Programming AVR on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

I have been using kubuntu as my OS for quite some time.  This week I upgraded to 8.10 Intrepid Ibex and it is awful (the kubuntu version).  I had major issues with using remote desktop and I don’t like the “usability” of the new version of KDE.  To make a long story short, I’ve switching back to ubuntu (which uses the gnome desktop) by way for a fresh install and need to set things up to program AVR again.  Let’s see if I can remember how I did it before. Continue reading