Fixing the Sodaq “avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x0a” error

So I have been messing around with my new Sodaq trying to get this thing to work and its been a headache from hell. If its not one thing it has been another thing.

I kept receiving this error from the Arduino IDE “avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x0a”. I don’t know SPECIFICALLY what was the cause, but moving OFF of my Linux laptop and onto my desktop fixed it no problem. I have found that laptop in particular to be one pain in the ass after another with Linux drivers, and it seems that was it. What prompted me to try this was reading online that somebody with an Arduino fixed this error by getting a different USB cable.

So my recommendation if you get some sort of “not in sync” error is to start replacing components that talk to the device. I can’t believe after fiddling with this damn thing for almost 4 hours, this was the overall problem. Now I’m off to collide into more problems!

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