Episode-98

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FiftyOneFifty   I’m going to Penquicon and Linux Fest North West.  Set up the Scaleway cloud server and Quassel Core. As a Patreon of Podnutz, set up Discord.  To add Discord to Budgie menu, added alacarte and menulibre. Server firewall ufw https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-16-04

Joe https://mangolassi.it/topic/11787/use-your-raspberry-pi-2-as-x2go-server

Netminer  Youtube TerribleFire  Make a PCB, Pixel x86

Next recording date: Mar. 16, 2018

Music is “Downright” provided by Klaatu & Broam

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Delwin for providing the Mumble server we use and creating a bot module to find the next show recording date – type .ns in the IRC command line.

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Episode-97

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FiftyOneFifty   
Put my Mycroft A. I. Mark I in the bedroom, attached LCD, keyboard and mouse.  Created new user with same group memberships as default:

>sudo id pi
(prints list of groups pi belongs to)
>sudo useradd -m -G grp1,grp2,grp3… newuser
>sudo passwd newuser

Installed Pixel GUI with instructions for PiCroft (have about 3.7Gb left on an 7Gb root).  Installed Mycroft Skills (user written functions).

>msm install name_of_skill
Get skills from here https://github.com/MycroftAI/mycroft-skills and here https://mycroft.ai/documentation/skills/ .  Configure skills here https://home.mycroft.ai/#/skill?_k=ojh4dc .

With a Smart Life – Smart Living home automation wall plug, I’m able to turn my puffer fish hanging Tiki lamp on and off with my phone.  By tying the app into Google Home, I’m able to control the lamp with my voice.

You can ssh into the Mycroft with:

>ssh username@mark1.local

News: I was notified by email, SUSE Studio is shutting down as of the 15th, but images could be migrated to Open Build Service.  
Remembered where I saw the cheap European hosting www.Scaleway.com At $3.75/month, compares favorably with $5 Digital Ocean Droplet.  Thanks Urandom Podcast.
Unstable build of KDE Plasma Mobile for your Android phone.
Cool Pi-based Nintendo Switch Clone.  Even if this is of no interest, article shows how and where to hard soldier audio and switches into your Pi.
Russian scientists use top secret supercomputer to mine Bitcoin.
Charter Cable to offer Gigabit Internet.
Pi sized Intel board
Despite DistroWatch.com, get MakuluLinux

HonkeyMagoo

Fixing my Arch Linux 32 laptop
Fixing screen not clearing after boot

Edit /etc/default/grub
Change the line that has
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet”
To
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet vga=current”
Now commit changes
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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Episode-96

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Kwisher: https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/brewing-beer-raspberry-pi/  

https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/01/09/asus-tinker-board-s-adds-16gb-emmc-flash-to-sell-for-79-99/ +ASUS has updated their Tinker Board with the “S” version adding 16GB eMMC flash. Price: $79.99 in Q1 2018.

https://www.tech-knowhow.com/2017/01/raspberry-pi-disk-images-definitive-list/

https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/12/30/grapeboard-raspberry-pi-lookalike-board-comes-with-dual-gigabit-ethernet-two-usb-3-0-ports/

FiftyOneFifty: http://kck.st/2BrDZkB  Kickstarter for Mycroft A.I Mark II

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FiftyOneFifty   
Check Internet speed from Google home page.
How much swap should you configure in Linux?
First RockChip based Orange Pi
Elon Musk sells flame throwers
Specs for Mycroft A.I. Mark II
Mycroft II KickStarter
Ello, private OS for phones
https://itsfoss.com/eelo-mobile-os/
Write your own RPi OS
New release of MakuluLinux

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FiftyOneFifty   
News: Meltdown and Spectre patches may not have a terrible impact on desktop systems
Google Home and Chromecast knocking some WiFi networks offline

Formerly sirius intelligent personal assistant (ipa)
http://lucida.ai/

Next recording date: Feb. 2, 2018

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Episode-94

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Hi Linux LUG Cast,

I’m Nick Vidal from the Open Source Initiative (OSI).

The “open source” label was created at a strategy session held on
February 3rd, 1998 in Palo Alto, California. That same month, the Open
Source Initiative was founded as a general educational and advocacy
organization to raise awareness and adoption for the superiority of an
open development process.

In 2018, we’ll be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Open Source.
This is a huge milestone for everyone involved with technology.
Nowadays open source is ubiquitous, recognized across industries as a
fundamental component to infrastructure, as well as a critical factor
for driving innovation.

We are organizing several activities along the year to commemorate
this special occasion, including the launch of Opensource.net and
worldwide celebrations in conjunction with major tech conferences
(FOSDEM, OSCON, Open Source Summit, FOSSAsia, Campus Party,
Linux.conf.au, etc).

I’m reaching out to you to let you know that I’m at your full disposal
to help you cover the Anniversary. Please let me know if you are
interested in a few quotes from the OSI Board of Directors or from
industry leaders.

Thanks,
Nick

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FiftyOneFifty   

News:  Patch to fix Intel security flaw may slow down CPUs
Early versions of Ubuntu 17.10 broke some laptop BIOS’s
Snowden app turns cell phone into a security device
Alexa to start playing ads in 2018
Google Amazon feud
Cryptocurrency exchange replaced by cybercrime website
Linux Action News podcast
Cornell university Rickrolled
AIY Google voice kit now available
Turn Google voice kit into random Jukebox
Atari Box
Two new developer boards from Friendly Arm

HonkeyMagoo

32 bit Archlinux
https://archlinux32.org

How to get a command prompt in grub
In GRUB menu press ‘E’ to edit GRUB entry.
In the line of “/boot/vmlinuz…” add “systemd.unit=multi-user.target” (without quotes).
Press Cntl-X to boot this entry.

