PyRAF is installed on the classroom linux machines using the astroconda setup. You do not need to install astroconda or PyRAF on your own machine (unless you want to).

Upon opening any new terminal window, remember to ALWAYS type these two commands to start:
Also, I highly recommend you set up your linux environment so that you make windows active by mousing over them (the default click-to-activate setup is a crime against humanity).  To do this, at the top of your screen, do System --> Preferences --> Windows and then click Select windows when mouse moves over them.

The first time you set up to run PyRAF, first do the following:
Starting pyraf:
Quitting pyraf: .exit (that's dot-exit)

Miscellaneous tips, as I think of them: