How to login to Linux at DCU
- openSUSE is a
- Automatic updates will be run automatically for you.
You can ignore all messages about them.
- For admin problems contact
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.
- If you must change your password:
Control Center - Edit Personal Information - Change Password
Access from home and from Windows.
Sample clients for ssh
- Command-line: Windows ssh client: PuTTY
- PuTTY download
- PuTTY FAQ
- Right-click bar - Change settings - Colors - Use system colors
- Change settings - Appearance - Change font
is strange on PuTTY:
- Copy - Select text
- Paste - Right-click (or Shift-Insert)
- Right-click Paste is rather dangerous, so you can change this:
- Window - Selection - Right brings up menu
- ssh with GUI: Windows X11 Forwarding:
- Run Xming
- PuTTY - Connection - SSH - X11 - Enable X11 Forwarding
- You can now launch a GUI program
- Web browser
works with X11 Forwarding
- Q. Why would you ever run the web browser on remote machine not the local machine?
Sample client for sftp
making remote Unix and Linux systems into drives on your Windows machine.
To transfer files to/from USB key:
- media icon on desktop - Unmount
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.
- 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
- The following filenames however are not altered:
DSCF0323.crop.JPG unchanged (remains mixed case)
DSCF0323.lores.jpg unchanged (remains mixed case)
Use your own Unix/Linux shell