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Old 09-23-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Arduino keeps changing ports

If I look for the aruino with sudo /dev/tty* it shows up at ttyACM0 (ACM0 doesn't show up unless I run as sudo) but immediately it resassigns itself to /dev/ttyACM1 and I have to change the port in the Arduino IDE. If I don't actually list the port that it's on in terminal, everything is fine.

Two questions: Why is this happening? And can I stop it from changing ports?
Old 09-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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What distribution and version of the kernel are you running?

What exact commands are you entering and what are the results?

I ask this because:
sudo /dev/tty*
Is NOT a command. You're saying it shows up as ACM0 and then changes to ACM1. That doesn't make sense and I'd check your system log via the dmesg command to determine what has happened when you plug the device in.
Old 09-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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I couldn't guess why its happening, but couldn't you put a udev rule to always assign that device to a symlink, regardless of where it actually attaches to the system, and then just point your IDE to the symlink?

This may not be right, but I just learned a lot about udev so I might be seeing the solution to the wrong problem


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