Just bought my AlienFlight Classic Narrow and I’m having trouble with the MultiWii Configurator. I followed the directions stated above to the tee. I already had Arduino and MultiWii downloaded - all I did was just plug into USB and run the MultiWii Config executable.
The com port isn’t showing in the GUI. However, the com port is showing correctly in the Arduino GUI. The cable is working and is the right kind of data cable, I was able to connect my ESP32 and ESP8266 to the PC and upload sketches using the same cable.
You can see there are no options under “PORT COM”.
I am able to upload the AlienFlight arduino sketch to the AlienFlight FC. It says “finished uploaded” and seems to work. The blue light on the FC turns on fine when plugged in.
First things first, do I need to be able to run the config GUI? Can I just use upload the sketch to the FC board and use it? Is the GUI all that important?
Thank you in advance for any help!
Edit: I am on Ubuntu 17.10 and have 64-bit OS
Edit 2: Got it working!!! This thread gave me the answer: http://www.multiwii.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5930
This part fixed it:
It may be that multiwiiconf does think /dev/ttyACM0 is a serial device. You can fix this in a number of ways:
create a symbolic link to an unused ttyUSBx, e.g.
ln -sf /dev/ttyACM0 /dev/ttyUSB42