[Solved] Difficulty uploading new games

Hi, I’ve recently been having trouble uploading apps to my son’s Arduboy. It is the original Kickstarter version. I’ve tried a number of USB cables and the most recent was purchased from a Raspberry Pi distributor (vilros.com) and got further than my prior attempts but it fails mid upload:

Writing | #######################avrdude: error: programmer did not respond to command: set addr

Of course the Arduboy is now bricked and I have to press the reset button to get an upload started.

Could it sill be a USB cable problem or is it that the Arduboy now needs to be replaced?

I’m using Debian Buster and arduino 1.8.12.

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Try removing modemmanager.

I had an issue uploading to arduinos before with larger sketches randomly failing because Modem Manager probes serial ports for modems at random times.

From sparkfun forums, a more complicated way if someone still needs Modem Manager: https://forum.sparkfun.com/viewtopic.php?t=46710

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Wow! That worked! I had no idea modemmanager was even installed! I thank you and my son thanks you!

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