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Computing Documentation

Logging In

The login procedure for Mathematics Department computers varies depending on the type of computer you are using.  Most of the faculty/graduate students offices have Linux machines, while administrative/staff users typically have Windows.  In the two public computer labs, namely Hill 531 & Hill 601, there are both Linux and Microsoft Windows PCs.  The undergraduate computer lab, on the other hand, has only Linux machines.  Typically you will find these computers in one of the following states :

Windows Login Screen

  • Administrative / Staff Machines
    1. Type CTRL+ALT+DEL if indicated in the message window, in order to get to the login screen.
    2. Now enter your username and password on the Windows domain.
    • Note: All administrative/staff machines are authenticated through the network. If you do not know your username and password, please email help@math.rutgers.edu for more details.
  • Computer Lab Machines
    1. Type CTRL+ALT+DEL if indicated in the message window, in order to get to the login screen.
    2. Now enter your username (NetID) and RCI or Eden password.
    • Note: All Windows computer lab machines are authenticated against your Rutgers University NetID. If you do not know your username and password, please email helpdesk@nbcs.rutgers.edu for more details.

Linux Login Screen

  1. Type in your username (NetID), and hit Enter.
  2. Now type in your Novell password (which is not shown on the screen, for security reasons) and hit Enter.
  • Note: Your default Window Manager (a.k.a. session) is GNOME. If you want to use something else, like KDE, you can change it by clicking the 'Session' button while on the login screen, or by using the Desktop Switching Tool (switchdesk) once you are logged in. There are other choices of windows managers as well. If you do not have a Math account presently, please visit Risa Hynes in Hill Rm.322, or send e-mail to help@math.rutgers.edu.  

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Department of Mathematics
Rutgers University
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