I cannot log in to any CS workstation, but I know I have access - what could be wrong?

There are several things that might be wrong

You may be over your disk quota.

To check this, you can either remotely access csil.cs.ucsb.edu via SSH or enter CTRL + ALT + F3 at any Linux machine. This will bring up a non-graphical login prompt. After logging in here you can then use "quota -v" to get a high-level look at where you stand.

[Queequeg@pequod]$ quota -v
Disk quotas for user Queequeg (uid 19041):
  Filesystem  blocks   quota   limit   grace   files   quota   limit   grace
              12253  50000  55000            4195   10000   13500

You can see that Queequeg is using 12253 blocks of his 55000 limit. He"ll receive a warning when he goes over 50000 blocks. It"s a good idea to watch your file limit also.

To see your 10 largest files, use du -sk * .??* | sort -rn | head

And remember to purge your browser cache from time to time.

Your password may be expired.

If this is the case, please visit the Help Desk in Harold Frank Hall, room 1140E or send an email to help@engineering.ucsb.edu.

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2013-09-13 20:23
Troy Smith
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