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Virtual terminal FAQ

Running the following command in your home directory will show you the approximate amount of usage.

1.Launch a terminal
If the current directory is not the home directory, use the following command to go to the home directory.
cd

2.Execute the following command
<Check the amount used.>
du -sShD *

<Check the size of each file in descending order>
du -ah * | sort -rn

# Displaying the top 100
du -ah * | sort -rn | head -100

<Note:>
Q: [Windows] Checking the capacity used
Q: [Cloud storage] Checking the capacity used

If the VDI is opened without maximizing the window size of the Web browser, resizing the VDI window later will not result in the correct resolution being displayed.

In this case, close the tab of the web browser in which the VDI is open, select "Restart" from the list of reservations, and try logging in again a few moments later.

(Note: How to reboot the virtual terminal)

Q:VDI has frozen.

https://www.iimc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/faq/ecs/vdi/post_232.html

If you hold down the [ Shift ] key on the right and type a character, a different symbol are entered.

In this case, please use the [ Shift ] key on the left.

If you get "Authentication Required" while using Ubuntu, click on "Cancel".

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When you make a self-study reservation on a VDI, the reservation may be orange and the connection button cannot be clicked at the specified time.

If this happens, cancel the self-study reservation and create a new one to connect to the VDI.

<How to cancel a self-study reservation >
1.Accessing the VDI reservation list

2. Select the self-study reservation and click the "x" icon at the top of the screen or the "x Cancel reservation" icon.

3. Enter the reservation name in the "Reservation name [ Res-*** ] Confirmation of cancellation" field on the screen that appears.
(*Input example: Res-abc123)

4. Click "OK".

Please do the above and make another self-study reservation.

When using VDI, pressing the "Ctrl" key + "W" key on the shortcut assigned to Emacs in the text editor will close the tab of the web browser using VDI.

This is because the "Ctrl" + "W" key is considered a shortcut for the web browser you are using and will exit the tab.

Please use your mouse to select the appropriate operation from the software menu bar.

If you press the "Ctrl" + "W" key to exit the VDI tab, connect to the VDI by pressing "Connect" from the VDI reservation screen again.

Since CapsLock is turned off by default when connecting to VDI, the on/off switch is switched when connecting with CapsLock turned on.
Turn off CapsLock before connecting to the VDI.

You will see this message if your account has more than 20 characters.
If you have more than 20 characters, please contact the Media management team for education, IIMC.

<Inquiry>
http://www.iimc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/services/ecs/contact.html

If you press the "Connect" button when using the VDI for a class or self-study reservation, the following error message may appear and you may not be able to connect to the VDI.

"HyWorks Controller is unreachable."

If this is the case, please try the following steps.

1.Select the radio button on the left side of the VDI you have reserved.
2. Click [Power Off] from the button displayed at the top of the screen(*1)
3. "May I turn off the selected reservation? then click "OK" and wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4. Select the radio button to the left of the VDI you have reserved.
5. Click on "Power On" from the button at the top of the screen.
6.1 to 3 minutes wait
7. Click on [Connect].

(*1) If the "Power Off" button is not displayed, log out of PandA and click the VDI link again to access the reservation screen.


If you are still unable to connect to your self-study reservation, or if your VDI status does not turn green after waiting more than 5 minutes, please try the following

8.Create a new reservation and click [Connect].

(*2) The same error may appear even if you recreate the reservation, and we have confirmed that this will be resolved by making the reservation several times.

If you press the "Connect" button when using the VDI for a class or self-study appointment, the following error message may appear and you may not be able to connect to the VDI.

"The reservation ID 'Res-****''<user name>' is not ready. Please connect again after a while."

If this is the case, please try the following steps.

1.Select the radio button on the left side of the VDI you have reserved.
2. Click [Power Off] from the button displayed at the top of the screen(*1)
3. "May I turn off the selected reservation? then click "OK" and wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4. Select the radio button to the left of the VDI you have reserved.
5. Click on "Power On" from the button at the top of the screen.
6.1 to 3 minutes wait
7. Click on [Connect].

(*1) If the "Power Off" button is not displayed, log out of PandA and click the VDI link again to access the reservation screen.


If you are still unable to connect to your self-study reservation, or if your VDI status does not turn green after waiting more than 5 minutes, please try the following

8.Create a new reservation and click [Connect]. (*2)

(*2) The same error may appear even if you recreate the reservation, and we have confirmed that this will be resolved by making the reservation several times.

Save the created data in the following area.

/home/<ECS-ID or SPS-ID>/

[Note] If you save the data to a location other than the above, the data will be lost when the PC is restarted.

If you save the data to the following directory, you can access the data from a fixed terminal (Windows) or a PC outside the university, such as your home.
/home/<ECS-ID or SPS-ID>/Nextcloud/

<How to access>
[Accessed from a PC terminal in satelite room]
Access the N drive (N:\}) on a PC terminal (Windows) in satelite room.


[Accessed from off-campus computers, such as at home]
Access the following URL with a web browser (*ECS-ID / SPS-ID is required to log in)
https://storage.ecs.kyoto-u.ac.jp

No reservation is required.

