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What is Tor? followed by How to use GIMP


1. Answer any beginner Linux questions.

2. Explaining what is Tor and possible demonstration.

3.  Demonstration on getting started using GIMP.

As always, time for other discussions as time permits.

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  • Dave D.

    Learned much about a subject I knew little about.

    April 4, 2014

  • Julie B.

    It went well. We had a wonderful presentation on Tor and it took up the whole meeting. So Gimp will be next month. I won't try to do 2 topics a month. Sorry, for those that came for Gimp. Yes, we have beginners Linux questions. And we did stop them at 7pm to start with presentations.

    April 4, 2014

  • Bill N.

    Thanks Lester, I'm going to bookmark it and check it out when I have a chance. I have a family emergency with no forseeable immediate timetable. I'm not sure if I can make this next meeting. For part of the TOR demonstration, I really didn't do anything special. I just went here and DL'd the TOR client. It kind of runs itself. I do know there is cool TOR tips and tricks you can do but I haven't tried any at this time. I just think it's cool that it's that simple to get on it w/o much networking knowledge. This might help other newbies too.

    March 31, 2014

  • Julie B.

    FYI: The first 1/2 hour 6:30 - 7:00pm will be allocated to help those just starting out on Linux, if we have anyone who needs it.

    March 31, 2014

  • Lester L.

    Hi, Bill

    Here is an article you might find useful:

    I found it at the LinkedIn Linux Developers & Users group. They send out emails with all kinds of useful Linux tips.


    March 16, 2014

  • Bill N.

    Help! (Raspberry Pi, and a program called "Motion")
    I followed someone's instructions and everything is working but now I want to know how to stop a daemon that autostarts at boot.

    I boot the pi into Raspbian Wheezy into the command prompt. A daemon named Motion is set to run RIGHT AWAY and it does. Problem is what if I want to change it's parameters, or configuration?

    There isn't a command prompt, it is just the Motion script running. How do I gain access to a terminal while this is running?

    Things I've tried:
    CNTRL+ALT+F(1~6) F1 is the motion script. F2~6 is just a blinking horizontal cursor. There is no running gui open so F7-F12 does nothing.

    CTRL+C does nothing

    Starting a new terminal didn't work either (using the keyboard shortcut). I want to fix it the right way and not reinstall the os. Even though that is fast and painless, I'd like to learn how to do it right.

    March 15, 2014

    • Julie B.

      in the /etc/rc.local

      March 15, 2014

    • Julie B.

      file - put in /etc/service xxx stop where xxx is the daemon to stop.

      March 15, 2014

  • David

    I have been naively running a Tor relay for over 2 years and according to my wife. the NSA drones are circling overhead

    March 11, 2014

  • Bill N.

    It seems I've been recruited to help talk about TOR. All I did was follow onscreen instructions and I forgot what I did. I'll attempt to re-do it and will write down the steps. That way I can show others how to get onto TOR. Beyond that, I haven't tinkered with it.
    Also note (and I'll mention it at the next meeting) that when using TOR, my other devices on my home network went wonky. My PS3 didn't want to connect, but my TOR configured desktop was fine. Closing the TOR session and browsing normally fixed the PS3 issue. I am not positive if this is related but thought you should know if you are going to use TOR.

    March 7, 2014

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