Computer Science Department
College of Arts and Sciences
Getting onto CSA to check your email
To log on to CSA, you need to identify yourself to the
computer system. There are two possibilities for logging in:
- If you are using an X-terminal in the CS Terminal Room (MCS B24): If the screen is blank, try pressing the ``Shift'' key or
moving the mouse. If nothing happens after waiting several seconds,
try switching the monitor on (the switch is on the bottom of the
screen), then pressing the ``Shift'' key or moving the mouse again.
If the screen still remains blank, go to another terminal. Move the
cursor to the prompt ``Login:'' by pressing the ``Return'' key
(the cursor may already be there). Now type your login name and
press return. The cursor should have moved to the prompt ``
Password:''. Type your password (it won't appear on the
screen) and press the ``Return'' key.
- If you are using an X-terminal in the large, main
First, make sure your terminal is working
by moving the mouse and verifying that the mouse pointer moves. You
should see a box on the screen with the title ``XDMCP Host Query
Manager'' and a list of ``Willing Hosts'', one of which should be
``csa''. First, you will need to select the machine you want to log
onto. Point and click the left mouse button on the line that says
``csa'', and then click on the ``Connect'' button in the lower left.
You should be able to log on now, according to the instructions in
the section above.
At this point, if the computer asks you what kind of terminal you are
using, just hit the ``Return'' key. After successfully logging on, the
computer may display a message from the system bulletin board, and ask you
if you want to read it. For now, just type "q" and then hit
``Return'' to skip these messages. Now UNIX will display its prompt, which
ends in ``%''. You can now run your email program.
Logging off CSA after you have exited your email program
Once you have exited from your email session, you are not yet
done, because you are still logged on to CSA. Assuming you have nothing
more to do on the computer, you must inform UNIX that you want
to ``log out''. To do this, just type "logout" at the
UNIX prompt. Watch that the screen goes back to the original login
screen that you started with.
Created on: 1997.09.02
Updated on: 1997.09.10
Maintainer: Azer Bestavros