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If you chose South Africa or Johannesburg as your location during the installation of Ubuntu, everything will work on campus. It is nice to add a few settings though.
By now you should have a Ubuntu CD or bootable flashdrive with the latest Ubuntu image on it. Boot from it and choose to install Ubuntu. When asked for your location, choose South Africa and for the timezone make sure you choose Johannesburg. After you have booted into your new installation, go on to the next step.
Set up the repositories (optional)
Go to the Repositories-12.04-LTS wiki page and follow all the steps. If you are using the wireless network, make sure to read the note at the bottom.
- The open source alternative for NXInetkey is called Pynetkey.
- It is available here on Janto Dreijer's site. Go there and download the file called pynetkey###.deb.
- Double-click on pynetkey###.deb. The Software Center will open. Click on install.
- Search for Pynetkey using the Dash.
- If this way of installation fails or you are looking for detailed instructions on using Pynetkey, go to: http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey/readme.html
Open the internet
- If you chose to install Pynetkey, search for Pynetkey using the Dash, enter your username and password and click on connect.
- You will see pynetkey in the top panel notification area. A green ladybird means the internet is open while a orange one means it is closed. A red icon means something is wrong. Hover with your mouse over the icon to see the error message, connect/disconnect message or your internet usage for the month.
If you do not want to use pynetkey or want to use NXInetkey, open the internet by going to https://inetkey.sun.ac.za. Leave the internet open while doing the rest of this tutorial.
Check your internet connection
At this stage you should be able to access any internet website. Make sure your internet works before continuing with the rest of this tutorial. While doing that also check to see if you did in fact do all of the above steps.
Optional installations and setups
- If you want to print to the printers in your CUA (Firga, Fharga, Narga, Humarga) or the library, follow the steps at "Printing" to install the SafeCom printer on your computer.
- If you want to access your RGA H:/-drive follow the steps at "Network Files".
- If you want to access the campus financial system, go to: "Tera Term".
- To use RooiHub on Linux, install eiskaltdcpp. Install RooiHub.
- Open Eiskalt from Applications->Internet->DC++. Set a nickname for yourself.
- Now open Rooihub from Applications->Wine->Programs->Rooihub.
- In DC++ click on Connect and type: localhost:13000
- Click on connect again and type: localhost:14000
- Now you should be connected to RooiHub and the Chathub.
- Install an IRC client like XChat or Konversation and join the #linux channel on the irc.sun.ac.za:6667 server. If you struggle to connect ask for help on RooiHub's main chat. Or click here for the online chat client.
- Join the SULUG-mailing list at http://sympa.sun.ac.za.
- Limited help for Ubuntu is available at the Student IT Help Center at 7 Joubert Street.
For more information and help with Ubuntu, browse through this website and the official Ubuntu forums. Do not hesitate to ask a question.