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Connecting to linux.bath

Staff and students can use linux.bath to access academic software from our Linux service. Access from public access computers on campus and from your device.

Preparing to connect to linux.bath

To connect to linux.bath, you need:

  • your University username, for example abc123
  • your University password

You can find your username on your library card.

Connecting to linux.bath on a public access computer

  1. Select 'Start'.
  2. Select 'All Programs'.
  3. Select Xming folder.
  4. Select 'linux.bath'.
  5. Enter your username and password when prompted.

Connecting to linux.bath on your Windows PC

  1. Download and install Xming
  2. Download PuTTY or similar SSH software
  3. Launch Xming
  4. Make sure your connection settings for the remote system have 'Enable X11 forwarding' selected under the PuTTY settings: Connection -> SSH -> X11
  5. Enter the hostname linux.bath.ac.uk
  6. Login using your username and password

Connecting to linux.bath from your Mac

  1. Install XQuartz
  2. Open the Terminal app.
  3. Type ssh username@linux.bath.ac.uk (Replace username with your own. You can find it on your library card, for example abc123). If you wish to do X forwarding, type ssh -X username@linux.bath.c.uk
  4. Enter your password when prompted.

Connecting to linux.bath from your Linux PC

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Type ssh username@linux.bath.ac.uk (Replace username with your own. You can find it on your library card, for example abc123). If you wish to do X forwarding, type ssh -X username@linux.bath.c.uk
  3. Enter your password when prompted.

Software available on linux.bath

Linux.bath is a convenient way to access Linux software anywhere with an internet connection.

You can find a full list of installed software packages from Linux.bath software or by typing the command - software.