Computer's 101 Quick Reference
You should keep your
information on Route Y current. This way, someone who needs
get hold of you can. For example if I need to contact you
there is a problem with your assignment, and I can't get a hold of you,
you may loose points because I could get a hold of you.
will take you
to BYU's information on how to setup a wireless connection on campus.
The offical Caedm user
guide and be
Caedm provides the computers and
support for the College of Engineering and Technology. If you
want to use a computer in the college, you must have a CAEDM
If you do not have a Caedm
can create one by going to the computers outside of room 423 in the
Clyde or by going to the URL of https://ssl.et.byu.edu/cms
Follow the steps on this page to create your account.
Each user is alloted space
on the Caedm
network. This is where they can store their school
information. It will only be accessible to you and the Caedm
administrators. There is a space limitation that changes over
time. If your J Drive becomes full, you can burn your
to CD from most of the computers on the Caedm network. In the CM 411 class,
use the J drive for your Timberline Data.
J Drive mapping for Laptops in the lab
To map the J drive on the
laps in snlb
219 using a wired connection do the following:
Right click on My Network
select MapNetwork drive.
Select the Drive Letter as J:
In the folder field, type
Out of Space on J Drive
From the start menu select "Show J
Drive Usage". Press the Analyze button. Your largest files
will be shown at the top of the list. Right click to select files
that you would like to delete. You now should have more space on
Firefox Profile Errors
Firefox profile errors stem from 3 sources that I'm aware of. The
following steps should be done in sequence. After each step, log
out and then relogin to see if the problem has been solved, if not go
to the next step.
- Your J drive space is at or over your limit (150 meg) capacity. To solve this delete some of the junk off of the J drive.
the directory J:\.firefox\profiles\user.default there is a file named
parentlock.lck. If you are getting a message something like Firefox is already running,
delete the parentlock.lck file.
- In the directory
J:\.firefox\profiles\user.default there are file that are .ini.
While these files are needed, they may have become corrupted.
If the above steps have not solved the problem, delete the .ini files.
managers allows you to control your Caedm account
It costs money every
time you print a page on the Caedm network. The price varies
what printer you are using. This link
has the pricing information. To add money to your printing
account, you need to add money to your signature card
You can add money to your signature card account through Route Y
If you chose not to use
the Caedm email
account, that is fine, but you should forward it to an account that you
do use. Otherwise, you may miss important information from
Caedm administrators, that may result in your account being disabled.
If you work on group
projects and would
like a common storage area, for your groups data, you can create a
groups space on the J drive. To do this, login to the the
account manager and select group manager. Select Create a New
Group. Create a name for the group according to the guidlines
given. Most likely, you will want the members to be able to
and write to the group, so enter each group members caedm user name
separated by commas and no spaces.
Press Create the Group and the group will be created. Wait 15
minutes and then relogin and you should now see the group at
CAEDM creates and email
you create your account. If you do not wish to use this
you should forward this account to the one that you are
forward this account, read above on the email forwarding link.
If you want to download your Caedm email at home, here are the
. To learn how to
email client instead of the web interface for Route Y email
If you would like to
create you own
webpage, CAEDM provides you with that abilitity. Anything
you place in the www folder on the J drive, will be visible on the
internet. The URL of you account is
www.et.byu.edu/~username ie www.et.byu.edu/~kmiller
files from the J drive to
You can transfer files
from the J drive
to you home computer by using FTP. In order to do this, you
and FTP client. There are many clients available.
link to download WS-FTP
Download the WS_FTP
Install it on your home computer the read the directions
An alternate solution is to type the following address in the address
bar: ftp://USERNAME@et.byu.edu , replace USERNAME with your
username. Using Internet Explorer you can download
upload files. With Mozilla or Netscape you can only download
files. However, beware using Internet Explorer in
lab be it stores many temporary files that are stored and your J drive
and then can cause you to run out of storage space on the J drive.
files from the U drive to
The University also provides you with 10 meg of storage space that
shows up as the U drive when you are in a University lab or working on
a tech room computer. You can also access it by
address to type is: myudrive.byu.edu , where
the USERNAME is your Route Y ID.
Caedm Applications at Home
Many of the Caedm
applications can be
accessed from your home computer. I would recommend that you
this over a high speed line rather than a modem, but you can do it over
a modem. To run applications from home you need to access the
Caedm application server. The download client generally works
better than the web browser client. For more information on accessing
application server click
If you have additional information that would be good to add to this
page, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The USB Flash memory
drives are an easy
way to transport you data from computer to computer. For CM
it is required that you have one. If you use the USB drives
on a Win 98
machine, you will most likely have to install a driver on your computer
to make it work. In the Caedm lab it should work
sure though not in activate security on your drive. If you
may not work on the Caedm computers. You should always safely
stop your USB drive. If you don't, you may ruin you USB
drive. To safely stop your drive, on the task bar
eject hardware button
A message will then
display that says it is safe to remove the hardware. If you
message that says the hardware cannot be stopped. Make sure
you are not using an application that is accessing the USB
Then try it again to safely eject the hardware. If
fails several times you may want to shutdown the computer and then
remove the USB drive.
Software (most of the software listed here is open-source and all are free)
a free suite
comparable and compatible with Microsoft Office.
is a web browser that I like better than the microsoft product.
Consider also using the Tabbrowser Preferences, Nuke it,
ForecastFox, and Download Them All extensions.
Thunderbird is the mail client that replaces Outlook.
editor on the line of Photoshop. You need to download the GTK
and install it and then download gimp and install it. They
can be downloaded from, http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/
webpage editor that is easy to use
File transfer program
Great editor for code.
Help or Account problems on
the Caedm system, call 2-5960
What email to use
You can use whatever email account that
you want. Here are some advantages of each and disadvantages
Off Campus: Gmail,
yahoo, netscape, excite, netzero (I would recommend this option)
Usually always working
Sometime they are slow to
access because of general internet traffic
BYU's Basic mail
Web Interface so you can
Preview the mail message
Views web content in email correctly
Not necessarily always
Slower loading time
10 meg size limitation
More storage space