After checking the first program with Arduino IDE in Intel Edison from “Intel Edison Arduino IDE Programming with Linux“, we might get annoyed of blinking LED when working with Linux stuff. We may don’t want Ardunio programs (sketches in Intel Edison world).

How to disable or stop this Arduino functionality in Intel Edison?

Quick workout:

Stop or Disable the clloader service:

  • systemctl stop clloader or systemctl disable clloader
  • rm /sketch/sketch.elf; systemctl restart clloader


The above mentioned commands will stop the “clloader” service, which is responsible for starting the Arduino sketches in Intel Edison after getting the ELF file over zmodem.

‘systemctl’ is the command used to stop service in systemd.


You can get started with Intel Edison by following this blog.