Linux Support

Requesting a new Linux account

DIUF and NTE staff and students can request a new Linux account using an online form (please note that this form can only be accessed via the INTRAnet, therefore you must connect either through the University network or using VPN). Accounts are created every Friday morning. 
 

Changing or resetting your password

You can change your Linux or Samba password using an online form (please note that this form can only be accessed via the INTRAnet, therefore you must connect either through the University network or using VPN) or ask the sysadmins to reset your password by sending them an email with your unifr login name (8 letters).
 

Installing a printer on a Linux Machine

You can install a Toshiba Multifunction printer on Linux machines. 
 

Installation of Linux Machines in DIUF Public Room A201

Information about how the machines in DIUF public room A201 are installed and the software that is available on them can be found on the INTRAnet (please note that this page can only be accessed through the University network or using VPN).

 

Problems connecting to diuf-file

If you are having problems connecting to DIUF-file it might be because of a mapping error or a password problem.
  • The mapping must be as follows: DIUF\your_username. If the mapping is not done correctly, the computer enters UNIFR\your_username by default, which will not work. The folder is diuf-file\share. If your computer is not connected by default to the unifr domain use diuf-file.unifr.ch\share
  • You have to use your Linux password (you should have received an email with the password when you requested a linux account), and not the UniFr password. If you forgot your password, see instructions above for how to retreive or reset it. 

Accessing DIUF shares via SSH

  1. If you are not connected to the University network, you first need to connect via the VPN.
  2. You need to open a terminal, then type ssh LINUXUSERNAME@diuf-ssh
  3. Entrer your DIUF Linux password

 

Accessing \\common\software\UNIX through the VPN

Only University staff have access to these shares, students are not able to access them. If you are a staff member and you are having problems accessing these shares, please contact the Direction des Services IT.

 

Password authentification in the DIUF public rooms (A101/A201)

Your UniFr Windows login should work on these machines. If it does not, please try to log in using one of the following
  • UNIFR\username
  • unifr.ch\username
or try changing your password. If neither of these steps work, then contact the sysadmins.