Monthly Archives: March 2020


Running Graphical Linux Applications (X applications) Remotely

Graphical Linux applications are called X applications as they use the X Windows protocol to communicate with the display. Unlike the simple terminal (shell) interface for logging into Linux (using an SSH client), running graphical Linux programs remotely requires some setup and consideration. Running a single X application If all you need to run and [...]

2020-03-30T01:21:53+00:00March 30th, 2020|

Spring 2020 – Changes to MCECS IT Services

As the University switches to remote teaching for the duration of Spring 2020, we have made a number of changes to enhance your access to remote computing. Due to the fast moving situation, many of these changes were rushed into production. Based on how our services handle the load, we may be making adjustments as [...]

2020-09-04T12:59:04+00:00March 30th, 2020|

MCECS Windows Terminal Server ( has been upgraded

We have upgraded the operating system of to a more modern version of Windows Server. As before, the resources on the terminal server are still rather limited (moving from old repurposed hardware to two virtual machines). It was designed as an alternative for students who may not have been able to come onsite to [...]

2020-04-08T20:00:11+00:00March 29th, 2020|

How to get remote CAT Support in MCECS during Spring Term 2020

Due to Covid-19 concerns, the CAT front desk will be closed during Spring Term 2020. We will be providing remote support using a number of methods. Email with your problem or leave us a voicemail on the CAT support line (503-725-5420). Both of these methods will result in the creation of a trouble ticket [...]

2020-03-29T23:16:05+00:00March 29th, 2020|

Physical access to FAB/EB Computer Labs disabled

Due to Covid-19 concerns, most MCECS student physical access to the FAB/EB MCECS Computer Labs has been disabled until further notice. This affects access granted by Student Services to the buildings and the following labs: FAB 55-17 - FAB MCECS General Lab (Intel Lab) FAB 88-09 - FAB CS Particle Lab FAB 88-10 - FAB [...]

2020-09-04T12:56:04+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

CAT facilities status through the break, and start of Spring term 2020

(Updated 3/27/2020) Physical access to all Maseeh College computer labs has been disabled. We are in the process of setting up a mechanism for accessing these labs remotely, especially the Windows computers (single user systems) which have never been remotely accessible before. All remotely accessible systems in MCECS will be available as usual. The CAT [...]

2020-03-29T11:50:42+00:00March 13th, 2020|