Remembering Matthew Williams Matt, aka Lord Drauchenblut, lost his battle with cancer 7 Dec.  There will be a Celebration of Life memorial for Matthew Williams on Saturday, January 7 the at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Martinsville Indiana from noon until 5 pm. The address is 1749 Hospital Dr., Martinsville Indiana 46151. Klaatu is putting together a podcast from those who wish to contribute an audio memory.  See HackerPublicRadio.org. http://openfosstraining.com/

BTW: HPR is down to about two weeks worth of shows.

Listener Feedback
Via feedback@linuxlugcast.com:
Vic J – Mention of the Ubuntu Podcast’s (s9e40) coverage of the NexDock

Richard Kline – Requested a feature for T-Joe’s hypothetical new touchpad driver

Via IRC:
Nick Meritt diagnoses Fifty’s Chromecast problem

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FiftyOneFifty   Successfully replaced my router with the pfSense box (again).  Using spare router as WiFi AP.

https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=3707 Classes at Instructables.com


reMarkable e-ink tablet (http://getremarkable.com) – slated for release at the end of summer 2017

Installing Arch Linux on a Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 3 recovery image – https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/warranty-service-and-recovery/downloadablerecoveryimage

Arch Wiki on Surface Pro 3 – https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Microsoft_Surface_Pro_3

Kernel patches were necessary to get the Type Cover to work (AUR package use 4.6. When 4.10 is released, patching won’t be necessary)

Arch Wiki for HiDPIhttps://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI

Onboard virtual keyboard (should be available in most package repos)

Subreddit for Linux on the Surface – https://www.reddit.com/r/SurfaceLinux/


Apply kernel patches to main 4.8/4.9 kernel

Audio configuration

Re-map pen buttons (confirm Bluetooth plays nice)

Fast screen rotation

Test mini displayport output

(I’ll try to report on these in the next show)


Linux Academy:   I am currently working on learning Linux Administration


Next recording date: Jan. 6, 2017

HPR New Years Eve Show

HPR New Years Eve Show

It’s that time again. Time for the Hacker Public Radio 24 hr New Years Eve Show. We encourage everyone to join us for stimulating conversation, and to maybe send a new years greeting to the HPR community.

We plan on starting on 2017-12-31T10:00:00Z (December 31, 2017 5:00 am est)

We will stop the recording and the stream as long as there is no one on at 2018-01-01T12:00:00Z (January 1, 2018 7:00 am est) if people are still on and talking we will keep the stream and the recording going.

To join us all you have to do is install mumble, It is available on all platforms including IOS and Android. Then just create a nickname for yourself, and point your mumble client to:  ch1.teamspeak.cc port 64747 then just join us in the Hacker Public Radio room.

If you would like to share links of things that are being discussing during the show, you can connect to our etharpad at


If you can’t join us in mumble, but would like to hear whats going on you can listen in on the stream.  http://live.linuxlugcast.com:8000/LugCast-Live

I would like to thank HPR for the use of the mumble server, Thaj/ honkeymagoo for the etharpad, Kevin Wisher and Chris Finch for the stream.




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A couple links related to the writing appliance I’ve got the itch to make:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/paperlike-world-s-first-e-ink-monitor-13-3#/ (USB e-ink monitor… expensive and no idea if it works with Linux)

https://getfreewrite.com/ (this is the painfully slow website for the expensive writing device that already exists and only has files accessible via cloud storage)

http://mytolino.ch/vorteile/oekosystem/ (Jon-KT4KB pointed out this e-ink Android tablet)

And… my podcast is back from hiatus: Open Source Creative Podcast (http://monsterjavaguns.com/podcast/)

A resource for Pi support is the Pimoroni channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuiDNTaTdPTGZZzHm0iriGQ   Their video podcast The Bilge Tank  is a good PI  shpw by some Pi support suppliers.

Next recording date: Dec. 16, 2016