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public:teaching-linux-systems:using_the_gnome_desktop [2018/06/04 14:21]
Robert Ryans
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Robert Ryans Updated for the 2019 AY
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 ===== Logging on & home directories ===== ===== Logging on & home directories =====
  
-Once you know where your workstation is, you can log in using your QOL credentials ​- student/​staff number and password+Once you know where your workstation is, you can log in using the credentials ​which your supervisor will have provided
  
 [{{ :​public:​teaching-linux-systems:​2018-01-loginscreen.png?​700 | The login screen}}] [{{ :​public:​teaching-linux-systems:​2018-01-loginscreen.png?​700 | The login screen}}]
  
-The first time you log on the computer will create a local home directory (''/​home/​studentno''​) for your files. We allocate around 150GB for home directories,​ and these are local to the computer ​- if you log onto another system you'll get a fresh empty home directory. We back up the home areas on a nightly basis to a remote server and keep a week of copies.  +The first time you log on the computer will create a local home directory (''/​home/​username''​) for your files. We allocate around 150GB for home directories,​ and these are local to the computer. We back up the home areas on a nightly basis to a remote server and keep a week of copies. ​
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-You can access your [[https://​qdrive.qub.ac.uk/​|Q-Drive]],​ or [[https://​office365.qub.ac.uk/​|OneDrive]],​ using the web clients - we can't offer direct access to them like you get on a Windows system.+
  
 On first login you'll be run though a basic setup wizard - you can skip through the defaults on everything. On first login you'll be run though a basic setup wizard - you can skip through the defaults on everything.
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 ===== The desktop ===== ===== The desktop =====
  
-We are running the Fedora 28 Linux distro and use the GNOME desktop environment which may be something of a culture shock for those used to macOS or Windows. You can find the official help documents at [[https://​help.gnome.org/​users/​gnome-help/​stable/​shell-introduction.html.en|this link]], but the notes below should help you get started. ​+We are running the CentOS 7 Linux distro and use the GNOME desktop environment which may be something of a culture shock for those used to macOS or Windows. You can find the official help documents at [[https://​help.gnome.org/​users/​gnome-help/​stable/​shell-introduction.html.en|this link]], but the notes below should help you get started. ​
  
 By default your desktop looks like this. By default your desktop looks like this.
public/teaching-linux-systems/using_the_gnome_desktop.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/27 10:03 by Robert Ryans

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