[sf-lug] Linux 101 class

Eric W. Rasmussen ericwrasmussen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 12:49:16 PDT 2012

I should have mentioned this earlier:

I have started a Linux 101 class @Noisebridge every Tuesday from 
6:30-8pm. It's a two part course that deals with showing how easy it is 
to use and install. No experience required.  I may start a Intermediate 
class in the future to help people move into the Admin class.

As always, classes are free and live media is afforded as well as a 
spare computer.  Linux Mint is the OS of choice. Classes began last 
week. Tomorrow we will go over installing the OS as well as additional 
programs. Removal of software will also be covered in both the Software 
Manager as well as in Terminal.

Thanks for the plug.  Give an invite to anyone that is interested. My 
goal is to fill the room each and every week.


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> Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 05:27:21 -0700
> From: Rick Smith<rick at rbsmith.com>
> To: SF-LUG<sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> Subject: [sf-lug] Bumps of upgrading (was Re: a summers day with
> 	Mandriva 2011 install)
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> On 06/24/2012 10:24 AM, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
>> [..] To get to that point I fiddled for hours, [..]
>> I could unlock the Desktop Settings configuration tool and get the
>> loose widgets and icons off the desktop.
> Congrats on getting over the first set of hurdles!
> Hopefully, you can pick off the "not-yet-working" little by little and be
> left with something that makes you glad you did it, both for understaning
> more about the workings, and for being able to do things.
> I bumped a netbook up to ubuntu 12.04 with a fresh install last
> weekend, then spent a chunk of yesterday getting it to hibnerate.
> Thankfully with the help of:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EnableHibernateWithEncryptedSwap
> It would have been smooth if I hadn't missed editing one of the cut and
> pastes and rendered the machine unable to complete a boot.
> Learned a bunch about initramfs and the busybox environment that
> the hung boot dropped into.  Nice minimal environment that let me:
> mkdir /rdisk
> mount /dev/sda1 /rdisk
> chroot /rdisk bash
> # And then in that shell
> mount /proc
> # fix things, then
> update-initramfs -u -k all
> exit
> Reboot, and it worked!  Hibernate now functional.
> On to the rest of the list.
> Rick
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:00:42 -0700
> From: Bobbie Sellers<bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com>
> To: SF-LUG<sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> Subject: [sf-lug] SF-LUG meeting Sunday July 1, 2012
> Message-ID:<4FE8993A.6060400 at dslextreme.com>
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>           SF-LUG meets every first Sunday from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
>       at the Cafe Enchante, 26th and Geary Boulevard.
>           These meetings are usually lightly attended with a high
> for the year so far of 6 members.
>           If you have a problem come along, maybe we can help
> but if not we can usually find someone who can.
>       At the June 18th meeting:
>     Well I was pleased to see two other members
> there at the Cafe Enchante on Monday evening
> about 5:55 PM.
>       Alex Kleider was there with a distinctive
> accessory which seems to have something to
> do with networking. The young man Roman
> was working on getting his machine working
> at some task it seems.
>        I fired up the Presario but I was unable to
> demonstrate the very impressive Mandriva 2012
> Tech Preview due to problems beyond my apprehension.
>       Since then I have upgraded to Mandriva 2011.
>       My WiFi had been shut down somehow again
> but by booting up a version of Knoppix I was able
> to connect and to turn the WiFi card back on.
>       I hope Alex will explain a bit about the device
> he was using.   I was too preoccupied with my problems
> to really get the name and function of the device.
>       Alex asked me why I was changing distributions
> so often.  I pointed out that this was a mis-apprehension
> on his part.  I enjoy trying out new distributions and seeing
> how completely they work with my machine.  But
> Mandriva remains my working distribution.
>       Eric Porter showed up eventually and he and I
> rode homeward on the 38 Geary. This was after 7:30 PM
> and we found that the trip seemed shorter with someone
> to whom we could talk.
>       A fuller answer for Alex will be in his mail shortly.
>       Bobbie Sellers
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