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Certificates on Athena

Page: Why do I keep being prompted to identify myself with a certificate on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I tell if I have certificates? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why does Athena Firefox (web browser) say that SSL is disabled? (IS&T Contributions)

Customizations (Dotfiles)

Page: Dotfiles for Bash (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Dotfiles for Tcsh (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Dotfiles on Athena (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What is the login sequence and dotfile sequence on Debathena machines? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I get a new copy of my dotfiles? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I set an environment variable on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)

Debathena

Page: Debathena Private Workstation Owner Guide (IS&T Contributions)
Page: When I try to ssh to a newly-installed Debathena machine, why does it immediately error with "Connection closed"? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I get help with Debathena issues? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: When I type "renew" in Debathena, why does it ask me for the password for the wrong username? (Community Contributions)
Page: Debathena Landing Page (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I install Debathena manually? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Getting Started with Athena (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Debathena Trusty 14.04 Release Notes (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I install Debathena on my personal computer? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I install additional software or packages on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Software Licenses in Debathena (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Debathena development (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print from Debathena to a printer that isn't in the printer list? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: When I use Debathena Precise, the Applications, Places, and System menus are gone! (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I install the Debathena-login-graphical metapackage? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why did my all MIT email disappear when I logged in to Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I group like windows in the Debathena taskbar? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I boot into recovery mode on an Athena cluster workstation? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I install the Debathena-standard metapackage? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I install the Debathena-login metapackage? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: When I use Debathena Precise, I have no menus in my applications! (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I install the Debathena-workstation metapackage? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I install Debathena on top of an existing Ubuntu or Debian distribution running Sophos Anti-Virus? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I add an Athena print queue to my Debathena machine? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I log someone out of a Debathena Trusty workstation? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I install Debathena via PXE? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I verify the checksum of a file on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What are the hardware requirements for installing Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Dotfiles for Bash (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Working with the Command Line (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why does the "lastlog" command on Debathena no longer tell me when an MIT user last logged in? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Upgrading from Debathena Jaunty to Debathena Lucid (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What do I need to know about installing Debathena in a virtual machine? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: When I log in to Debathena, why do I only get one panel at the bottom of the screen with lot of missing menus and icons? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Which Debathena metapackage should I install? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Experimental features for Debathena (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What are the known issues for Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Debathena repository component options (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Debathena hacks (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Customizing Debathena (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Troubleshooting Debathena installation (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What are the major changes between Debathena Jaunty and Debathena Lucid? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I install Kerberos on a non-Debathena Ubuntu machine ? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I configure SSH to always delegate my Kerberos tickets? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why don't I get Kerberos tickets or AFS tokens when I connect to a Debathena machine via ssh? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I prevent my tickets from being renewed when I unlock my screen on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I give another MIT user administrator privileges on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I tell which version of Ubuntu I'm running? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I tell which Debathena metapackage I'm running? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why do I get an "invalid Python installation" error on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why can't I log in to my AIM account using Pidgin on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I set a default printer in Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: MATLAB compiler issues on Ubuntu lucid and later releases (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What information do Athena machines collect and report? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Are there any 32-bit Athena or Debathena workstations? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What are the various session options for public Debathena machines? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why didn't I get tickets when I logged in to my Debathena machine with a local account and my Kerberos password? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I upgrade my Debathena workstation to the newest release of Ubuntu? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Which 32-bit libraries are not available on 64-bit Ubuntu Lucid? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I turn a debathena-cluster machine into debathena-workstation? (Community Contributions)
Page: What are the known issues with Debathena Lucid? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Can I use open-vm-tools instead of VMWare Tools, when running Ubuntu as a VMWare Guest? (Community Contributions)
Page: How do I open a ticket in the Debathena bug tracking system? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why does 'aklog' or 'renew' hang on Debathena? (Community Contributions)
Page: I'm being prompted whether or not to replace the "path.debathena" file. What should I do? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Is there Eclipse on Debathena? (Community Contributions)
Page: Why did I receive an error about signature verification when trying to update my Debathena machine? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why did my desktop background and panel applets disappear when logging in to Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why does Firefox use Acrobat Reader to display PDFs on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I enable access control on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I use a different window manager on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why do I get prompted for my password when connecting from a Debathena machine via SSH? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why does Debathena say "Your AFS client does not seem to be working"? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I reinstall the OpenAFS metapackages for Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why does Debathena say "No such file or directory" when I try to run some locker software? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I open a new Terminal window on Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Where did the Athena prompt (athena%) go? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What AFS sysname should I use when deploying software for Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: When I log in to a Debathena workstation, why do I get an error about a .dmrc file? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why don't I get my AFS home directory when logging in to a Debathena workstation? (IS&T Contributions)

