Difficulty using avrdude / bootloader

Using a Seeeduino V328 06/23/2009 that I am finally getting around to use.

Switches are:
USB powered

Initially I believe I had the bad bootloader/fuse issue, and I reprogrammed it according to the instructions. I built the avrdude-serjtag according to the web page. Here are the results:

However, I still cannot access it using the bootloader. When I connect the USB cable I see the RX/TX leds flash and the green LED flashes as well. Then it goes into the slow blinking mode, which I assume is not the boot loader, just normal code.

When I try read the fuses using the bootloader:
[alexh@tekka arduino]$ avrdude -c arduino -v -v -p m328p -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -t -vvvvv

avrdude: Version 5.10, compiled on Feb 19 2010 at 10:20:42
Copyright © 2000-2005 Brian Dean, bdmicro.com/
Copyright © 2007-2009 Joerg Wunsch

     System wide configuration file is "/etc/avrdude/avrdude.conf"
     User configuration file is "/home/alexh/.avrduderc"
     User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping

     Using Port                    : /dev/ttyUSB0
     Using Programmer              : arduino

avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20]
avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20]
avrdude: Send: 0 [30] [20]
avrdude: ser_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

avrdude done. Thank you.

I see the reset LED briefly blink, and the RX led blink three times. Then it goes back to blinking the green LED. I have tried with the ISP->UART jumpers connected and disconnected, in case they were interfering.

Any suggestions on where to go from here are appreciated. I’m totally new to Arduino’s, so I’m hoping it’s not something totally stupid. :blush:

My apologies, :blush: I am able to use the Arduino v 0018 Sketch software to upload a new sketch, so it must be an avrdude issue. I will look on other forums for details.

Hi alexh,
Please download Avrdude from here:
And follow the fix bootloader steps in the PDF.