Starting CODA for shift workers

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  • DAQ should be running already on hadesk4 in a VNC
  • If the VNC is not opened, or after logging in as adaq@adaq2
    • type: RunCoda. VNC password is the adaq password.
    • If the VNC session does not exist (a window popup will say 'connection refused' after typing RunCoda), the VNC session must be started.
    • To start the DAQ VNC session, log into sbs-onl@adaq2 and run 'start_daq_vnc' (no quotes). This will start the VNC session on adaq2, port 4.
    • To reconnect to an open VNC session, on sbs-onl@adaq2, type vncviewer. In the pop-up window, type adaq2:4 and click Connect.
  • In the VNC session, use the CODA script buttons on first Desktop to start the ROC Xterms and Run Control
    • Click on SBS_coda_scripts icon/directory
    • Click StartXTerms icon
    • Click CODA Run Control icon
    • If needed, use Restart CODA components
  • In runcontrol make sure sbsts session and config GEnII-3stream are chosen
  • To start a run
    • hit configure button in runcontrol, might need to hit it twice if vtpROC20 misses the first configuration
    • hit download button ( wait until vtpROC20 is done )
    • check prescale factors ( To open prescale gui : ssh to sbs-onl@adaq2 and type prescale )
    • hit Start Run button
    • fill in run information in pop up box ( make sure you have correct target / runtype )
  • Pedestal run
    • select GEnII-3stream-ped config
    • start run
    • stop run after at least 30 k events
    • go back to GEnII-3stream configuration and start regular rub
  • Troubleshooting
    • ER1 getting stuck at prestart
      • hit reset in runcontrol
      • hit configure, download, prestart and start a run

    • SEB and ER stuck at end of run
      • hit reset in runcontrol
      • hit restart CODA components
      • redo configure and download
      • start a run
    • GEM module not initializing or getting Errors
      • Reboot VTP crate : open in browser (open the browser in the VNC unless you have password for crate you're power cycling)

More on GEMs in

  • rcgui not appearing

platform migth need to be restarted

 ssh adaq@adaq2
 sudo systemctl restart platform.service
 use the killall xterm button and restart all terminals with Start Xterms
 start run

  • if you are stuck check contact expert on slack ( in 4th desktop web browser ) or call DAQ on call ( number on slack channel on-call or on whiteboard)