[nmglug] April 24th;

Ted Pomeroy ted.pome at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 06:29:13 PDT 2014

Thanks Arlo, You are right we don't have a defined recording system or
reporting system for our work done. I can add that I finished up the
chore of resizing the dual boot partitions on Mark's netbook.
Interestingly we used a w7 resizing tool on his w7 partition, to avoid
data loss. Then used GParted via a Knoppix usb live OS to expand the
ext4 partition. He wanted Dropbox and it was broken, but a complete
removal via 'apt-get purge' allowed him to reinstall later. He is
aware of the questions about the board of Dropbox, but had no current
Thank you , Ted P.

On 4/28/14, Arlo Barnes <arlo.barnes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 6:42 PM, Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com> wrote:
>> NMGLugers, Some of us are here and working on Arlo's  T-pad install of
>> Debian. Current issues are wireless connectivity and getting the
>> xserver in place. Still working on these...
>> Ted P.
> Then, on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 12:09 PM, Satsangat Khalsa <
> satsangat at khalsa.com> wrote:
>> Hey Ted,
>>    How did that go, the installl of Debian on a thinkpad?
>> I should have come in but was just too blownout from the work week for
>> all
>> the driving.  Is Arlo's machine up?
>  Yep - when I first arrived only Ted was there (well, Robert too, but he is
> always there first), and he tried to help me get a GUI up and running. Last
> meeting Jason had kindly given me the x30 and we started to install Debian
> but ran out of time to install all of the higher-level components (print,
> web, and file servers, desktop environment [window manager], and so on).
> Ted and I thought we could install those (through the application tasksel)
> once the laptop got online, but were familiar only with NetworkManager,
> which was not installed. Then my friend Max, who I invited, came in (his
> first meeting), and we configured /etc/network/interfaces and ifconfig to
> connect to the Ethernet cable below the public computer desk. But then
> someone needed to use the public computer, so Max & I got food. Then Jason
> arrived and used iwconfig to get on the wireless, install the
> aforementioned components (choosing XFCE over the default Gnome 3 for
> lightness), and some other packages. Meanwhile, discussions were had about
> the systemd <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemd> init daemon (not to be
> confused with SystemV <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIX_System_V>, as I
> did at first), expensive audiophile brass-horn speakers modelled in CAD,
> and other topics.
> Anyway, now I have a working GUI! Thanks, all.
> Currently trying to connect to my local network - it seems the command-line
> parts of NetworkManager got installed, but not the GUI parts. No big deal,
> I can install those after I connect.
> =====
> I suppose the group is too informal to have a more standard reporting of
> the events of meetings :P
> Anyway, I guess I should mention that a lot of people showed up this time,
> including Mark, who said he had been here a few years ago while passing
> through from Britain. It was a lively session.
> -Arlo James Barnes

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