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Cannot read fuses on ATMEGA8515 using STK500

Started by M.O.B. i L. February 24, 2009
I cannot read fuses on ATMEGA8515 using STK500 (I have only tested this
so far) in Linux (Kubuntu 8.04) using avrdude 5.5. I have tried
variations of this command such as using sudo, but nothing works.

$ avrdude -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U hfuse:r:high.txt -U
lfuse:r:low.txt

   avrdude: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions

   Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.05s

   avrdude: Device signature = 0x1e9306
   avrdude: reading hfuse memory:

   Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.02s

   avrdude: writing output file "high.txt"
   avrdude: error opening high.txt: No such file or directory
   avrdude: output file high.txt auto detected as invalid format
   avrdude: invalid output file format: -1
   avrdude: write to file 'high.txt' failed
   avrdude: safemode: Fuses OK

   avrdude done.  Thank you.

According to
<http://electrons.psychogenic.com/modules/arms/art/14/AVRFusesHOWTOGuide.php>
one should get something similar to:
$ avrdude -c stk500 -p m8 -P /dev/ttyS0 -U hfuse:r:high.txt -U
lfuse:r:low.txt

  avrdude: Device signature = 0x003d04

  avrdude: reading hfuse memory:
  Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.01s
  avrdude: writing output file "high.txt"

  avrdude: reading lfuse memory:
  Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.00s
  avrdude: writing output file "low.txt"

  avrdude done.  Thank you.

Does any one here know what could be wrong with my system?

I can program the chip with my own programs.

M.O.B. i L. wrote:

> I cannot read fuses on ATMEGA8515 using STK500 (I have only tested this > so far) in Linux (Kubuntu 8.04) using avrdude 5.5. I have tried > variations of this command such as using sudo, but nothing works.
Quit being puffed up, install Windows, install AvrStudio and enjoy. If you are really high and mighty, then don't ask stupid questions. Vladimir Vassilevsky DSP and Mixed Signal Design Consultant http://www.abvolt.com
On Feb 24, 7:11=A0am, "M.O.B. i L." <mika...@df.lth.se> wrote:

> $ avrdude -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U hfuse:r:high.txt >-U lfuse:r:low.txt
> Does any one here know what could be wrong with my system?
From an old makefile (mega128) here is the commandline I was using to read out the fuses: SERIAL =3D /dev/ttyUSB0 avrdude -p m128 -b 57600 -c jtagmki -P ${SERIAL} -U hfuse:r:h- fuse.txt:i -U lfuse:r:l-fuse.txt:i -U efuse:r:e-fuse.txt:i Perhaps you want to look at Rowley's Linux edition for Atmel micros since this would take out the guesswork and it's much easier to work with a real integrated debugger (IMHO). rowley.co.uk - a personal license will cost you $150. Also, winavr works perfectly happily inside VirtualBox under Linux, as does the JTAG-ICEmkii and the STK500.
M.O.B. i L. wrote:
> I cannot read fuses on ATMEGA8515 using STK500 (I have only tested this > so far) in Linux (Kubuntu 8.04) using avrdude 5.5. I have tried > variations of this command such as using sudo, but nothing works. > > $ avrdude -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U hfuse:r:high.txt -U > lfuse:r:low.txt > > avrdude: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions > > Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.05s > > avrdude: Device signature = 0x1e9306 > avrdude: reading hfuse memory: > > Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.02s > > avrdude: writing output file "high.txt" > avrdude: error opening high.txt: No such file or directory > avrdude: output file high.txt auto detected as invalid format > avrdude: invalid output file format: -1 > avrdude: write to file 'high.txt' failed > avrdude: safemode: Fuses OK > > avrdude done. Thank you. >
Maybe you do not have rights to write into the current directory. Try touch high.txt to verify. -- Tauno Voipio tauno voipio (at) iki fi
M.O.B. i L. schrieb:
> I cannot read fuses on ATMEGA8515 using STK500 (I have only tested this > so far) in Linux (Kubuntu 8.04) using avrdude 5.5. I have tried > variations of this command such as using sudo, but nothing works. > > $ avrdude -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U hfuse:r:high.txt -U > lfuse:r:low.txt
^^^^^^^^^^^^ I've had many problems with the STK500 (and other programming devices) and USB-Serial bridges. A pcmcia serial card with a real UART solved all problems. -- Mit freundlichen Gr&#2013266172;&#2013265951;en Dipl.-Ing. Frank-Christian Kr&#2013266172;gel
On Feb 24, 1:03=A0pm, Frank-Christian Kr=FCgel <dontmai...@news.invalid>
wrote:

