So, I have decided to continue further using my windows desktop, still unable to configure the USB blaster on my Ubuntu laptop. I will put my first VHDL code on my github profile.
Here are some images of my first programs. HelloWorld, using the timer and counting up in binary on the FPGA. I am working from this tutorial to light up some LED’s and get an initial feel for the QuartusII IDE. I am needing to use the web edition, vs 13 because it is free and works with the cycloneII chip.
and the code instructions for the PWM
and some pictures of my progress so far