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"Tools > Board" entry missing under Ubuntu

Created Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:02:18 +0000 by romain145


Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:02:18 +0000

Hi everyone,

Just downloaded MPIDE (0023-linux-20120903) for Linux, and followed the installation procedure here : I had to install the libtxrx-java and openjdk-7-jre to have a working java environment.

MPIDE launch and I can load my project. The problem is, I can't choose my MAX32 board in the menu as I don't have it. "Tools > Board" and "Tools > Serial Port" are missing under Linux (but present in my windows installation).

I've searched on the manual and this forum, but couldn't find anything. Is that a normal behavior ? How am I supposed to specify my board and the serial port ?

Thanks :)


Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:53:21 +0000

That's odd - I've never seen that before.

If there's no ports found then you'd still get the serial ports menu, just greyed out.

Do you run it from a terminal window, or double click it in a nautilus window? If the latter, try running it from in a terminal window so as to get lots and lots of debugging stuff that may give a clue as to what's going on.


Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:41:47 +0000

Your reply made me realize that I never tried directly on the computer (I used X forward). Indeed, on the computer the two menu entries are present !

That's very odd as you say, it's the first time I see a different behaviour with a X forward...

Thanks ;)