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Computing

Computing Accounts

Please register for scientific computing accounts via the links below. You will first need to be signed in via your Warwick IT services account.

  • SCRTP account. Required immediately! Use the Department of your primary supervisor, or their research group if it has a specific entry, as your affiliation.
  • SCRTP HPC account: Use the Department of your primary supervisor as your affiliation. Not immediately required, only register when you need high performance computing access.

Laptops

Installation of required packages

Your HetSys-provided laptop is preinstalled with Ubuntu 18.04, with a virtual Windows installation available via VMWare. Please download and run the script below to install a number of useful packages; it will be assumed you have these installed so let us know if you have problems.

Docking Stations

The HetSys desks in the workspace in D215 have been equipped with docking stations that are compatible with the HetSys-provided laptops. Upon connecting the USB cable from the docking station to the laptop, you should find it automatically connects to ethernet and the wireless keyboard and mouse.

However, enabling the display takes a little more work. Please note: until you have had a chance to do this, it is fine to move the HDMI cable from the docking station to directly connecting to the laptop.

To load the displaylink drivers for the docking station, please download the Ubuntu driver from this page

and run the script below (noting caveats in the comments):

Printing

Start by reading the instructions provided by IT Services. Note that the driver link is out of date, you need to download drivers for a Kyocera 6052 printer via this link instead.

Once the driver is installed according to the instructions in the leaflet, execute the following commands:

sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin $USER   # add current user to lpadmin group
sudo apt-get install samba # Install SMB version 2
sudo apt-get install smbclient # Install SMB client package

Now edit the smb.conf config file, e.g. with vi (although you can use any editor)

sudo vi /etc/samba/smb.conf

Find the [global] section and add the following line at the end:

min protocol = SMB2

Finally, restart the Samba server with

sudo systemctl restart smbd.service