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FiftyOneFifty
Old Business: Fab’s Auto Backup doesn’t run under WINE?, apps in pfSense often require a target interface (usually WAN); follow the documentation, Suricata blocks my Chromecast

OPNsense https://opnsense.org/ is a pfSense fork that is supposed to make it easier to create plugins.

Hardkernel ODroid C2 First impressions
http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G145457216438
Browsers seg fault, except Midori.  You have to let Midori install gstreamer before you can see YouTube videos (after reboot).  This also allows you to see video in VLC, but performance is unusable.  Default mixed was unable to connect to HDMI audio in my monitor, but Pulse Audio Volume Control made it work.  Kodi’s interface was too sluggish to be usable as well.  Not many distros have binary images yet.  Default is Ubuntu Mate.  I also found ODRObeian vanilla, but it has no GUI http://oph.mdrjr.net/odrobian/images/s905/ OpenElec and LibreElec are still being worked on, I understand some people are running Arch, but I couldn’t find a link.  Lakka is working on a 64 bit port.  

Fweeb
OpenToonz (hand-drawn animation software) was released. No Linux version just yet, but it’s Qt5 and it’s been released under a modified BSD license, so it’s only a matter of time (https://opentoonz.github.io/e/index.html)

I launched a new site for Blender users to post ideas of ways to extend or improve Blender: https://rightclickselect.com (announced on the Blender Podcast)

HonkeyMagoo
Trying to use blue-ray with linux
What I have tried
http://www.howtogeek.com/240487/how-to-play-dvds-and-blu-rays-on-linux/

Next recording date: April 15, 2016

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Mailing List:  Kevin Wisher explains that with the paid version of Crashplan, the company provides cloud storage and with the free version you only get two nodes.

Google+  Joshua Mason started a discussion about segmenting networks via MAC address rather than IP.   Father Finch explained while networks could be segmented via “vlan tags”, this would require every host on the network to recognize vlan tags, which wouldn’t be practical with IOT devices.

15 Good open source podcasts
https://opensource.com/life/16/3/open-source-podcasts

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Lord_D
https://openfosstraining.com/
GUI package managers

FiftyOneFifty
Fab’s Auto Backup http://www.fpnet.fr/ works under WINE

Kansas Linux Fest is set to take place on the dates of May 21 – 22 on the campus of Wichita State University. Register now! KansasLinuxFest.com

Fweeb
Little recap of Great Wide Open (http://greatwideopen.org)

Call for speakers at SELF is open until 1 April (http://www.southeastlinuxfest.org/?page_id=18)

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Kwisher shares NagiosPi
tutorial
(http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/monitor-your-local-network-with-nagiospi)
Image
(https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6d-JruA2JInbW5NSkZqZ3NLTTg&usp=sharing)

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Installing and configuring pfSense https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Installing_pfSense  on an Intel mini PC
http://www.hystou.com/products/fanless-computers/celeron-1037u-mini-pc/mini-itx-pc-intel-nuc-mini-computer
https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/VLAN_Trunking
https://www.nagios.com/downloads/nagios-log-server/
https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Setup_Squid_as_a_Transparent_Proxy -celeron-1037u-4g-ram-64g-ssd-build-in-300m-wifi-1121.html

How I solved glitches installing Steam under Ubuntu 15.10. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8545291/opengl-glx-extension-not-supported
http://askubuntu.com/questions/614422/problem-with-installing-steam-on-ubuntu-15-04/614458#614458

Fweeb
Little personal announcement. I was invited to give one of the Lightning Talks at the Great Wide Open conference in Atlanta on March 17th (http://greatwideopen.org/talks/lightning-talks-hosted-by-opensource-com/). If you’re going to be there, perhaps you can drop by and watch me flail about for 5 minutes.

If there’s time (probably not ;), I’d like to talk about doing secure offsite back-ups. Right now, the solution with the greatest appeal looks to be Duplicity or Duply pushing to Amazon S3 (reference tutorial: http://old.blog.phusion.nl/2013/11/11/duplicity-s3-easy-cheap-encrypted-automated-full-disk-backups-for-your-servers/). I’d love to hear other solutions that anyone has used or is using. Let’s discuss it more on the mailing list.

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Arch Pi setup guide https://github.com/phortx/Raspberry-Pi-Setup-Guide (Kevin Wisher)

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FiftyOneFifty
SaveWiFi.org revisited.  Chris Waid responded to an e-mail I wrote back in November where I linked an article.  The article said the EFF no longer feared the FFC would force manufacturers of routers to lock out third party firmware.  Chris’ response was that he is still unimpressed with the response from the FCC and sent me this link http://wwahammy.com/seriously-the-fcc-might-still-ban-your-operating-system/    Also, Claudio Miranda posted this link to Facebook yesterday: http://ml.ninux.org/pipermail/battlemesh/2016-February/004379.html

Command Line Tip:  This last week, I installed Samba on my server so my shared storage could be accessed by a customer’s Windows machine.  I got the error:
:: File /var/cache/pacman/pkg/smbclient-4.3.4-1-armv6h.pkg.tar.xz is corrupted (invalid or corrupted package (checksum)).
Do you want to delete it? [Y/n]   I tried again and got the same error, so I searched the web for the filenameand found it on http://us.mirror.archlinuxarm.org/armv6h/extra/  I manually downloaded the file and copied it into /var/cache/pacman/pkg/, re-ran “sudo pacman -S samba” andthis timeI was successful.
https://www.samba.org/samba/news/symlink_attack.html

