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Setting up your laptop with GENI Tools

Some of the tutorials at this camp will require you have a laptop that has:

  1. The Omni experimenter tool installed,
  2. A browser capable of running Flash clients, and
  3. An ssh client.

1. Install Omni

Mac OS x

  1. Download the package: omniTools.dmg.
  2. Install the package using these instructions.


  1. Download this file: omni-tools-2.4.2-setup.exe.
  2. Install the package using these instructions.
    Note The Windows Command Prompt can be found by navigating: Start menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt


  1. Download the GCF package from
  2. Install the GCF package using instructions at The Omni tool is part of the GCF package.

Test the installation

  1. Open a new terminal window.
  2. In this terminal window, run the command:
    If omni prints out its version number, you are all set!

2. SSH Client

Mac OS X - Linux


Test SSH with keys

3. Flash-enabled Browser

  1. You will need Google Chrome or Firefox.
  2. Make sure you are able to load
  3. If you do not have flash installed and you are using Firefox, install the Flash plugin for Firefox.

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