PLUG Tutorials and other Resources
This is a page for resources which may be of use to PLUG members or anyone else who might be interested ... usually things discussed at PLUG meetings.
Installing Arch Linux on a VirtualBox VM (October 2018)
An updated copy of the the guide produced by Nick and Jim on installing Arch Linux on VirtualBox (PDF format).
The guide gives a recommended VM setup and step by step instructions for installing the Arch Linux base system, installing VirtualBox additions, installing the Xorg server and a desktop environment (Mate is used). The guide would also provide a basis for installation on physical hardware but you would need to install the appropriate graphics drivers instead of the VirtualBox ones.
Notes from Tips and Tricks (May 2017)
Jim's notes on setting up SSH
Jim's Tips and Tricks on configuring networking, Wake-on-LAN, xrandr, Firefox customisation and more
Converting audio files to mp3 format (November 2016)
A copy of the notes on using ffmpeg to convert audio files to mp3 format is available in PDF format
Introduction to writing shell scripts using BASH (March 2016)
A copy of the notes on learning to write shell scripts available in PDF format
Introduction to the Linux Command Line (February 2016)
A copy of notes on learning to use the Linux command line is available in PDF format
Installing a Turnkey Linux appliance (September 2015)
As part of our introduction to web servers and PHP, we installed the Turnkey Linux LAMP appliance on some laptops. It's a similar process to install a Turnkey appliance as a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM)).
VirtualBox (July 2015)
Microsoft provide prebuilt virtual machines which let you run various version of Windows and Internet Exporer. Notes on installing and running a Windows VM under VirtualBox are available in PDF format. Updated April 2016: revised guide in PDF format.
Using Google Fonts (June 2015)
A copy of notes on using the Google Fonts website and downloading font files for local use is available in PDF format.
Video Editing Overview (February 2015)
A copy of the presentation is available in PDF format.
Customising Ubuntu (July 2014)
Using Twitter Bootstrap 3 (June 2014)
Copies of the slides and the sample files (plus the bootstrap files) and a list of recommended bootstrap web resources are provided in this Zip file
Web Development Introduction (May 2014)
Copies of sample files used during the sesseion, plus a guide to installing Turnkey Linux LAMP appliance and lists of recommended books and web sites.
- Turnkey Linux LAMP installation guide (PDF document)
- A list of recommended web sites (PDF document)
- Extracts from recommended books (large Zip file - 24MB)
Nginx web server (April 2014)
Installing Ubuntu (March 2014)
Installing software on Ubuntu Linux (February 2014)
Introduction to LibreOffice / OpenOffice Draw (January 2014)
Introduction to using The GIMP (July 2013)
Sample images used in the session: zip archive (13.1MB)
Using Twitter Bootstrap (March 2013)
Sample HTML files, sample images and bootstrap files used in the session: zip archive (2.5MB)
These notes are rather dated now but kept in case they are of use to anyone.