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Spirocontroller

Hi,

I have just recently purchased Sparkfun inventor's Kit that uses Arduino Uno microcontroller board and I have downloaded Sketch software to program the Arduino Uno microcontroller board.My operating system is Windows XP.

I am new to Arduino and most of my experience with microcontrollers is with using Picaxe microcontrollers (I have had fun using them without any real problems).


"Sketch" software takes a long time to load (60 seconds), comes up with a message "Launch 4j: An error occurred while starting the application" clicked on the OK Button the program launched after another 60 seconds, opened an example and took another 60 seconds.

I would be grateful for any assistance to fix the error message.

Thanks Spirocontroller




DanDare

Hello,

Arduino IDE interface is a Java application. The IDE takes a bit long in here also (7 seconds not 60 anyway).

But if you're getting error so you have some problem within your Java installation maybe. Your error indicates that Arduino uses this: http://launch4j.sourceforge.net/ sounds like it at least ...

Check your Java installation is my only clue here, sorry.

Luck

smeezekitty

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Spirocontroller

Hello smeezekitty,
Thank you for your inquiry, I am running a laptop with an Intel core 2 CPU, T7200 @ 2.00 GHz, 2.00 GHz - 2.00 GB of RAM.
The laptop seems to run most big applications without any problems.

Hello DanDare,
Thank you for your thoughts, I read through all the information in Arduino Troubleshooting as suggested by the administrator (after reading through copious amounts of information over 10 hours) I found some solutions.

I think most of the problems were to do with my Blue Tooth settings which conflicted with Arduino.

Also some of the information was not very clear to me, for example :

Arduino Software
   Make sure you have the right item selected in the Tools > Board menu. If you have an Arduino Uno, you'll need to choose it. Also, newer Arduino Duemilanove boards come with an ATmega328, while older ones have an ATmega168. To check, read the text on the microcontroller (the larger chip) on your Arduino board. For more information on the board menu items, see the guide to the Arduino environment.


I am using the Arduino Uno and where it says :

"you need to choose it and it says newer Arduino Duemilanove boards come with an ATmega328,"

I looked at my microcontroller on the board I have and it is an ATmega328 so I selected Arduino Duemilanove board  in the software.

Which I found out later after hours of trial and error on selecting boards in Tools > Board menu and Com settings in the software (while every key stroke was running at 60 seconds? and freezing up) I eventually fixed the problems.

Also http://arduino.cc/ site was dropping out as they were doing something with the site.
At last I have my Arduino working and I am looking forward to having more success in making things work.

Regards Spirocontroller

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