KLUG Weekly Meeting Notes

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 

KLUG GENERAL ASSISTANCE MEETING

Hosted by KLUG Chair Andrew Thompson

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:
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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.

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