There are about 30 computers in the ASB 9840 lab and many more students who need them. Thus, it would be nice for as many students as possible to get out of that room. It's probably nicer for you as well--your own computer, your own space, your own music.
For 102, you can get by with a text-only connection. This is described for Windows. You can connect to any of the machines in the lab.
You can also work, at least partially, on your own computer, without connecting to the lab at all. For instructions, see 102 computing resources. Remember that your assignments will be marked on the lab machines, so it is your responsibility to make sure they work there.
To use the synopsis debugger, you need X-Windows. This is theoretically possible with Windows, but far easier with Unix or Linux. If you have access to another Unix machine on campus, instructions are below.
If you have Linux or a Unix at home, you can definitely use it. If not, what kind of geek are you?
If you only want to use the analyser, you don't need a graphical connection, and you can use a text-only connection, which is much easier than trying to do X from Windows.
To use the Synopsis software, you need to connect to
You can also work with any other VHDL implementation. We will be marking on Synopsys in the lab, though, so it's your responsibility to make sure your model works there. Pointers to free VHDL implementations are welcome.
You can do text-only debugging to a limited extend, but if you want to finish your program, you'll need X. Emacs can be used in text-only mode with
emacs -nw .
See also, Lab 0.
The links below will take you to instructions for connecting to the lab from various platforms:
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