Yes, I have googled around for the answer. I even checked this forum (I got a result, but it didn't work).
First of all, I am using Fedora 19, and using Arduino version 1.5.5. When I use the IDE, though, I cannot select my serial port.
To complicate matters further, I could not figure out how to properly install the Arduino IDE, so I have been running it with terminal like this:
Which gave my this error:
check_group_uucp(): error testing lock file creation Error details:Permission deniedcheck_lock_status: No permission to create lock file. please see: How can I use Lock Files with rxtx? in INSTALL check_group_uucp(): error testing lock file creation Error details:Permission deniedcheck_lock_status: No permission to create lock file. please see: How can I use Lock Files with rxtx? in INSTALL
And, of course, the Serial Port option in Tools was grayed out. So I tried executing it with terminal again, only this time using SUDO:
[Mackie@localhost ~]$ sudo bash '/home/Mackie/Documents/arduino-1.5.5/arduino' Experimental: JNI_OnLoad called. Stable Library ========================================= Native lib Version = RXTX-2.1-7 Java lib Version = RXTX-2.1-7
All fine and dandy in the terminal! Now lets see if I can use the serial port. Oh, I can't how sad.
I have tried to follow other tutorials/guides/whatever to fix this with no luck. Here is what my groups look like according to my user manager:
Mackie (thats my username, I don't know why it is there) dialout lock wheel
So, my two questions are, how can I get the IDE to allow me to use the serial ports and how do I properly install it? (1.5.5 'twas not in the repositories for Fedora)