i'm installing my arduino for the first time ... i'm following the book 'getting started with arduino' and i'm having the following issue:
the IDE is blank
i've installed the ide "arduino-0016" and (after installing the 2 rounds of drivers) when i launch arduino.exe a small window opens, but it is just gray with nothing. no menu, no interface, etc. if i move my mouse around i can see the cursor change from an arrow to the text-editing-symbol ... this makes me think it's simply not drawing properly.
i'm on windows xp ... i've restarted .... everything else on my computer seems to be working fine