I just got a Arduino Duemilanove in the mail yesterday. I haven't managed to get it working yet. I can't get anything to upload from my Vista laptop. I tried to follow the whole getting started guide from this site and it wasn't much help. I downloaded the IDE (version 0016, i think) and after I unzipped it a ran arduino.exe it crashed instantly. I tried XP compatibility mode and running as an admin. I poked around on the internet and found an installer and it "works," Its version 0013 alpha i beleive(that might be the problem, but at least it doesn't insta-crash) The IDE runs, but wont upload. the error is as follows:
avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51
this has been happing with every driver I've tried, the one vista auto installs, the one in the zip file from this site, the one from the FTDI website. All the same error.
The actual board does the same thing every time too, pin 13 led flashes in quick bursts of 3 or 4. Then when the upload starts, the pin 13 led turns off, rx and tx flash a few times, then the pin 13 led just resumes it blinking.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.