There are several possible reasons:
You can direct our mail server to automatically forward emails in the file .procmailrc.
The forwarding is done with the following three lines:
:0 c * ! email@example.com
The c in the first line means that your mail will still be held locally and a copy will be forwarded to your new accound. If you don't want a local copy, leave out the c.
You should insert these lines after the spam filter, otherwise the spam will also be forwarded. Not only is that annoying for you, but this might also make the university look like it's sending spam, which might lead to it getting blacklisted.
The CMS also has their own forwarding service (in German). We recommend you use it, since it will remind you to change your password before your CMS account gets locked.
Newer versions of xemacs use configuration files in the directory ~/.xemacs. You can copy the recommended setting be executing the following command:
USB drives should be automatically mounted – at least in KDE. Just plug in your drive, wait (possibly up to a minute) and a notification should pop up. The drive should be mounted under media. When you are done using it, simply remove the drive from the computer.
Normally, your home directory should have the appropriate rights set. If you want to make certain, execute the command
Right-click the desktop and choose “Folder View Settings”.
Open Edit → Preferences → Applications. Then type “pdf” into the search field. After selecting “Portable Document Format (PDF)”, you can choose what to do with PDF files under “Action”. To open them in a new Adobe Reader window, select “Use Acrobat Reader (default)”. If you select “Use other ...”, you can choose a different viewer (like /usr/bin/okular).
First, press Shift-Alt-F12. Then, click the green button at the bottom left of the screen and type “effects”. Click on “Desktop Effects” and clear the checkbox “Enable desktop effects at startup” and apply.
This shouldn't be an issue with our current hardware. If it happens to you, please send us an email about it.
R is installed locally on most computers. If not, you can start the version installed on the server by executing
Alternatively, you can login on ssh2 by executing
Please keep in mind not to run computationally intensive tasks on ssh2 (see also our page about remote access).
To change the keyboard layout for your account, click the green button in the bottom right corner and type “keyboard”. Then click on the result also named “Keyboard”. In the opened window, select the Layout tab and check “Configure layouts”. Then add and remove as necessary. After applying the settings, you should have a layout selector in the bar at the bottom of the screen if you configured multiple layouts.
If you need to use LaTeX packages that are not included in the standard texlive distribution, you can download them and save them in the same directory as the .tex file you are trying to compile. You should then be able to compile it as usual. This also works with newer versions of texlive packages.
Alternatively – especially if you need a package more often – you can install the package in the directory ~/texmf/ the same way you would install it in the texlive directory (/usr/share/texmf/). Don't forget to run
Every user has 2GB of harddisk space at his disposal. If this limit is exceeded for more than a week – or at one when the 3GB limit is exceeded – you will not be able to create new files. This can cause you to you to no longer be able to log in. To avoid this situation, please try to not go over your quota. You can display your current usage by executing
At the top of the interface is a Link labeled “Folder”. This page is rather intuitive, the only important point is the option “Let this folder contain subfolders” The folders on the our servers can contain either emails or subfolders, but not both; this option therefore prevents the folder from containing emails.
First you should make sure that Thunderbird is set up correctly. Go to Edit → Account settings → Server setting → Advanced and make sure the IMAP server directory is set to “mail” and that “Server supports folders that contain sub-folders and messages” is checked:
Afterwards, you can create new folders in thunderbird right-clicking the folder view (on the left) and select “New folder...” in the popup menu. The new folder should be a subfolder of your inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org). Due to technical restrictions, folder can contain either emails or subfolders, but not both.
To restore your window bar, click the very right of the bar at the bottom of the screen.
There you choose “Add Widget ...”
Then then double-click “Task Manager”.