Intro to git

Howdy, all! This week, Mike Imamura will be giving an introduction presentation on the git SCM (source code management) system.

Join us for this presentation, followed by general Linux Q&A, topped off with an optional social dinner at a local restaurant; 7pm at CoC (College of Computing) room 52.


Howdy, all! This week, Justin Filoseta will be giving a talk on SELinux:

Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a mandatory access control implementation integrated into the main line kernel and supported by many of the major Linux distributions. It is enabled by default in Fedora and RHEL (including derivatives CentOS, Scientific Linux, …), and is provided in many others (Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, …).

As was once the case with firewalls, many people simply turn the additional security off because it gets in their way and they don’t know how else to fix it. This presentation will cover the basics of SELinux, enough to understand what it is, what it is doing, and how to get started using it (without pulling out your hair).

The talk will be targeted at those who are comfortable with the linux command line but know nothing about SELinux. In other words:

If you are not fluent with commands like “chown” and “chmod”,
you will be quite lost.

If “system_u:system_r:restorecond_t:s0” means something to you,
you will be quite bored.

Join us for a presentation, followed by general Linux Q&A; 7pm at CoC room 52.

Rpm Deb Pacman

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:
Introduction Deb, Rpm/Yum, and Pacman package management systems by Daniel Wallace, Ryan Curtin & Thomas Holmquist

September 5th 2012, 7:00 PM
College of Computing building, room 102
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A large part of modern Linux distributions is the package manager. Just like almost everything in Linux, there are multiple competing options available for this task. This presentation will cover basic usage and commands for three of the most popular package managers. Presented by three people, all with their own packager preferences, we hope that you’ll end up with a better all-around feel for the various options available in different Linux distributions.

Afterwards we’ll vote on somewhere tasty to go eat dinner.

Linux for Beginners

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:

“Linux for Beginners” by Allen Hoffmeyer

Wednesday August 29th 2012, 7:00 PM
College of Computing building, room 102
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If you’re new to the world of Linux and are looking to build a foundation for the rest of your Linux career be sure not to miss this presentation on the basics of Linux.

We will cover topics such as:
-Basic commandline usage
-Common terms & acronyms
-File system structure
-Where to get help
-Common tools
-And more!

If you’re having any issue with your install, experienced LUG members will be happy to help you troubleshoot during the presentation. Afterwards we will vote on & migrate to a local eating establishment where we will consume food and be jovial.

Fall 2012 Semester planning

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents

LUG Semester Planning Meeting

August 22nd 2012, 7:00 PM
College of Computing building, room 102
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This is the first meeting of the semester, so we will not be having a
presentation. Instead, we will be discussing which presentations we
would like to have this semester, planning for the dates of the
Installfests, and electing new officers.

If you are interested in the LUG but have never been (for instance if
you are a new freshman and found us at FASET this year), this is not a
“members only” meeting — after all, we don’t even have membership.
This is a great time to get involved, though, and as always after our
meetings we will be going out to get food as a group.

Hope to see you there!

Installfest 51

Curious about Linux? Want to learn how to use a Unix environment on your own computer for class, for fun, or for your résumé? Attend InstallFest 51!
InstallFest 51 will be on Saturday, April 21st, 2011, in Skiles room 257 from 11 AM to 5 PM.


The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:
Epicycles, flywheels, and (widening) gyres: UNIX Network Programming in a Manycore NUMA World – by Nick Black

College of Computing building, room 102
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It’s high time UNIX application developers had a robust, parallel, architecture­ sensitive unification of their various event sources, engineered with explicit consideration for manycore processing environments and non­uniform memory access.

I intend to provide it. Enter libtorque.

LUG T-Shirt day

This week the LUG will be screen printing our club t-shirts. Join us and “compile” your own t-shirt by hand in traditional Linux fashion.

If you bring your own clean dark colored shirt (black or navy recommended) the price is zero. If you do not want to use your own shirt, we will have blank medium and large sized t-shirts on hand for $8 each.

Time and Location
For this event will be meeting up outside of the Technology Square Research Building (TSRB) at our usual time: 7PM on Wednesday. A map to the building can be found here. After forming up outside in front of the building we will move inside to work on the shirts. Please make it a point to be on time because it’ll be a lot easier to find us that way. If you’re reading this message while stuck outside of the TSRB during the meeting time, shoot me an email and I’ll try to remind future me to diligently check his email during that time.

Note: The color on these previews may be a little off; the ink color we’re aiming for is old gold 🙂

We’ll be using a high quality plasticized ink which will look great and hold up well.

What can we say? We love Tux 🙂

If you have any questions about this event please email or drop in our IRC chatroom: #lugatgt on

LUG T-Shirt planning

April 4th 2012, 7:00 PM
College of Computing building, room 102
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The LUG will be meeting up this week to work on and finalize the design and plans for our club t-shirt.

Unlike most of the clothing in your closet, this shirt will be “compiled” from source. That’s right, in keeping with Linux/DIY fashion (heh) we will be making our shirts from scratch (almost) by doing our own screen printing.

This process will be split up over two weeks. This week we will be determining things such as pricing (probably free), design (possibly Tux), and colors (somewhere in the visual spectrum). After that the plan is to meet up next week and actually do the screen printing. This should occur during the regular meeting time next week (April 11th, room TBA). More details coming soon!


The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:
Drupal by Ryan Curtin

March 28th 2012, 7:00 PM
College of Computing building, room 102
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Drupal is a popular open-source content management system (CMS) and
content management framework (CMF) written in PHP. It is commonly used
for websites — including many Georgia Tech pages (there is even a
support community for Drupal GT sites: ).
With hundreds (probably thousands) of well-maintained modules and
extensions, a Drupal site can be very tailored to specific needs.

This presentation will cover the initial setup of a Drupal installation,
an overview of the way Drupal is laid out, how to install modules and
third-party extensions, and how to develop modules for Drupal. I’ll
also talk about the community, how to get involved, and what
all the site offers. Themeing a site will also be covered.