Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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How to login to Linux at DCU

  1. Reboot.
  2. Choose openSUSE
  3. openSUSE is a distribution of Linux.

  4. Automatic updates will be run automatically for you. You can ignore all messages about them.
  5. For admin problems contact Gary Conway


It is not necessary to change your password.

Changing your password for Linux will not change it for other DCU systems (Windows login, Loop) and experience has shown this leads to confusion and work for the sysadmins.

Remote access to DCU Linux (ssh and sftp)

Access from home and from Windows.

Sample clients for ssh


Sample client for sftp

WebDrive making remote Unix and Linux systems into drives on your Windows machine.

USB key

To transfer files to/from USB key:

Bug (maybe fixed) - openSUSE and USB keys

I found that in copying from USB key to openSUSE, some file names got converted to lower case.
This meant that scripts now broke.
Bizarrely, some were converted to lower case but not all.

  1. I took files with names in all uppercase like DSCF0323.JPG and copied them in Windows onto a FAT32 USB key.
    When opened on openSUSE this is read as "Filesystem type: msdos" and the filenames are changed to lower case: dscf0323.jpg

  2. The following filenames however are not altered:
    DSCF0323.crop.JPG   unchanged (remains mixed case)
    DSCF0323.lores.jpg  unchanged (remains mixed case)
    file.jpg            unchanged

Use your own Unix/Linux shell

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