Pro mini 328 uploading issues

Hi All,

I am new to Arduino, just got a brand new one in the mail a couple of days ago. I am starting with the basics i.e. blinking program just to make sure everything is working so I can move to more complex sketches.

However, after reading several troubleshooting guides I am stuck with my Arduino and cannot make it work.

I'm using Arduino 0022 on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick from an external USB Hard Drive
Arduino Mini Pro 328 @ 5V
Connection from PC to Board thorough a Mini USB connector, serial port using /dev/ttyUSB0


+5V ----- Vcc
GND ----- GND
TX ------- Rx
RX ------- Tx

I have also tried several different options like reset button right before upload, right after upload, etc.

On start Arduino board ligths red LED (which remains on) and Green LED starts blinking very slow increasing speed until it is off again.

I get the error: avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Hi Drew,

It did not work. I am thinking that maybe it has something to do with Linux or the fact that I am running Ubuntu from an external drive.

Thanks for your help.



Connected TX to TX0 and RX to RX1 pushed reset button right when the weight of the sketch appeared on the Arduino IDE and suddenly it started to work. Will keep testing.