This will be our first Meetup at this location, after several months of hiatus. We'll have a general discussion meeting to test the new venue.
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Something came up, so I was editing a document well past 7:30pm. I couldn't have gotten there until well after 8pm, so maybe I'll catch y'all next month.
0 · January 7, 2014
Is anyone into portable linux devices? For example, some of my current gadgets are Tronsmart T428 (RK3188) chip-set. Comes with Android but managed to get Ubuntu 13.04 on it. Have done countless USB PenDrivelinux.com distos, OpenWrt and in process trying to get Ubuntu running on Samsung Note 3.
Just wondering if it's just me.
0 · January 5, 2014
Actually, I've been wondering myself how Linux or Ubuntu would run on these new Windows 8 preinstalled Touch Screen hybrid tablet laptops like the new Thinkpad Ultrabooks, and dualboot on them or even better a way to clone the partitiion, live in Ubuntu / Linux and when I need to run software for work like Office 360 just pop up a Oracle Virtual Box with my preinstalled Windows 8 image, any ideas or solutions on this? :-)
0 · January 6, 2014
I know that a derivative of Ubuntu works best for that type of hardware. I think it has touch screen support.
Stupid random question: In linux Ubuntu 13 Firefox will not run any videos on websites hosting with Amazon nor Brightcove, anybody got a easy fix? :-/
OK, so I will have to meetup next month. I have too much to do right now and cannot take the time this evening. I do look forward to meeting in February.
I won't be making it either; not because of prior commitments but I'm way too wimpy for this cold weather.
I on the other hand apperently let the cold weather freeze my brain which lead to going all the way to the WRONG WATERLOO standing around, trying to figure out what happened, and like stupid 15 mins later finding out I'm at the wrong location!!!!!!
I went to the wrong Waterloo on N Burnet ! Turning around to hit MEdical from Burnet! RUNNING LATE!!!
Seeking answers to finding ready to go Linux distros to install on refurbished computers I'm giving away and selling to newbies. Got friends and family looking to defect from Windows and Mac! Hooray! Thank you. :-D
1 · December 25, 2013
I vote for Ubuntu.
0 · December 26, 2013
linux mint > ubuntu b/c its more user friendly since it forgoes the unity bs. but bodhi linux > lm b/c its super lightweight esp for older machines. & its rolling release so u get updated kernels & apps even if u only reinstall every ubuntu LTS.
Linux Mint has a more familiar interface for people used to Windows, but Ubuntu is much easier to find help for because it still has the largest community of users of all skill levels (plus it's an easier term to Google for). I've never heard of Bodhi until now, but it looks good in concept except that there are very few Enlightenment users our there these days so support will be harder to come by.
1 · December 26, 2013
yup u r on the money. i've used FOSS for so long i forgot what its like for a newbie. but really, these are all based off of ubuntu so googling resolutions for ubuntu = resolutions for LM or Bodhi. 98% of the time. even a dummy like me is barely challenged.
Thank you Mowgli! I only understood the BODHI, Googled it, and found a version of Linux I did not know even existed and works on a Dell Inspiron laptop I was about to throw out the window because the wireless Broadcom driver would not work with any Linux OS I tried to install!!!
0 · January 1, 2014
I use fedora and think it's fairly easy when crossing into the light of linux
Eek! Tried Fedora 13, was definitely not for me!
Tried that, worked fine with drivers on a Dell Inspiron, was fast, but the interface was a nightmare to the eyes!
The preinstalled programs were confusing, docks on the bottom and left, not easy at all to modify them either, and a pain in the neck just to install anything!
Plus, it always seemed to fail to run any major software like Wine and Oracle Virtual box to run a isolated windows 7 image for when you need a easy button for running windows based software like Adobe's video producing software or Nuance Dragon Natural Speaking for in depth ebook writing projects, or Skype forcontacting friends & family!
Will be there tonight with myLaptops so maybe you can show me where I might havegone wrong Carl. ;-)
Already my mind is blown...see you tonight!
Well 13 might suck..but i use fedora 19 just upgraded to fedora 20 2 days ago all my drivers are working.i did have to tweak it to make my home work.but all my other drivers are working..I use boxes for virtualuzation. And would put Windows 7 or 8 on a virtual machine instead of using wine..I have Skype installed but have not tried it yet. Also you my be using Kde I am using Gnome
Ok cool will be there
So I'd like to go but is there going to be a talk or are we drinking or what's the deal?
Anybody have any experience debugging suspend/resume? I'm running a new kernel [masked]) in an old distribution (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) on even older h/w (Intel DX38BT, 2008 vintage), but have so far been unable to get resume to work. Hibernate/thaw works fine (and that is what I have been doing), but it is lousy to have to hibernate in lieu of suspend-to-ram. I'd welcome any suggestions anyone might have!
1 · January 5, 2014
With my Acer Aspire 5515, I've had trouble getting either sleep/hibernate/shutdown to work. I was turned on to REISU[O|B] to shutdown or reboot. Still working on sleep/ hibernate either activate or resume. It's probably hardware.
Whoa, that sounds like an even more deep-seated problem if even shutdown doesn't work. Have you tried upgrading to a current distribution?For me, I know it's not hardware because my dual-boot WinXP can suspend/resume just fine. Plus, I had Fedora 9 way back on this same system, which would also suspend/resume just fine on kernel 2.6.2x. Confounds me as to what it is about Ubuntu that's causing it to not work. Even REISUB isn't an option for me after resume, since there is no keyboard. I have to hit hard reset.
Looks like I won't be able to make it tonight after all, as my evening commitments have really stacked up this week. Thanks for organizing and keeping the meetup going, Bob.
I'll definitely be able to make it next month, and I'd be up for doing a Vagrant and/or Docker presentation if there's interest and it hasn't been covered already.
Sorry, can't make it tomorrow after all. The new location works fine for me.
Will try and make it... its just to far south now.. cheers
Hah! I feel like the new location is excellent, well below the "too far north" threshold.
I live way north but work way south, so I can catch it on the way home. It will actually allow me a break from traffic.
Hey Wilson, how's it going? Maybe we'll finally run into each other again, lol.
1 · January 3, 2014
0 · December 30, 2013
Forgive my newbie request. I'm not well versed in Linux but have been trying to secure several servers at work for the last 6 months as a new admin. Could someone talk about how to effectively use httpd.conf file or how to automate the daily security check?
0 · December 20, 2013
Been there several times, as good as North location, hoping for East room instead of South room which has a Very long table.
0 · November 20, 2013
The problem with this place is they sometimes will book more than one group at a time. So beware.
0 · November 19, 2013
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