You are either going to need to:- Make Linux give up the USB to Serial device(FT232) and forward the device to your virtual device
I just setup Arduino-16 on my Ubuntu netbook.
What USB<->serial converter are you using?
If you are using an “official” FTDI cable I’m not sure if auto-reset will work. Unofficial cables ( http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?ProductID=926 ) bring out the DTR pin as opposed to RTS.
Try:- Hit “Upload to IO Board”
- Then, quickly hit reset(within 1 second)
This is how you upload a program when auto-reset is disabled.
The auto-reset feature is a pretty big mess. When the arduino is rebooted by using the reset button it goes into a mode where it allows uploading of programs for a short time. The “Arduino” way is to connect the serial-port’s DTR pin to the Arduino’s reset button.
One problem is that some cables bring out DTR and others RTS or CTS. Another problem is that these pins can have any value when the serial-port is opened. So if your Mac has RTS low when the port is opened and your Linux box has it high, your Mac will restart the Arduino and your Linux box won’t (low to reset, high to run).