Debathena Release Notes

Page: Debathena Intrepid Release Notes (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Debathena Lucid Release Notes (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Debathena Jaunty Release Notes (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Debathena Precise (12.04) Release Notes (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Debathena Natty (11.04) Release Notes (IS&T Contributions)

Debathena Workstations

Page: Debathena Private Workstation Owner Guide (IS&T Contributions)
Page: When I type "renew" in Debathena, why does it ask me for the password for the wrong username? (Community Contributions)
Page: How do I install the Debathena-workstation metapackage? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Are there any 32-bit Athena or Debathena workstations? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I upgrade my Debathena workstation to the newest release of Ubuntu? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why doesn't pine's "bounce" feature work correctly in Debathena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why doesn't Debathena work correctly behind a NAT device or home router? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why don't I get my AFS home directory when logging in to a Debathena workstation? (IS&T Contributions)

Desktop

Page: Obtaining an Athena Workstation (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I take a screenshot on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: When I try to reboot or shutdown my Athena machine, I get "org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.NotPrivileged Authorization is required" (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I change the background on my desktop? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I get another Terminal window? (IS&T Contributions)

h3, X Window System

Page: How can I run X Windows applications on the dialups? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I use X Resources? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I copy and paste between windows? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I skip the initial Terminal window that appears at login? (IS&T Contributions)

Emacs

Page: Emacs on Athena (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Customizing Emacs using a .emacs file (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Determining the current line number in Emacs (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to move regions of text (cut and paste) in emacs (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to perform a query replace in emacs (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to get the Arrow keys to work in Emacs (IS&T Contributions)
Page: I'm using Emacs over telnet using NCSA Telnet and the control keys don't function properly. (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Preventing Ctrl-M in Shell mode (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to use the Function Keys in Emacs (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Getting Help in Emacs (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Disabling the Emacs menubar, toolbar, or scrollbar (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I use the mouse buttons in Emacs? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to recover Emacs Autosave files (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Using Emacs in other languages (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Moving the Cursor without the mouse in emacs (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to fix emacs problems with Backspace or Delete (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I run ispell inside emacs? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to set Auto Fill Mode by default (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Using Tags in Emacs (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Using the Info Browser (IS&T Contributions)

Internet and Web Browsing

Page: How can I make a homepage on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why are the contents of my home directory visible on the web? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why does Firefox say that it's already running? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I read newsgroups (Usenet) on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)

LaTeX

Page: LaTeX on Athena - Basics (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I create bibliographies in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I position figures and tables where I want them? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print a portion of my Latex document in landscape mode? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I print my LaTeX document? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I change what is included in my Table of Contents in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why do I get a LaTeX error about that says "doublespace.sty not found"? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why are my sections numbered 0.1, 0.2, etc instead of 1, 2, etc? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why are all my appendices called Appendix A? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I get good PDF output from LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Where can I find a sample resume in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I include Postscript graphics in a LaTeX file? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I spell check LaTeX documents? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print selected pages of a LaTeX file? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I write letters in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I make a form letter in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I write a simple report in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I include source code in LaTeX documents? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I define new commands in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I change the title of my "Bibliography" section to "References" instead? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why did I get the error "Please increase buf_size in texmf.cnf"? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why did I get the error "Unable to read entire line"? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I easily write equations in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)

Fonts

Page: How do I use bold, italics and typewriter fonts in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I change the font size in my Latex document? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I use other fonts in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I get an arbitrary font size in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)

Formatting

Page: How can I change the margins in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I customize headers and footers in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print a portion of my Latex document in landscape mode? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I make a title page for my document? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why are all my appendices called Appendix A? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I force a page break? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I turn off paragraph indentation in my Laext document? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I turn off justification in my Latex document? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I rotate an item into landscape mode in Latex? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I change the spacing in my LaTeX document? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I get rid of page numbers in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I underline text in LaTeX? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print my entire document in landscape mode? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I center text? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to use Tabs in LaTeX (IS&T Contributions)

