EDIT: The solution was to add a capacitor and connect the DTR line to the reset line via capacitor. Thanks to John for the solution.
Hi, I made a bare breadboard Arduino. My first time. I burned the bootloader on a new ATMEGA328P-PU, and tested it by removing the ATMEGA chip from an Arduino Uno board and putting my new ATMEGA chip in. I could program it using that Uno, so that was great.
Now I"m trying to use a FTDI-USB adapter to program my breadboard Arduino, and I'm having issues. At first, when I plug in the FTDI programmer to the bread board and then to my USB port on my PC, I got a device driver installation issue. I had to install the driver for it:
Isn't the Arduino using the same FTDI chip to program? I guess not...?
After I got the driver issue resolved (I think I resolved it), I try programming the basic blink sketch. It kept uploading for a long time and never finished uploading...
Is there some other driver I'm suppose to have installed for this FTDI adapter? I got this adapter from ebay:
EDIT: I have a Arduino Pro mini, and it occured to me to try uploading to that w/ the FTDI adapter. I get a "avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00" error when uploading, and the sketch doesn't take.