This section contains support documents for various topics you may encounter while using department resources. If you can't find the answers you're looking for here, please contact EECS IT Support directly.
If I go on co-op or am not enrolled in classes for a semester, will my EECS account expire? No, EECS accounts are valid until graduation.
Files / Home Area
What are the limits on disk usage? Currently the EECS department provides up to 5GB of file storage to users. See Disk Quotas for more information.
How do I access a USB drive in Linux? FAT- or FAT32-formatted drives should work as-is in the EECS Gnome environment. Linux does not fully support NTFS- or Mac-formatted USB drives.
How do I remotely access the departmental computers? See the Remote Access help page.
How do I forward X11 application windows to my computer? The Remote Access page also contains information on X11 forwarding.
How do I remotely access files on a linux machine? See the Remote Access page, under "Accessing Files Remotely"
Common Error Messages
How do I get around a "Permission denied" error when accessing a file? First of all, if you did not create the file(s), contact the owner. Otherwise, run "chmod u+rw file", or "chmod u+rwx file" if it is an executable. See File Permissions for more information.
When I type the name of my program, I get a "command not found" error; why? In Linux, the current directory is not searched by default for executable programs. Why is it bad to put '.' in my path?
I get an error about my profile when I start FireFox; help? If you get an error about your profile already being in use, please see Firefox Known Issues.
Please note that information contained in the Knowledge Base is for informational purposes only. If you encounter information that is out of date or seemingly incorrect in any way, please contact EECS IT Support to let us know.