sketch upload problem - programmer is not responding

hi arduino fans

first time poster - plugged in ( used, unknown status ) arduino 101 via usb cable directly to mini-itx mb running Slackware-Current (14.2+ )

installed argduino from github

git clone ...
cd build

ant run

  • arduino-1.8.5 gui comes up
  • wrote sketch script from melody tutorials == compiled ok - fails to upload
  • found Files->Examples->Basic->Blink == compiled ok - fails to upload

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x00 # and keep failing until attempt 10 of 10

  • have looked thru 32 pages on this forum
  • have looked thru google searches for above error messages

?? how do i determine if bootloader is f@#$**d up ??

Applied select patches from IDE gui

Tools->Board # set to "Arduino/Genuino Uno"

Tools->Port # set to ttyACM0

Tools->BoardInfo # returns proper value for BN and SN ( board name, serial number )

---- BN and SN was blank until after applying Intel patches
---- implies to me usb cable is working properly for serial communications

Tools->Programmer # set to AVRISP mkll

-- Tried SerialMonitor with 9600 baud and 115200baud

sketch-> compile # works --- or clicking "checkmark icon" :slight_smile:

sketch->upload ----- or clicking "right arrow icon" >:(

--- using port ttyACM0
--- using programmer arduino
--- baud rate 115200
----- 10 attempts -- programmer not responding

sketch->upload using programmer # fails >:(

--- using port "usb" # ?? same as ttyACM0 ??
--- using programmer "stk500v2"
--- avrdude: usbdev_open(): did not find any USB device "usb" (0x03eb:0x2104)

?? How do i fix the "programmer not responding" problem to upload the sketch code ?

?? How do i fix and confirm the bootloader is f@#$%d up ?