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Connecting from off-campus

To connect to GEMINI from off-campus the Hamilton College LITS Department makes Citrix available to students. Citrix is a client that allows current Hamilton College students to access applications that are hosted on-campus. Computer Science students will use Xming and Atom through Citrix to connect to the GEMINI server.

A few steps when connecting to Citrix:

— Go to the CITRIX webpage
— When logging in, use your current Hamilton College username/password. If the Domain says hamilton.edu, change it to students.hamilton.edu
— If this is your first time using Citrix, a page will appear that prompts you to download the client. Download and install the client.

Note : You will never have to launch this application manually. Instead, you will launch apps through the Citrix web interface.

— Launch XMING or Atom using the icon (If you do not see Atom, click on the Test Environment folder at the top, it will be located in there until after spring break)
— Log in with your Hamilton username and password
— The desired window should now be displayed.

Opening files in Atom from off campus

— Open Atom in Citrix.

— Click File->Open File

— If you are prompted, allow read and write access.

— Go to This Computer, then click Gemini (S:)

— Select the file you wish to open.

Here are some helpful links from ITS:
Using Citrix
Registering and Logging into Citrix
Installing the Citrix Client
Launching Applications 

Bugs when connecting from a Mac:

Sometimes, Citrix Receiver does not work on Macs. If this is the case, uninstall Citrix Receiver and install Citrix Workspace instead.

When launching Xming from a Mac OS X computer a key may repeat itself indefinitely in the Xming terminal window. IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU click off of the Xming terminal window (change focus) and then click back on to the Xming terminal window. This should resolve the problem at this time.

Email Dalton at jhumpf@hamilton.edu if you have any issues.