1. Bring the directions - since you only want to print 1 page, here are
the directions repeated.
2. The computer you intend to use - with power cord
3. Keyboard – Be sure to bring the right kind. Most keyboard and PC’s use PS2 plugs but some of the older ones use the large plug and it is possible that you have one that requires a USB keyboard.
4. Mouse - again there are several kids of mice, PS2 (small) plugs, serial port mice and USB port mice. Bring the right kind.
5. Monitor –There are two things to consider here. A) Be sure to bring a power cord for it ANDthe cord that plugs into your PC (some are detachable.) and B) if the problem you intend to tackle is video related, but sure to bring the monitor you usually use.
6. Bring a copy of the type of Linux you want to install. Help will be available. Some copies of Debian, Mandrake, and Red Hat are usually available, but no one makes guarantees.
7. Ethernet connection – You should bring a standard twisted pair cords (they look like large phone jacks). Various members bring small hubs and we do have internet access. If you need co-ax you need to bring a hub and a cable (with terminators).
8. Speakers if you need or want sound.
9. The new piece you want help installing (like a read/write CD-ROM) or a new graphics card. This might also be software. Bring the URL or the CD.
10. Tools you might need to take you PC apart.
11. A Linux reference book or two to help your learn to research your own problems.
12. Coins for sodas -food or money for lunch if you are the type that has to eat regularly.
13. Money if you want to go out for the “meeting after the meeting.” We usually go eat at Ruby Tuesdays.
14. Diskettes or blank writable CD's if you need something that someone might have.
15. A fold up rolling cart helps a lot. You will have a PC, a monitor, a box or bag of “stuff” and you need to get from your car, into a building and up an elevator. Wal-mart and others have suitcase rolling carts for about $20.
Last but not least, bring your curiosity. There is always something new and interesting to see and discuss. See you there!