /dev/ttyACM0
avrdude -p attiny2313-c avrisp -P /dev/ttyACM0 -b 19200