version are available.
This document is for use in the Linux lab in JB 202. You must have an
existing account and password to complete these steps. You need to follow
these steps only the first time you log in to your account:
- Choose a computer.
- Go to the computer lab in Johnson
Building 202. You will not be able to complete these instructions
from any other location.
- Log in.
- At the opening screen enter your username and then press Enter.
When prompted for a password type your password. Once you've logged for
the first time you will see a welcome screen that provides various links.
Don't feel obligated to follow any of the links, though you are welcome to do
so. Uncheck the ``Show this dialog at startup'' check box; then close the
- Configure Firefox.
- Start the Firefox browser by clicking on
the orange and blue Firefox icon in the task bar at the bottom of the screen.
Navigate to http://hsubb.hsutx.edu. Then save hsubb.hsutx.edu as your home page by clicking on the hamburger
icon in the top-right of the browser and selecting Preferences.
Then click on Use Current Page and then close the tab.
- Using a Terminal Window
- We will use a terminal window often to
type various commands and to launch some programs that do not appear
in the menu system. To open a terminal window click on the
black icon (with white/gray border) in the task bar at the bottom of the
- Change your password.
- The initial password assigned to you is
not very secure, so you should select a new password. To change your
password click in the terminal window you just opened and type the
You will be asked to enter your current (old) password first followed
by your new password (twice). NOTE: When you type your
password no characters appear--not even asterisks. Assuming your
password was changed succesfully you will use your newly selected
password for future logins.
- Log out
- Close any open windows. To log out click the "menu" button in the
task bar followed by the power button which is turned sideways. This button appears
right above the traditional-looking power button. This should produce a dialog box that
gives you the option to ``Log Out''.
- Test new password.
- Now that you've successfully logged out, test
your new password by using it to log in again. When finished log
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