LinuxMint 9 Released, Lucid Puppy 5.01, LinuxMint 9 LXDE Release Candidate and Other Ubuntu Notes.

LinuxMint 9 Isadora was released yesterday and it is 90 MB bigger than the Release Candidate of almost 3 weeks ago, requiring that you burn it to a DVD. I haven't had time to work with it beyond booting it in LiveCD mode, however I have been running the Release Candidate in VirtualBox where it has worked well.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Upgraded to 10.04 from 9.10, the update was performed April 29th and was quite the download. most times during the download speeds reached a whopping 89Kbps After the upgrade was complete, and the system was restarted. My Keychain was jacked up, and had to be rebuilt. But other then the small hiccup, everything else was pretty rocking. I did notice that the boot-up time was a little longer then with 9.10 and the startup screen was quite a bit more appealing then previous releases. Im pretty happy over all : ) HP Compaq NC6000C ATI Radion 9600 Intel 1.60Ghz processor 1Gb DDR2 Ram

Boise Linux May 5th Meeting Report

This month's meeting was hosted by Taos, an IT consulting and managed services company based in San Francisco which has an office in Boise. We met in the Taos office in Boise where we had the opportunity to meeting some of the local Taos staff and we were treated to Pizza, Salad, and soda before the meeting. The meeting started off with a round of introductions and a short presentation by Jayna Weisemann, Taos Relationship Manager, on who Taos is and some of the reasons why they want build a relationship with the members of the Boise Linux Group.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx Released

The long anticipated Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx was released today, April 29th. Excpect delays in downloading depending on your location and luck accessing the download sites. The final Release Candidate was released last Thursday, April 22nd, and seemed to work well plus there was no flurry of problems as were observed when the Beta 2 hit the streets. My DVD download is coming down at a little over 66Kbits and will finish sometime Friday morning before I can test drive it. I did install the 10.04 Release Candidate and found it very stable.

April 1st Meeting Notes

Another good meeting with lots of interest and questions as Clint presented on three subject areas - Lucid Lynx 10.04 Beta1 release, Ubuntu-Idaho, and the Amahi Home Server. Clint demonstrated Lucid Lynx 10.04 Beta1 as he had installed it on his laptop. Clint was very impressed with the stability of 10.04, even in Beta1 release with not so fond memories of the somewhat flawed final release of Ubuntu 9.10 last fall. Long time member Alice even commented on how stable it was as she had installed and been using it on her netbook.

Drupal 101 - Updated Installing and configuring Drupal 6

Drupal 6 System Requirements Drupal requires a web server, PHP 4 (4.3.5 or greater) or PHP 5 ( and either MySQL ( or PostgreSQL ( The Apache web server and MySQL database are recommended; other web server and database combinations such as IIS and PostgreSQL have been tested to a lesser extent. When using MySQL, version 4.1.1 or greater is recommended to assure you can safely transfer the database. For more detailed information about Drupal requirements, see (

Fedora 12 and Drupal 6

Drupal 6 appears to be well supported on Fedora 12. At the last meeting, I had mentioned the project articles in the March 2010 issue of LinuxFormat where installing Drupal 6 was featured as a "10 minute" project. Those instructions had worked well but could use some clarification which I have detailed below in a step-by-step of the process. When I installed Drupal 6 prior to the meeting, the current release was 6.15 but at the meeting 6.16 had been released so Drupal was issuing a security warning that a security update was needed.

March 4th Meeting Report

Meeting turnout was great with about 4 "new" faces in the room and we did fill the room. Clint brought two machines for the demo this night and a router that created the "demonstration" environment for the evening. Clint had decided to demonstrate file and folder sharing using Samba which provides a Windows desktop compatible sharing protocol using SMB, which is also known as CIFS in much of the documentation.

LinuxMint 8 - Good News

The good news is that the LinuxMint 8, Ubuntu, and Canonical partner repositories are now working! However, you will probably need to modify your sources list. Here is my working sources.list as tested today and I even got the update for Acrobat reader 9.3 from the Partner repository. sources.list contents: (I have also attached my sources.list file but you must be logged in to see it and be sure to do a mv on it to remove the _.txt extension.) ## ----------------------- ## LINUX MINT REPOSITORIES ## ----------------------- ## +++ Linux Mint 7 helena (stable) +++