Tag: Linux

Connect to RDS from a self managed Ubuntu laptop

The working package of xfreerdp is available in a repository on our server in order to connect to it you need to connect to your associated VPZ over VPN.   Please follow the instructions in the post “Installing Cisco AnyConnect Client Linux” to install the VPN client.   Example to connect to mtec VPZ(substitute mtec […]

Connecting to the ETH Home-Directory and ETH Group-Shares

Connecting to the ETH Home-Directory Instruction for a managed Ubuntu Desktop Computer On most of the Ubuntu-Linux Desktop-Computers, your ETH Home-Directory is directly connected and mounted to /home/YOUR-USERNAME You can access the Files with the nautilus File-Manager:     If your Homedirectory is not mounted, you can mount it manually with this command: mkdir -p […]

Login information

Login To login on a Ubuntu Linux Machine you can use your domain account. The only requirements to log in is that your user account is in a permitted domain group and the ubuntu linux computer is managed by ETH. If this is not the case, you can contact us. Long time logins Once you […]


Applications Compatible Applications There are a lot of applications for Ubuntu. This list shows Applications that are compatible to Ubuntu Bionic 18.04: List of Ubuntu Applications  Special Applications Special Applications can be ordered in the IT-Shop. The IT Shop is a centralised portal that allows ETH members to obtain Self service IT and management services. These […]

Office Applications

Libre Office Libre Office is an office application suite similar to Microsoft Office. It is installed on a Linux-Desktop-Maschines. Libre Office Writer Editing Text Libre Office Calc Editing Spreadsheets Impress Editing Presentations Base Editing Databases Draw Editing Shapes, Figures and Pdf Documents. Math Editing Math Formulas Documentation in English: Libre Office Documentation Documentation in German: […]

Connect to Windows Terminal Servers (RDS)

To connect to the RDS from a managed Linux Client, you can search for the application “Connect to RDS” and execute it to automatically connect. Use your Windows Login and Password.     Here is an example command to connect to a generic Windows Server: xfreerdp /v:”serverhostname”.d.ethz.ch /d:d.ethz.ch /u:”username” /dynamic-resolution /cert-ignore Replace “serverhostname” with the […]

Desktop Basics

This page is describing the basic handling of Ubuntu Linux 18.04 Desktop Getting Started with the Ubuntu Desktop Introduction What do the icons in the top bar mean? Icons Starting Applications Starting Applications Add your favourite Applications to the dash-board on the left side App-Favorites Starting a Terminal Move your mouse pointer to the Activities […]

Linux overview

This site describes the Ubuntu Linux 18.04 Desktop. Please select your topic in the following list. Login information Basics of the Ubuntu Desktop Applications in General Office Applications Connect to the Windows Terminal Servers (RDS) Connecting to the ETH Home-Directory and ETH Group-Shares Configure Thunderbird to use the ETH Mailserver and Calendar Connecting to RDS […]