On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 12:02 AM, fedora<fedora(a)opensourcenuts.com> wrote:
> I am looking for fedora sticker 4 in number for my two laptops as shown in
> this link https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/Stickers where can I get
> this stickers.
You shall get it in NIT-Jalandhar event.
We are shipping/ already have shipped it.
I am thinking about conducting a IRC classroom session for India ambassadors.
This is to ensure help if you needed some and also with a view to
extend your involvement
with other sub-projects within Fedora.
Let me know what will be the most suitable date/timing for most of you.
The series of Linux workshops highlighting Fedora11 ended on 16 evening.
These workshops were organized by *BIT Linux User Group* with the help of
the two Fedora Ambassadors (Me and Debjit Saha).
*Workshop 1* : Date 10 Aug 2009.
This workshop was organized for newbies and especially for the fresher batch
of our college. We started off by showing some cool compiz effects on
fedora11 gnome. Even after attending the classes from 8:00 to 5:00, more
than 60 people turned up, some out of enthusiasm others out of curiosity. We
had some slides prepared by our volunteers. We showed them the alternatives
of windows applications available for linux, like for media player we have
rhythmbox. We also had some "Tux v/s Windows" fight videos. We told them
about benefits of installing fedora (A distro which comprises every latest
stuff and yet it is highly stable). All this made up an environment for the
install fest which was scheduled the next day. We also invited feedbacks in
the nd. Most of them were positive though some were a bit disappointed that
we didn't bashed windows to a greater extent.
Photographs : http://picasaweb.google.com/lug.bitmesra/10August2009
*Workshop 2 : *Date 11 August 2009
It was a holiday and yet one of the busiest day for us. We had permission to
use the college lab. As we reached there, we found a couple of enthusiast
already waiting for installation eagerly. We had a total of 7 volunteers and
slightly above 80 installations. Fedora11 DVDs were also distributed for
free. Since we have a local repository in our campus we thought it to be
wise if we write a script for the installation of some common softwares and
to add the local repositories. For desktops Debjit had arranged for network
boot. The fest was a huge success as till date we have people who are
approaching us after seeing the laptops on which we installed fedora on
Photographs : http://picasaweb.google.com/lug.bitmesra/11August2009
*Workshop 3* : Date 16 August 2009
This workshop was organized for more advanced users. We expected about
80-100 participants but we were astonished to see the rush. We had about 200
participants! So we decided to take the same workshop twice. We started off
by telling basics of shell scripting and then made our way towards
"Virtualization on Fedora". We had a little Question-Answer session after
that. We also invited users to share their experiences with fedora. At the
end we had a small slide show about "How to Contribute to Fedora Project".
We had the sides made with the help of "join Fedora" page on wiki.
Photographs : http://picasaweb.google.com/lug.bitmesra/16August2009
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
> Assuming that the college does not provide Internet connectivity in
> the hostels but does have it in the laboratories...
Not after college hours & even then it is intermittent.
> As far as "work" is concerned the situation seems far from ideal but
> definitely not insurmountable. If you can elaborate on what you meant
> by "my EVDO is not getting configured on F10 as per instructions on a
> few blogs" someone might be able to help.
I was trying to get my BSNL EVDO to work on F10, so that I can use it
to work on the Fedora offline repository project.
> 2. You already have a Fedora offline repository, so you don't have a
> need to download packages.
Actually I am unable to configure it as per the instructions on the
Durgapur LUG's offline repository project to work on the project; as I
am unable to get my BSNL EVDO working on F10. Also, electricity
connection is very bad throughout India now due to problems with the
power grid, but it is much worse in the college area. In main Agartala
electricity connection is still better.
> Well, I never gave you any deadlines, so you were free to work
> whenever you had the time.
I feel only if I start work I should have my name on the project list.
Till now I have not worked at all on the project & it has started long
time back. When I start work, I feel only then I will get my name
> Moreover, I am continuing support discussions with people from
> Agartala, Tripura, online, since our first Fedora workshop. Sure, even
> they ought to face similar problems, but, they seem to work it out
> very well.
> You just need to do better time management.
Yes, that is also a problem at times. But most of the time I have a
lot of free time; I don't have lectures in the afternoon three days a
> Shakthi Kannan
I want your advice & suggestions on a problem.
I am having a low bandwidth(230 kbps) BSNL EVDO connection at NIT
Agartala. On top of that the BSNL service here is not satisfactory; I
have to be off the hook for a week at times due to their technical
snags. We are also facing severe power cuts here. We had power cuts of
more than 16 hours per day last weekend & 3-4 hours every day.
I am unable to get the proper means to stay connected & when I do I am
so exhausted I can hardly do any productive work.
I am unable to be active to the project online but am handling the
part in college; interacting & solving problems there. I have still
not uploaded the details of the fest at NIT Agartala a month back. I
have also called Shakthi Kannan(mbuf) & asked him to remove me from
the Fedora offline repo project; as I have still not contributed to it
& don't think will be able to(even my EVDO is not getting configured
on F10 as per instructions on a few blogs).
I am going to build the linux 0.01 for experiment in my fedora11 machine
after giving the* make all* command
I get this and no Image file is made
stat.c:105: warning: passing argument 2 of ‘sys_stat64’ from incompatible
stat.c:81: note: expected ‘struct stat64 *’ but argument is of type ‘struct
../include/asm/segment.h: Assembler messages:
../include/asm/segment.h:27: Error: bad register name `%sil'
make: *** [stat.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/hirak/linux-0.01-rm-3.5/fs'
make: *** [fs/fs.o] Error 2
Today, I visited IIIT, Hyderabad (Gachibowli)  and copied 50 GB of
Fedora Core (10, 11) repositories to their server for their use. I
have also given them Fedora 10, 11 DVDs.
IIIT, Hyderabad has totally 20 Mbps bandwidth from different ISPs.
Most of them use the Internet connection to install software. They are
planning to setup a public Fedora mirror.
Thanks to Gaganpreet Singh and Jinesh K J.