Meeting Minutes 2012-06-14

In attendance:

  • Ben Francis (scribe)
  • Ben Meyer
  • Robert Lindsey
  • Shay Walters
  • Robert Meier
  • Robert Fraysse

Special Thanks to Todd Lewis, and IT-ology for hosting us, and providing the pizza and drinks.

Ben Francis talked about the Linux Professional Institute Certification and the Your Universal Multiboot Installer.

Shay gave a presentation on Turnkey Linux' Gallery appliance, a pre-built software package that installs quickly.

Notable Nuggets: 1. USB devices are displayed with "cat /proc/scsi/scsi" because USB is just Microsoft's implementation of the ANSI SCSI spec. 2. Good to know: cat /proc/ioports (port info) cat /proc/dma (direct memory addressing) cat /proc/interrupts (source of most server device conflicts) 3. dmesg shows all the kernel messages since the last boot. /var/log/messages shows all the kernel messages since installation (for those taking the LPI 101 test). In Ubuntu it's /var/log/syslog.