[GLLUG] Next/future meetings: What do people want?
Tue, 16 Jul 2002 14:51:53 -0400
For next meeting, we've got the "introduction to vi" presentation lined
up. Is there anything else that people would like for this or future
meetings? Here are some things that I can speak on... I encourage
others to post things that they can speak on, then if we have a good
range of topics, we can have a vote or something.
Mplayer-- play (almost) all your video files on your Linux machine,
including older files that current versions of MS Media Player have
trouble with. Includes common pitfalls when compiling from source and
setting up KDE/GNOME file associations so all you have to do is click
on "Movie.avi" within Konqueror or gmc and mplayer will launch.
Postfix-- the SMTP server with a configuration file that doesn't look
like someone banged their head on the keyboard repeatedly. Less arcane
than Sendmail, and can do almost everything sendmail can.
CD burning-- get the most out of your CD-RW and Linux. Includes basic
configuration (in case your distro didn't do it automatically), making
exact copies of data CDs, using cdparanoia and DAO mode to make exact
copies of audio CDs, using multisession CDs to do backups of vital
data, and the common pitfalls and problems encountered in all of these
operations. (Can also cover partimage here, which ~= Norton Ghost.)
Gentoo distribution-- see what all the fuss about this new distro is
about! Recommended for intermediate-to-advanced users who don't mind
getting their hands dirty, Gentoo receives high praise for its great
speed and fully-optimized builds of all packages. This presentation
aims to get the new Gentoo user up and running with a minimum of pain
and suffering. (I'll need a little lead time to prepare this one,
mostly to make more mistakes and figure out how to get around them.)
"A bird in the Senate and the GNU project long before Microsoft was a
nasty slavering sound, and three of my men were swept up in its
flabby claws." --MegaHAL, trained on RMS and H.P. Lovecraft
There is no Darkness in Eternity/But only Light too dim for us to see