Serial port blocked

Hey, all!

I have a problem with the serial port.

So I have attached the USB cable to my PC, and when I compiled my code, the error says the serial COM8 is not found and it suggested me to set up the serial port. (Tools>Serial Port) But apparently, the serial port was grey out. So I am not able to do something with the COM 8 setting up. Does anyone has ever got similar issue? Please tell me, how do you finally overcome the issue!

Thank you!

Stella

Check whether The Drivers are Being updated Or not.

Goto manage-> Device manager.-> check ports. Here you check when Arduino board when connected what happens in port section . If highlighted in yellow that means you need to update Driver.

My path :D:\arduino-1.0.5-r2\drivers Here. Whereever you have IDE . search driver update relevant drivers

What are you using? Windows, Linux or Mac?

arkesing: What are you using? Windows, Linux or Mac?

I am using Windows Xp . I also tried on Windows 7 . IT working fine . Which OS ur using

AMPS-N:

arkesing: What are you using? Windows, Linux or Mac?

I am using Windows Xp . I also tried on Windows 7 . IT working fine . Which OS ur using

I use Linux, specifically Ubuntu. I tried a couple of times with Windows 7 and I didn't have any problem. With Linux problems are usually caused by permissions.

You mean to say working Fine with windows 7 . Then use it in windows 7 itself.

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=49623.0 http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=126292.0 Below link might help if using UBUNtu