Free Software

Joes Linux CD and DVD Collection.

Here's my collection of Linux CD's/DVD's I've accumulated over the years. I've just typed the label descriptions I jotted down on them with marker at the time I created them. If you'd like a copy of one of these let me know prior to a lug meeting and I'll bring whichever ones are requested to be burned.

Mandrake
Linux Mandrake 7.0 (Air) - 1 CD
Linux Mandrake 7.1 (Hydrogen) - 2 CDs
Linux Mandrake 7.2 - 2 CDs
Linux Mandrake 8.2 - 3 CDs
Linux Mandrake 9.0 - 3 CDs
Virtual Linux (Mandrake 8.0 CD Boot) - 1 CD

Red Hat Linux
Red Hat Linux 6.1 - 1 CD

MythTV trouble

I've been playing with KnoppMythRD50 on a machine with the following specs:

Asus A7N266-C motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 1600+ (1.4GHz) CPU
256MB DDR PC2100 (I have 512MB of PC2700 coming)
250GB PATA hard drive
Hauppage PVR 150 with IR-Blaster
ATI X1300 256MB AGP video card
10/100 NIC
Viewsonic 19" widescreen LCD

I signed up with Zap2it, and KnoppMyth appears to have correctly found all my channels. The problem I'm finding is that playing or recording media doesn't seem to work. I tried playing a show and just got a black screen on my LCD. Is it possible to display out to monitor/LCD or do you have to configure Component/S-Video out?

Intro to OpenStreetMap.org

OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them; the project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways."

An introduction to the Who, What, Where, Why of OSM will be followed by a demo of the steps in collecting, categorizing and contributing data to OSM.

Organizing Cambridge LUG

There are already LUG in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Cambridge, England. Why not Cambridge, Ontario? Well, now there is a LUG in Cambridge, Ontario. Or there will be, shortly.

CambridgeLUG Will hold pre-meetings, in December 2006 and January 2007 before the official grand Opening in February 2007.

The December, Organizational Meeting invites the participation and input of those interested in helping to form and mold Cambridge LUG.

The January 2007 Founders Meeting will embrace and extend the work of the first meeting. We'll discuss upcoming meeting schedules, topics for presentations and other matters of the LUG. We'll have our first presentation too.

Public Patent Foundation

The Public Patent Foundation is a US-based non-profit. They fight bad patents and bad patent policy. They argue that software patents are particularly bad and they use the legal system to have bad patents overturned, surrendered or rejected.

The Public Patent Foundation (“PUBPAT”) is a not-for-profit legal services organization that represents the public's interests against the harms caused by the patent system, particularly the harms caused by wrongly issued patents and unsound patent policy. PUBPAT provides the general public and specific persons or entities otherwise deprived of access to the system governing patents with representation, education and advocacy.-- from PubPat web site.

OpenStreetMap.org

Hi All,

As mentioned at KWLUG, I'm enjoying the openstreetmap.org project. If you have an interest in Maps, GPS, geocaching, GIS or other location related activities you will find this project interesting.

-- http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Main_Page

"OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways."

Linux in Education

From CRN: Linux adopted in Indiana Schools.

Mike Huffman, special assistant for technology at the Indiana Department of Education, said schools in the state have added Linux workstations for 22,000 students over the past year under the Affordable Classroom Computers for Every Secondary Student (ACCESS) program. And that could expand quickly with several new updated Linux distributions, such as Novell SUSE, Red Hat and Ubuntu.

This year, Huffman expects Linux desktop deployments to grow from 24 high schools to 80 high schools, driven by lower costs, higher functionality and early successes.

Dumb C coding question.

I was messing around with C last night following a few examples in the book "C in Easy Steps" and I wrote some code for which I get a cast error. I delved into the brief pointers section of the book, but it didn't help clarify how to solve the problem. (Sorry I can't be exact, I left the actual code at home). The code segment went something like this:


char yesno;

do
{
printf("\n Again (y/n)?");
scanf("%c", &yesno);
}
while (yesno="y");

I also tried something like:


char yesno;
char *yesno_ptr=&yesno;

do
{
printf("\n Again (y/n)?");

Multi-site Drupal configuration

Are you using the Drupal content management system?

Want to run more than one Drupal site from your server? This should get you started. I'm presuming that you have root access to your Drupal box and it is called sandbox.local .

0. Set up a single site Drupal installation

Start a default, single site installation working by following the excellent instructions. Make sure that you can browse it by hostname. You do have local DNS , or a hosts file, right? You have it right when you can browse the site at sandbox.local .

Meeting topics

On the sheet I passed around last night a few people expressed an interest in the following topics:

  • Kernel
  • Backups
  • Web servers

We did have a presentation on backups not that long ago if I rememnber correctly (I may have just read an article somewhere).

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