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.
Installation of required packages
Your HetSys-provided laptop is preinstalled with Ubuntu 20.04, with 100 GB of free space left on the drive in case you want to install Windows yourself. The script below has already been run for you to install a number of useful packages.
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):
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
Backing up your laptop
rsync -rv --delete PhD/ email@example.com:~/laptop_backup