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-- PeterKammel - 2010-07-27

Analysis Cluster

User and Group IDs - For the creation of users on the analysis machines here at UW, we should standardize user id numbers across the various linux installations. So far, this is used only on the webserver, muon.npl.washington.edu

Full name user name UserID#
Peter Kammel pkammel 1000
Peter Winter winter 1001
Jason Crnkovic jcrnkovi 1002
Gary Holman gholman 1003
Sara Knaack sknaack 1004
David Hertzog hertzog 1005
Michael Murray mhmurray 1006
Group GroupID#

The four machines will be addressed as follows

1. muon1.npl.washington.edu <-> PeterK
2. muon2.npl.washington.edu <-> Sara
3. muon3.npl.washington.edu <-> Michael
4. muon4.npl.washington.edu <-> PeterW

Cluster software

List here any software you would like to have installed on the managed desktop machines. I will talk to the PACS folks about using the Modules environment manager for easy version switching.

ROOT v5.20.00
ROOT v5.24.00
ROOT v5.26.00
OpenOffice (newest)

Webtransfer from Illinois


PK tranferred the following webpages to muon.npl.washington.edu. Click link to get to the new address.

This was done by tar. I will backup the new pages, once the backup disk arrives.

For all original UIUC webpages, apart from MuLan, I installed a redirect index.html on the original site.
MuLan was write protected.

For MuCap and MuSun, I exchanged the URL with the attached file.
This was done, only one level into the page hierachy.
For MuCap, the trendplot etc links remain directed to UIUC, as the root files are generated there.
For NewG2 and Mu2E the links inside the webpages were not edited, as they contain very limited information.

Access control was enabled by following those instructions. Then the .htaccess files had
to be adjusted. The .htpasswd should not be accessible to webusers.

The current update procedure for the webpages is to run e.g. ./RSYNC MuCap on muon:/var/www/exp, after editing MuCap
sources on macpk.

In conclusion, the web pages are transferred now, but the UIUC should continue their life, so that we don't have to
change too many links. The MuSun webpage is completely transferred and relinked.

Webserver muon.npl.washington.edu


username: one of the above
password: your user password
Server IP: (speedy.npl.washington.edu)
SSH port: 25490
ssh access at this point from CENPA and campus IPs and from NPL Illinois (128.174.129.NNN and 128.174.13.NNN)

> ssh -p 25490 your_user_name@speedy.npl.washington.edu


So far, I've run:

apt-get install apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 mysql-server mysql-client php5-mysql

apt-get install build-essential

apt-get install emacs

apt-get install cvs cvsweb


See eLog:1

CVS and cvsweb:

See eLog:2

PACS main pages

Communication with PACS

Printer for PA offices

Laser Color Printer w/ Networking, Duplex

  • Brother HL-4040cdn - Low price & operating costs. A couple common toner-replacement related problems - both have workaround hacks. $290 on amazon.

Printer Setup

  • Sharp BW printer 5th floor:
    • Windows:
      1. Execute 'Run' from the Start Menu
      2. Type: \\thoth.phys.washington.edu
      3. A user/password screen should pop up:
        user: netid\YOUR_NETID
        password: your netid password
      4. A new window with all available network printers appears. The Sharp 350 on the 5th floor is called C500-DX350-BW. Double click on it and it should install. You should be able to print after that.
  • Color printer on 4th floor (condensed matter experimental lounge):
    • Windows:
      1. Execute 'Run' from the Start Menu
      2. Type: \\thoth.phys.washington.edu
      3. A user/password screen should pop up:
        user: netid\YOUR_NETID
        password: your netid password
      4. A new window with all available network printers appears. Thecolor printer on the 4th floor is called b443-mx2600-color. Double click on it and it should install. You should be able to print after that.
  • atomic - 5th floor B/W outside PK's office - Device URI: ipp://press.phys.washington.edu/printers/atomic
    • Linux: using IPP protocol:
      Print server: press.phys.washington.edu
      Queue: /printers/atomic
    • Windows: PW attempted this - there are instructions taped on the wall.
  • atmclr - HP Color LaserJet 2600n - 5th floor outside PK's office - Device URI: socket://
    • Ubuntu:
      1. System->Admin->Printing->New
      2. In left column ( Devices), select Network Printer->AppSocket/HP JetDirect
      3. Host IP: Port: 9100
      4. You then must select/install the printer driver. Ubuntu has the set of drivers "hplip" installed by default, like most systems.
      5. Print a test page.
    • Windows 7:
      1. Control Panel
      2. View devices and printers
      3. Add a Printer
      4. Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
      5. Click on 'The printer that I want wasn't listed'
      6. Add a printer using TPC/IP address or hostname
      7. IP address:
      8. Select the driver: HP Color Laserjet 2600n. If it's not in the selection list, download it to your hard disk from this HP website (or google for it) and then chose Hard disk and browse to the directory where you saved the driver file (.INF).
      9. Name the printer if you like and try to print a test page. Hopefully it works
    • Windows XP:
      1. Control Panel

  • CENPA_BW - HP LaserJet 4300dtn ip address: located in elec. shop
  • CENPA_Color - Dell 5130cdn ip address: located in elec. shop

Poster Printers - there are two poster printers in room 160 in CENPA.
HP Designjet 800ps 24" -
HP Designjet 800ps 42" -
In Windows, these can be accessed via TCP/IP.

  • You'll need to download the drivers (also available for MacOS).
  • Extract the self-extracting zip to a temporary directory.
  • When adding a printer via Windows's control panel, choose the "Have Disk" option, pointing to the downloaded files.
  • When printing, be very careful and read a lot of documentation to do it right the first time
  • A printing example can be found here.


There is a copier/printer/scanner in room 109 in CENPA.
Canon 3570 imageRUNNER -

In order to use the scanner you need Windows or MacOS. Windows instructions:

  • Download the drivers from Canon - NWSG_v2.21.exe
  • Install the driver, run the ScanGearTool, selecting the scanner
  • Obtain software that allows you to scan. I used ScanWiz as it has a fully functional 30-day trial. If you find some good freeware, please post.
  • Gary says that gimp has an image capture from scanner option. Adobe PDF writer in the front office does as well, so in a pinch, use Bob's computer with its attached HP scanner
  • In order to use the scanner, you must change the scanner to online mode, which can only be done at the scanner's touch interface. Get to the "Scan" tab, and press "Online". Make sure to turn this back to "Offline" when you are done. If you don't, no one else can use the copier or printer.
  • Start the scanning software, find Network ScanGear v2.21 and scan. Pay attention to the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) tray input versus the Platten Glass input to the physical device.
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