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Fedora 22 Released

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  • Wednesday, May 27 2015 @ 02:14 PM EDT
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The new version of Fedora 22 was released yesterday, May 26, 2015!  This new version has the Linux kernel 4.0.4, GNOME 3.16 and a new package manager replacing YUM.

Create Your Own Bootable Linux USB Drive

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  • Wednesday, May 27 2015 @ 02:01 PM EDT
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Would you like to try a new or different distribution of Linux? Have a couple of spare USB storage devices laying around the desk drawer?  Then you can create your own bootable USB stick to give that distribution a test drive!

Check out the instructions: How to Create a Bootable USB Drive on Linux

Particularly pay attention to the steps to determine the path for your USB drive using the command

$ df -aTh

Tips:  Before you plug in the USB drive, run the above command.  Make a note of the drives found. Plug in the USB and rerun the command.  The new drive found will be your USB stick.

Using the dd command is destructive!  It will wipe out any data on the target USB drive, so be certain you don't have anything on the drive you need to keep. Not mentioned in the above tutorial, you most likely will need to run the command with 'sudo' to have elevated permissions. For example:

  $ sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/your/iso.file of=/dev/sdc1 && sync

Also of note, the dd command does not have a progress indicator.  So, you will need to patient since writing an iso image to USB can be a little slow.

SouthEast LinuxFest 2015

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  • Wednesday, May 20 2015 @ 09:40 AM EDT
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Heading to Charlotte, NC and will be updating Twitter during the event:

https://twitter.com/ROALUG

Hope to see you there!

What's Next for Ubuntu

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  • Tuesday, April 28 2015 @ 02:38 PM EDT
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Changes coming soon to the next version of Ubuntu include a new desktop graphics engine (replacing X-server) and software package manager. Snappy Core and Snappy Personal will be options to choose from, in addition to the traditional Debian core.

Read more in this article: Is Ubuntu Moving Away From .deb packages?

Welcome to the World of Linux

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  • Wednesday, April 22 2015 @ 11:07 AM EDT
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Depending if you're a "glass half empty" or "glass half full" person, this article could be interpreted as either "You know you're a Linux Newbie if ..." or "Things I need to Learn about Linux" - you can decide:

10 Mistakes That Make You Sound Like a Rookie Linux User

Getting to Know the Raspberry Pi Model A+

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  • Wednesday, April 22 2015 @ 09:14 AM EDT
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I have a RPi Model B and a RPi 2 (works great as a Kodi media center!), but just for fun I ordered a RPi Model A+ to check it out.

In common with the B+ and RPi 2, the A+ has the enchanced 40-pin GPIO header, so it's well suited to being used as a project board (in contrast to being used as a desktop GUI).  Unlike it's bigger sibling, the 512 MB Model B+, the A+ has 256 MB of RAM.

Advantages:

  • Smaller size, more compact
  • Lighter weight
  • Less power usage, runs longer on battery power
  • HAT compatible form-factor
  • Lower cost, the least expensive of all the RPi models

 

Running VirtualBox - Fix to Low Resolution Issue

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  • Wednesday, March 18 2015 @ 11:15 AM EDT
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One of the more handy programs (which is still free of charge) for trying out different Linux distributions is Oracle's VirtualBox. There is a small learning curve to get acquainted with virtualiztion, but still a good program. 

One of the first issues that needs to be addressed is the default 640x480 screen resolution after installing a VM.  Turning to Google, there are lots of posts about how to fix this, most of them outdated and addressing older versions of VirtualBox.  For the remainder of this post, I'll be talking about VirtualBox version 4.3.26.

SouthEast LinuxFest 2015

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  • Tuesday, March 17 2015 @ 05:24 PM EDT
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Mark your calendars!  The dates for the SouthEast LinuxFest 2015 has been announced:

June 12-14, 2015
Sheraton Charlotte Airport
Charlotte, NC

Install LAMP stack on Ubuntu

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  • Sunday, March 01 2015 @ 11:22 AM EST
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The LAMP stack is Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP and used for web hosting. Installing on your local workstation for development and testing can be done from the command line.


  • Open the terminal with Control-Alt-t
  • Use the apt-get package manager commands to update your system:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
     
  • Then install the LAMP stack:

    sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

    (you will need to create an admin password for MySQL during installation, be sure to write that down for later).
    Note the ^ is required at the end of the command
  • To easily manage your MySQL server from a web brower, install phpMyAdmin:

    sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

    (you will need that MySQL admin password from the previous step)

 Additional note: these instructions are for a local development installation of LAMP and does not include instructions for hardening.  For a production installation further due diligence would be needed for security.  See this article: How to Secure Ubuntu for the Web

Roanoke Raspberry Jam

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  • Wednesday, February 25 2015 @ 02:22 PM EST
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Plans are in the works for the first Roanoke Raspberry Jam! Scheduled for April 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm, this meeting of the Roanoke Linux Users Group will feature the innovative Raspberry Pi. Topics being planned:

  • Simple electronics project with a breadboard, Python and Raspberry Pi
  • New Users Introduction to Raspbian
  • Raspberry Pi setup as a Media Center using OpenELEC/Kodi

Other topics and projects may be available, so come and explore the possibilities!

More details, directions and RSVP on Meetup.com

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