Hello, listeners! Welcome to the 87th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack. The past couple of episodes have been full of interviews, logic, and information. In short, we've totally jumped off our normal bandwagon. In order to fix that, we've put together an episode that contains a lot of banter, insight, musing, laughing, music and good times. Somewhere in the middle you'll find information on Linux, Open Source software, ham radio logging applications, answers to listener feedback, compile instructions for source builds and mention of a secret recording where Russ takes over another podcast and rules the world. Make sure to listen from beginning to end. You're not going to want to miss a single second.
Pat on Twitter said "Yes VK's can have 2x4 call signs" and Russ explains
Joe NE3R likes Xastir for APRS. Joe is a Windows free Microsoft consultant
Some Windows bashing ensued
Bill KA9WKA Just found the program and is really enjoying it. Got Xastir running on his EEE PC. and tells us about www.pendrivelinux.com
Reminder that we record the show live. Go to www.lhsinfo.org for more information on dates and time
Hal W4OE is having problems with his Signal Link USB and KAM packet controllers
W9ZEB Just found the podcast and said Thanks for doing it. He even left a nice write up on his blog about us at
Joe NE3R Left us some nice words on his blog too at cryptojoe.blogspot.com Russ jumped in and squeezed all the goodness out of the post
Kent VE4KEH Made the very first donation ever to Linux in the HAM Shack and wants a show on Pulse Audio
Monsterb at Linux Cranks said he likes the show the other night on IRC. Go visit Linux Cranks. WARNING! They're show is not family friendly and it is OGG only. you can find them at www.linuxcranks.info
I found some other useful programs. the first one is The MintCast.Â MintCast is a beginner level Linux podcast. You can find them over at www.mintcast.org
The second is Productive Linux. This one is more about getting stuff done on the desktop.
Links and Notes:
This install was done on an AMD 1.0 Ghz. Processor with 512 Megs of memory
A Jackalope is a critter native to west Texas.
Normal upgrade ordeal. clicking the upgrade button never works for me.
Downloaded the Ubuntu Live CD and it worked fine except Nautilus did not work for me.
Kubuntu live cd loaded and ran just fine with no issues
Time to install
Installer worked just like it was supposed to.
Ran fine after install
After install from machine off to desktop ready took 63 seconds to boot.
Plenty of good tools Firefox, Gimp, Compiz, Open Office, etc.
Default media player is Rhythmbox
No animal on the desktop (Thank God)
Wireless networking worked with no issues
Did not try the EXT4 file system
First Richard gave us a description of SSH
With towel in hand Russ began to speak about SSH
you can use SSH for remote to your machines over the internet or your network
SSH uses Port 22
You need your port 22 open on your firewall if logging in from out side the local net work
you need to install the SSH client and SSH server as needed
Russ is so smart
Type SSH -y username and remote machines address and you are off to the races
you will be ask for a password. then you are in.
Now you have a terminal connection to the remote machine matching the user you sign as
Forwarding X-Windows is possible but beyond the scope of this episode
Russ says that running Firefox over SSH may end in tears
Try YFKlog via SSH
SCP uses SSH to copy files from a local to remote machine
Russ suggest PUTTY for SSH in Windows, Richard suggest CygWin for SSH in Windows
In the wrap up Russ suggest Checking the MAN pages and playing with SSH and you will find it to be a great tool
We will talk about Debian in a few weeks
We are looking to have another round table episode. Let us know if you are interested in being involved
Due to an ice storm that is causing power fluctuations in this area, we'll be moving the recording of Episode #008 to tomorrow night. Please check out the live feed starting at 8:00pm CST. Hope to see you there!
Welcome to the first episode of Linux in the HAM Shack. In this episode, we give you a brief introduction to the podcast, explain who we are and what our backgrounds in Linux and Amateur Radio are. And we give a brief overview of what topics weâ€™ll hope to cover in future episodes.
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