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Linux @ The Java Room

We meet monthly to discuss items of interest to the Linux community. This "birds of a feather" session allows people to meet others who are interested in Linux. There are no formal speakers or presentations, but people often bring demos of either hardware or software to share with the group. We chat amongst ourselves on whatever topic is interesting at that moment. If you have any interest in Linux, please join us!

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  • Lee T. D.

    Met new person , One John 512 from Harvard. He is an interested & interesting addition. Also discussed USB tv dongle, Raspberry Pi, UHDTV , Artists Asylum & Santa by ham !

    January 4, 2013

  • Mary-Anne W.

    Friendly, geeky, like usual.

    January 3, 2013

  • George M. C.

    OK. I finally (after several hours) got the USB modem to work in Ubuntu.
    For info, I used a book ("Linux Cookbook", 2nd ed., by M. Stutz from No Starch Press) and much searching on the Web. Now that I have it working, maybe someone can explain a few things to me.

    1. I had to do:
    sudo addgroup user fax
    sudo addgroup user dip
    and
    sudo addgroup user dialout

    except the last one probably wasn't necessary because user seemed to already belong to that group.

    How was I supposed to know this?

    If I do " cat /etc/group | less ", I get a large list of groups. How can I find what those groups are and what the names mean?

    2. In efax-gtk, I had to set "Serial Device" to ttyACM0. How was I supposed to know that? Where can I look to find out that my USB modem is ttyACM0?

    Thanks.

    December 15, 2012

  • George M. C.

    Here is an update on my USB modem. Apparently, Ubuntu does recognize it. See below (the modem chip is Conexant).
    Now, I am trying to learn how to get Efax-gtk to know that the modem is there!
    **************
    user@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0011:7788
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0846:4260 NetGear, Inc. WG111v3 54 Mbps Wireless [realtek RTL8187B]
    Bus 003 Device 007: ID 0572:1321 Conexant Systems (Rockwell), Inc.
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c51b Logitech, Inc. V220 Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks

    December 15, 2012

  • George M. C.

    Hi All:
    I haven't been able to attend meetings recenty. I will try to attend the Jan. 3, 2013(!) meeting. Meanwhile, I have a question, and I hope someone can help me. I am trying to get Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to recognize my USB modem, which works under Win7 Pro. The modem is described here:
    http://www.rosewill.com/products/1164/ProductDetail_Overview.htm

    I found these instructions:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_6896592_install-usb-modem-ubuntu.html

    I tried this command (with the modem plugged into a USB port:):
    sudo mount -t usbfs usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb

    and here's what I got;
    user@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t usbfs usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb
    [sudo] password for user:
    mount: mount point /proc/bus/usb does not exist
    user@ubuntu:~$ I hope someone can help me. Thanks.

    December 15, 2012

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