Starship Tux
used lets encrypt to encrypt his site
https://www.starshiptux.com/

Fweeb
There’s a big ol’ bug in glibc. Update your machines!
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/02/extremely-severe-bug-leaves-dizzying-number-of-apps-and-devices-vulnerable/

HonkeyMagoo
Pcduino
http://www.linksprite.com/linksprite-pcduino/

pcduino2
http://www.linksprite.com/linksprite-pcduino2/

pcduino3 nano lite
http://www.linksprite.com/linksprite-pcduino3-nano/
debian for pcduino3
http://www.armbian.com/pcduino3/

Piclock
https://hackaday.io/project/6184-piclock-a-raspberry-pi-clock-weather-display

My piclock monitor
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z9NN7OO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=nav_timeline_asin

Next recording date: Mar. 4, 2016

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Kevin Wisher, Ken Fallon, Sam, Fweeb’s mini-pc (https://learn.adafruit.com/mini-raspberry-pi-handheld-notebook-palmtop, ZipIt 2)

Dave Morriss’ link to small computer bits (SBCs – Small Board Computers… 64 of them!): http://linuxgizmos.com/ringing-in-2016-with-64-open-spec-hacker-friendly-sbcs/

And a link from Thomas Naser: http://n-o-d-e.net/post/107977286006/how-to-create-a-handheld-linux-terminal

Kwisher asked in the mailing list “How to process an entire folder of scans and have the output saved to another folder with the same file name as the source.”
ANSWER:
for f in ~/Pictures/scans/*.jpeg; do new=${f##*/}; convert $f -crop +0-20 +repage $new; done

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Successfully ran “Chrome OS” on a regular PC. http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/chromium-os/ was fail on all the systems I tried it on, but thanks to Linux For The Rest Of Us, I found Cloudy Ready OS http://www.neverware.com/freedownload  Unfortunately, there appairs not to be an easy way to install Crouton.

Progress on the home security project; I bought this to install pf-Sense on: http://www.hystou.com/products/fanless-computers/celeron-1037u-mini-pc/mini-itx-pc-intel-nuc-mini-computer-celeron-1037u-4g-ram-64g-ssd-build-in-300m-wifi-1121.html

Two new mini PC Podcasts: http://podnutz.com/category/minipc/ http://liliputing.com/2016/02/introducing-the-lpx-show-podcast.html

Fweeb
For reference on where I’m at on my writing appliance: http://termux.com

Next recording date: Feb. 19, 2016

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kwisher:
ubuntu on the rpi2
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi
FreeNX
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeNX

Sam from Gecko Linux
http://geckolinux.github.io/

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FiftyOneFifty
PoE hat for the Pi
https://www.pi-supply.com/product/pi-poe-switch-hat-power-over-ethernet-for-raspberry-pi/?v=7516fd43adaa

Fweeb
A question (if there’s time): How would you go about building an ultra low-power writing appliance?
Requirements:
Capable of running ssh, vim, mercurial, and possibly pandoc

Small form-factor (no larger than a full-sized keyboard without numeric keypad)

Minimum 4×40 characters of text visible on screen

Useable without a flat surface (i.e. your lap)

Runs from battery, but with a life measurable in days or weeks

Next recording date: Feb. 5, 2016

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kwisher: The AUR has no packages for ARM, yaourt -A can force ignore, Debian/Ubuntu Nagios package is nagios3

acremaker: using vlc to stream video “to play encrypted bluray (movies) with linux … to install Makemkv and its modified libaacs
library (from AUR for Arch users)”

Dave Morris: more about Nagios  and running a pi off a drive not an sdcard: https://learn.adafruit.com/external-drive-as-raspberry-pi-root/overview

Ilan Rabinovitch: SCALE announcement
http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/

mailing list:
monsterb: let’s encrypt
https://letsencrypt.readthedocs.org/en/latest/intro.html
ssl cert checkers:
sslscan (available in most repos)
https://www.ssllabs.com/index.html

G+ community page:
Mark Rice: owncloud or seafile

Monsterb: world’s first commercial remote-controlled drone powered by ubuntu
http://fossbytes.com/worlds-first-commercial-remote-controlled-drones-powered-ubuntu/

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Nagios progress: Evaluation of Snappy Core as a platform. Chose Ubuntu Mate for ARM instead, attempting terminal only mode
install grub2-common, sudo update-grub http://askubuntu.com/questions/16371/how-do-i-disable-x-at-boot-time-so-that-the-system-boots-in-text-mode
ChromeOS evaluation:  Google doesn’t produce images for installation on generic systems.  While there are several ChromeOS skinned versions of Ubuntu,  the only true ChromiumOS based images are available here: http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/chromium-os/
Quickrevue: Fluke Networks MicroMapper  (Ethernet Cable Tester)

HonkeyMagoo
x11vnc
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/X11vnc

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More on Nagios.  Version of hardware monitoring modules has the wrong syntax for Python 3.  Original source in the AUR is now missing.  When you eliminate the outdated source, you find the source has not been ported to ARM.  There is a possibility of installing Nagios from Debian/Ubuntu repros (thanks Dave Morris).  https://www.howtoforge.com/instdiaalling-nagios-on-debian-lenny-and-monitoring-a-debian-lenny-server Chromecast wired adapter on Raspberry Pi, does not automatically show up as a new interface.  Ideas for multimedia streaming across a network, i.e., “casting” DVDs to TVs on my home network.

HonkeyMagoo
Mediatomb: MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network

http://mediatomb.cc/

configuring mediatomb to work with ps3

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MediaTomb

Also a long discussion on what Linux OS to put new users on

Next recording date: Dec. 18, 2015