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===July 2015===
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvMBt5ht6Ao Kevin Stone spoke on Gaming in Linux and Windows VMs]
===February 2015===
===February 2015===
Tim Fowler spoke on Harbinger.  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NT6lIbWeEE YouTube video].
Tim Fowler spoke on Harbinger.  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NT6lIbWeEE YouTube video].

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July 2015

Kevin Stone spoke on Gaming in Linux and Windows VMs

February 2015

Tim Fowler spoke on Harbinger. YouTube video.


November 2014

Dan Schmiedt from Clemson presented on IPv6.

August 2014

At this meeting we had a swap meet, both a hardware swap meet and a software swap meet

July 2014

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.

June 2014

May 2014

Docker - Tim Fowler

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

Carolina Free PC


December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

  • Jared Sutton spoke about VPN capabilities of OpenSSH (OpenSSH-VPN script used in the presentation)

February 2013

January 2013


December 2012

November 2012

  • Tim talked about Wifi Vulnerabilities, Exploits and Shenanigans.

October 2012

Meeting Video

September 2012

PogoPlug running Arch Linux ARM and OBD2 car adapters for your Android Smartphone Video

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

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

April 2012

Ruth Suehle remotely gave a presentation on The Pop Culture Guide To Open Source.

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012


December 2011

  • Andrew Linnell spoke on ecommunity
  • Preston Parker spoke on "Appyling the FOSS/Linux philosophy to representative government"

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

  • Andrew Linnell gave a presentation entitled "pimp my router", which among other tantalizing topics, addressed cross architecture development for mips.

April 2011

  • Yancy Smith gave a presentation on "The Chickens of Computing".

Video of Presentation

March 2011

  • Our speaker was Toby Crawley from RedHat. Toby talked to us about Torquebox. You can view his slides (WARNING: Flash required) here.

Watch On YouTube | VGA Resolution VP8 Video (High Bitrate) | VGA Resolution VP8 Video (Low Bitrate) | Ogg Vorbis Audio
Archive.org Page

February 2011

  • 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.

January 2011

  • The meeting was cancelled due to snow.


December 2010

  • 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.

November 2010

October 2010

  • 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.

September 2010

  • 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.

Watch On YouTube | 720p H.264 Video | 360p H.264 Video | Ogg Vorbis Audio | MP3 Audio

Archive.org Page

August 2010

  • The August meeting was cancelled

July 2010

June 2010

  • Southeast Linuxfest 2010 :D

May 2010

  • Hackfest

April 2010

March 2010


February 2010

January 2010

Code examples and OO.org slides


December 2009

  • Steven Edwards, a Greenville resident and former developer with Codeweavers, the group who makes Wine did a talk on Wine as well as ReactOS.

November 2009

  • John Yeary gave a presentation on Amazon Cloud Services.


October 2009


September 2009


August 2009

Jeremy's Presentation

July 2009

June 2009

  • Dave Yates and Jeremy Sands talk about some of the apps in Linux Journal's Reader's Choice Awards issue; and
  • SouthEast LinuxFest


May 2009

  • Mike Major gave a presentation on GNUCash
  • Rick Smith demonstrated Google Android
  • Wes Yates extracting sound from YouTube downloads ffmpeg


April 2009

March 2009

  • 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.

February 2009

  • A discussion on package managers was held. There is no podcast.

January 2009

  • Jeremy Sands gave a presentation on LAMP. There is no podcast


December 2008

  • Instead of our traditional meeting format, we hosted a LAN party. Despite how interesting it would have been, there was no podcast.

November 2008


October 2008

  • Brenda Banks: IRC for Newbies
  • John Yeary: Southeast Linuxfest Planning
  • Mike Major: DVD Authoring

No podcast this month, sorry

September 2008

  • 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


August 2008


July 2008

  • 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


June 2008


April 2008


March 2008


February 2008

  • Google employee Ken Wehr


January 2008

no podcast this month, sorry


December 2007

  • Wes Yates gives a talk on how to build redhat-based bootable, custom install cdrom images using isolinux.


November 2007

  • Open discussion as main speaker could not make it to the meeting.


October 2007

  • David Nalley - Introduction to kernel compiling.


September 2007

  • Eric Wood will be facilitating an interactive discussion about Linux networking and WRT-based wireless accesspoints.


August 2007

  • 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.


July 2007

  • Sapna Kumar, Esq. Will be focusing on GPL, enforcement, licensing issues etc


June 2007

  • 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.>