CSC 274b
System FAQ's

How do I telnet to using the PCs in Burton basement (B01 and B17)?

  1. From the Start Menu choose Programs/Internet Tools/PowerTerm.
  2. From the menu select Communications and then Connect...
  3. In the box for Host Name enter and click the connect button.
  4. Then enter username and password (274b-xx, your class account).

I cannot send email with pine from my class account! What's wrong?

You can send email only with mail on hermite. You can use pine from the grendel class account.

When you log on hermite, you can see your files in the 274b-xx account on grendel, but you are working on a different machine (hermite).

I'm logged on my 274b-xx class account but I cannot run java! What's wrong?

You probably are logged on grendel, not on hermite. Remember, you see the same files in your 274b-xx account, from both machines, but in fact there are two different accounts that you are using: one on grendel, one on hermite. On each machine, you can do certain things that you cannot do on others.

I'm logged on grendel or hermite from a PC or Mac elsewhere, but the terminal screen looks scrambled. What's wrong?

Type "resize" in the UNIX shell. This will set up the terminal parameters correctly. If this does not fix it, email to Ileana a short message describing the problem, specifying the room, machine number and type of software used to connect to grendel or hermite (e.g. PowerTerm; QVTNet; telnet, etc.)

Emacs doesn't work properly.

Maybe you can't use the arrow keys to navigate. Or, if you try to use emacs when you are on hermite, you get a message about xhost or display (this usually happens when you use a QVT terminal).

To fix it:

Type "emacs -nw filename." You will have to do this each time you want to use emacs unless you edit the .cshrc file. To do this type

emacs -nw .cshrc

to open with the editor the c-shell resource hidden file. Find the list of aliases, and type

alias emacs 'emacs -nw'

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