Clear some disk space, start MOP, and initialize the CCD. We assume you're already logged onto sdssmth.
|Check disk space in /data/mt||Raw data reside on sdssmth at
/data/mt/MJD where MJD is the modified Julian date at the start
of the night (something like "51560"). We have enough disk space to
save a few night's of data, after which it must be erased to make room
To erase data directories, cd to /data/mt and remove them (but be sure to check that they've been written to tape twice, or are at least written to tape once and also rsync'ed to hard disk at FNAL; you can look in sdss-tapelogs for the tape status and FNAL PT data rsync status for the hard drive status):
% cd /data/mt
(some informational messages)
mt> startDa -murmur
mt> initNight -poolInit
The last step starts the MOP Graphical User Interface and takes a long time. Do not type anything until the windows appear.
If the MOP windows seem to hang, go to the special situations page to find out how to fix it.
|Initialize CCD||Hit the "initialize CCD" button in the PT Target
Selection window. This clears the CCD (and also takes a long
time). It also creates the /data/mt/
|Resize video display||If the CCD readout display (to the left of
the pt1 monitor) is showing only part of the field, you might want to
issue this command:
This will show the entire CCD on the next readout.