zborgerd 62 Posted September 28, 2011 Share Posted September 28, 2011 Basically, there is (to my knowledge) a proprietary driver for the LP on Windows. Non-Windows users have had mixed results with the TI USB stuff. It depends upon which part is used though. I seem to recall that the Launchpad and the MSP430FR5739 are some of the worst offenders. But the Chronos is a bit better. I can use the Java / Processing programs with my Chronos, but I cannot get data from my MSP430FR5739. Connecting to the device with some sort of terminal / monitoring program produces mixed results depending upon the board. I spent several hours a few weeks ago trying to troubleshoot Processing ( http://processing.org/ ) to determine if the serial communication is broken on Linux. Replaced my java implementation, the Java comm drivers, etc... With no luck. Then I discovered that I am not the only one with this problem. I seem to recall that someone else mentioned this here about 2 months ago as well. For those that don't know, the majority of sample programs that ship with the MSP430 hardware are written in Processing, and are cross-platform; e.g. the FRAM and Launchpad demo applications. I can run these on Linux, but they bomb-out while trying to communicate with the hardware over USB. Arduino uses Processing as the basis for the IDE, which is probably why TI went that route for the Launchpad samples (the Launchpad is obviously inspired by Wiring / Arduino in many respects). It's pretty good for writing dead-simple cross-platform apps. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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