Any LEGO MINDSTORM NXT users here?

Ronnie Tucker ronnie at
Sat Mar 29 00:34:16 UTC 2008

Hi all,

Just got me a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT kit from eBay (£130, good price I 
thought) but I'll be damned if I can get my Kubuntu Gutsy to recognise 
the NXT brick via USB.

I've followed the instructions from the NXC site to put a rules and perm 
file onto my PC but when I plug the brick (switched off) into the USB of 
the PC and turn on the brick I get nothing detected.

I've got LiNXT downloaded too but when I try to run it I get:

Can't locate Device/ in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl 
/usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.8 /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5 
/usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8 /usr/share/perl/5.8 
/usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at ./linxt line 8.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./linxt line 8.

Yet I do have Perl installed.

Any tips on how to get my brick detected via USB? As I'm ready to make 
the Terminator storyline a reality  ;P


Ronnie Tucker

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