KLUG Weekly Meeting Notes

Tuesday, April 04, 2006



Hosted by KLUG Chair Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson opened the KLUG meeting tonight with
introductions and a Linux question for the day! The
question was, "What would you like to do more of with
Linux?" The answers ranged from "Everything!" to
gaining more GIMP experience!

Anthony is still learning about his Toshiba laptop
with OpenSuSE v10.0. Andrew gave him some good ideas
and he began exploring, asking questions when needed.
Looks like he is making steady progress.

Bill Kennard is working on a mobile audio jukebox
system. Cajun is an Open Source program that allows
you to turn any computer into a massive audio jukebox
for your car or home. He is in the process of building
an infra-red remote control. LIRC is a package that
allows you to decode and send infra-red signals of
many (but not all) commonly used remote controls.
Dirk Bartley, Robert G. Brown, and Andrew discussed
the project with Bill. Do programmers suspect hardware
failure before code problems? Sometimes... smirk!

KLUG provides new users direction and encouragement.
Dave Frederickson returned to KLUG tonight to ask
for more help in learning Linux. He has been using
Red Hat v9.0 and going it alone, as far as Linux usage
help, for the past couple years. Dave was encouraged
to join the KLUG members mailing list and look at the
Kalamazoo Linux web site. It is a good idea to review
the mailing list archives and the Meeting Notes blog.

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...
Installations and assistance are done by appointment
ONLY. You must fill out the appropriate form at least
one week prior to the meeting.

(11 Linux Enthusiasts Attending)

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