0.11.1 avrdude error

Hello Matt

I upgraded my installation couple days back. After that, I think I did a kernel upgrade too. Now, I am able to program the Uno boards but Nano boards do not program. Turning the programmer verbosity to Lots, I see this

Uploading firmware... • Resetting board... • Uploading sketch...

avrdude: Version 5.11, compiled on Sep 9 2011 at 16:00:41 Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/ Copyright (c) 2007-2009 Joerg Wunsch

     System wide configuration file is "/home/jerson/Documents/UECIDE/programmers/avrdude-arduino/linux64/avrdude.conf"
     User configuration file is "/home/jerson/.avrduderc"
     User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping

     Using Port                    : /dev/ttyUSB0
     Using Programmer              : arduino
     Overriding Baud Rate          : 57600

avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding

avrdude done. Thank you.

As suggested in the messages, the .avrduderc file does not exist. Is that a problem? If it is, how can I resolve it?

I tried working with 0.11.0 beta-2 again, but, it fails to program too. Any suggestions for me to try please?

FYI : OS Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia

ps : Sorry for the messed up formatting. Never used markdown before.

Regards Jerson