Here are some frequently asked questions for CollabVM
Q. What is CollabVM?
CollabVM is a website where you can control a computer (virtual machine) from your web browser with strangers. Everybody can click on the screen and request an 18 second turn.
Q. How do I use it?
Select a machine from the home page, then click on the screen and wait for your turn. If you are waiting for a turn, a counter will be shown on the bottom of the display, showing how much longer you'll have to wait. If nobody has a turn, you'll be given one immediately.
Q. The machine is destroyed, really slow, or won't boot up anymore, what do I do?
If the machine does not start or is destroyed, you should click the "Vote for Reset" button which will start a reset to restore the machine to a clean state. If the Vote Reset button is not there or it isn't working, please contact the admins on our Discord or via e-mail (link below)
Q. Some names have a blue/yellow background, what does that mean?
If a user has a blue background, that means they have a turn. If they have a yellow one, they are in the queue and are waiting for one. If they don't have one, they aren't taking or waiting for a turn
Q. I get a message saying the VMs couldn't be loaded, what can I do?
If this still doesn't work, it is possible the VMs are offline, or you may have been banned. Please review our rules and contact an admin on our Discord or via e-mail if you think you have been banned.
Q. There's a login screen, what's the password?
The Windows machines do not have a password. If there is one, somebody else put it there. Start a vote reset if you can't login. The Linux machine (VM 3) does have a login screen. The "dartz" user does not have a password, while "user"s password is "user" (without quotes).
Q. How can I contact the admins?
The fastest and easiest way to contact the admins is to join our Discord server and DM or ping one of them.