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 ====== Using the MSP430 Launchpad in Arch Linux ====== ====== Using the MSP430 Launchpad in Arch Linux ======
-Start by installing all the stuff listed in the top part of [[http://​losinggeneration.homelinux.org/​2010/​07/​02/​msp430-launchpad-on-linux/​|this document]].+This guide is, for the most part, based off of [[http://​losinggeneration.homelinux.org/​2010/​07/​02/​msp430-launchpad-on-linux/​|this document]]. I'm duplicating much of it here because 1) if it goes down we'll have lost a valuable resource, 2) some of what he says is outdated/​wrong,​ 3) he's wordier than I am, 4) my methods are a bit easier, I think.
-You can get all this stuff through AUR, and its dependencies through pacman.+To get started, install the following software. ​You can get all this stuff through AUR, and its dependencies through pacman.
   *binutils-msp430 ​   *binutils-msp430 ​
   *gcc-msp430   *gcc-msp430
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   *mspdebug   *mspdebug
-Next, you need a make file. This one has worked for me.+Next, you need a make file. This one has worked for me. Change the -mmcu= flag to reflect whatever chips you're working with.
 <file c makefile>​ <file c makefile>​
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 <file c main.c> <file c main.c>
 +// Copyright 2012 Matthew Hiles
 #include <​msp430g2553.h>​ #include <​msp430g2553.h>​
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 </​file>​ </​file>​
-Now, type "​make"​. If jesus loves you, this should happen:+Now, type "​make"​. If the gods are smiling upon you, this should happen:
 <​code>​ <​code>​
-[john@TX100 blinktest]$ make  +[john@TX100 blinktest]$ make 
-msp430-gcc -Os -Wall -g -mmcu=msp430g2553 -c main.c  +msp430-gcc -Os -Wall -g -mmcu=msp430g2553 -o main.elf main.o 
-main.c:​11:​6:​ warning: return type of '​main'​ is not '​int' ​ +[john@TX100 blinktest]$ ls
-msp430-gcc -Os -Wall -g -mmcu=msp430g2553 -o main.elf main.o  +
-[john@TX100 blinktest]$ ls +
 main.c ​ main.elf ​ main.o ​ makefile main.c ​ main.elf ​ main.o ​ makefile
 </​code>​ </​code>​
 +If it doesn'​t,​ check your code, your makefile, all that good stuff. I'm bad at troubleshooting this because I personally have never had it go wrong.\\
 Now, start mspdebug: Now, start mspdebug:
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 <​code>​ <​code>​
 [john@TX100 blinktest]$ sudo mspdebug rf2500 [john@TX100 blinktest]$ sudo mspdebug rf2500
-MSPDebug version 0.18 - debugging tool for MSP430 MCUs 
-Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Daniel Beer <​dlbeer@gmail.com>​ 
-This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. ​ There is NO 
-Trying to open interface 1 on 004 
-Initializing FET... 
-FET protocol version is 30066536 
-Configured for Spy-Bi-Wire 
-Set Vcc: 3000 mV 
-Device ID: 0x2553 
-Device: MSP430G2553 
-Code memory starts at 0xc000 
-Number of breakpoints:​ 2 
-fet: FET returned NAK 
-fet: warning: message 0x30 failed 
-Available commands: +.... 
-    ​= ​        ​delbreak ​ gdb       ​load ​     opt       ​reset ​    simio +A bunch of jibberish 
-    ​alias ​    ​dis ​      ​help ​     locka     ​prog ​     run       ​step +...
-    break     ​erase ​    ​hexout ​   md        read      set       sym +
-    cgraph ​   exit      isearch ​  ​mw ​       regs      setbreak +
- +
-Available options: +
-    color           ​gdb_loop ​       iradix +
-    fet_block_size ​ gdbc_xfer_size ​ quiet +
- +
-Type "help <​topic>"​ for more information. +
-Press Ctrl+D to quit.+
 (mspdebug) (mspdebug)
 </​code>​ </​code>​
 +Now you're at the (mspdebug) prompt, and you can do things like program code to your msp, erase your msp, look at the data on the msp, etc. I don't know what all I can do, but I get the feeling that it's fairly powerful if you know what you're doing.
 +To program your code onto the chip, first type '​erase'​ at the prompt to make sure the chip is wiped. This will take about a second. Now type 'prog main.elf'​ and whamo-blamo,​ you've programmed your MSP430 in linux.
 +If you want to do realtime debugging and stuff you can mess around with msp430-gdb. I've not found much use for it yet, but I'm sure that one day there will be. It's a little bit complicated,​ so if you're interested in it you can read about it in the guide linked at the top of this page.
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