CS4624 Computer Use - basics
Computer Use for CS4624
Many computers will be of use in this course, in a variety of capacities.
Devices to Get Connected to Internet
- Your own computer may be on the Internet or may be connected using SLIP.
- Systems in labs are generally on the Internet.
- X terminals are on the Internet but must connect to some computer to be of use.
Computers to Run Mosaic From
- Your own computer may run Mosaic, if it is a Mac, PC, or UNIX type system. If not present, simply get the latest reliable version from NCSA.
- Most lab systems will run Mosaic.
- From an X terminal you can login to a computer running Mosaic and set the display to come to the X terminal. If you do not have a computer account for this purpose, you can use fox.cs.vt.edu or ccrd1.cc.vt.edu as long as not every student does so at once.
Principal Uses of Various Computers
- video.cs.vt.edu: is a server for Hyper-G and KMS or can be logged into. It runs xprcedit for viewing page images, and sqhm for editing HTML documents.
Using X Terminals
- Hit RETURN to boot X-terminal (if not already booted).
- To make connections: To create a telnet connection to any TCP/IP machine select TELNET Terminal Window in the Create menu of the VXT V1.0 window. Enter the fully qualified host name (or IP address) for the machine to establish the connection. A window will appear for you to log into the chosen machine. Login, giving the appropriate password. Then set the display to
your terminal with:
setenv DISPLAY name.cs.vt.edu:0.0
In most cases you will use Mosaic (sometimes called xmosaic or mosaic).
- To end your sessions: Log out of or close ALL windows and session managers. Choose the Quit option under the Session menu of the VXT V1.0 window. Verify that you want to quit.
Copyright 1996 Edward A. Fox