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franxi_rios

Hello everybody! I´m Fran, from Seville, Spain. I´m studying Telecommunications engineering and I´m starting in this wonderful world of microprocessors, electronics, robotics, etc.

The main problem that I have is that I can´t connect my new Arduino Uno (with ATMega 328) to my computers, I think that the problem is that I don´t have the drivers installed because when I want to upload a sketch the program say that it isn´t possible to connect. I have read in the manual that the problem could be that I have no choosen the correct serial port but the reason why I think that are the drivers is because I can´t choose other serial port.
I´m using windows 7 and the compilator is the lastest version that I found in Arduino´s website.

Thank you!! and sorry but my english is not very good. :~

BillO

Did you follow these instructions?  http://arduino.cc/it/Guide/Windows
Facts just don't care if you ignore them.

franxi_rios

Yes, but the problem is that the instructions say that if the installation doesn´t start, I need to select in the control panel the folder where drivers are. When I choose the folder, the computer says that It is impossible to find those drivers for my Arduino board. :S

Nick Gammon

Hola! Which Uno do you have exactly? And which IDE?
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

urimarti

Hola Franxi, yo te escribo desde Barcelona y comparto tu problema

Hi everybody, my trouble is the same than Franxi, I'm using an Arduino ATMega2560 and WinXP. The version of Arduino software is 0019 because this version is needed by the libraries of my peripherals.

I've tryied following the steps of the guide, downloading the Virtual COM Port USB driver and all recomendations I've seen in the forum but there isn't anything to do, it doesn't work.

Following the instructions of the step to step installation guide, it seems there is a driver file inside de folder "arduino0019/drivers". My installation only contains another folder called FTDI USB Drivers (that doesn't run or it isn't recognized by my WinXP as a valid driver file)

I've tested the board in many computers: MAC computers runs OK with Arduino. Any WinXP have the same USB driver problem.

Have you any idea about how to shoot this trouble?
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franxi_rios

Hola Urimarti! El problema es exáctamente como el mío. The problem that has Urimarti is the same that I have. who knows where we can get the drivers for Arduino? Thank you!

SurferTim

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Jan 11, 2012, 02:29 pm Last Edit: Jan 11, 2012, 02:31 pm by SurferTim Reason: 1
The driver install instructions did not work for me. I did everything there up to selecting the driver. I just highlighted the "drivers" folder and the install took it from there. That is V0022 tho.

Edit: Don't ask me to go back to that Windoze machine again today. It is Microsoft update day. Nine updates and twenty minutes later...

May I suggest a good version of Linux?  I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. :)

franxi_rios

Thak you surferTim, I´ll try to download everything in my Ubuntu tonight. Urimarti, si quieres probarlo con Ubuntu, descárgatelo en la web oficial de ubuntu que no es necesario más de 10 minutos y las instrucciones para instalar todo el software de Arduino las puedes gestionar directamente desde el terminal siguiendo esta serie de capturas de pantalla: http://www.pluggy.me.uk/arduino-ubuntu/   

I´ll tell you later if it works!!

SurferTim

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Jan 11, 2012, 06:10 pm Last Edit: Jan 11, 2012, 06:23 pm by SurferTim Reason: 1
I recommend downloading the Arduino IDE (I think it is still V0022) from the Ubuntu repository first. Try the "blink" example just to check if all installed ok.. The repository has the updated/debugged gcc and library files.

Then you can download V1.0 from the Arduino site and it should work ok.

Add: I am surprised the WinXP driver update didn't work for you tho. Or didn't you try that?

Nick Gammon


Hi everybody, my trouble is the same than Franxi, I'm using an Arduino ATMega2560 and WinXP. The version of Arduino software is 0019 because this version is needed by the libraries of my peripherals.


I had a similar problem with Windows 7 and the latest Uno (Rev 3). The correct driver for that board is only supplied with the version 1.0 of the IDE, not earlier versions. Even if you are not planning to use the 1.0 IDE you need to get it for the drivers. There are additional files in the drivers folder, fairly obviously named.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

franxi_rios

At the end I´ve installed my Arduino board on the Ubuntu 11.10 and it works perfectly!! Thank you

Nick Gammon

Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

urimarti

Hello everybody,

Franxi gracias por el comentario pero en la empresa solo tenemos homologado Mac y WinXP, tengo ubuntu en casa y me parece un excelente sistema operativo. Mucha suerte.

Franxi recomended me Linux Ubuntu wich is an extraordinary operating system but in my company, homologations, are just for Mac and WinXP. I wish him good luck

Mr. Gammon thank you, your post solved my problem. Now the driver runs OK

Good luck!
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