Let me state that I am a complete novice trying to use arduino for the very first time.
I have a ATmega328P R3 ATmega16U2 arduino board and the 1.0.1 IDE running on ubuntu 12.04. When I plug the board into my usb the led on pin 13 blinks. I have selected UNO as the 'board' under the 'tools' menu. I select dev/ttyUSB0 as my port.
When I try to upload a sketch I have problems it says... "wrong microcontroller found - did you select the correct board from the tools>board menu?" (I did) "dude: Expected signature for ATMEGA328P is 1E 95 14 Double check chip, or use -F to override this check"
So can anyone out there help? how would I check the chip?
In searching on these forums I find lots of people who are trying to 'bootload' onto a chip who get this same message and must edit arvdude.config but I don't think this applies to me - I have the blinking led on my board which I believe means bootloading is not necessary, it came with it already on.
Any help at all would be appreciated, I don't even really know if the question as I have put it makes sense.