Issues uploading Node MCU and D1mini

Hallo to all XOD Users!
In December 2020 I reported about issues on uploading to D1 mini and Node MCU ESP 8266 after updating to version 0.37 ff.
Was AFK since then now starting to xode again.
After trying several ESP based Board Models with different parameters concerning upload speed, I was able to load a simple blink program to a Node MCU.
Having added a Tweak Node to alter the timing, the compiler showed the following Errorcode.
Begin compiling code for the board NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module) :package:
Traceback (most recent call last):

  • File “C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/”, line 182, in *
  • sys.exit(main())*
  • File “C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/”, line 172, in main*
  • to_addr=0*
  • File “C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/”, line 161, in wrapper*
  • write_bin(out=out, args=args, *kwargs)
  • File “C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/”, line 75, in write_bin*
  • [size, addr] = get_segment_size_addr(elf, segment, args.path)*
  • File “C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/”, line 55, in get_segment_size_addr*
  • raise Exception(‘Unable to find size and start point in file "’ + elf + ‘" for "’ + segment + ‘"’)*
    Exception: Unable to find size and start point in file “C:\Users\vattern\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino-sketch-AFB0FDA07BA67F44209B48786F2F6E98/xod_1614383448143_sketch.ino.elf” for “.text1”

Error during build: exit status 1

I don’t have any clue what to do!!
Is ist a bug perhaps?

Hallo and greetings to every XOD user out there,
this is not really a reply to the topic, but a more detailed information concerning the problem of compiling and uploading to a clone “AZ-Delivery NodeMCU Lolin V3” NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP12E Module) with CH340-Chip .
Im working on Windows 7 having installed the latest XOD version 0.37.3
The NodeMCU- board makes no trouble being programed via Arduino IDE.
I start with a simple patch like this.image
For two or three times I can compile and upload patches like that but suddenly the compiler produces errors .
Even the simplest code can not be compiled any more.
Errorcode looks like so:

Begin compiling code for the board NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module) :package:

Traceback (most recent call last):
*File"C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/", line 182, in sys.exit(main())
File"C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/", line 166, in main to_addr=4096
File"C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/", line 161, in wrapper write_bin(out=out, args=args, kwargs)
File"C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/", line 68, in write_bin entry = int(get_elf_entry( elf, args.path ))
File"C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/", line 44, in get_elf_entry raise Exception(‘Unable to find entry point in file "’ + elf + ‘"’) Exception: Unable to find entry point in file C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/bootloaders/eboot/eboot.elf"

Error during build: exit status 1

Another try to compile that simple patch image
The compiler works just fine->
Begin compiling code for the board NodeMCU 1.0 (ESP-12E Module) :package:

Executable segment sizes:

IROM : 232632 - code in flash (default or ICACHE_FLASH_ATTR)
IRAM : 27872 / 32768 - code in IRAM (ICACHE_RAM_ATTR, ISRs…)
DATA : 1256 ) - initialized variables (global, static) in RAM/HEAP
RODATA : 708 ) / 81920 - constants (global, static) in RAM/HEAP
BSS : 25280 ) - zeroed variables (global, static) in RAM/HEAP

Sketch uses 262468 bytes (25%) of program storage space. Maximum is 1044464 bytes. Global variables use 27244 bytes (33%) of dynamic memory, leaving 54676 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 81920 bytes.

But the Upload fails:
Uploading compiled code to the board…
Waiting for upload port…
No new serial port detected.

“C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\tools\python3\3.7.2-post1/python3” “C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/” --chip esp8266 --port “COM1” --baud “115200” “” --before default_reset --after hard_reset write_flash 0x0 “C:\Users\vattern\AppData\Local\Temp\xod_temp_sketchbookJG1pxZ\xod_1615249368485_sketch\build\esp8266.esp8266.nodemcuv2/xod_1615249368485_sketch.ino.bin” v2.8
Serial port COM1
Traceback (most recent call last):
File"C:\Users\vattern\XOD_packages_\packages\esp8266\hardware\esp8266\2.7.4/tools/", line 65, in esptool.main(cmdline)
File"C:/Users/vattern/XOD/packages/packages/esp8266/hardware/esp8266/2.7.4/tools/esptool\", line 2890, in main esp.connect(args.before)
File"C:/Users/vattern/XOD/packages/packages/esp8266/hardware/esp8266/2.7.4/tools/esptool\", line 483, in connect raise FatalError(‘Failed to connect to %s: %s’ % (self.CHIP_NAME, last_error)) esptool.FatalError: Failed to connect to ESP8266: Timed out waiting for packet header

Error during Upload: uploading error: uploading error: exit status 1

I am totally confused about what happens here! Please can somebody help me.
To me it seems like an issue within the compiler for the NodeMCU and ESP 8266 because I have the same kind problems programing D1mini clones.
No Problems with Arduino- boards
I’d be thankfull for any suggestion to solve that mystery

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