View Full Version : IRC meeting summary - 4/26/07

April 27th, 2007, 03:52 AM
Present: dragonbite, pmasiar, scot524, garlik42 joined later

Useful info:
http://clonezilla.sourceforge.net/ is good for backups - runs also from liveCD, backupr to USB. Fast and fancy, per scot
free ubuntu stickers: http://system76.com/index.php/cPath/53_64 - just send self-adressed *stamped* envelope

upgrading feisty -> gutsy: per scot:
Sata -- no problem. Single IDE - no problem, Multiple IDEs -- be careful
If it's a fresh install, I say go for it. Upgrading? Perhaps use clonezilla first!
upgrade was worth it especially on the notebooks. Network manager works (WIFI and VPN)
They ditched (at least as a default) the gnome control center. I like it and you can add it as an option under preferences. But do you know how to replace the Preferences and Admin menus with Gnome Control Center? In essence, change the system menu. I did some looking around, it's harder than it look

Scot has 10 PCs at home, maybe he grows them? :-) Come to next meeting and ask him how!

Please add comment, or PM me to edit/delete if I misunderstood something

April 27th, 2007, 04:20 AM

Logo images will be uploaded into the GoogleGroup (http://groups.google.com/group/ubuntu-connecticut) for open viewing
Presented the idea of a regularly scheduled IRC meeting which we will post a poll in the forums soon.

April 27th, 2007, 02:30 PM
Just to keep things from cluttering, we might want to have one thread for posting meeting dates/times and another thread for posting meeting minutes. Instead of starting a new thread each time.

Just a suggestion.

Even though we did not have any aliens in the meeting it was a good time. I look forward to the next meeting!

April 27th, 2007, 02:59 PM
One option is also to add a Wiki page for each scheduled meeting or a running page of meeting highlights.

I already created a page for keeping track of past meetings (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam/PastMeetings)

What we could do is set up sub-pages for meetings, for example I made one for this meeting (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam/PastMeetings/20070426) as a concept.

So long as Ubuntu doesn't mind the increasing number of Wiki pages but at least each one is fairly small.

April 27th, 2007, 05:22 PM
I like the wiki better, it's more centralized and all.

April 27th, 2007, 06:07 PM
Wiki looks great -- let's go with that one! Good meeting last night guys. How long did it go on?

April 27th, 2007, 06:51 PM
I like the wiki better, it's more centralized and all.

yes, wiki makes more sense. We (mostly) do not care who said what, who posted what, so wiki is cleaner.

And because it will be couple lines, 2-3 paragraphs each time, maybe it makes more sense to have one page per year? With clickable table-of-contens with dates at the top - most wikis can do that.

April 27th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Yeah, we could group it by meeting, monthly, quarterly, annually, bi-annually, tri-annually...... etc. ;)

I set up an Annual one with a table of contents (for 2007 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ConnecticutTeam/PastMeetings/2007)) we can work this out on. If we decide to do it this way then we can delete the straglers to try and keep things clean ;)

Also, I recommend anybody who wants to be kept up-to-date on changes with the Wiki, to subscribe to the Wiki page. You will see a link along the top before the "More Actions:" drop-down list.

Although I threw something up there, please feel free to make or suggest changes to the format or methods (bullet the Highlights, use sub-titles, etc.).

April 27th, 2007, 08:21 PM
Man, I again had the same hang on "mounting" root file system. This time with a single IDE drive. It was another Intellistation and they have a weird BIOS. Others are having the same problem, but It were that pervasive I think there would be a "sticky" in the forums. At any rate, I'm doing an upgrade on a Dell Optiplex GX280 -- so we will see how that one goes.