Dragon under VMWare Windows session

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There's a couple posts touching a bit on this, but I haven't found a definitive answer and I'm not familiar enough with how VMWare deals with USB devices.

Does anyone know if AVR Studio is fully functional in a VMWare session under linux and if so, can you attach to USB devices like dragon as you can from a native windows machine?

That's about the only thing I'd like windows for and I'm not about to dual boot for it =)

Clancy _________________ Step 1: RTFM Step 2: RTFF (Forums) Step 3: RTFG (Google) Step 4: Post

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Yes, VMware (at least the server version where you can get a license
for free) can connect up to two USB devices at a time, and AVR Studio is
able to see them. However, I must say I've occasionally run into problems
when trying to upgrade JTAG ICE mkII firmware through USB from within
VMware (it just displays that nice message "Upgrade failed!" so you
immediately know where to look for your problem, don't you? >:-), and I
had to resort to serial connections in that case -- something you could
not do on the AVR Dragon. OTOH, I believe I've succeeded upgrading a
Dragon that way before, but I'm not completely sure.

I can't seriously tell you much about /debugging/ from the VMware AVR
Studio through USB though, because the only justification for it is to
give me a firmware upgrade path. All debugging is done on the Linux host
by AVaRICE/AVR-GDB then.

Jörg Wunsch

Please don't send me PMs, use email if you want to approach me personally.

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Thanks Jörg =)

Clancy _________________ Step 1: RTFM Step 2: RTFF (Forums) Step 3: RTFG (Google) Step 4: Post