GammaSphere, Laptop use
- Power up by pressing the right hand button and wait for
the laptop to show a 'lilo:" prompt. Then hit return and it
should load up linux.
- When you get the login prompt, log in as "gs" and type
'startx' to start up the X windowing system.
- start up a color xterm window.
- make a slip connection by typing "dip new". Once
you see the "dynamic IP assigned...." line with an IP
number you are on the internet!
You can then use netscape, rlogin, telnet and ssh like on
any linux machine at work (except you are limited to
a transfer speed of about 2-3 Kbps).
- To check the LN fill system you can do the following
check via netscape
Simply type netscape& and netscape should come up with
the gs*snapshot page. Make sure the page is up to date
by looking at the time at the top of the web page!
The bottom of the page shows LN status and germanium
log in and use aom scripts
It's best to use the ssh utility (rather than telnet) to log into con1
or con2 - since then the terminal session will be encrypted. Besides, ssh
sets the display environment variables. You would type: "ssh -l gs con2" to
log into con2. Now cd to "scripts" and execute your favorite aom
script, e.g., "warm_detectors" (someone should make a list of the useful
log in and use EPICS windows
This option takes all of the slip connection bandwidth,
but is ~doable. Log in as as user gs as described above. Then type
"cd screens" to get the the directory where all the EPICS screens
for GammaSphere are. To start the gscommander (formerly know as daqcommander),
type "dm gscommander.dl" and the familiar GS commander will come up.
To get the LN main screen up, type: "dm lnmain.dl".
- to kill the slip connection do "dip -k"
- to shut down the x windows, either click on start and select the
exit option or hit "ctrl-alt-backspace". You can then log out
- to power down, please press "ctrl-alt-del" (hint: 'del' and 'delete'
are not the same keys) and wait for the lilo prompt. You can then
safely shut off power to the laptop.
- To go into suspend mode (that would be sleep mode for you MAC users),
press the button next to the light-bulb. When you press this button
again, the laptop should fire up and get you back to where you were
before you suspended the machine.