Beginner's Workshop

Mar 20 2010 12:00
Mar 20 2010 16:00

The Hub @ Docklands, cnr Bourke St and Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

It's time again for the LUV Beginner's Workshop, and in addition to the usual workshop format, we will also have a talk — "Games on Linux" by Andrew Pam. So come along on March 20th for twice the goodness!

The talk will start one hour into the workshop, at 1pm.

In the usual workshop format, we intend to cover things like:

  • How should you partition your machine? Should you use LVM?
  • installing various linux distributions;
  • tweaking and configuring your system;
  • automatic backups;
  • home networking, including wireless;
  • setting up specific applications;
  • using specific applications;
  • the Linux problem you're having

The Hub @ Docklands, 17 Waterview Walk, Docklands (near the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade - look for the giant rabbit sculpture)
Melway reference: 2E H7

Parking can be found nearby. Coffee and breakfast are available just across the road. Wireless internet access is provided.

For those coming via Public Transport, the City Circle, number 48 (North Balwyn - Docklands) number 86 (Bundoora - Docklands) and number 70 (Wattle Park - Docklands) all stop on the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade. Southern Cross Station is just across the overpass over Wurundjeri Road.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue, BENK Open Systems for sponsoring the Beginner's Workshops and VPAC for hosting!


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Any more information on the talk by Andrew Pam?

What games will he talk about? And what distro(s)?

Re: Any more information on the talk by Andrew Pam?

I don't know offhand what distros Andrew will discuss. He wants to cover some popular open source games and also show you how to get closed source games running via Wine.

Linux Gaming

Considering there is a talk on linux gaming hopefully there will be some people who want help figuring out which games they can play, how, and how to install them. I think I'll come along and help with these issues.

I've got extensive experience with Steam based games, native games (Heroes of Newerth, Spring etc), and general gaming in Wine. If you've got trouble with any of these I'd be happy to help.

A caveat is I've only ever used nvidia graphics cards so issues with intel or ati drivers is not some thing I will be that helpful with. For wine games make sure they work via the wine appdb before attempting to seek help.

For those who are interested Heroes of Newerth is a (closed-source) game currently in beta that will be replacing DotA in the near future as the major game of that genre. It has a native linux client with active development. While it is in beta it is free to play and $30 to pre-order.

Re: Linux Gaming

That'd be great Edward - the more helping hands, the better :-)

Free to attend

@rock, yes, the workshop is free to attend. Technically it's for LUV members, but membership is also free, so it doesn't really matter. Just turn up and join in the fun!

The software discussed really depends on everyone's interests - if you have a particular program you'd like help with, please bring it along (ideally already installed on your laptop) and we'll see what we can do!

Hi, there's no prices

Hi, there's no prices mentioned so is this free to attend?

What Linux software will you be using as reference?


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