Well that was pretty painless.
I have a permission problem now, or at least I think it is, and I'm not sure how to fix it.
I can access static content in the Rails public folder, but when I try to do something Rails specific I get an error. I took a peek in the rails dev log and I see "permission denied - /home/ubuntu/dev/myapp/config/../tmp/sessions//ruby_sess.1022f62520257af". Then a stack trace to a bunch of exceptions in rails actionpack, mostly to do with session objects.
If this is a permssion problem, I'm not sure who to give them to and what kind.
I'm pretty new to linux, all of my rails development has been done on Windows. I've got a lot done over the past few days, but so many new things are being thrown at me I get a little stuck sometimes. I did manage to get Ubuntu, Litespeed, MySQL, rails, ruby, a bunch of gems installed without any trouble. So far the learning curve has been alright.