Technology Setup

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Connecting Remotely

From Linux/Unix

First of all, the tools are only set up on (for CMPE 222) or on any of the mada machines (for Jose and my research groups). You must run them remotely on the machines by exporting your X display:

ssh -Y

and you must have an X11 client on your computer. You can do this from home if you have a fast internet connection. Otherwise, you must use the computing labs.

From Win32

To display on a win32 machine (vista), you should do this:

1. Install xming from

2. Install Xming fonts from

3. Install putty from

4. Start Xming

5. start putty (an SSH client)

6. in the "SSH->Tunnels" page of putty, click on "Enable X forwarding"

7. In the Session page of putty, write the hostname ( You can also write your username like this Hit "Save" to save the seesion for future use

9. Hit "Open" to start your session

icfb should now work OK, and display to your local machine

Setting up the CAD Tools

On this machine, all of the CAD tools are set up by a single setup file called /mada/software/ It is written for bash, so you will need to run this shell first if you do not already. You can check your shell by typing:

echo $SHELL

Setup with bash

In your .bashrc file add the following lines:

source /mada/software/

You must now log out and log back in to get the new setup.

Setup with csh or tcsh

If your default shell is cshrc (the SOE default), you can either a) request that the SOE change it via itrequest b) run bash at the end of your .cshrc file or c) use the configuration file that is here:


Note, however, that there may be errors in this file and you should contact SOE tech support if there are differences between it and the bash file. THIS IS NOT THE RECOMMENDED SETUP.

You must now log out and log back in to get the new setup.