Andrew Thompson opened the meeting tonight with a welcome! Being both the KLUG Chair and KLUG Installmaster, he was a very popular fellow! The question of the night was which Linux distribution we liked! Fedora Core 4 and OpenSuSE were most popular. Plenty going on tonight, eight projects!
Eric Beversluis was setting up a Fedora Core 4 box to use for web development using Apache with PHP. Looked like all was going well with the install.
Adam Williams worked with Brock and Leola who upgraded the 64-bit Compaq laptop from OpenSuSE v9.2 to v10.0. Adam showed them how the remote monitor feature works. They even had success with the printing configuration.
Andrew Gahan was either installing OpenSuSE v10.0 or Debian (Sarge – stable) on a neon lit gamer box to function as some type of server.
Anthony was working on his Toshiba laptop with OpenSuSE v10.0. Andrew, Dirk, and Adam Tweddell helped him find the needed files and with the YAST configuration. He was successful!
Dan had his HP laptop with Fedora Core 4 installed. He needed this for his class at KVCC. Andrew used a Ubuntu v5.1 CD to correct the partitions and get him working. Dan was delighted. Hope he passes the word around the classroom that KLUG is great.
Bill Lindeman was getting help with his Toshiba laptop that was running OpenSuSE v10.0. Andrew and others configured the system to play DVD movies. Bob showed him how to use a digital camera on a Linux box. The camera shows up as a device and you open the folder.
Mark Jones was helping Jason with an Asterisk VOIP demonstration configuration. They were busy pouring through the documentation. Sounded like the writer had a sense of humor. They had phones and laptops and hubs and cables spread over the side tables.
Joe Roman got a late start but jumped with an IBM box that he was putting Fedora Core 4 on. He had a laptop set up beside him to help in the process. He was getting advice from everyone and was making progress with the BIOS and other issues.
This meeting is intended for those who are just curious about Linux and Open Source software, who need some help getting started, or want some extra eyes to look at your advanced problem. You can also bring in your PC or laptop to get help installing Linux on it, at no charge. Try a Linux distribution that boots from a CD and requires no change to your system's current software. Make sure you arrange to get the software you want ahead of time. Check out http://kalamazoolinux.org/cd/ for more information.
If you would like to install Linux on a system, or you need help with Linux, please fill out a Help Request so that someone can research your hardware/software, etc... http://kalamazoolinux.org/meetings/installmeeting.php Installations and assistance are done by appointment ONLY. You must fill out the appropriate form at least one week prior to the meeting.
(21 Linux Enthusiasts Attending)
NOTE: ******** KLUG Chair Andrew Thompson and KLUG Vice-Chair Mark Jones previously addressed the attendees regarding a change in the KLUG meeting format. The first Tuesday of the month is still the install & configuration meeting. On the second Tuesday of the month there will be a KLUG presentation on one of a variety of introductory Linux subjects. The third Tuesday of the month will feature intermediate level presentation content. YUP! You guessed it! On the fourth Tuesday KLUG will host an advanced topic presentation. There is a shared idea that this meeting structure will better serve the KLUG Mission statement, the community, and Open Source/Linux.