LHS Show Notes #020


  • Adrian, M0GLJ/VK2BAC reinstalled Ubuntu on his Asus Eee PC 701SD, and wondered if there was a logging program that worked well on the small screen.
  • Paul, no callsign given, asks for a link to Shackbox Linux.
  • Bill, KA9WKA, offered a review of Linux Mint 7.
  • Paul Shirey writes to ask about the upcoming Windows 7.
  • Ray, KO4RB, submits his comments praising Linux Mint and the podcast.


  • Resonant Frequency now has a page at Facebook. Look for Resonant Frequency Podcast
  • More about spam.


  • Linux Mint 7 with guest Bill, KA9WKA.   We talk about Linux Mint 7, CentOS, various other distributions, why we like, or dislike, Linux Mint, and a few of the problems encountered.
  • Russ talks about trying Linux Mint on his 10" Eee PC.  He installed it via Pendrivelinux.  He had a problem with the wireless driver, but a kernel upgrade and a minor configuration change fixed that. The wired Ethernet interface did not work.  Compiz works, but you probably wouldn't want to run it all the time on a netbook.  Some of the power-saving features don't work.
  • Richard describes his experience with a wireless network intrusion.  Once recovered, he tried to install Mint on one of his machines, but although the live CD ran fine, and the install went well, the machine would hang while loading the desktop.  He suspects it's a problem with the hardware.  Otherwise, he likes Linux Mint.  Our recommendation for first-time Linux users: try Linux Mint.
  • Overall, Russ likes it too, but has issues with his web camera, primarily due to changes to the kernel and Video for Linux, v.2.  To fix it, he had to install Linux Mint 5, instead of 7.    For some cameras, you can pipe a V4L2 camera through V4L virtual video device.  Your camera has to provide pixel format YUV420P.  If that's the case, the Flashcam project might help. YMMV
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