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Are you using Linux AMD_64?
Looking at this forum it seems that others using Arduino have this problem: http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,3129.0.html
I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I cannot use the random() function with parameters.
Here's a hack to help you around the bug. This code will generate random numbers between small and big-1
int small = 0;
int big = 10;
randNumber = small + (random() % (big - small));
I am using the Arduino IDE v.1.5.3 that was intended for the Galileo.
Your workaround did work, so at least I do have a way of making it work. Thanks for your help!