[sf-lug] Meeting Monday evening 15 November

Eric Walstad eric at ericwalstad.com
Tue Nov 16 09:32:33 PST 2010

It sounds like the meeting was a good time.  I started this year with
the intention of making it to more [P|L]UG meetings but family and
work have taken priority.  Anyhow, I appreciate hearing about the
meetings and learning second-hand.  Thanks for taking the time to
write up the summary.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 9:15 AM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:
>   What a terrific summary! Let's hope grant will
> post his solution to the list: basically there's
> a little program that one adds to the Grub menu
> that facilitates booting from a medium that BIOS
> won't boot from.
>   Christian's December 15 event is a fund-raiser
> for the Partimus effort to get Linux into more
> schools. I hope he posts details.
>   Thanks, Bobbie!
> On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 08:17 -0800, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
>> I got here first about 5:45 then Jim Stockford,
>>      Christian, Grant, followed by Mikki
>> and Bill Hill, then Eric. by 1852.
>>      Christian is looking for more community
>> activity.  Benefit scheduled for 15 December.
>>      He had to leave early.
>> Mikki has a problem with her netbook as she
>> wants to boot an external CD/DVD reader
>> and it is not easy to reset the BIOS.  As
>> a matter of fact it is impossible to reset that
>> BIOS it appears.
>>      Grant solved this problem with a small
>> program and a script as he writes about in
>> his post.
>> Bill wants to play commercial DVDs on his
>> external drive reader.  He worked on it for
>> nearly an hour but unfortunately he did
>> not get to test whether or not his solutions
>> from the
>> <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats >
>>      actually worked for him as he had no commercial movie
>> DVD to test it with..  I had dug this up earlier for someone
>> else and found it for Bill.
>>      Meeting broke up about 2000 and with a ride from
>> Jim I was home by 2030, Jim took Eric and Grant to
>> their destinations or connection points after that.
>>      Altogether this was the best meeting in months.
>>      Wish you could have made it
>>      Next meetings at Cafe Enchante will be on Dec 5th
>> and 20th.
>>      later
>>      bliss
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