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Quick start

This is intended to give a sketch of how to get the essentials for a shift up and running quickly.

After logging in, open a terminal and give the following commands:

setup ftbf
cd /home/nfs/ftbf_user/acnet
./LArIATViewer.sh
./launch_acnet_console

Multiple windows should appear. Open the following:

  • PPD Params (S60) - provides beamline parameters.
  • Swics (S39) - wire position setting/profile plotting.
    • (Click between the MC7WC1 and the <I> on 9 and 10, subtract background called bg2 then start plot.)

To start a run, open another terminal and type

ssh lariat-daq02 -l lariat
go [# OF SPILLS]

to start the run. Make a record of every new run in the logbook. Add DQM plots in a related entry for any substantial runs, or if interesting.

Online Auto Updating Event Viewer
Open another terminal an type

ssh -X <yourusername>@lariatgpvm02.fnal.gov
cd /lariat/app/users/EventViewer/
source SETUP_ONLINE_EVENTVIEWER.sh

Note: The first load may bring up a blue screen, you are currently taking data and the problem persists, close the event viewer and run the following command (which points to a text file)
lariatdaq.py /lariat/data/users/lariatdqm/EventViewer/latest_dqm_file_path.txt

If there are problems or crashes email

Static Event Viewer:
Open another terminal and type

ssh -Y lariat@lariat-daq01.fnal.gov
source ~johnnyho/setup_dqm
cd ~lariat/dqm
python evd/evd.py /lariat/data/users/lariatdqm/dqm/dqm_run_[RUN]_spill_[SPILL].root

to view TPC events. (include leading zeroes; [RUN] should be 6 digits, and [SPILL] should be 4.)