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Looking for suggestions on a group event. There have been a few of you asking about installing Arch. Would there be interest in one of you volunteering to bring your laptop for us all to install Arch as a group event for May 4th? I'm open to other suggestions as well.
As an Arch user, just let me say that I'm all-in on this one.
Arch sounds great to me, but I won't return until the June meeting. I can bring a Dell laptop to the June meeting, if you don't find one before then. I could bring an external monitor along, too.
I think this is an excellent idea. I would also be interested in application topics as well. For example, how to remove older encryption protocols to prevent down-grade attacks, certificate mgmt from the cmd line, how to detect network issues with WireShark ( issues like TCP retrans ), working with SElinux policies, firewall topics. We talked about Roku and the data that it phones home with. Perhaps, we could work with a specific device or application that phones home and use tools to identify the information needed to build a firewall route to block that traffic.
Just a couple of thoughts...
We could save Arch for when Bob can make it in June?
Maybe we could discuss how to troubleshoot hardware and/or software problems as a topic for our next get-together? Some of McBrides topics would fit for the more advanced users along with some basic troubleshooting for the newer and less knowledgeable crowd.
Troubleshooting hardware and software problems is a great idea.
Any one interested in an Intel NUC-based UTM / NGFW project with the free home version of Sophos XG?
Sounds like an interesting project to me.
Agreed we can save Arch for June meet. I can't wait to do that one =)
For upcoming - can someone work with me to put together some basic troubleshooting tips and tricks that we can go over for the meeting? Here is a link to a document I created on HackMD. Uses basic markup language but you can put your suggestions and create new categories if you like in here. https://hackmd.io/0lIkqPWnRjCLdmMPQmFoxw
Ryan, I sent you a short guide. However, it is difficult to go into any depth without any specific use cases. Trouble-shooting involves many very specific focused steps. Those steps relate directly to what one is trouble-shooting. For example, the steps to trouble-shoot a hardware issue are very different from the steps to trouble-shoot a network issue.
Here are a few specific use cases that might prove helpful:
How can you get a terminal window without leaving your desktop GUI? - Use Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T
How can you determine what app or apps have slowed your system down on boot?
If your system has slowed down how do you know which app is causing the problem?
How do you find and install new drivers for a video card?
What are system logs and how do you use them to trouble shoot problems?
Is there an app with a GUI that can be used to review system logs? - sudo apt install gnome-logs (For Ubuntu)
Is there a way to regain use of your desktop GUI when it freezes with no mouse movement or keyboard entry available?
How do you restart your desktop GUI when you find yourself looking at a blinking cursor?
(I know a little about some of the questions so provided an answer.)
Good use cases. I can help with most of these.
See you guys next week.