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Durham University

Computing and Information Services

First Steps

LDS machines will only permit those who have registered as an LDS user to be able to access them.Please contact the IT Service Desk to either request access to an existing LDS machine, or to schedule installation of a new LDS machine.

You log in with your regular CIS username and password. The login screen will display the names of those who have recently logged in, and "other". If this is the first time a particular machine has been used, then just "other" will appear in the initial login screen.

Linux Desktop Login Screen

Linux Desktop Login Screen

Once logged in, you will find yourself in a standard Gnome desktop. Your home directory on this system is the same as your home directory on the classroom Linux service, the UNIX service, and your J:\ drive under windows.

Linux Desktop with home directory open

Linux Desktop with home directory open