[sf-lug] notes for the SF-LUG meeting of October 2, 2022

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com
Sun Oct 2 19:34:50 PDT 2022

Hi LUGers,
	Hope all is well with all who did not make it to the
jit.si meeting today.
	I spent an hour trying to find the problem with my
audio input failing on the meeting and i must have jiggled
the right settings.
	So I was a couple of minutes late to the meeting.

	Already on hand were
	Shaelle from Djarkta, Indonesia
	She stayed until nearly the end of the meeting but
did not say too much besides hello and goodbye unless she
made remarks I did not catch in the chat.
She is about 14 hours ahead of us there and when she left
it was after 2:40 AM her time she was already
enjoying October 3rd.

	Ken S. welcomed her and so did Ron from BC-LUG.
	Bobbie had sound again and could actually
speak to other people.  (Hurrah for me!)
	Briefly discussed kernel 6.x.x which could be
released any day now but the packagers have to test it
with their special toys and then let us people with
"Rolling Releases" try it out.
	Somebody said what in particular was I hoping
to see and I replied its Arrival.  I haven't not had
a running computer after a new kernel install
in a long time.  Sometime though it gets hairy.

	Ken stuck around until 12:15.
	Ron stuck around after 1 PM.  I don't
know how long he hung around after than as I
left about 1:05 to fix my lunch.
	Victor from the South Bay area showed up to ask
about printing. Victor is trying hard to learn about
Linux.  I wish I had the energy to study hard but I
have to learn by doing.  Sometimes mistakes cost.

	Ken shared a script to help with his problem.

	We all agree that printers are a special piece
of hell especially newer printers .  I shared my problem
with my new printer which is that it wants to connect
to the wireless router via some stunt on a cell phone.
I had to download the drivers in a special format and
failed somehow on the install.
	I am getting too old and tired I guess to play
the printer games any longer.
	I asked Ken if he was going to use the latest
version of Ubuntu now once again with Unity as well as
all the other Desktop Environments but he is still using
it on an ancient version from 2014 or thereabouts.

	I was having problems with Ventoy and that problem
related to reuse of previously written Flash Drives.  I
finally found an un-used 16 GB Flash Drive and got Ventoy
to work.  I copied the 4 variations of PCLinuxOS to the
Drive and tested it on my E6440,  The graphics are not
great but usable I believe.   In my HD 15 inch Display all
the versions of PCLinux came up in low resolution, but
I see no reason why it would not work to install the
system to a computer.   I added then MX-Linux and with
some space left over I installed the rescue tool,
   There would be more room on this for another system but
I am trying to create an accessible partition on the Flash
Drive for making notes.  I am still working on getting
the wiped older Flash drives to function with Ventoy.
	Someone said to "shred" the drive which is a tool
for destroying files that you don't want people to come
along and read.  I will be trying that later.

	Aaron C. came in fairly early and shared a screen
with us about lilidog.iso which comes in several 32-bit
flavors and is Debian based. It also has an amd64 version
which I am downloading now and it also has a business
software section.   I will try to see what it looks like
later this week.<https://www.lilidog.org/>

	     Lately on Distrowatch

2022-09-27 	NEW • Distribution Release: SpiralLinux 11.220925
  	SpiralLinux is a selection of desktop spins built from
Debian GNU/Linux,   with a focus on simplicity and out-of-the-box 
usability across all the major  desktop environments. The project
has published an update which   introduces usability and hardware 
support improvements.

	In this week's Distrowatch Newsletter Spiral Linux is
reviewed.  It is Debian based in a variety of Desktop Environments
and a Builder's edition that starts with the least system that will
be upgrade-able with some basic commands. The review version was
with KCE Plasma 5.  If you want to read that review go to 
The reviewer considers it a solid first release. But it uses systemd
and has a slightly different user path not including bin.


2022-09-29 	NEW • Distribution Release: Linuxfx
  	Rafael Rachid has announced the release of Linuxfx, an 
updated version of the project's Ubuntu-based Linux distribution 
featuring a  KDE Plasma desktop themed to resemble either the Windows 10 
or the  Windows 11 user interface. This version is based on Ubuntu 22.04: "


2022-09-30 	NEW • Development Release: Ubuntu 22.10 Beta
	Brian Murray has announced the availability of the final beta build of 
Ubuntu 22.10, code-named "Kinetic Kudu": "The Ubuntu team is pleased to 
announce the beta release of the Ubuntu 22.10 Desktop, Server and Cloud 
products. Ubuntu 22.10, codenamed 'Kinetic Kudu', continues Ubuntu's 
proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source 
technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The 
team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features 
and fixing bugs."
Added to the variations this time around is 
ubuntu-unity-22.10-beta-desktop-amd64.iso (2,920MB,
Read the release announcement at the URL below.


2022-10-01 	NEW • Development Release: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1
  	Linux Lite is a beginner friendly distribution based on Ubuntu. The 
project's latest development snapshot, Linux Lite 6.2 RC1, includes an 
improved upgrade utility, Shotcut is replacing Openshot in the Lite 
Software utility, and a host of fixes.
Release announcement at:


	Anyone who attended the meeting is free to comment on
this report and if I accurately recounted what went on.

	The next SF-LUG meeting will be on
November 6, 2022.  If anyone is ready for an
in person meeting please talk about it on
the list otherwise I will be at
	from about 11 AM to 1 PM.

	Hope to see you next month.

	Bobbie Sellers.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know. 
(Mark Twain)

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