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Arduino on 64-bit Linux

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Matt Mets writes:

After bemoaning the lack of a 64-bit version of the last few Arduino releases, and the subsequent hoops that had to be followed to make the 32-bit version work in Ubuntu, I finally decided to get off of my laurels and just build the thing. You can get the package here, or read on to build your own.

Over at Adafruit there’s a quick hack to get Arduino 16 working with a recent OS X Java update, if that’s your flavor.

Image above is from Linux Planet.

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4 thoughts on “Arduino on 64-bit Linux

  1. For 64 bit machine, the only problem is that you have to manually install the librxtxSerial.so file since the one in the arduino package is 32 bit. But since I actually use the IDE and a parallel ISP programmer and an AVR instead of with arduino, I never tested if this library works.

    Other than the serial thing, the IDE works well on my machine (AMD64 + ubuntu 9.10), I even hacked it so that it can program any AVR chip with one click, using the wonderful processing-like syntax and environment.

    1. Sure, however it’s annoying to have to download and modify each release that comes out, and some parts only work if you have the 32-bit compatibility library installed, so it would be nicer to have a ‘pure’ 64-bit version.

      There is an outstanding bug with the 64-bit version of librxtxSerial.so that ships in Ubuntu (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rxtx/+bug/361635), which affects the serial monitor portion that I mentioned.

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