CLUG Meeting 2020-01-25

Location: Sierra Vista Public Library conference room

Date: Saturday, 25 January, 2020

Meeting Minutes:

Attendees: 15 (3 new people)

Upcoming CLUG Events:

  • 13 February, Ubuntu Hour, 1800-1900, Schlotzsky’s Cafe, 3900 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista
  • 22 February, CLUG Meeting, 1300-1530, SV Public Library conference room, 2600 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista
  • 04 April, Installation Festival, Warrior Healing Center, 1838 Paseo San Luis, Sierra Vista

Future Presentations:

  • Building a Computer by Ted Janecki, 22 February
  • The Contents of Some Linux Files by Rex Bouwense, TBD


  • Expected release of Ubuntu 18.04.4 is 7 February
  • If you have a computer that has the dreaded supervisor/BIOS/power-on password and that password has been lost or forgotten. There is a way to backdoor it in most models. When you attempt to log on you will get a message that you need to enter the password. After three unsuccessful attempts you will generally be given an error code. Copy it down and go to and follow the instructions Enter the failure code and you will be given the backdoor password. Obviously, you need another computer to do that.
  • Gene announced that this week he should have definite information on additional computers that might be donated to the Group. When we have a definite date we will schedule a Linux Workshop to make them ready for repair/Linux installation/donation to individuals and or groups.
  • The Group has 5 computers ready to be donated (a Dell Latitude, 2 Gateways, a Toshiba,and an HP). A sixth one has already been donated.

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  • Tails OS by Tim Kirk


  • Ted wanted to know how he could install Python 3. David supplied the answer.


  • We adjourned to Street Tacos for some tacos and some additional conversation.

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