November 10, 2010

Atmel AVRISP mkII on Linux

Filed under: Hardware — Tags: , , — martin @ 8:04 pm

I got my nice Atmel in-system-programmer today, but unfortunately, the Arduino IDE on Linux couldn’t use it to burn a bootloader to the MCU.

The fix for this was to create a new file /etc/udev/rules.d/99-avrispmkii.rules with the following line:

BUS=="usb", ACTION=="add", SYSFS{product}=="AVRISP mkII", MODE="0666", SYMLINK+="avrdev"

After a udev restart and re-plugging the ISP, the device node was world writable and the Arduino IDE could do its magic.


  1. Thanks a lot man!

    Comment by Jon — December 20, 2010 @ 1:10 am

  2. […] Credit: https://binblog.info/2010/11/10/atmel-avrisp-mkii-on-linux/ […]

    Pingback by Just received the AVRISPmk2 In-system programmer! « Appiphania — August 3, 2011 @ 2:28 am

  3. Worked like a charm… thank you !!

    Comment by Olivier LEMAIRE — November 29, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

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