Lending laptop pool
NB: wirelessly using the laptops with Linux is broken since the installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Linux only works with a wired connection. Unfortunately we haven't found time to fix this.
The Faculty of Science has a pool of 23 laptops that can be lent by employees and students of the Faculty. These are standard-RU laptops. They are almost identical in use to the pc's in the computer labs. The main difference is reservation is not through IHZ.
The reservation of the laptops is administered by the Library of Science. Use for FNWI education has precedence.
How to log in with Windows?
You can log on to the laptops with:
- either with a Science loginname and the corresponding password
- or a RU account: RU\s123456 and the corresponding password
What environment is offered?
The laptops are all dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04, just like the PC's in the terminal rooms.
The borrower promises by signing the laptop lending agreement to agree with the lending regulations of the Faculty of Science for lending laptops to students and employees.
Lending procedure for a trolley
For Faculty education (NLT, Chemistry Lab, Math Tournament, ...) a complete trolley with maximum 22 laptops can be lent. The trolley has been modified by C&CZ in such a way, that the laptops are connected by UTP-cable to the network, in order to have automatic updates working.
Use for examinations without Internet
The wireless network of the laptops can be disabled by the the C&CZ helpdesk. This can be used for examinations: allow students the use of a computer without giving them easy access to the internet. This has been done already on two clearly labeled laptops (hglaptop63/hglaptop64) on request of the Education Center in order to assist feature limited students with examinations. For larger examinations, please reserve in time, specifying the need for laptops with wireless networking disabled. Of course surveillance is still needed to prevent Internet access by attaching a USB-dongle.