We have 2 Topics this month Privoxy and electronics sanitizing.
Abstract: Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy. It'd available for many Linux distros and is easy to install.
Bio: Herr Professor Kibbe has been teaching the Linux Operating System for over seven years at Mesa Community College and has been working with Linux for over a decade. He is a contributing author to The Command Line by GNU Press and has served as a technical reviewer for other publishers. Two of his courses have received Mesa Community College's Gold Star certification for instructional excellence. Herr Professor Kibbe holds numerous industry certifications.
The second topic will be a general discussion about sanitizing electronics before donating or recycling them
Abstract: Cell phones, printers and hard drives might contain personal information you don't want to share. How can they be cleaned before donating them or turning them in for recycling? There will be a general discussion about sanitizing electronics, please share your tips and tricks.
Iguana macks has officially changed their name to Social Box. We will still be meeting at the same location but the business has changed their name.
On a hopfully good note, they are also supposed to be changing their menu to be more in line with what Iguana Macks had when it first opened. If that turns out to be true, the quality of the food could get a significant improvement. (not that is was bad before)
See you there this Tuesday.
For more info see: http://phxlinux.org/meetings/17-free-software-stammtisch-east-valley.html
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Abstract: Sensu is an open source project that makes a custom monitoring system easy to configure. The Sensu stack consists of RabbitMQ, Redis, and Sensu itself. While Sensu is easy to setup and configure, high availability and scalability is still a concern. We will discuss the archticture that allows for high availability that easily scales as needed.
Bio: Thom Duran is a Phoenix native who has worked at GoDaddy for 7 years in multiple roles. He currently works as a Site Reliability/Zero Touch Engineer focusing on monitoring and automation.
Kevin Bowling - ZFS
Abstract: OpenZFS is a state of the art cross-platform filesystem for Linux, FreeBSD, Illumos, and Mac OS X. This talk will detail how it differs from traditional UNIX file systems, the current status for the different supported operating systems, an introduction to the userland control programs, an overview of hardware considerations for system builders, and a brief look at the internal structure.
Bio: Kevin is a systems developer at Limelight Networks and has experience with a wide range of UNIX implementations. Current interests include OS build and release engineering for large scale clusters like Limelight's FreeBSD footprint.
If you right click the little flag or two letter county code on the right side of the LXPanel, you will get a menu. Choose “Keyboard Layout Handler” settings. On the right side of the window that just came up, navigate to “Keep system layouts” under “Advanced setxkbmap Options” and uncheck it. The “Keyboard Layouts” section of the window will become editable after that. Choose “+ Add” and a list of keyboard layouts will become visible. Choose the one that you want. It will appear under your default layout. Before you close the window, you must re-check “Keep system layouts”.
You have to have the language pack installed for the language that you just added. You do that by going to Menu->Preferences->Language Support. Choose Install/Remove Languages. Select your language and then Apply Changes. You do have to reboot for the changes to take effect and the download and installation of some languages may take a while.
I'm writing this in November of 2014. Since UEFI and secure boot are still fairly new, it could very well be that what I'm writing now is more or less obsolete even a short while from now.
To my recollection both of the systems had Windows 8 (and not Windows 8.1)
The two systems on which I made this work was
A Gateway NV52L15U laptop
An HP Pavillion TS 15 Notebook. Windows 8, Insyde Bios V F.34
Step By Step Instructions
I presume here that you have a system with Windows 8 already installed, your PC uses UEFI and secure boot. If any of this is not true, you might find easier solutions than what I'm doing here
Install Ubuntu 14.04
I did this from a DVD. It should also work from a live USB, but if you have more esoteric ways of installing (like multisystem for example), secure boot will probably make that impossible.
After the install I saw various behaviours. The ones I remember are these:
The pc boots into the GRUB menu, and selecting Ubuntu works fine.
Selecting Windows fails with a message that a file couldn't be loaded
I can get to the "Bios" boot selection prompt and select either Windows or Ubuntu and they both start fine
The very first boot into Windows after the install somehow "reverts" the startup behavior back to a direct Windows boot (Grub isn't displayed). But usually when you get into the "bios" boot selection menu, you can still get to the Ubuntu install.