Steps below tested on Ubuntu 9.04
Step One: get the Arduino Software
Download the Arduino software from: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
You will also need to install the following:
$ sudo apt-get install gcc-avr
$ sudo apt-get install librxtx-java
$ sudo apt-get install avr-libc
For more information http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/Linux
Step Two: load a sketch
- Open up the Arduino software.
- Load one of the sketches: Power Logger sketch or Power Sampler sketch
- Upload to I/O Board
If that worked your now ready to load up the computer based software.