arduino resetting when serial monitor activated?

Hi all,

Anyone know what might cause the arduino (actually boarduino) to reset when I click on the serial monitor window in the IDE? I don't think this is expected behavior. Other symptom/clue is that after uploading a sketch (without clicking the reset button - just from the IDE), it takes a fairly long time for the boarduino to start - say compared to when just powering up - that is almost instantaneous.



followup to my post - ladyada advises that this is expected behavior with the auto-reset functionality of Decimilla (and Boarduino - since it is based on that).

I think this only happens on a Mac... at least it does on mine, and it is normal.


If you want to reduce the delay, you can put the Diecimila bootloader on it - that should be faster after uploads, I believe.