LERT: Linux Emergency Response Team
LERT service has ended
The Linux Users' Group of Davis' Linux Emergency Response Team
was a volunteer-based service where a club member would travel to your home
or workplace and install or fix your Linux installation. It was made
available for people with emergency problems who could not wait until our
Due to dis-use, lack of a coordinator, and liability and tax-related
concerns, we decided to end the service in February 2011
(see officer's meeting minutes).
If you need Linux- or computer-related help, we still provide the following
free services, where you can get help from volunteers:
- 'vox-tech' mailing list
Subscribe to this list and you can post your technical questions to
the rest of the subscribers. With luck, someone can provide suggestions
or pointers via the list.
- #lugod IRC (chat) channel
Hop onto our IRC channel and ask questions to the others who are currently
- Linux Installfest Workshops
Our semi-regular free workshop where you can bring your PC and volunteers
(from LUGOD and often from the Computer Science Club at UC Davis) can help
you install, configure, or debug issues with your Linux-based computer.
- Job Posting Page and 'vox-jobs' mailing list
Where you can post local, Linux-related jobs.
Early in LUGOD's history, Peter Jay Salzman (one of the club's co-founders)
started a subgroup within LUGOD
named LERT -- The Linux Emergency Response Team. Originally,
it was a play on "CERT", the so-called computer security experts
from Carnegie Mellon University. It was goofy enough to keep. :-)
In October 2001, Henry House took over as the new coordinator
(dispatch) for LERT.