Helpdesk test 2007 EGM

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  • How do I send a private message to someone on chat?
  • Hey,
    I’ve been using chat on Redbrick, but I can’t figure it out. How do I join and leave channels, and is there anyway to see a list of all the rooms?
  • Hey guys,
    I’ve got the original password here, but it has all these funny letters and numbers in it. How do I change it?
  • How do I put my website on Redbrick? I’ve written it on my pc, and it looks really pretty, but I can’t get it onto the intertron :(
  • Hey, I’ve just uploaded my website the way you told me, but I still can’t see it. I get this stupid picture of a brick with some stupid error message.
  • someone told me to /disco and it broke my chat. How do I get it working again?
  • What’s a “hey”? how do I use it? what’s it for?
  • what’s this finger thing people keep talking about? is it some sort of perverted reference like FAP FAP FAP?
  • Hi, I’m in first year of CA and I’m doing my programming 1 assignment on redbrick. The program works in the labs, but it prints i out some weird error about classpaths on redbrick. What’s wrong with it?
  • Hey,
    I want to be 1337 like the admins. How do I use this vim thing they keep going on about?
    I launched it, and I can’t type, or get out of it
  • Hi,
    The Redbrick boards look really cool, but I can’t figure out how to use slrn. Is there an alternative?
  • People can’t download the .wmas I put up for them to warez? what’s going on?!?
  • Hey,
    Everytime I try top run this super script I wrote, it tells me that permission is denied? What’s going on man?
  • Hi,
    I’m sick of this webmail bollocks, redbrick’s client’s suck. What’s this mutt thing the associates keep going on about? how do I send mails from it?
  • Hi!
    I hear Redbrick has a photo gallery.
  • How do I make my hey border permanent? I hate typing it in every time I hey someone…
  • Hey,
    this zsh thing is kinda lame. I saw an admin’s screen yesterday and he had a super 1337 prompt, with the time of day in it. How do I get a prompt like that?
  • Hey!
    I’ve started using mutt. It’s really cool, but I’d like to have my own signature at the end of all my mails. How do I set that up with mutt?
  • Hey,
    I’ve decided I wantto use pidgin on redbrick, but I can’t install it, sudo won’t work! how do I get root, and install it?
  • Hi, I’d like to make a section on my website password protected, any idea how I could do this?
  • Yo,
    I think I’ve finally got the hang of this permissions thing, but how would I check what permissions a file has?
  • Hi!
    I just started my own channel on IRC, but I was wondering how can I make it password protected? Can you tell me a few of the other modes that I can use for my channel? I’d also like to know how to give my friends ops and stuff.
  • Hi,
    One of my windows just froze up! It doesn’t seem to be responding to any commands or anything… how can I fix it?
  • Hi,
    I’d like a postgresql account on RB, how would I go about getting one?
  • Ok, I think I just missed an important hey, how do I check who’s been sending me heys I got?
  • Hey,
    I started using screen yesterday, and mine just stopped working. It said “detached” and I typed go again like I was told to, but it just started another one. How do I fix my screen?
  • I’ve been trying to use Screen recently, what’s the difference between reattaching with screen -DR and screen -x?
  • I don’t like this stupid terminal. How do I connect to irc.redbrick.dcu.ie with mIRC?
  • The Following questions are bassed off actual emails recieved by Helpdesk

    Please Respond as if you were answering the emails.

  • Hi,
    I’m having a problem with getting java to work through command prompt. When I type in ‘javac’ the error message I keep getting is “javac is not recognised as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file.”I’ve tried re-installing the cd several times but keep getting the same problem. Do you have any ideas on how to fix this?
    Thanks,
    A Person.

  • I’m having issues changing my display name. CHFN doesn’t seem to be working for me. I’d appreciate any help you could give me on this. I created a thread on redbrick.babble called ‘Changing Display Name??’ which has some more info on it.
    Shadow just suggested using /local/bin/chfn as that worked for him but I get the same result..
    Regards
    A N Other Person
  • Helpdesk,
    What does PHP stand for?
  • Helpdesk,
    I’ve heard someone saying they could logon to redbrick with ssh but don’t have to give their password. Where can i get information on it Redbrick? What is he doing?
    Joe Blogg
  • * SUPER BONUS QUESTION ROUND!!! *

    1. what’s redbrick about?
    2. Why are you cooler than the other candidates?
    3. Who’s the most sarcastic member of redbrick?
    4. redbrick.dcu.ie - explain

    Author’s Note: At the time of writing the website was not accessible via http://redbrick.dcu.ie for historical reasons. This issue has since been resolved.

    1. screen.