minutes · distros revolution os fluxbox debian firefox · 2012-06-21 · stevenix


Siouxland Libraries Oak View Branch, Room 3 at 6:30 pm.

The room will open at 5 pm for setup.

A general help session will begin at 5:30 pm.


It's open mic night at the Siouxland Linux User Group!

Tell us what you've been working on, or what Linux software you can't live without, or maybe just what's on your mind.

Please feel free to add to the list of topics to discuss.


To get to the Oak View branch from the west, take Sixth Street east to North Bahnson Ave. Turn left at the light, and drive three blocks north to Third Street. The library is located at the northeast corner of the intersection.

From the east, drive west from Sycamore Avenue on Third Street until you near North Bahnson (about six blocks). The library will be on your right.

There is no cost to attend the meeting or to join. New members are welcome!


Two new people showed up at 5:30 PM but nobody was there for general help.

At approximately 6:30 PM, Dan and Rob arrived.

We fielded general questions about Linux and Open Source. Brief discussion about Revolution OS (movie).

Dan installed Debian into a virtual machine to play with running mozilla.org FireFox (instead of IceWeasel). We then walked through setting up mozilla.org FireFox in /opt on an IBM ThinkPad T-60 running Debian Squeeze.

We discussed various desktop environments. Rob and Dan preferred Fluxbox for being minimal. The Debian laptop was running Xfce.

Rob and Dan had a post-meeting discussion about Arduino and Rob's thermostat control and home automation projects.