COLALUG: The Columbia Linux Users Group
Meeting Minutes - March 9, 2006
Please note: Action items are indicated by bolding the name of the person responsible.
The purpose of this month's club meeting was primarily to finalize preparations for the InstallFest of March 18.
Victor will bring four PCs and monitors.
Victor asked for folks to bring power strips; at least six power strips were volunteered by those present.
- Robert and Jeremy advertised the event so we should expect a good turn out
The group will have a variety of distros available. Robert has made copies of various distros for the InstallFest. Members are encouraged to bring copies of their own in case we need them.
Victor will bring a DVD player and a CD burner in case we need to burn CDs. Please bring some blanks CDs if you can.
Jeremy will check on Internet availability and will bring a router. Please bring CAT5 cables if you have some available. Victor will bring a long network cable in case it is needed.
- Jeremy mentioned that there are several people that will bring/donate hardware; they have listed it in the forum.
- Jeremy brought up a number of interesting items:
- http://www.linuxprinting.com is your best source for print drivers and printing troubleshooting
- You can see what hardware is using Linux by visiting http://www.linux-stats.com
- The http://www.thesourceshow.org has great information on various Linux features (current and upcoming) - If you want to try virtualization (similar to VMWare) you can try QEMU; make sure to also load KEMU (accelerator)
- Visit http://www.novell.com/linux/xglrelease to see the cool 3D rotation of the desktop -- only available with the right video card compatible with the XGL feature - He recommended visiting http://www.freedesktop.org - There is a new live CD that shows the XGL features -- if your video adapter supports it. Look for it under http://www.digg.com/linux_unix
- For anyone having problems accessing VPN systems through Linux, try Vpnc. It works as a client for Cisco VPN networks.
See you on the 18th!
InstallFest Contact Numbers:
- Victor's Pager: 803-931-9331 or Cell: 803-331-5578
- Jeremy: 864-580-8998 (cell)