[SOLVED] First time user with first time problems.

I've just installed the IDE - new to Arduino but with past experience in coding for micros. The install went cleanly, plugged in a Nano, set the parms, used Blink as a trial, and got strange errors. Linux Debian 8.2

Any help much appreciated.


Arduino: 1.6.12 (Linux), Board: "Arduino Nano, ATmega168"

SIGILL: illegal instruction

goroutine 1 [running, locked to thread]:
	/usr/local/go/src/math/pow10.go:34 +0x19 fp=0x18437f84 sp=0x18437f80
	/usr/local/go/src/math/unsafe.go:21 +0x3f fp=0x18437f88 sp=0x18437f84
	/usr/local/go/src/strconv/quote.go:455 +0x45 fp=0x18437fa4 sp=0x18437f88
	/usr/local/go/src/io/ioutil/tempfile.go:95 +0x4a fp=0x18437fc4 sp=0x18437fa4
	/home/jenkins/jenkins/jobs/arduino-builder-linux32/workspace/src/github.com/go-errors/errors/stackframe.go:102 +0x3f fp=0x18437fc8 sp=0x18437fc4
	/home/jenkins/jenkins/jobs/arduino-builder-linux32/workspace/src/arduino.cc/arduino-builder/main.go:371 +0x3f fp=0x18437fcc sp=0x18437fc8
	/usr/local/go/src/runtime/proc.go:58 +0xbd fp=0x18437ff0 sp=0x18437fcc
	/usr/local/go/src/runtime/asm_386.s:2287 +0x1 fp=0x18437ff4 sp=0x18437ff0

goroutine 2 [runnable]:
	/usr/local/go/src/runtime/asm_386.s:2287 +0x1

goroutine 3 [runnable]:
	/usr/local/go/src/runtime/asm_386.s:2287 +0x1

eax     0x23
ebx     0x82703d8
ecx     0x184000a0
edx     0x82703d8
edi     0x18437f80
esi     0x18437f8c
ebp     0x1843e03d
esp     0x18437f80
eip     0x8115829
eflags  0x10202
cs      0x73
fs      0x0
gs      0x3f
/work/ArduinoNano/arduino-1.6.12/arduino-builder returned 2

Error compiling for board Arduino Nano.

This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.

BTW, the same thing happens with "Bare minimum", so it's some sort of fundamental error.

Assistance much appreciated.

Nearly there! Reinstalled on a newer machine and everything now works through to uploading 'Blink', which fails with ten error messages from 'avrdude'.

The other box was ... ahem! ... rather old.

Nope, all done! Had the wrong processor type selected.

A blinking LED, the hardware equivalent of 'Hello world.'

Sorry to trouble you folks.

Hey Vitency,

How did you get past the 10 errors from avrdude? Sounds similar to issue 431105.

If so, you said you had to change the processor - what do you mean? In the Arduino program, there are options to change the board, port and programmer but not an option for processor.


I am a first time user of Arduino Uno and when I try to compile Blink I get:

avr-g++: error: CreateProcess: No such file or directory

I have Windows Vista and Arduino 1.6.12 version.

Any ideas?