[nSLUG] Re: Non-install stuff that fits installfest lessons
budman85 at eastlink.ca
Wed Jan 17 02:07:54 AST 2007
On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 00:07 -0400, Mike wrote:
> > I'd like to solicit suggestions for a topic (other than
> > installation) that really suits a one-on-one, shoulder-to-shoulder,
> > Linux teaching/learning encounter like the installfest offers. Some
> > of the things that mystify me that maybe watching and doing with an
> > experienced Linux hacker might be: compiling a kernel, adding
> > software which isn't in the standard repositories....
> Well, I'd like to see how someone cleverly and quickly gets ZoneMinder
> running under Slack 10.1. I keep bumbling along.......
This is cool, I saw this when it was in it early stages. Making motion
detectors sampling image comparison.
Is there a particular problem you are having?
Or just starting to get into it?
I don't have a webcam to play with to help you, but I can check over a
few things if you list the problems and any error messages.
What date is the installfest?
I can offer help in just about anything:
- customizing and compiling kernels from kernel.org
- adding bitmap boot screens and creating your own
- gimp editing
- patching kernels
- adding motherboard/fan sensor options in kernel
- alt sysrq commands
- install NVidia kernel drivers
- configure X
- compile additional software or libraries
show how to track down missing libs or outdated ones
- adding music editing software
- adding dvd editing software
- burning cdroms and dvd
- use k3b for making DVD archives
- setup printers, networks, scanners, firewalls
- setup apache and squid (caching web pages, like all good cable
companies do, just kidding. if you have a lot of users, adding a web
page cache can speed up surfing)
- DHCP, FTP, SSH
- configuring wine
- use imagemagick tools
- setup gphoto for you camera (patching it for over 1024 photos)
- svn (just started playing with this, a lot like Perforce)
- used CVS a bit
- editing lilo - geometry settings and making dual boots
- repartitioning shares
- just getting into fractal generators now :P
- inkscape has really improved, works a lot like Corel Draw, playing
with that now too
- help with web scrapers
- open office, firefox, flash9 (nov beta work great)
Just let me know, I can prepare and help edumacate :)
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