> I've had many problems with the STK500 (and other programming devices) > and USB-Serial bridges. A pcmcia serial card with a real UART solved
While I agree USB-serial bridges can be problematic, my experience with the Atmel tools (all of them, including Olimex's clones with FTDI USB interfaces) has been that they work very well over a USB-serial converter.
zwsdotcom@gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 24, 7:11 am, "M.O.B. i L." <mika...@df.lth.se> wrote: > >> $ avrdude -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U hfuse:r:high.txt >> -U lfuse:r:low.txt > >> Does any one here know what could be wrong with my system? > > From an old makefile (mega128) here is the commandline I was using to > read out the fuses: > > SERIAL = /dev/ttyUSB0 > > avrdude -p m128 -b 57600 -c jtagmki -P ${SERIAL} -U hfuse:r:h- > fuse.txt:i -U lfuse:r:l-fuse.txt:i -U efuse:r:e-fuse.txt:i
Thanks, this worked i Kubuntu 8.04: $ avrdude -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U hfuse:r:h-fuse.txt:i -U lfuse:r:l-fuse.txt:i In Asus EEE Linux I had to add switch -F.
> Perhaps you want to look at Rowley's Linux edition for Atmel micros > since this would take out the guesswork and it's much easier to work > with a real integrated debugger (IMHO). rowley.co.uk - a personal > license will cost you $150. > > Also, winavr works perfectly happily inside VirtualBox under Linux, as > does the JTAG-ICEmkii and the STK500.
My Asus EEE has only 1 GB RAM and might not work well with Virtual Box.
M.O.B. i L. schrieb:
> zwsdotcom@gmail.com wrote:
...
>> Also, winavr works perfectly happily inside VirtualBox under Linux, as >> does the JTAG-ICEmkii and the STK500. > > My Asus EEE has only 1 GB RAM and might not work well with Virtual Box.
Sigh... *Only* 1GB *RAM* ? It should work well with half of this. BTDT. But I returned to vi, make, gcc-cross, uisp/avrdude under Linux, as this is my basic OS. As I have to use Codewarrior from time to time, I am happy that it works in "wine". A note on USB programmers: All that use the serial port as a ... serial port, will work fine. All that use bit-banging will not. A cardbus LPT-card works well, a USP-LPT1 does not. YMMV, Falk -- An Enfield Diesel seems to do an even better job than a Harley at converting fuel into noise without much unwanted speed!
M.O.B. i L. wrote:
> zwsdotcom@gmail.com wrote: >> On Feb 24, 7:11 am, "M.O.B. i L." <mika...@df.lth.se> wrote: >> >>> $ avrdude -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U hfuse:r:high.txt >>> -U lfuse:r:low.txt >>> Does any one here know what could be wrong with my system? >> From an old makefile (mega128) here is the commandline I was using to >> read out the fuses: >> >> SERIAL = /dev/ttyUSB0 >> >> avrdude -p m128 -b 57600 -c jtagmki -P ${SERIAL} -U hfuse:r:h- >> fuse.txt:i -U lfuse:r:l-fuse.txt:i -U efuse:r:e-fuse.txt:i > > Thanks, this worked i Kubuntu 8.04: > $ avrdude -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U hfuse:r:h-fuse.txt:i > -U lfuse:r:l-fuse.txt:i > > In Asus EEE Linux I had to add switch -F.
Correction to above: For STK500: avrdude -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U hfuse:r:h-fuse.txt:r -U lfuse:r:l-fuse.txt:r For USB-ASP: sudo avrdude -c usbasp -p m88 -U hfuse:r:h-fuse.txt:r -U lfuse:r:l-fuse.txt:r -U efuse:r:e-fuse.txt:r The lines above for each uC-programmer stores the fuse-values in files that needs to be interpreted: od -d h-fuse.txt | head -1 | sed -e 's/0000000 *//' | xargs -i perl -e '$str= unpack("B32", pack("N",{})); $str =~ s/.*([01]{4})([01]{4})$/$1 $2/; print "$str\n";' (see AVR Fuses HOWTO Guide) This prints the fuse-values in binary form. Alternatively for STK500: avrdude -vv -c stk500v2 -p m8515 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -F Alternatively for USB-ASP: sudo avrdude -vv -c usbasp -p m88 Here you get the fuse-values in hexadecimal form after a long text.