Generic Unix/Linux system information
The following pages apply to lab-managed Unix systems, unless otherwise indicated:
- The majority of Unix-like systems in the laboratory use Linux.
- Printing from Unix systems.
- Unix (and other) file systems in the department, and NFS access using 'sec=krb5' (all machine apart from a few specialist servers). There is a separate page for NFS access from sm.cl.cam.ac.uk
- Software installation under Unix: covers software installation under the versions of Unix available in the Computer Lab.
- Window Managers and Desktop Environments: GNOME, KDE, Xfce, fvwm2, twm, mwm.
- Initialisation files and configuration – what happens when you log in. "Dot"-configuration files: what they are for and what to put in them.
- X resources – controlling the properties (fonts, colours, geometry etc) of X window applications using a .Xresources file.
- History completion under the default shell bash.
- Using the High Performance Computing Facility
- Using Condor
- Running MySQL and PostgreSQL database servers.
- Customisation of emacs/gnuemacs, and a collection of pieces of Lisp code which can be placed in your .emacs file to do useful things.
- Using (La)TeX under Unix.
- Using VNC