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IT services

The IT services offered at the department of mathematics. We have a page dedicated to frequently asked questions that is worth a look.

IT services at the Department

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Oct. 10, 2014

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is the version of Linux offered at the department. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the only Linux platform supported by UiO and it provides UiO and the department of mathematics a unified platform between computing nodes, the Abel Cluster, servers, and desktop clients.

  • Frequently asked questions Mar. 3, 2017

    A set of frequently asked questions presented to the sysadmin staff.

  • Video conferencing at Ullevål Aug. 28, 2017

    Meeting room 311, also known as “Rolling Stone”, has equipment set up for video conferencing. The current setup supports the following software: Skype and Apple FaceTime.

  • Guest accounts at the department Aug. 3, 2016

    We have an ever increasing number of guests at the department. This document answers basic questions for guests with regards to their IT requirements.

  • Mac OS Nov. 18, 2014

    The second operating system we support at the department is Mac OS.

  • Slow network / Slow computer Nov. 13, 2014

    After the transition to IP telephony we have had a few situations where the machines behind the phones have been slow. Often the problem is the phone itself and resetting the phone usually helps. At other times, using webmail towards causes problems.

  • User Environment Sep. 1, 2014

    An introduction to the user environment on the Linux hosts at the department as well as the module framework for software offered.

  • Printing Jan. 21, 2011

    The Department of Mathematics has 3 multifunction printers (Ricoh MP C2003) that scan and print in color.

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IT services at the Faculty

  • Netbased application services in the faculty Dec. 6, 2016

    Remote Desktop Services

    Do you need a remote desktop to login to UiOs account and access UiO specific files, software and applications.

  • Laptop details Sep. 21, 2015

    We have laptops machines pre-installed with Fedora Linux available for loan at science library in Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus.

  • Technical support auditoriums teaching rooms Sep. 11, 2015
  • Software for MN's computers May 29, 2015
  • AV-equipment at the faculty of natural sciences. Oct. 29, 2014

    An overview of the AV equipment at the faculty of natural sciences.

  • E-academy July 12, 2013

    Through Microsoft's Imagine programme, students and employees at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences can acquire licensed copies of Microsoft software. The program includes Windows 8 and Windows 7 operating systems, designer and development tools such as Visual Studio and Visio, productivity applications such as OneNote, and much more.


Contact & Policies

  • Contact information for the sysadmin staff
  • Policies for the IT services at the Department

Service messages, local IT

  • New R and Rstudio. Jan. 20, 2018

    R has been upgraded to version 3.4.3 and RStudio to 1.1.414.

  • Security restarts Jan. 5, 2018

    Due to multiple vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, all Linux hosts at the department required a reboot to update the kernel packages on the systems in question.

  • New R and RStudio Sep. 15, 2017

    R has been upgraded to a pre-release of 3.4.2 and RStudio to 1.0.153. "Tidyverse" is added as standard to R.

  • Potential network outage at Ullevål Sep. 13, 2017

    On the night from Friday the 15th to Saturday the 16th the fiber cable connecting Ullevål to UiO might experience disturbances. This may cause the network connection out from our current location in Songsveien to drop either partially or completely.

  • Freezing user interfaces Aug. 17, 2017

    A number of machines have, after the upgrade this summer, seen the user interface freeze or become unresponsive. Today the sysadmin staff has pushed a change to all machines with the affected hardware in the hopes of resolving this issue.

Internal documentation

Internal documentation for the sysadmin staff, limited access.