Hey Arduino community!
Just assembled a freeduino and hooked it up to my computer to run the infamous blink test, and my computer can't seem to communicate correctly with the board. When I plug my freeduino up to my computer (windows 7), it shows up under the device manager as USB Serial Port (COM3), and I can select COM3 from the arduino software. I choose 'Arduino Duemilanove w/ ATmega328' from the Board menu (yes, my freeduino has the ATmega328.). When I go and hit 'upload', everything hangs for about 5 seconds, the RX light blinks three times, another 10 seconds go by, and then I get an
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
error. I tried hitting the reset button at all odd times and intervals with no success. (If it means anything, I never get any response from the reset button... is it supposed to flash the 13 pin LED? If so, do I need to install a bootloader? When I try to do that through the arduino software I get an
avrdude: usbdev_open(): did not find any USB device "usb"
error.) I updated my drivers for the usb-to-serial port, and have tried multiple USB cables, all with no luck. When I run the Serial Monitor in the arduino software and plug in my freeduino, I get a constant stream of this error:
Error inside Serial.serialEvent()
java.io.IOException: Bad file descriptor in nativeavailable
at gnu.io.RXTXPort.nativeavailable(Native Method)
at gnu.io.RXTXPort.eventLoop(Native Method)
Please help--this is all very frustrating as I am very excited to start raising havoc-- er, working on school projects with my new microcontroller.
Thank you very much in advance!