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

Ronnie Tucker ronnie at ronnietucker.co.uk
Sat Mar 29 02:40:38 GMT 2008

James Westby wrote:
> 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?
One file is in /etc/udev/rules.d/ and the other is in 
/etc/security/console.perms.d (I had to create the console.perms.d 
folder myself)

The two files were taken from: 
(bottom of the page)

>> 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:
>   http://search.cpan.org/~gwadej/Device-USB-0.21/lib/Device/USB.pm
> Installing that would help with the above.
> Thanks,
> James
Thanks James.

I downloaded the Device-USB TAR file but when I follow the first 

perl Makefile.PL

I get:

Can't locate Inline/MakeMaker.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 Makefile.PL line 3.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at Makefile.PL line 3.

I did a file search and I have MakeMaker.pm in my usr/share/perl 
folder... hmm...

Ronnie Tucker

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