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June 19, 2010
by Ham
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Using Windows Vista, but can't see "Ports" section in Device Manager - what do I need to do to see them, so we can adjust the Makefile to the proper COM? Thanks, Ham

June 19, 2010
by mongo
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Well... The simplest method it changing all of the port references throughout and try each port between 1 and 5. If you are lucky, you'll find it.

The other way is to run a terminal emulator that is capable of displaying your settings and ports. I have a generic one that I use and it works fine. I think there is a version of HyperTerm that works on W7 too but I haven't actually looked for it.

I think I found the one I use on Nerdful' web site, www.nerdful.com

June 19, 2010
by mongo
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here is a direct download site...

Terminal 1.9b

Download and extract the .ZIP file and install. Easy and free to use.

June 19, 2010
by Ham
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Thanks - found the com, but now getting error message:

"avrdude: error: buffered memory access not supported. Maybe it isn't a butterfly/AVR109 but a AVR910 device? make: ***[initialload-upload] Error 1"

What are they talking about? Thanks again.

June 19, 2010
by Ham
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Never mind - got into programming mode w/the right Com port and ran initialload! Thanks for the help!

August 30, 2010
by FrozenBobo
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Hey, I was running into the same issue, and have the error message from avrdude that he got, but I don't know how to fix it. Any ideas?

August 30, 2010
by FrozenBobo
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Ugh, that was stupid... my battery was not attached, because I didn't want to drain it while installing software. In any case, problem solved.

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