Things you need to know for working with Sun computers

Only the Inova500 is run with a Sun computer. All of the other instruments and cosyj, the data processing computer, are Linux computers.

What to do when you can't log in

  • If for someone reason your login does not show that you are using the Common Desktop Environment you need to modify the environment on the login screen:

Desktop Controls - or how to turn off the Screen Lock and Modify your Desktop

You do not want Vnmr running when you do make changes to your Desktop.

Right click anywhere on the Desktop, select Tools and on the sub-menu select Desktop Controls.

  • Open Desktop Controls:


  • The Application Manager window will open. You want to select the painter's palette which will open the Desktop Controls window.


  • The Color panel opens right away and should look something like this picture. You want More Colors for Applications. If your workspace was properly set up you should not need to change this.


  • You want the Screen Lock set to OFF:


  • You must save your changes. If you do not save your changes all your work will disappear.


If you still have the Solaris tools hanging on your desktop you can remove them!

  • You can get rid of the Solaris Registration forever:


  • You're not really going to register.


  • It will go away forever.


Once you make these changes you must save your new home session again.

-- SaraKunz - 13 Jun 2008, 14 Oct 2008

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jpgjpg SunReg-2.jpg manage 8.3 K 2008-06-13 - 15:02 SaraKunz You're not really going to register.
jpgjpg SunReg-3.jpg manage 11.4 K 2008-06-13 - 15:03 SaraKunz It will go away forever.
jpgjpg SunReg.jpg manage 22.0 K 2008-06-13 - 15:02 SaraKunz You can get rid of this forever
Topic revision: r5 - 2013-02-11 - 16:02:40 - SaraKunz
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