I am new to arduino and also a bit new to ubuntu and seem to experience the same kind of problem.
When I compile the program for lighting a LED I get the following error message:
/usr/bin/avr-objcopy: there are no sections to be copied!
Couldn't determine program size:
I followed the instructions for ubuntu (running 7.1 gutsy on IBM x30 thinkpad). Installed the jre, avr-gcc, avr-libc. Removed the package brltty and set the jre as default. My dir for saving sketchfiles is in my arduino directory and I set it as the default in arduino (the program).
anyone around who can help?