Any LEGO MINDSTORM NXT users here?

Ronnie Tucker ronnie at
Sat Mar 29 00:47:44 UTC 2008

Knapp wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 1:34 AM, Ronnie Tucker
> <ronnie at> wrote:
>> 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
>>  Thanks!
>>  --
>>  Ronnie Tucker
> Did come with drivers and software? Might try wine?
It comes with a very visual robotic programming thing called NXT-G but 
it just won't install under WINE.

It comes with Windows USB drivers (called Fantom I think). Can I install 
them with WINE or maybe ndiswrapper? (if it's still used!)

Ronnie Tucker

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