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Old 02-28-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Installing arduino (1.0) on slackware (13.37)

Just installed the software for arduino. Thought this might help others if they encounter the same problem.
  1. Found this document
  2. Downloaded the relevant packages from slackbuild for 13.37 and compiled them;
  3. As root changed the permissions for /var/lock -
    chmod u+rwx,g+rwx,o+rwxt /var/lock
    . This got over this problem
    "please see: How can I use Lock Files with rxtx? in INSTALL check_group_uucp(): error testing lock file creation Error details:Permission deniedcheck_lock_status: No permission to create lock file."
  4. As my id went to kde->Applications->System->User Manager and added the group dialout to my id. I did not have to change the permissions, using udev or otherwise, for /dev/ttyACM0 as adding the group dialout to my id was sufficient. Permissions out of the box were
    crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 166, 0 Feb 28 17:47 ttyACM0
  5. As my id changed this line in ~/.arduino/preferences.txt

That was all. Hope this helps. I'll do an install on my other machine to make sure I've not missed out a step here.
Old 02-29-2012, 06:05 AM   #2
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Good to know, thanks for the write-up!


Old 03-04-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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what are you going to do with it?

Hi, I'm a little curious now that you have arduino working what sort of stuff are you going to be doing with some kind of electronic gizmo?

Sound interesting, thanks.
Old 03-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Thanks. I didn't use Slackbuilds for my Arduino compiler+IDE, so the experience could have quite accurately been described as "the great dependency hunt".
Old 03-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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Just installed this on -current over the past weekend myself, didn't have any problems following the directions of the Slackware Arduino page. That note after the installation bit is key though.


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