02.05.07

LIP 24: Mepis 6.0 wireless and wrap up

Posted in Mepis, Wireless at 3:11 am by serge

Winding down our coverage of Mepis in this episode. We take a stab at getting wireless configured on the LIP laptop under Mepis. Some surprises are encountered along the way.

We also talk about some Linux adventures, Moodle vs. Blackboard in the ivory tower, some Rockbox stuff, feedback from our most excellent listeners, and a promo for a new podcast GoingLinux. Lot’s o stuff to cover inside this week’s LIP.

 
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01.29.07

LIP 23: Mepis 6.0, sleeping beauty?

Posted in Mepis at 12:50 am by serge

We had to move our regular recording time to the weekend due to yet another change in your host’s weekly schedule. So Sundays it is from here on out. Promise. And sorry for those of you who checked in on Thursday night – in case you didn’t get the memo, Sunday is the new Thursday. Wait there was no memo. Sundays, Sundays Sundays.

Part 3 of 4 on Mepis and we hunker down to get sleep working on the test laptop. Turns out sleep isn’t the problem, but Mepis seems to have a problem with waking up on the wrong side of the bed.

We also talk about more Linux applications in your host’s rekindled love affair with the one true operating system on his desktop. Specifically, we talk about ditching Gmail and Google Calendar for the likes of Mutt, Wyrd, and Remind.

 
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01.19.07

LIP 22: Mepis – Compling Vim 7.0

Posted in Mepis, Package Management, Vim at 5:18 am by serge

Part 2 of 4 on Mepis and we see if Vim 7.0 is in the house. Is it? Well let’s just say we get to explore the package manager (which is excellent) and test out our old-school-roll-your-own-compile-it chops.

(Disclaimer: Host is enjoying the combined arrival of a new semester and major sinus headaches (coupled with pain killing medication) so tonight’s show might be a bit more stream of consciousness-like than normal).

 
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01.12.07

LIP 21: Mepis 6.0 – Initial Install

Posted in Mepis at 5:22 am by serge

Tonight we start a series of four episodes on Mepis 6.0, our sixth distribution thus far.

The main segment focuses on the initial install experience where we learn that good documentation can be incredibly useful. Especially when you read it.

Despite a case of pilot error, Mepis is off to a great start.

We also describe rolling our own Python 2.5 under Fedora 6.0 (to fill the time during the Mepis package copying).

 
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