The Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) uses a virtual com1: definition via usb to the arduino being programmed.
I am using an up to date Maya 64 bit install.
It appears that Linux Mint, certainly this version, no longer supports the definition of a com1:.
The instructions in the Arduino installation guide for this version have a command that no longer works.
" su -c 'usermod -aG dialout <username>' root "
Arduino uses a 2 step configuration to keep things simple. you identify the type of Arduino board, then tell the arduino ide where it is by tagging it to com1:
this hides all the protocol details and makes the arduino configuration quite simple.
If the demigods among the programmers have decided that com1 is to go the way of the dinosaurs, well and good.
could we please have an updated way of pointing the Arduino IDE to the USB cable that goes to the arduino board being programmed ?
in anticipation. many thanks from the arduino world.