Video of the meeting;


A thing that came up during the last meeting was the cheap ‘Evolve III Maestro E-Book 11.6″ Laptop Computer’ that’s available at Microcenter for $60 new, and half that for an open box piece. I got two of them for $60, and I’m editing this post on one of them right now. For me, this is a pretty good little laptop, I’m not a gamer, I just need a screen every now and then, and it does that well. I’m impressed by the battery life, and certainly the price!

The only issue is that the wireless drivers aren’t included in the current kernel, so you need to find another method of getting online so you can run the following commands in a terminal;

sudo apt update
# You don't need the applications below, but consider installing.
sudo apt install -y tig git etckeeper
# These you need
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kelebek333/kablosuz
sudo apt update
sudo apt install rtl8723du-dkms

This downloads the driver for wireless as a dkms module that will get rebuilt at any time a new kernel is installed. After this, everything should work after a reboot, you can remove the USB wireless dongle and toss the tiny little laptop in your bag, or pocket, if it’s big.