mrtaylor - Thank you! The following link you posted got me up an working with the Arduino UNO board on my "KUBUNTU 10.10" System.http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/Linux
The instructions above were perfect with the exception of copying the file from root/usr/lib/jbi/librrxtxserial.so
I used Dolphin (equiv explorer) to copy the file over).
I copied the following file
per instructions for amd-64 at the website below.http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Learning/Linux
...now I need to find instructions for making a desktop shortcut to ./arduino ;(