CS Linux Labs
The CS Linux Labs are in FAB 88-10 aka Linux lab A (Penguin lab) and Fab 88-09 aka Linux lab B (Particle lab).
Currently, the desktop systems in the labs are Dell computers running Ubuntu Bionic. The Penguin lab has 27 computers with Intel Core i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz and 16GB of ram. The Particle lab has 31 computers with Intel Xeon CPU E3-1241 v3 @ 3.50GHz and 16GB of ram. All of the computers have DVD+/-RW drives.
Access to the labs
Students taking CS classes can request 24-7 access to the CS Linux labs by going to the CS tutors in Fab-88 or Student Services in EB-100. The access granted will also let you enter the building.
I have an account, and I’m in the lab: how do I log in?
Local logins in the Linux labs are the same for all machines running Linux in the MCECS General Labs. While sitting in front of a workstation, you will see a Login prompt with a prompt for your username.
To get started, type your username, press <Enter>, type your password, and press <Enter> again. You will be presented with the default session, which is currently the Gnome Shell.
I’m not in the lab: how do I log in?
Like other Maseeh College Linux systems, you can use SSH, the Secure Shell, to log in to computers in this lab. The names of these computers are listed below:
|Penguin Lab (CS Linux Lab A) - FAB 88-10||adelie.cs.pdx.edu|
|VPN not needed for remote access|
|Particle Lab (CS Linux Lab B) - FAB 88-09||bevatron.cs.pdx.edu|
|VPN needed for remote access|
If you tell your SSH client to connect to one of these systems, you will be remotely connected via SSH to that system. You will be connected to a shell (terminal).
If you wish to remotely access these systems with a graphical interface, explore our X/VNC options:
How do I access my files which are on other MCECS Linux systems?
There are separate home directories for Ubuntu Linux, Redhat5, and Redhat7. They are located under the path /home/username/. From the shell you can access these directories from any MCECS Linux system. Details of how this works can be found at this link: