When your local contact tells you that the beamline is ready for your experiment, you (or one of your team) will need to start by logging onto the beamline workstation using your Fed ID and password. If you don't know or can't remember what these are, please contact the User Office.
On the toolbar you will find a Diamond icon from which all the the main software packages you will need to access can be found. on the screenshot below this is bottom right but will depend where you put your toolbar.
Clicking on the icon reveals a menu list from which you can choose the appropriate program to run. In this case we want to start the GDA client. The menu contains icons to start a number of other programs as well, including the latest release version of Dawn, The I22 web cams, I22 Troubleshooting which will give you a list of commonly encountered Problems and the I22 EPICS synoptic.
A screen will then pop up asking you about logging into the GDA. Click OK to login to the GDA using the same Fed ID as you used to log into the computer.
You have the option here to use another team members federal id by unchecking "log in as ####"
You will also be asked to select your visit. If you are registered on a number of soon to occur visits then they will all be listed in this list box and you must select the one for I22
If you are new to I22 you will next presented with the welcome screen. This currently has only one option on it but in future a range of experimental types will be available including normal SAXS, GI SAXS, Micro Focus and anomalous. The intention here is to pre-prepare a set of default perspectives for each of these types of experiment. For now please select the "small angle scattering experiment" option by clicking on the link. This action will preload the basic set of perspectives that you will need to carry out an experiment on I22. As with everything on the Eclipse Workbench these perspectives will still be configurable to the individual users tastes and after you have logged in once your set of perspectives will be stored in your workspace so that on subsequent visits on logging in you will immediately go to that set of perspectives. You can always go back to the welcome screen by clicking on Help in the menu bar once GDA is open and selecting the appropriate option.
Loading a new GDA client will take a few seconds, so please be patient.
We have established a default set of "perspectives" which should load all the main features you should need for your experiment. The first one you will see is the "Setup" perspective.
In most cases a simple restart of the client will resolve issues you might have with GDA. In the event that a member of the beamline team suggests you need to restart GDA from scratch go to the Diamond icon and select GDA Servers. You must close any clients running first.
This will pop up a confirmation box which you should agree to. It will then open a new window which will show a lot of messages relating to the server start up procedure. When you see the message "All done, you can start the client now", or the window vanishes, you can double click on the GDA Client icon and follow the instructions above.
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