Ben Bargabus | 1 Mar 13:57 2006

installfest?

I haven't seen an "annouce", is the proposed installfest happening this
weekend? (I hope)
Ben.
Thomas Johnson | 1 Mar 21:20 2006
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thinking about MythTV, looking for a sound card.

I'm thinking about turning my desktop into a MythTV box to play DVD
images straight from the harddrive. I want to hook it up into my home
theater system, which means i'm going to need a new sound card,
something with a digital output. I would prefer a TOSLINK output, but
SPDIF would grudgingly accepted. Does anyone have any recommendations
for cards that are relatively problem free as far as linux
compatibility, particularly with digital output, DTS passthrough,
etc.?

I would also like to find a video card that has good component video
output and linux compatibility. Any recommendations there? I've read
the MythTV docs and they seem to stop short of saying "xyz product
works really well and is what you should buy."

-t
j_wrocky | 2 Mar 00:20 2006
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Off Topic - Volunteers

Looking for volunteers to help at a senior computer learning center.  

We provide free help with computer learning.  Most of the time is how do I open or send attachments on email. 
Pretty basic computer tasks for the most part.
We have six Compaq 1.2 G computers with Windows XP Pro and a bunch of Microsoft software and other software
and fiber optic connection to the Internet.

The center is located in West St Paul, MN at Thompson Park off Highway 52 and Butler one quarter mile west,
1200 Stassen Lane.  The help is provided 9 AM to 11:30 AM Monday and Wednesday mornings.  

These seniors are not ready for Linux, so Windows is what we help with.

email me if you know someone who could help.

j_wrocky at comcast dot net

Thanks

Jerry
Mark Mitchell | 2 Mar 03:39 2006
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Re: Off Topic - Volunteers

I would've loved to help.  I'm trying to get back into IT and this kind of 
support experience would be helpful.  But the location isn't great (I'm in S 
Mpls), and the hours are a deal-breaker (I work 1st shift).

If anyone else knows about anything similar on weekends or evening, please let 
me know.

Mark Mitchell

On Wednesday 01 March 2006 17:20, j_wrocky <at> comcast.net wrote:
> Looking for volunteers to help at a senior computer learning center.
>
> We provide free help with computer learning.  Most of the time is how do I
> open or send attachments on email.  Pretty basic computer tasks for the
> most part. We have six Compaq 1.2 G computers with Windows XP Pro and a
> bunch of Microsoft software and other software and fiber optic connection
> to the Internet.
>
> The center is located in West St Paul, MN at Thompson Park off Highway 52
> and Butler one quarter mile west, 1200 Stassen Lane.  The help is provided
> 9 AM to 11:30 AM Monday and Wednesday mornings.
>
> These seniors are not ready for Linux, so Windows is what we help with.
>
> email me if you know someone who could help.
>
> j_wrocky at comcast dot net
>
> Thanks
>
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John Reese | 2 Mar 03:51 2006
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Need to mirror X session on remote Linux box

At work we have a large number of wall monitors streaming data to our
production floor workers. What workers see is just an X session running
from a Linux box in the next room.

We have had a problem with these X sessions locking. We need a way to
remotely capture and mirror the X sessions that users see on the wall
monitor. VNC would not appear to be the way to do this; can this be done
with the 'screen' command? I have used screen with xterm sessions -- has
anyone used this to capture and entire X session?

John Reese
Donovan Niesen | 2 Mar 04:34 2006
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Re: Need to mirror X session on remote Linux box

On 3/1/06, John Reese <jwreese0 <at> comcast.net> wrote:
> At work we have a large number of wall monitors streaming data to our
> production floor workers. What workers see is just an X session running
> from a Linux box in the next room.
>
> We have had a problem with these X sessions locking. We need a way to
> remotely capture and mirror the X sessions that users see on the wall
> monitor. VNC would not appear to be the way to do this; can this be done
> with the 'screen' command? I have used screen with xterm sessions -- has
> anyone used this to capture and entire X session?
>
> John Reese
>
>
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Screen is really only for manipulating terminal sessions.  Why do you
feel that VNC is not a viable option?  Seems like it's exactly what
you're looking for.

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Donovan Niesen
Ben Bargabus | 2 Mar 13:20 2006

Downloading yum update content?

Hello,
Is it possible to just download but not run the packages from 'yum
update'?  I'm thinking about the installfest (assuming it happens, any
word?) and want to have most of the updates for my system ready to go on
cd or dvd prior to the event (there are about 730 MB worth so I don't
want to spend an hour and half waiting for downloads there).  Any ideas?
Thanks,
Ben.
TCLUG Classifieds | 2 Mar 15:24 2006

New TCLUG Classified Ad

New TCLUG Classified Ad

Category: Computer

Type of Ad: Want for Free

Subject: computer donations for small school

Need 20 donated PC's for small, start up school. PII's with 128 Mb of ram or better. No OS needed. Will pick up.

Raymond Norton
admin <at> lctn.org

Seller Email address: admin at lctn dot org

http://www.mn-linux.org/cgi-bin/classifieds/index.cgi
Ed Wilts | 2 Mar 16:57 2006

Re: Downloading yum update content?

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 06:20:13AM -0600, Ben Bargabus wrote:
> Is it possible to just download but not run the packages from 'yum
> update'?  I'm thinking about the installfest (assuming it happens, any
> word?) and want to have most of the updates for my system ready to go on
> cd or dvd prior to the event (there are about 730 MB worth so I don't
> want to spend an hour and half waiting for downloads there).  Any ideas?

$ yum --version
2.0.7

yum --download-only 

This option doesn't seem to be available for even a newer version of
yum so check your version carefully.  

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Ed Wilts, RHCE
Mounds View, MN, USA
mailto:ewilts <at> ewilts.org
Member #1, Red Hat Community Ambassador Program
Donovan Niesen | 2 Mar 17:37 2006
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Re: Need to mirror X session on remote Linux box

On 3/2/06, Jon Schewe <jpschewe <at> mtu.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 21:34 -0600, Donovan Niesen wrote:
> > Screen is really only for manipulating terminal sessions.  Why do you
> > feel that VNC is not a viable option?  Seems like it's exactly what
> > you're looking for.
> Probably because it doesn't capture the console screen, only a new
> display that the VNC server starts up.
>
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