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Unformatted text preview: / (1 st level) /var (2 nd level) /bin /usr Course notes for: Computational Tools for Geoscientists (GEOL 4002) Fall 2008 LSU Baton Rouge Juan M. Lorenzo Computational Tools for Geoscientists TOC Table of Contents TOC 2 Computational Tools for Geoscientists TOC Acknowledgements Many students have contributed to these notes: Class of 2008: Erin Walden, Kody Kramer, Erin Elliott, Andrew Harrison, Andrew Sampson, Ana Felix, JohnDAquin, Russell Crouch, Michael Massengale, David Smolkin Introduction Why do we need to study linux? Creative professional geophysicist and academics are able to explore new ideas without constraints of black-box software. Why do we need OpenSource software? Scientifically, open source products can be verified independently by anyone. Reproducibility is a core tenet of the scientific method. OpenSource software replicates a scientific procedure. Where do I get ssh? Link to ssh: http://web.wm.edu/it/?&id=2948&svr=www Are are planning on doing any programming from home? Open SSH. Create a profile named odyssey. Now go to File> Profile>Edit Profile. Edit the odyssey profile. On the Connections tab: Hostname field: odyssey.geol.lsu.edu (IP 130.29.168.63) Username: the user name given you in class by Dr. Lorenzo. Your password is of the form XXXXXXX , where XX is a number given you by Dr. Lorenzo. The password is case-sensitive. Save changes to your profile. You can now connect to the odyssey server using SSH. Where do I get Xming? Xming is the leading, free X Windows Server for Microsoft Windows. For notes link to Xming: http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/ For download of X fonts, use Google, e.g: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming For download of Xmin server, http://download.cnet.com/Xming/3000-2094_4-10549058.html TOC 3 Computational Tools for Geoscientists TOC How to run Xming: Making sure that youre still connected in SSH, run XLaunch to configure Xming to connect to odyssey. Choose one window, then make sure that Start no client is checked. Click Next>Next>Finish. Logout of SSH(File>Disconnect) and then reconnect by selecting the odyssey profile. If you are having problems connecting, open the odyssey profile in SSH and go to Edit>Settings. Under the Tunneling option on the tree, make sure that the Tunnel X11 Settings option is checked. Make sure to save your profile. You now know you correctly edited the .login file if it reads DISPLAY: undefined variable . If you get something with error in it, check to make sure the setenv line is commented out. Why do we need to know sh or Perl?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course GEO 4068 taught by Professor Lorenzo during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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