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Tim Fowler spoke on Harbinger. YouTube video.
At this meeting we had a swap meet, both a hardware swap meet and a software swap meet
Video/audio was not recorded.
First, Yancey provided a demo of ArtistX. It is an Ubuntu-based bootable DVD containing many free multimedia software packages for audio, 2D and 3D graphics, and video production.
Later, Mike Major showed a MK808 device. It is an "Android TV Stick". The main electrical specs are:
- Rockchip RK3066 Dual Core Cortex A9 Processor
- Quad Core Mali 400 Open GL GPU
- 1GB DDR3 RAM
- 8GB NAND Flash Internal Storage
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi (USB 3G Dongle support not included)
- 2.4Ghz wireless remote keyboard and mouse supported
Here is a FAQ for MK808b, which may be a good start for the uninitiated.
Wireless is pretty bad on these units (mainly due to poor manufacturing quality). If you are in the same room as the AP, it might work. However, speeds will be slow. There are several purported fixes for this which include do a soldering gun. I was not successful due to the extremely small wire gage. I chose to go with USB Ethernet instead and disable wireless in "Settings". There are 1 or 2 USB Ethernet adapters for which Android has kernel modules included. Use one with the ASIX AX88772 chipset. Pluggable.com sells the USB2-E100 model that works.
Freaktab is the place to get a rooted ROM. The section "Android TV Player Support" is what you want. There are several versions of Android available.
I don't recommend the Complete Linux Installer. I tried it about 1 year ago. It took a lot of work (hacking) to get Arch to run. I didn't know any better at the time so I thought that was "State of the Art". I tried Linux Deploy after fighting too much with the previous one. I really recommend Linux Deploy. It is highly polished; has good options; provides step-by-step install; supports startup scripts and partition mounting. Overall I think it is very good. Root access is needed.
I use Samba Server from Ice Cold Apps. I think it works well. On a rooted device there is no need for port forwarding. It can be set to auto-start on boot.
Some people are loading XBMC on the device.
/data is not mounted at boot time when the custom init.d scripts are run. If you are making an init.d script to mount something there at startup, it won't work.
There is no systemd support on Android. If you want a linux distro that uses systemd for init, you will have to maintain your own service start-up scripts.
rsnapshot is a good light duty remote backup solution. It is based on rsync. Use SSH key-based authentication for unattended backups.
USB hard drives work just fine. Partitions formatted with FAT32 will be auto mounted by Android (just like a USB flash drive). ext2/3/4 partitions are supported for read/write but they will not be auto mounted. Drives/partitions will show up as /dev/block/sd[x] (as opposed to /dev/sd[x]).
USB hubs work fine. A powered hub might be recommended depending on the devices attached and the associated current draw. A hub with a wifi catcher for a wireless keyboard/mouse, a powered external hard drive and a ethernet adapter works fine unpowered in my use case.
Docker - Tim Fowler
Carolina Free PC
- Jas Eckard on Everyday Regular Expressions
- Darrell Lee introduced us to and demonstrated the Lazarus RAD IDE.
- Jared Sutton spoke about VPN capabilities of OpenSSH (OpenSSH-VPN script used in the presentation)
- Google+ Hangout Video
- Georg Zimmer spoke about Linux Containers
- David Cullen spoke about using CMU Sphinx on the Raspberry Pi
- Andrew Linnell showed off his 3D printer
- William Hayes demonstrated OpenVPN and routers by Sabai
- Sponsored by Austin Gawler at TekSystems
- Tim talked about Wifi Vulnerabilities, Exploits and Shenanigans.
- Kevin Jones spoke about eCommUnity - The Community-Powered Network
- Google docs presentation
- David Cullen spoke about embedded Linux development for the Raspberry Pi: web site
PogoPlug running Arch Linux ARM and OBD2 car adapters for your Android Smartphone Video
Erad treated us to pizza and drinks, and mentioned they were actively seeking new hires with Linux experience. Jeremy Sands gave a brief talk about long range wifi using a wireless adapter capable of 1000 mW power and a 16 dB gain Yagi antenna.
If you happen to find yourself in, say, Belize, the command to up the transmit power and unlock extra wifi channels on the adapter is: iw reg set BZ
The instructions for how to build the Yagi antenna: AB9IL Long Range Wifi
Where you can buy the antenna: Amazon
Where you can buy the adapter: Amazon
- Andrew Linnell spoke on ecommunity
- Preston Parker spoke on "Appyling the FOSS/Linux philosophy to representative government"
- David Nalley presented on cloud computing or some subtopic therein.
- Shay Walters gave a presentation on 3D printing using a RepRap
- Andrew Linnell gave a presentation entitled "pimp my router", which among other tantalizing topics, addressed cross architecture development for mips.
- Yancy Smith gave a presentation on "The Chickens of Computing".
- Our speaker was Toby Crawley from RedHat. Toby talked to us about Torquebox. You can view his slides (WARNING: Flash required) here.