Thesis Templates

Page: Who should hold the copyright on my thesis? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why did I get the error "Missing endcsname inserted"? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Where are the LaTeX thesis templates? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I specify my previous degrees on my cover page? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I include the bibliography in the table of contents of my thesis? (IS&T Contributions)

Mail

Page: How do I convert NMH mail to mbox format? (Community Contributions)
Page: Why does this spam message say it came from me? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I send email attachments on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I find out if the email I sent was received? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I change my full name when sending messages from Pine? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What does the error "beader hobo" mean in a bounce message? (IS&T Contributions)

Mailing Lists & Groups

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Miscellany

Page: Can I run unattended batch jobs on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Where is the Athena source code? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Are there any games on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: IS&T served Pro-ENGINEER licenses expire April 5, 2011 (IS&T Contributions)

Multimedia

Page: How can I edit videos on Athena? (Community Contributions)
Page: What graphics programs are available on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I edit images on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I convert a graphics file from one format to another? (IS&T Contributions)

Printing from Athena

Page: Printing on Athena (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I print from Evince (Document Viewer)? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What should I do if an Athena printer is broken, jammed, or needs paper or toner? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Is there a print quota or charge for printing? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print multiple copies of a document? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print a PDF file on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What does "Service Error 79" or "79.00FE" mean on the printer display? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Why is a print job listed as "stalled"? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print selected pages of a LaTeX file? (IS&T Contributions)

PostScript and PDF

Page: How can I preview a PostScript file on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print a PostScript document in landscape orientation? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print a PostScript file generated on a PC? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I convert PostScript files to PDF format? (IS&T Contributions)

Programming Languages

Page: How can I use a CVS repository on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Virtualization and VMware Landing Page (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Programming Languages Landing Page (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Can you help me with this programming assignment? (IS&T Contributions)

C

Page: Where can I get information on C or C++ programming? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Using Lint to clean up your code (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What C++ compilers are available on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to get random numbers (Community Contributions)
Page: Introduction to Debugging (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Linking C++ with C (IS&T Contributions)

Fortran

Page: Calling C from Fortran (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Fortran carriage control alternatives (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to capture a copy of the output for printing (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Fortran syntax checker (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Use f77 -c to compile modules separately (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How to access the Numerical Recipes library (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Common Fortran Error messages (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Do not use columns 73-80 in source file (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Using Fortran on Linux machines (IS&T Contributions)

Reference Materials

Page: How can I spell check a file or document? (IS&T Contributions)

Remote Access ("Dialup")

Page: How do I connect to the Athena dialup servers using public-key authentication? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I run X Windows applications on the dialups? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I connect to the Athena dialup servers? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I avoid having to type my password when I login to Athena remotely? (IS&T Contributions)

Statistics and Plotting

Page: How can I print from SPLUS? (IS&T Contributions)

SAS

Page: How do I run an SAS program? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I print a high-resolution graph in SAS? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I output a data set to a text file? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I use SAS? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I get rid of the sample datasets? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I import data into SAS? (IS&T Contributions)

XESS

Page: How to Print from Xess (IS&T Contributions)
Page: Where can I get more information about Xess? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What kinds of data files can be imported or exported by Xess? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I change graph characteristics in Xess? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What Xess functions are available? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I use conditional statements in Xess? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I specify data sets for graphs in Xess? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I do a Polynomial Fit to my data in Xess? (IS&T Contributions)

UNIX

Page: Why should I use "delete" instead of "rm"? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I delete files? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I trap interrupts in my shell script? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I access my WIN.MIT.EDU (WinAthena) home directory from Linux? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I boot into recovery mode on an Athena cluster workstation? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I change my finger information? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I set an environment variable on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: I received a warning about being close to or exceeding my quota. What should I do? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How much quota am I using in my Athena home directory? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How do I read manual pages (man)? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I customize my prompt? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I archive or compress files on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I figure out what my default Athena shell is? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: What does "Bus Error" or "Segmentation Fault" mean? (IS&T Contributions)
Page: How can I capture both the input and output of a shell script? (IS&T Contributions)

Word Processing and Office Suites

Page: How can I edit a Microsoft Word document on Athena? (IS&T Contributions)

Working with the Command Line

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IS&T Contributions

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