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BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Drivers
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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by jjdeprisco on Sun May 04, 2014 4:27 pm

OK, I will try that. I just had no reason to believe the other cables were bad. One was right out of the bag from another device I bought.

Anyway, I noticed that if I hit the Gemma button with my left hand, then hit Upload from Arduino IDE immediately after (within a split second) with my right hand on my mouse, the upload works better. Needs to happen quickly. So It is more likely that messing with the chip delay will improve things. Need a break now though.

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by MikeBarela on Sun May 04, 2014 10:03 pm

Yes, getting the Reset pushbutton - Load timing down especially for large programs can be tricky.

Depending on the error, I find about 2/3 rds of all errors are due to cables. It doesn't hurt to ask.

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon May 05, 2014 7:45 am

The thing is, most people don't have these kinds of problems. It's more related to the computer. Personally, I've got an iMac and a MacBookPro, both running the same OS.
Gemma/Trinket works smooth and easy with the laptop, but I get nothing at all with the desktop.

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by txniteowl on Tue May 06, 2014 3:43 am

Still no luck with the Windows 8 signed driver. It installs just fine on the following...

Acer Intel i3 core
Windows 7 - 64bit
Using Arduino IDE v1.0.5 w/Trinket, Gemma, Flora addon hardware

Still having programmer issues with verification as the programmer is not
pointing to the right one or timing issues with the USBtiny HID, etc. Can you
send me in attachmment (file) your working avrdude.conf file. Can not program
the device therefore verification errors.

Trying to program the Trinket and/or Gemma.

Dennis
n5vrp.satx@gmail.com

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by adafruit_support_rick on Tue May 06, 2014 10:57 am

Can you post the exact output you get from avrdude?

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by txniteowl on Tue May 06, 2014 6:13 pm

Unfortunately the Arduino IDE bottom box will not let you
COPY and PASTE. I could send a screenshot but this forum
posting does not allow attachments.

Dennis

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by txniteowl on Tue May 06, 2014 6:39 pm

I think I found out how to do the screenshot of errors when
compiling/uploading the code to the Trinket. I hope this shows
just what's going on. It seems it can not find the right programmer
and timing information in the avrdude.conf file. If you could just post
on the Trinket Learn page or here a file that does work, I would test it.

Dennis
The conf file came from the Trinket/Gemma Learn page for setting up
the Arduino IDE.

trinketerrors.gif
Trinket Compile/Upload Blink
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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by adafruit_support_rick on Tue May 06, 2014 7:20 pm

Have you modified avrdude.conf per Question 3 of the FAQ:
https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-trinket/faq

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by jjdeprisco on Fri May 09, 2014 5:36 pm

Hi folks... just a couple more things that might help some people.

I found that my powered hub was NOT even plugged in. So the powered part of the powered hub wasn't helping me. The only thing that *seems* to have helped is that this hub drops my USB 3 port down to USB 2. Whether it is powered or not makes no difference.

I also found this helpful link that I didn't see referenced anywhere else in this thread:

http://www.theelectronichandbagproject. ... upload.htm
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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by almo1010 on Sat May 10, 2014 2:57 pm

TXGlen wrote:The driver installs but reports that it encountered a problem "The device cannot start. (Code 10). Resetting the Trinket removed the yellow caution icon in front of the name, but there is no notation of a serial port assigned to the device.




That's it! The reset button clears the yellow error and the sketch loads.

avrdude: verifying ...
avrdude: 722 bytes of flash verified
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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by bigcheese01 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:59 am

Hello all.

I recently purchased 2 Trinkets (5v versions). As soon as I got them I went to the site and followed a pretty good install guide and am up and running with the Windows 8 drivers. My current system, when I hit the reset button - If I don't hit the upload button in Arduino IDE right away I get "Error Detecting USB Device". Simply hitting the reset button again and hitting upload directly after makes it work just fine though.

I've got Blink to work, as well as a couple other LED programs. Couldn't be happier. Looking forward to learning and teaching my sons how to program microcontrollers.

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by adafruit_support_rick on Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:45 pm

Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by scottlott on Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:47 am

Having a small problem with the driver.

Installed it on my Lenovo Yoga 13 running Windows 8.1 x64.

It didn't work at all and all of my other USB devices (like my mouse) suddenly stopped working on all USB ports so I performed a reboot.

The shutdown took about 5 minutes (normally takes 30 seconds) then rebooted into a BSOD. Safe mode didn't work (forced reboot) and a reboot cycle of death continued.

I was able to get into the command prompt inside recovery mode and manually remove the driver files from the file system inside System32 and the like. That got me to a point where I can actually get into safe mode but the system still won't boot normally.

I've tried removing the drivers from the device manager as well as many other drivers but continue to get a BSOD on regular boots. The BSOD displays this error: THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED.

Any ideas? I'd like to not have to re-install my whole system.

UPDATE:
It's booting regular now! Phew! Researching the BSOD message folks say it's normally video drivers that cause it, well I haven't updated/changed my Intel HD4000 drivers for several weeks but I was finally able to get into regular mode after removing the Intel Graphics Drivers in addition to the Adafruit Drivers here. My best guess is there is a conflict between the two drivers.

I hadn't installed any other hardware or software in the past couple weeks until putting this driver in so I'm certain that's the cause or catalyst of the BSOD. Attached are crash dumps to help out with debugging, I'll be steering clear of the driver for now.
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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by alisonc on Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:05 pm

i downloaded the "usbtiny_signed_8" from the introducing gemma tutorial.
I'm having the same "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)" error that a lot of people are. My laptop is an old Dell D620 with windows 8.1 from dreamspark, so i have no usb3 ports to worry about. i tried multiple times to reinstall the drivers to no success.
my gemmas are recognised by my windows 7 desktop, so they (and the cable) are known good....

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Re: BETA TEST: Windows 8 Signed Trinket/Gemma/USBTiny Driver

by MikeBarela on Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:06 pm

Go to the windows device manager device manager: To open Device Manager, click Start, click Search programs and files, and then type Device Manager.

1. Now right click properties of each usb hub and it's devices, select powermanager, uncheck poweroff
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2. Still issues? see this MS Technote https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lib ... 73(v=ws.10).aspx

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