- Our speaker was Kendall Weaver, a software developer with Peppermint and will be speaking about the Peppermint Linux distribution and Ice. Additionally, Tom Ashley give us an update on our very own Carolina Free PC project.
- The meeting was cancelled due to snow.
- Jared Sutton gave a demonstration of 5 great applications that we shouldn't live without. Eric Erkens will be demonstrating how awesome GNOME 3 is.
- Shay Walters from the Columbia LUG discussed hacking the Seagate Dockstar to load Debian Linux on it. The write-up is available here. Also the ODP presentation on attaching the serial cable to the Dockstar is available here.
- Joey Linden, also from the Columbia LUG, discussed using sshfs to access files on a remote system where you have ssh access. Examples were given accessing the Dockstar as well as a FreeNAS server.
- Android development was the topic de jour. A representative from Verizon discussed the cell phone provider's perspective of Android. Additionally, Rick Smith talked about developing Android applications using the Ruby-based Rhomobile development suite.
- The August meeting was cancelled
- Southeast Linuxfest 2010 :D
- Despite having an injured foot and being sick, Jās Eckard, gave a presentation on Vim Syntax Highlighting and Jared Sutton gave us a presentation on his leet F/LOSS Home Theater PC system.
- YouTube Video Part 1 and Part 2
- Jeremy Sands gave Part 2 of his Python presentation.
- Steven Edwards, a Greenville resident and former developer with Codeweavers, the group who makes Wine did a talk on Wine as well as ReactOS.
- John Yeary gave a presentation on Amazon Cloud Services.
- Mike Major presented his 4th Grade Math program that he wrote for Sugar. The program is called Hop-A-Round and it focuses on rounding numbers. It earned him an OLPC! Slides are here. If the audio came out ok, it will be available too. Source code is also available.
- I Don't Know How I Lived Without Screen presentation by Jās Eckard.
- Ray gave us a presentation on Conky
- Jeremy Sands demonstrated all the wonders of Python to us. Here's another opportunity to try your python skills (mentioned in meeting): The Python Challenge. Another decent resource is the online book Dive into Python
- Dave Yates and Jeremy Sands talk about some of the apps in Linux Journal's Reader's Choice Awards issue; and
- SouthEast LinuxFest
- Mike Major gave a presentation on GNUCash
- Rick Smith demonstrated Google Android
- Wes Yates extracting sound from YouTube downloads ffmpeg
- David Cullen: 62 different and useful command line tools presented
- Michael Hartman, an HPC Systems Administrator with GE: Linux clustering and its usage at GE.
- A discussion on package managers was held. There is no podcast.
- Jeremy Sands gave a presentation on LAMP. There is no podcast
- Instead of our traditional meeting format, we hosted a LAN party. Despite how interesting it would have been, there was no podcast.
- Dr. D. Richard Hipp: SQLite, CVSTrac, and Fossil. He is hosting the slides for this presentation here
- Brenda Banks: IRC for Newbies
- John Yeary: Southeast Linuxfest Planning
- Mike Major: DVD Authoring
No podcast this month, sorry
- Jas Eckard: Concludes his Bash Shell Scripting for Newbies sessions
- Jared Sutton: pxe/tftp/iscsi/thin client/kiosk goodness
- Kevin Jones: Free Linux PC
- David Nalley: Kiosk using SELinux/CentOS/Fedora/RHEL/xguest
- Jas Eckard: Bash Shell Scripting for Newbies
- Software Freedom Day, FLPC, and the Southeast Linuxfest
- Jas Eckard: Bash Shell Scripting for Newbies
- Hotness Lightning Talks
- Vaughn: Zoneminder, pfsense, trixbox, and/or smeserver
- David: func, cobbler, and/or BackupPC
- Eric: dtach, perl -pi -e
- Jeremy: MythTV
- Jas Eckard: Continues his Bash Shell Scripting for Newbies tutorial
- Allen Valliencourt of FGPTech.
- Jas Eckard: Bash Shell Scripting for Newbies
- Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon speaks about the linux gaming industry.
- Google employee Ken Wehr
no podcast this month, sorry
- Wes Yates gives a talk on how to build redhat-based bootable, custom install cdrom images using isolinux.
- Open discussion as main speaker could not make it to the meeting.
- David Nalley - Introduction to kernel compiling.
- Eric Wood will be facilitating an interactive discussion about Linux networking and WRT-based wireless accesspoints.
- Frank Mobley from Immedion will be telling us about the opening of Greenville's first data center.
- Andrew Armstrong Will Be Speaking about VMware, specifically dealing with DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) and heartbeat for clustering applications.
- Sapna Kumar, Esq. Will be focusing on GPL, enforcement, licensing issues etc
- Dr. Tom Holt of the University of North Carolina Charlotte will be joining us to talk about some of the happenings and culture in the underworld of the internet and specifically within white collar crimes.<br.>