Date: February 1, 2011 at
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room A119
New users are welcome!
The first hour is devoted to "new to Linux" users; how to make the transistion and how to learn more.
The second hour is devoted to more advanced topics. Even if it's not something you currently use, it shows the capability of software produced by public collaboration.
The meeting will begin with our semi-regular Gnews session that briefly highlights "New to Linux" beginner topics and other Linux tips.
This meeting we'll talk about using the terminal and the command line, why you want to and some suggestions on how to get started. Also, which terminal program to use and how to customize it.
"Writing, compiling and loading your first kernel module"
If you want to get into Linux kernel programming and never knew where to start, this talk is for you. Rob Day will show you, with a hands-on demonstration, how to configure, build and reboot to a new Linux kernel, then how to write and load your first trivial "Hello, World" loadable kernel module. Attendees are invited to bring their own Linux laptops if they want to try to follow along for themselves.
Robert P. J. Day is a long-time Linux consultant and professional trainer, having taught for companies such as Red Hat, Sun, Global Knowledge and Protech Training. He currently resides in Waterloo, Ontario but is moving to Ottawa later this spring. His website is http://crashcourse.ca, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Algonquin College is close to the corner of Woodroffe and Baseline and right across from the Baseline transitway station. Room A119 is in Building A. Free parking is available in lots 8, 9 and 12 after 5pm.