Resolve-Arduino Mega:  programmer is not respondig

Hi, just got an arduino mega (Atmega1280). I am using Debian Lenny, and I can't get the sample blink program onto the board.

when I try to upload, this is the output I see in the console window:

Couldn't determine program size: text data bss dec hex filename

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

(This output is with verbose upload and verbose compiling set to true in ~/.arduino)

I already selected /dev/ttyUSB0 as the serial port. I am not sure which board I should chose from the dropdown, in Tools ->Board. I tried several, for some I got an explicit incorrect board error, and for some I got the error above. currently it's configured to the first board on the list - "Arduino Diecimila or Duemilanove" which is not exactly my board type. but my exact board type is not in the list.

any advice would be appreciated

IDE 0015 supports Mega, you have to download 0015. And you can choose “Arduino Mega” in Tools > Board list.

DOH! thanks, it works!

What mislead me to download 013 was this page: http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/Linux while the text in the download link says 15, actual link is to the 13 file.

while the text in the download link says 15, actual link is to the 13 file.

Ah that's true. Please someone report the incorrect link to the auther of the page.

Hi,

while the text in the download link says 15, actual link is to the 13 file.

Ah that's true. Please someone report the incorrect link to the auther of the page.

Thanks for the hint. I changed the link so now it points the download page on arduino.cc

By the way, you all can be authors on the playground too! Just register ... http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/Participate

Eberhard