[ubuntu-uk] Any LEGO MINDSTORM NXT users here?

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Sat Mar 29 00:59:12 GMT 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 00:34 +0000, Ronnie Tucker 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.

Do you mean rules and perm files for udev? Where did you put them?

> I've got LiNXT downloaded too but when I try to run it I get:
> Can't locate Device/USB.pm 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.

Device::UBS (libdevice-usb-perl) is not packaged for Ubuntu, you
can find it here:


Installing that would help with the above.



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