How to switch desktop managers
Sudo systemctl disable lightdm && sudo systemctl enable gdm

Next recording date: Jan. 19, 2018


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Episode-93

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Kwisher on G+
http://news.softpedia.com/news/sparkylinux-operating-system-launches-for-raspberry-pi-based-on-debian-stretch-518966.shtml

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FiftyOneFifty  
Project for next show, SaneDaemon.  
Net Neutrality?
Red Box becomes a streaming host
Changes at Hacker Public Radio, you can now contribute to hosting costs here:  https://secure.anhonesthost.com/cart.php?gid=17 Also, call for shows
German Interior Minister wants back doors in cars and digital devices

New York Attorney General sets up app to find false Net Neutrality comments

$35 RPi clones gives you 4GB of DDR4 RAM, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, a Rockchip RK3328 quad-core Cortex A53 processor, and an ARM Mali-450MP2 GPU, two USB 2.0 Type A ports, and one USB 3.0 type A port.

Zero Shell firewall distro works on ARM and x86

RPG klaatu picked for HPR game time: http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=99366

HonkeyMagoo
Mounting an iso and editing it
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/mounting-an-iso-image-and-editing-it-463906/

Debian testing iso downloads
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/

Installing firmware-b43-installer offline
https://askubuntu.com/questions/730799/installing-firmware-b43-installer-offline

Minino Linux
https://minino.galpon.org/en

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Episode-92

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G+ Mark Rice pimps PodcastAddict and reminds us of Chess Griffins incredible Linux Reality http://www.archive.org/download/lrp002/linuxreality002.mp3
KWisher links to ZFS on Linux http://zfsonlinux.org/

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FiftyOneFifty   
I wanted to play “Guns of Icarus” so I installed Steam on Solus OS even though the Snaps version isn’t ready yet.  It’s supposed to integrate seamlessly when it is.  I’ve only tried the one game.  Everything seems a lot smoother than when I tried last year.
>sudo eopkg install steam

From the EULA I agreed to online, the PicoBrew C home brewing system I ordered for $399 on Black Friday utilizes a mix of Open Source and proprietary software (I’m guessing the base OS is Linux).  I will be here the middle of next week, may not be enough time for me to run a batch before next show.

I didn’t get MakuluLinux installed on either bare metal or a VM.  On second look, I did have a go with this years ago and it doesn’t look like it’s had an update in two years and the cert on the homepage seems to have expired since last show.  Finally, the nVidia GT730 I ordered only came today.

Failed to get quasselconf.py working on the Arch server, probably because it has QT dependencies and the server isn’t running X.  Had the bright idea of copying the config files from /var/lib/quassel to a shared folder and installing quasselconf on the Solus desktop:

>sudo eopkg install python3-devel
>sudo pip3 install quasselconf
>sudo pip3 install pyqt5
>quasselconf -c path-to-copied-config-files -t core
Which returns – a blank line

Firefox Quantum 57 is now default on Solus

Bought Google Home Mini’s at Walmart Black Friday

Security: Intel confirms Management Engine runs Minix; researchers report exploits possible.
New MacOS, “High Sierra”, allows root login with no password
Bitcoin over $10,000 despite $30,000,000 hack

Raspberry Pi toys: New Google kit for the Pi enables object recognition
Adafriut suggests learning projects for their Octa-Pi super computing board
Software maps brain activity to the web
Raindrop sensor for Pi weather stations
Lightning detector for Pi
$100 particle detector from MIT – Admittedly, this article doesn’t mention open source, RPi, or Arduino, but I strongly suspect they are compatible.
Pip, handheld pixel gaming console, learning/making device from Curious Chip

Run desktop apps on Ubuntu phone

New podcast from an old friend from devrandom podcast : http://plays.capheind.com

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Episode-91

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Kiwisher on G+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndflyslzAEU&feature=youtu.be

Richard Kline on G+ regarding DEX
https://plus.google.com/u/0/108761353950402496770/posts/aqfg1cp4AJM

https://plus.google.com/u/0/108761353950402496770/posts/BCRJKbvGAnJ

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FiftyOneFifty   
Installing AnBox (an application to run Android apps on Linux).  Anbox – Android in a Box   AnBox is a Snap, which are already supported as of Solus 3 Install snapd on Solus – Snaps are universal Linux packages .  > sudo snap install –classic anbox-installer && anbox-installer

To run Android apps, you also need to install the developer kit: How to install Android Studio and Android Tools on Solus | FOSS Linux .  Apps have to be sideloaded, so I had to extract them from an Android device (in my case, the chromebook). How to Extract APK File of Any App on Your Android Phone I extracted the Android .apk, but it failed on install
>adb install myapp.apk
adb: error: failed to get feature set: no devices/emulators found
– waiting for device –

Moving Quassel Core back to my local server.  The config file must have survived the uninstall and reinstall and I forget my old password.  This package should allow me to view the config.  https://gitlab.com/TC01/quasselconf

Install Chrome on Solus How to install Google Chrome, Chromium in Solus | FOSS Linux

Download Firefox 57 for Linux https://click.e.mozilla.org/?qs=358ddbc83e4b6dcc067403855602a89ae7a34544e6f5e3b2fd63e10b43da0e3679b409a402ad82344a6d759f7fcf0ef3ca7236bb4cdc8563

HonkeyMagoo
Talkiepi
http://projectable.me/i-built-a-wifi-walkie-talkie-for-my-kids-now-you-can-too/

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