CLUG Meeting 2024-01-23

Location: Warrior Healing Center, 1838 Paseo San Luis, Sierra Vista

Date: Tuesday, 23 January 2024

Meeting Minutes:


  • There were 9 attendees.

Upcoming CLUG Events:

  • 08 February, Ubuntu Hour, 1800-1900, Schlotzsky’s, 3900 E. Fry Blvd.
  • 27 February, CLUG Meeting, 1700-1830, Warrior Healing Center, 1838 Paseo San Luis

Useful CLUG links:

  • CLUG website:
  • CLUG FaceBook Page:
  • CLUG Mailing List Archives:


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Brian S. with his computer

  • To date we have conducted 187 installs on laptop and desktop computers and donated 121 computers to individuals and groups.
  • We have 43 people on our mailing list and 38 members on our Facebook page.
  • We have 2 desktop computers ready for donation.

Future Presentations:

  • Flatpak by Tommy Worthey, 27 February
  • Endeavor OS by David Garcia, 26 March
  • VMs by Greg Christ, 23 April
  • Using Synaptic Package Manager by Rex Bouwense, 28 May
  • Configuring KODI by Gene Zastera, 25 June


  • Computer Hardware Maintenance by Jack Thraill
  • Some of the items discussed and demonstrated were; use a soft bristle brush to wipe away some of the dirt, use a air device (or compressed air) to blow out the dust, use a vacuum with a plastic nozzle to suck out the dust and dirt, blow out all of the vents on the computer and monitor, and turn the keyboard upside down to blow out the dirt and dust.


  • Gene reminded the group of his difficulty copying very large data files to another disk. He pointed out that he was using an old disk. With a newer disk the operation is much smoother.
  • Discussed the advantages and disadvantages of upgrading your computer to a newer version vs re-installation. In either case you need to back up your data just in case something goes wrong. If you do not back up your data it is not important because Murphy’s Law may apply.
  • Discussed cleaning your printer and recommended a local shop that does repairs, Toner West.
  • Briefly discussed KODI and the fact that it is in need of some patches. Hopefully it will be patched by the time the presentation is given in June.
  • Briefly discussed Ubuntu Pro.

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