This is probably a simple matter, but whenever I try to run a command to a so-far-unused USBASP device, I get this error:
>avrdude -c stk500v1 -p m8 -P com1
avrdude: stk500_getsync<>: not in sync: resp=0x00
Different command lines always come up with the same error.
O/S is Win7, nothing else extraordinary going on.
Many thanks for any useful tips!