installing error?or something else?

Hi!

I installed the software. Found the drivers but didn´t get the installation wizard. I´ve done the setting part of the software and compiled “blink” and upploaded to I/O: LED at pin 13 (Arduino Diecimila) Result: two blinking LED (PWR clear steady green) and the small (L) blinking in perfect sync. Tried to reset stop…etc nothing seems to work…

What to do? Need help!!!

Message from programbar:

Error inside Serial.()

gnu.io.PortInUseException: Unknown Application

at gnu.io.CommPortIdentifier.open(CommPortIdentifier.java:354)

at processing.app.Serial.(Serial.java:127)

at processing.app.Serial.(Serial.java:72)

at processing.app.Uploader.flushSerialBuffer(Uploader.java:67)

at processing.app.AvrdudeUploader.uploadUsingPreferences(AvrdudeUploader.java:69)

at processing.app.Sketch.upload(Sketch.java:1699)

at processing.app.Sketch.exportApplet(Sketch.java:1761)

at processing.app.Editor$42.run(Editor.java:1955)

at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForHierarchy(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

java.lang.NullPointerException

at processing.app.Serial.setDTR(Serial.java:480)

at processing.app.Uploader.flushSerialBuffer(Uploader.java:76)

at processing.app.AvrdudeUploader.uploadUsingPreferences(AvrdudeUploader.java:69)

at processing.app.Sketch.upload(Sketch.java:1699)

at processing.app.Sketch.exportApplet(Sketch.java:1761)

at processing.app.Editor$42.run(Editor.java:1955)

at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForHierarchy(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

More info: Downloaded version 00010. And then the program says:

processing.app.SerialException: Serial port ‘COM9’ already in use. Try quiting any programs that may be using it.

at processing.app.Serial.(Serial.java:140)

at processing.app.Serial.(Serial.java:72)

at processing.app.Uploader.flushSerialBuffer(Uploader.java:66)

at processing.app.AvrdudeUploader.uploadUsingPreferences(AvrdudeUploader.java:55)

at processing.app.Sketch.upload(Sketch.java:1632)

at processing.app.Sketch.exportApplet(Sketch.java:1701)

at processing.app.Editor$41.run(Editor.java:2004)

at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForHierarchy(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

hmm… “L” +13 LED still blinking…“Blink"seems to work but i cant stop it?hmm and inpected the board once again…should the middle pin on the black box next to the"EXT” power be broken off? lets check some pictures…doesn´t show that good…hmm Can someone tell me what´s wrong? should the middle pin be broken off?

Problem solved?

Reading reading...TADA!!!! The cellphone connection software might interfered...turned it off, now i can uppload to the I/O board....although the green LED at pin 13(the small onehas similar glow) is not green but yellowish(due to low power?) I still need to know about the middle pin on the black box next to the "EXT" power....Is it the cause of the yellowish glow ?

..but at least I thought Santa had been tampering with my computer this morning when I turned it on and the Arduino seemed to work :)

I hope he will bring me the soldout(?) breadboard on Christmas day....so I could start working with my projects...

I don't think the middle pin of the external power connector is used and if your Arduino is working and there is no indication of physical damage to the board then don't worry about it. But if you need reassurance that your hardware is ok, I think it is possible post an image here, you may want to post a closeup picture of the broken pin.

I hope you get your breadboard so you can play over the holidays