Logging In With FastX(on a trial basis)

We are providing the FastX service as PC X server software on a trial basis.

Since FastX suppresses communication traffic by data compression technology, you can use the system comfortably even in remote areas such as GUI-based application operations. You can use it from the dedicated client software (Windows version) or your browser. In this case, you can use it without installing client software.

  1. The installation of FastX client must be completed by the procedure of Installing FastX.
  2. Generate a key pair by the procedure of Generating Key Pair and Registering Public Key,and then register a public key from User Portal.
  3. For Windows, register the private key to Pageant by the procedure of setup of Pageant.

※Client for Mac version and Client for Linux has not been tested yet.

  1. Start your browser and go to one of the following addresses.
    (Connected to each login node. The function is the same for all login nodes.)

    Destination Address
    camphor1 https://camphor1.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
    camphor2 https://camphor2.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
    lauerl1 https://laurel1.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
    lauerl2 https://laurel2.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
    lauerl3 https://laurel3.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

    You can also connect by accessing https://laurel.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ or https://camphor.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ (DNS round robin address), but the connection may be cut off depending on the timing of updating the DNS cache of the browser.

  2. The login screen will appear. Make sure that "Use Public Key Authentication" is checked.

  3. (First time only)Click "Manage Private Keys". A small window prompting you to upload the private key opens. Click "+" and select the private key of the OpenSSH format.

  4. Enter the user number in "Username" and click "Login".

  5. Enter the passphrase in "Passphase for Private Key" and click "Submit".

  6. Click "+" to open a session.

  7. You can use GNOME desktop or terminal. To use the desktop, double-click "GNOME Desktop". To use the terminal, double-click "GNOME terminal". ("GNOME Desktop" is available only at laurel[1-3].kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp)

  8. If new tab opens and desktop or terminal is displayed, login is successful. The password for the screen lock of GNOME Desktop is the password of the user portal (not the passphrase of the private key).

  9. By default, the keyboard layout is set to "Japanese". To set another language, pull out the tab on the screen and click the keyboard mark.

  10. Change the "Layout" to the desired language.

  1. In case of Windows, start Pageant and register the private key.
  2. Start FastX by clicking the FastX icon.
  3. When the FastX startup window opens, click the "+" icon in the upper left corner and click "ssh".
  4. In the Edit Connection window, enter laurel.kudpc.kyoto-u.ac.jp in the "Host", the user number in the "User", laurel in the "Name", and click "OK".
  5. Double click the registered laurel.
  6. When the connection to laurel is successful, the following screen will appear. Click the "+" icon in the upper left.
  7. Double-click "GNOME Desktop" to use the desktop and double-click "GNOME terminal" to use the terminal.
  8. Login is successful if the desktop or terminal is displayed.

When one user uses multiple sessions at the same time (opens desktop or terminal), only one license is consumed on the same login node, but when opening sessions from different login nodes, the corresponding licenses are consumed. The number of licenses that can be used by one user is set to 3. If you try to open more sessions, a notice indicating lack of license is displayed.

With FastX, the session is maintained even after disconnecting, and the user can reconnect. However, please note that the session will be automatically deleted after 2 days without reconnecting after disconnecting.

To log out from GNOME Desktop, press the power mark on the upper right of the screen, press the user name in the menu that appears, and log out from "Log Out". You cannot log out from power options.


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