CS Lab Information
Below is information on:
- Accessing the computer science labs
- Computer science account access
- Wireless networks
- URCS DreamSpark access
- Subscribing and unsubscribing to seminars
- Disk quota
- Broken lab equipment
- UNIX and man page
- Undergraduate lab policies
- Undergraduate lab web cams
Students need to have their ID cards encoded for access in order to get in to the major computer science lab. Students who are having trouble accessing the lab should contact Marty Guenther.
Students get account access when they take a class that has programming as part of the course, or when they officially declare their computer science (CS) major. Students taking CSC 172 or below, will use campus IT computers.
To get an account, students need to be authorized by their instructor. See Marty in CSB 735 if you are unsure about your eligibility.
There is no undergraduate wireless network. You may be able to use the University UR_Connected wireless network however. Here is a link to University IT’s instructions: http://www.rochester.edu/it/wireless/.
In general anyone that has a UR computer science shell account (and therefore an @cs.rochester.edu email address) can register by simply submitting the request form through http://www.cs.rochester.edu/dreamspark.Student who are are actively taking entry level CS courses and do not yet have a CS shell account (and email address) need to ask their instructor to provide verification that they are enrolled in a qualifying course.
Instructors can provide verification by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Student's name
- Student's rochester.edu email address
- Qualifying course the student is taking
Non-CS department members are not eligible for access.
When logged into a computer in one of the CS labs you can access the web interface to manage your subscriptions at: https://mail.cs.rochester.edu/mailman/listinfo/seminar.
You will not be able to access that link from outside the firewall. To subscribe via email from outside the department send an email to email@example.com (subject and body of the email is ignored). You will receive a confirmation email. Reply to that message to subscribe.
To unsubscribe via email from outside the department send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject and body of the email is ignored). You will receive a confirmation email. Reply to that message to unsubscribe.
You should receive an email message if you are approaching your quota. If your disk quota is exceeded you may not be able to login and will have to report the problem to receive assistance.
Clearing your browser cache, removing core dump files, and emptying your trash folder regularly can help keep your disk usage down.
Students who find broken or malfunctioning equipment in the lab should report it via email to email@example.com.
All of our workstations currently run Fedora Linux. Here is a link explaining some basic Linux command line commands: http://mally.stanford.edu/~sr/computing/basic-unix.html.
If you know the name of a command but want to know how to use it you can use 'man' to pull up the man page (manual page).
Example: man ls
This will display the manual page for the 'ls' command
All of the undergraduate lab policies can be found at: http://www.cs.rochester.edu/undergrad/policy.html.