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Sheet1 Page 1 EECS 280 Discussion Notes - Week 1 All the programs for this course will be graded in the CAEN Linux environment, so you will need to be able to test and debug your programs with the CAEN Linux machines. Also, you must submit your projects from loginlinux. We recommend doing all your development on Linux to save yourself a lot of time and effort. Where To Find CAEN Machines The most straightforward way to access a CAEN Linux computer is to physically sit down in front of one. The most accessible CAEN labs are on the first floor of the CSE building, the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Duderstadt Center, and in the basement and second floor of the Shapiro Library (the UGLi). You can find more information about the labs at http://www.engin.umich.edu/caen/wls/. Office hours are in the west lab in the CSE building (Room 1695). Most of the CAEN computers will be running Windows when you sit down at them just reboot them and then select Linux instead of Windows at the menu that shows up. After you log into Linux, you can open a terminal by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting "Open Terminal", or just look for "Terminal" in the menus. SSHing to loginlinux If you'd rather not hike to a CAEN lab, you can use an SSH (Secure SHell) client to connect to the CAEN login servers from just about any computer with Internet access. The Blue Disc (available at http://www.itd.umich.edu/bluedisc/) has a lot of useful software for students, including a program called "SSH Secure Shell". To connect to the login servers, start SSH Secure Shell, enter loginlinux.engin.umich.edu as the host name and then log in with your uniqname and password and you will be presented with a terminal window. You can also use PuTTY, which is available at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html your desktop, run it, and enter loginlinux.engin.umich.edu as the host name just as with SSH Secure Shell. If you're on a Mac or Linux machine, you can just use SSH from the command line: % ssh [email protected] If you are on Linux or using X11 on the Mac, you can add -X to the command to be able to start graphical programs: % ssh -X [email protected] Cygwin If you're on Windows and you find that SSH is too slow or you want to run graphical programs remotely, you can consider installing Cygwin. Cygwin is a port of many Linux programs to Windows, including an X server. After starting Cygwin's X server, you will be able to connect to a CAEN machine over SSH and
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Sheet1 Page 2 run graphical programs instead of just sticking solely to a terminal. See the documenation on the Cygwin website (www.cygwin.com and x.cygwin.com) for installation instructions. There is also a handout about installing Cygwin on CTools under "Tutorial/Reference Information". By default, Cygwin's installer installs sample startup scripts in the
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course EECS 215 taught by Professor Phillips during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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