Lab video equipment

The lab has an overhead track mounting system that can use used to mount all manner of video gear. It is called "Unistrut(R)". The Edcom AV supplier that we use can sell the necessary mounting gear (Peerless brand Unistrut adapters).

At present there are two projectors mounted and one camera. The projects have VGA wired back to the closet (dc3591c). On the list of things to buy is a video-switching unit that can take two to four VGA or DVI in and switch to between two and four VGA out. Edcom would be thr primary source for this.

There is a requirement to mount another projector that is downward-facing. I have the necessary Unistrut stuff, but I haven't figured out how to do the right-angle bend. For the projector mount, another "universal" mount could be used, but a more cost-effective solution will be to get a model-specific mount from Edcom.


The lab has a Brother HL-52509DN duplexing laser printer (toucan.cs; 7.136). Instructions for setting up Windows clients:

  1. Add printer, local printer, don't search for P&P
  2. create a port, standard TCP/IP
  3. printer name: toucan.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  4. finish
  5. manufacturer: brother
  6. if hl-5250dn isn't in the list of printers, press "Windows update", then select "brother hl-5250dn series"
  7. next; set name and default as appropriate
  8. next; set sharing as appropriate
  9. print a test page or not
  10. finish
At present the printer's web server is locked down to campus only. The admin credentials are u=admin, p=hcilab. The user password is still set to the default but there isn't much it can do.

Mailing Lists

There are a few IST MailMan mailing lists associated with HCI: hcilab@lists.uwaterloo.ca, allhci@lists.uwaterloo.ca and ingimp-news@lists.uwaterloo.ca. See the list-creation emails in eDocs://rsg/hci.

Snap.cs and ingimp.org

Michael Terry's research program includes http://ingimp.org. The principal production service for ingimp.org is snap.cs, which is located in DC3558, Research Rack (2nd from the left). The system runs Ubuntu6.06LTS, with customized versions of Gimp, of course. Be careful about applying updates -- he doesn't want the operating environment perturbed.

ingimp.org is registered to Michael Terry at DomainsAtCost.ca and hosted by IST. See the registration information at in eDocs://rsg/hci/ingimp.org

Reboot procedure for snap.cs

Reboot as usual. To restart the log-collection process (which overloads port 80):

  • as user ingimp (`sudo su - ingimp`):

Core website

HCI has a website in the CS Core region called "hci". It is addressed as http://hci.uwaterloo.ca and lives in the usual place for vhosts in the Core web-space:


Access to this directory is controlled through the Core userid group www_hci, which at present (2007-8-22) has members: clatulip,jgruiz,lank,mterry

Topic revision: r4 - 2013-05-30 - DrewPilcher
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