If the fuculty in charge of the class has applied to use the PC terminal service, the class will be automatically registered from one hour before the start of each class until one hour after the end of each class.

If you see "A profile error has occurred" when you start Google Chrome, please follow the steps below to improve it.

**If you do this, your bookmarks will be initialized and you will need to re-register them.

<procedure>

1.Rename the "Chrome" folder directly under drive M.

(e.g., Chrome_old)

2. Select "Reboot" from the start menu and log in again.

This can be caused by a corrupted configuration file in Mozc, the Japanese input software.

Follow the steps below to recreate the configuration file.

1.Start Terminal
2. Rename the following directories to any name you like

  • Navigate to your home directory: cd ~
  • rename the Mozc configuration file: mv .mozc .mozc.bk <- any directory name

** Please note that the ".mozc" directory is a hidden file.

3.Terminate the Terminal
4.Log out of Ubuntu
** It will not be recreated until you log out once.
5.Log in to Ubuntu again
6.Confirm that you can enter Japanese

As of June 26, 2018, you may not be able to enter Japanese correctly due to a bug in your web browser's Microsoft Edge.

Please use other web browsers, such as Google Chrome.

The VDI service is a dedicated service on campus.

A VPN (such as IKEv2) is required to use the service from off-campus (including KUINS-II).

For more information, please refer to the KUINS IKEv2 (KUINS).

[Add New Reservation] button may not appear due to a problem with your browser's cache.

Please clear your browser's cache or access it with another browser.

If your web browser's zoom setting is scaled down, the displayed VDI will also be scaled down.

Please set your web browser's zoom to 100% and log in again to see the normal view.

Follow the steps below to start the VDI.

Go back to the reservation screen and select the checkbox to the left of the reservation list you want to activate.
Then the power control menu for the VDI will appear at the top.

2. Click the "Power On" button at the top to start the VDI.

3.Please reconnect after a while

Follow the steps below to reboot the VDI.

1. Please exit the tab of your browser

2. Go back to the reservation screen and select the checkbox to the left of the frozen reservation list, which will bring up the power control menu for the VDI at the top.

Click the "Reboot" button at the top to restart the VDI.

4. Please reconnect after a while

If you enter your password on the Ubuntu login screen and are unable to log in with the following error message, there are two possible causes.

connectiong to sesman ip 127.0.0.1 port 3350
sesman connect ok
sending login info to session manager, please wait...
login failed for display 0

(case 1)

If you make a mistake in entering your password, you will receive this error message. Please enter your password again, paying attention to the upper and lower case letters.

Also, if you click the connect button on the reservation list screen with [Caps Lock] key turned on, the upper case and lower case letters are switched when entering the key on the virtual terminal including the login screen.

Please enter the letters in the User ID field once and make sure that the upper and lower case letters are entered correctly.

If you find that the capital letters have been swapped, close the browser tab, turn off [CapsLock], and click on the Connect button.

(case 2)

The virtual terminal may not have been able to boot properly. Return to the reservation screen and reboot the virtual terminal by following the steps below.

1. Click on the list of reservation that you were unable to connect to, the power control menu will appear at the top of the screen.

2. Select "Power Off" from the power control menu and then "Power On" after a while.

3. Click on the Connect button to log in again.

You can switch to Japanese input by changing the key input setting.

Click on "A" in the top right corner and select "Other (Mozc)".
After that, select "Hiragana" from the Input Mode (A) to input Japanese.
To restore it, change Input Mode(A) to "Direct input".

You can also switch between "Other (Mozzc)" by pressing [Ctrl]+[Space].

The keyboard settings are different between the PC terminal and the VDI you are using.
Before connecting to the VDI, select the keyboard you want to use from the keyboard field in the upper right corner of the VDI screen, and then click the Connect button.

There are two ways to run the command from the Terminal or from the application list.

To see the list of applications, log in to your VDI (Ubuntu), click "Activites" in the top left menu, and then click the list button.

After logging in to your VDI (Ubuntu), run the Terminal icon from "Activites" in the top left menu.

After connecting to the VDI, click the icon at the top of the screen to use the "Clipboard" function.

Enter the Enter key and you will see the unlock screen.

If there is no response after typing the Enter key, swipe the screen from the bottom to the top with your mouse to unlock the system.

If you are still unable to unlock the system, please contact your system administrator from the IIME website.

Follow these steps to create a link in PandA.

  • Log in to PandA and select the course site
  • Click [Site Info] in the left menu.
  • Click [Edit Tools] at the top of the main screen.
  • Go to [Plugin Tools], check [VDI] and click [Continue] button.
  • Check the [Launch Popup] box and click the [Continue] button.
  • Click the [Apply] button on the confirmation screen.

VDI user registration for students will be done automatically in conjunction with KULASIS course information.

Please inform students in advance in the syllabus that they must register for courses at KULASIS by the day before class.

If you want to register for VDI use individually, such as for TA, you can use the Participant Registration function of PandA.

For registration procedures, please refer to "5.4.2 Manual Registration of Students and Staff of Kyoto University" (p.13) of the "PandA Instructor's Manual" by the day before your class.
It will be reflected on the next day of registration.

 

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