Several Readmes offer more information:
- Software on the D-PHYS Linux Computers
- How to use USB Harddisk or USB Memorysticks
- General Overview over Linux at the Department of Physics
The general workstations page shows you the locations of the publicly accessible rooms equipped with our Linux workstations.
Most common problems
The default desktop environment is Unity (only supported in Ubuntu 16.04 + 5 years, see https://linux.slashdot.org/story/17/04/05/1812232/canonical-killing-unity-for-ubuntu-linux-will-switch-to-the-superior-gnome), however it requires 3d acceleration. Sometimes it can happen (NVidia kernel module not fitting the current running Linux kernel). If you don't need OpenGL, just select Mate (by clicking the white circle) at the login screen.
If after working a while, you can't login anymore, it is most probably you have run into quota in your user home directory, check here if you are listed.