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Puppy and IBM love tip

If you are a nomad like me. Then may be you have carried around that puppy Linux Cd, for you never know the next beast (computer) you will meet. I discovered puppy doesnt’ play well with most IBM’s especially those ThinkCentre things (have you ever met one?). The Graphic cards have their own way of showing some love to puppy! When running the xorg wizard, they will inform you there is no configuration that works.

There is a quick fix for it. Just look carefully at the first line that is the 800*600 resolution, if the wizard says its okay, just select it, it will log you in to a 1024*768(It has worked for me many times. Unless you want a higher resolution than that then don’t bother but for my case,I just want to edit documents and some browsing. That resolution works for me. I believe resolutions higher than that should be left for the eagles and kites and the movie buffs.)

In case there is no working resolution showing, Just select the Xvesa, you will manually select the resolution and bam, you are in business. I have used it and I don’t have complains.

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LUG meeting: venue changed

The venue for the May 29th Meeting will no longer be EACOSS.

The new venue will be SecondLife’s Education Centre which is round the corner from the UMA Showgrounds on Ntinda Road.

You can get the details at http://linux.or.ug/node/8

Honestly, I am trying to understand the directions “round the corner” (I know the showroom). I hope u get there. Or u can shoot some mail somewhere and ask.

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LUG Meeting

On May 29th, the LUG will have a monthly meeting at EACOSS in Nakawa.

I have been waiting for some time for the topics but it doesn’t matter anyway. Linux is broad and anything can work.

If your are near on that day, just pop in. There is a big sign post outside, so you can’t get lost. My tip is, don’t even hesitate. Step through the door like you do it everyday.
Another thing that should be handy is having a couple of blank CD’s because you never know, your wish can come true.

Let’s meet that day.

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LUG

Last Friday had a surprise for me. I was strolling around the institute and bang, on the wall I saw a notice. It was LUG meeting. I didn’t know we had a Linux user group in Uganda. I had no other option but enter. Cool or so, I thought.

It became more hotter and interesting. The topic was Nagios (the network monitoring tool) I was amazed with what it can actually do. I liked the network topology display. Of course that means we fed our eyes and ears as well.

I got to play with Ubuntu 9.10 ha ha ha. Somebody had downloaded it and then came the burning craze (“Who would like a copy?”) I am am still waiting for my CDs to arrive via the post. I get ubuntu via shipit.com. Just believe me the post office is still faster than if I tried downloading the ISO via these snail networks that I use nowadays!

I just wonder how I didn’t know about this LUG before. Here is the website http://linux.mountbattenhosting.net/ We were informed its going to change to linux.or.ug very soon.

Lug logo
Lug logo

If you are in Uganda and you want to learn something about Linux, just sign up at the website. Of course, you can still come without signing up. The meeting was at EACOSS at UICT Nakawa and I hope the next meeting will be there. Just pop in there and feed your ears and that thing in between them.