Join us this month for a demonstration of the amazing Raspberry Pi! This small board computer runs on USB power and loads from an SD card. It provides composite and HDMI (high definition) video output, audio, and USB ports. The $35 model includes 256MB RAM and a 100Mbit ethernet port. See the Raspberry Pi site for more information on the hardware.
We will be showing what it's like to run different Linux distros on this hardware and will demonstrate it running one or more retro game system emulators (NES, Master System, etc.).
Refreshments will be provided.
Meeting Thursday, September 20, 7PM, at:
1440 Grand Ave
(directly behind China Express)
See you there!
Some of us will be available Thursday, Oct. 20th at Yellowstone Systems for our monthly LUG meeting. There is lots to work on here at the shop but the initial focus will be setting up replication in OpenLDAP. We have one remote LDAP server handling authentication for our subnet and would like it replicated locally. It looks fairly straightforward but I have not personally done it yet so there may be a little trial and error involved.
This might not take the full time slot and additional topic ideas are of course welcomed!
We will meet at 7 PM at:
1327 Central Ave
Topic: SQL Primer
The meeting will include an SQL primer in a live SQL environment. Intended as a conceptual introduction to lead into PHP + SQL such as Crosslight and/or a *AMP stack.
The official LUG (*UG) will be Thursday the 23rd officially starting at 7pm. You may show up as early as 6pm if you like, I will be present.
Subject: pfsense LAB + discussion on other open source *BSD/Linux router and firewall packages such as Vyatta, Zeroshell, pfsense, etc
Please bring your own drinks, unfortunately no alcohol on the premises. Also, you are welcome to bring a laptop as we will configure a hub and spoke VPN with 3 pfsense installs.
Tonight I will be finalizing some setup for the lab on Thursday as well as chatting with whomever shows up.
For the June meeting, Brian Irish will be demonstrating how to modify a pre-built virtual appliance into a multimedia server for TiVo DVRs. This demo will highlight the TurnKey Linux and pyTivo projects.
Our gracious venue host for this month is Brian K. of Yellowstone Systems (www.yellowstonesystems.com). The meeting location is 1327 Central Ave at 7pm.
Brian I. will be bringing cans of San Pellegrino Limonata and Aranciata for your imbibing pleasure.
Dan (syadnom on #ubuntu-montana) will be showing FreePBX 2 as well as the current developer release of FreePBX 3. There will also be Astra IP phone handsets to use as well, making for a great hands on experience for everyone. The talk will cover the function, configuration and auto deployment of the Astra phones using FreePBX, the new FreePBX 3 interface and what the new and upcoming FreeSWITCH has in store for us.
At this month's meeting (Thursday 4/15) I will be showing how to use the dvdauthor tools along with GIMP and a little Cinelerra to create animated DVD menus.
Please note the change of venue for this month. Dan (syadnom on #ubuntu-montana) has been gracious enough to offer up his conference room for this meeting. The address is:
320 N 11th St
The entrance is on 3rd Ave. As usual the meeting starts at 7pm.
Tonight's meeting will again be at Yellowstone Systems at 7:00 PM. The address is:
1327 Central Ave.
Billings, MT 59102
Brian will be presenting data recovery options using freely available Linux tools such as ddrescue and gparted in conjuntion with live CD's such as Ubuntu Desktop and Clonezilla. Hope to see you all there!
I'm pleased to announce we will be having a meeting tonight at 7:00PM. Brian Kelly owner of Yellowstone Systems has offered to host us tonight. The address is:
1327 Central Ave.
Billings, MT 59102
Tonight's agenda will include a tour of Brian's new business, Linux news and general Linux User Group discussion.
We have possible future presentation topics including:
- DVD video authoring under Linux, including menu authoring
- Ubuntu Server Edition JeOS for PyTivo
- PXE Booting for Fun, Installing, Imaging and More