EWS Labs

Overview

The majority of instructional computer labs within the College are managed and maintained by Engineering IT. Lab management includes the management and provisioning of hardware, software and printing services. This currently includes more than 1,450 workstations in 109 locations.

Within this area, there are two basic types of labs: the traditional Engineering WorkStations (EWS) labs that are open for general use/class instruction; and departmental instructional labs, where use is limited to one or more particular classes.

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Warning: Remember to be careful in editting your start-up files.  If you make harmful changes, you might not be able to log in next time. Use the command " getskel " to retrieve copies of the original startup files.  This command will also save backup copies of your current startup file in your home directory.  (full path of getskel is /usr/local/ews/getskel )

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Managing Files

Listing your files (ls):

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Logging In

All of EWS systems are running the XWindows Display Manager (xdm). Xdm runs the X11 server at all times, even when nodody is logged in, so that there is no need to start X explicitly after you log in.

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EWS Frequently Asked Questions The first place to go to find common answers to questions and solutions to problems is the EWS FAQ. Please check here before checking anywhere else or emailing ews [at] illinois.edu

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File Management

ls

Lists the contents of your working directory.

ls -a   Lists all of your files, including the "dot" files. There are a number of files that start with a . that won't normally show up with when you type ls. An example of such a file is your .newsrc file.

ls -s   Gives you a listing of your files along with their size in kilobytes.

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Installation

Open the web browser on your home computer and go to: www.cygwin.com.

Click on the Install or update now link and download and/or run the Setup program.

Choose Install from the Internet.

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Account Creation Overview

All students enrolled in an eligible degree program are issued EWS accounts. Eligible degree programs are as follows:

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Introduction

Citrix is a service that enables the use of Windows applications from a variety of platforms without needing to install the application locally. The application's computing and GPU needs are handled by EWS-hosted servers.

Citrix offers the ability to open files in an EWS home directory, as well as files on the computer you are connecting from.

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