If you are enrolled at UNE you will have a computer account (a username and password) set up for you. To access your UNE account you need select myUNE and log into your UNE account. Once you have logged into your UNE account you should now be presented with links to all your enrolled subjects. Your UNE account will also allow you to access the turing computer system.
You can access it by going the the UNE library home page, URL
then scrolling down to the Quick Find eReserve Readings link.
Next type comp131 in the Unit Code box.
You should then see the readings available
select the reading you would like to view (e.g., chapter 1 of the 2nd edition) Introduction to computers and Java Gaddis, Tony ; Muganda, Godfrey
"turing" NOT "turning"
The computer system we use here in computer science at UNE, is named after
the famous computer scientist - Alan Turing
For more information, see links below:
To change your password just goto the ITD (Information Technology Directorate)
website, located at URL:
PDF stands for Portable Document Format . These type of files let you view and print a document as the author designed it, without needing to have the same application or fonts on your computer. To view or print a PDF file, you need the Adobe Reader®, version 5 or later, on your computer.
You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader® from the Adobe website.
See: Download Acrobat
Installation instructions are available from the Adobe website.
To check your mail at UNE, you can use your web browser (FireFox, Netscape, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, or ...) to read and send mail from your computer account.
Goto the university home page located at URL:
Then select the "Current Students" link located at the top of the page
and then scroll down the page and select "Webmail" link
and then enter your username/password combination.
As a comp131 student, you will be asked to solve problems using programs written in the Java computer language. To do this you will need to interact with our computer system here at UNE. For programming in Java you will be using a computer system named turing (named after the famous computer scientist Alan Turing). Details of how to create, edit, and compile programs using turing will be covered in the unit Tutorials.
Internal on-campus students will utilise the computer labs located in the Mathematics Computer (MC) building here at UNE.
The best way for external/off-campus students to undertake this unit is to install a program named x2go on their computer system and use it to connect to turing.
x2go will provide you with a remote desktop on the computer system turing and give you access to UNE computer science computing resources as if you were in a computer lab at UNE.
The steps to install x2go are:
You can use your Web browser to view the Java API by going to either one of the following links
If the auto-complete (TAB key) function still does not work try using
the combination Cntr-TAB
(i.e., hold the control key down then press the TAB key)
setxkbmapthis will generate an error message the first time you do this.
Couldn't interpret _XKB_RULES_NAMES property Use defaults: rules - 'base' model - 'pc105' layout - 'us'You should now be able to have some if not all of your control keystrokes including the previous command (up arrow key on the keyboard)
Suspended nx-client sessions tend to get messed up every now and then.
Best way to avoid it is to use the little green man to logout of an nx-client session.
Don't forget you can also use putty or ssh to connect if your nxclient gets messed up. If you connect with putty(windows) or ssh (Mac/Linux) you can type this on the command line:
kill -1 -1which will kill all your processes (and log you out). nxclient, after one or two tries, should then work again.
If you still have problems loggin in via nx-client, you can also contact the turing systems administrator via the following email
In the email you send, make sure you specify the error message you are getting and your UNE username