So far I have found instructions on stack exchange but they are for windows. And so far the information I have found is for windows. I currently have Ubuntu 13.04 Raring tail. I am using qgis 1.8. I understand that gdal automatically comes with it and I should be able to open it(.gdb). I have the .gdb file on my computer. I have tried add vector layer and source type as file and Database and directory. The option for database wants to me connect to a server but I don't need to.
I tried to install ubuntu gis ppa, the stable and unstable version, this actually caused qgis to lost the python plugin option and I have to do a clean uninstall. sudo apt-get remove --purge qgis
I did read this on stackexchange: How to migrate GDB data into PostGIS without ESRI apps?
This maybe my answer but does he mean put that in the terminal?
Can someone please point me in the right direction?