Linux Laptop Users Guide

It is important to periodically connect your laptop to a CLASSE Network or the CLASSE VPN. Please see LaptopUsersGuide for additional notes on using CLASSE Managed Laptops.

Change Network Settings

To switch between wire and wireless, and to connect to the CLASSE VPN, use the "Networking" icon in the upper-right corner of your screen.
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After clicking on that icon, you should see available network interfaces. Your wired interfaces are listed under "Ethernet Network," and any wireless interfaces will be listed under "Wi-Fi Networks." Finally, you can mouse-over "VPN Connections" to enable or disable the CLASSE VPN.

Filesystems / Disks

  • Unlike CLASSE Managed Linux desktops, laptops use local home disks and do not have access to NFS File systems.
  • Your CLASSE Managed Linux laptops (or desktops) local disks are not backed up.
  • To access NetworkedFilesystems, you will need to use the samba protocol instead of NFS
    1. Connect to a CLASSE Network or connect to our VPN.
    2. Open the File Manager (double-click on a folder on your desktop)
    3. click on "samba" underneath "PLACES," or select one of the precreated CLASSE Shortcuts.
    4. Double-click on the samba share you would like to access. To correlate samba shares with NFS shares, please see https://www.classe.cornell.edu/private/computing/filesystems.html
    5. Login with your CLASSE username and password

Topic revision: r5 - 12 Nov 2021, DevinBougie
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