Basics of AVR programming

Hello all,

I’m having some troubles with my arduino and thought that people from here could maybe give me some hints.
I’m trying to program the ATMEGA in C/ASM, so i bought a JYETECH AVR Usb programmer on Seeedstudio and a breadboard with some resistors, leds and switches.

I’m following the instructions of those three PDFs: … rammer.pdf

I’ve installed avrdude and downloaded xAVR (I’m running Gentoo Linux)
When I read the chip info, xAVR says that it’s an aTiny instead of an ATMEGA and the attempts to read or write to the chip are stopped when the Power on stage fails.

Do you have any idea what I could be doing wrong? :confused:



What Mega chip did you use?