Computers & IT
Our CIP/EDP pool includes all geoscientific IT services for our students. It is operated jointly by the Institute of Geography and the Geozentrum Nordbayern. In three computer rooms, students can use geo and social science software for research and teaching. In addition to the student workstations, various printers, scanners and plotters are available.
The CIP-Pools have to remain closed until the end of the current lockdown. We are sorry about that.
Announcement: The lessons end at friday the 12.02.2021. Starting then till the end of the semester, the CIP-Pools will be open each tuesday while additional opening hours can be coordinated with us via our Zoom-channel. Further information will be provided soon.
Meanwhile the hygiene regulations in order to battle COVID-19 have to be met nonetheless. They include:
- wearing a mask at all time
- ventilating the rooms for a couple minutes every hour
- keeping the minimum distance of 1.5 meters
- signing in your contact data in order to infections. This can be done on a list or online under darfichrein.de (There is a QR code in the rooms)
- frequent washing and disinfecting of your hands
A full list of the rules can be found in the CIP-pools. In order to use the CIP-pools, you have to sign that you acknowledge these rules.
Support times in the winter semester 2020/2021
IT support for geography employees takes place at the usual times, Mon-Thu from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in our office (room 0.124) or via zoom, email or telephone. Organization: Mr. Fürst.
Please also follow the guidelines on hygiene at the FAU: https://www.fau.eu/corona/hygiene-guidelines/
Information about EDP and computer usage
For color and b / w printing, select the appropriate printer and enter an optional access number. After the print job has been sent and processed by the UTAX, it is ready to be printed out on the device: To do this, first enter the FAU card on the device, press the order box and select the print job in it (sorted by IdM IDs). Then there select the just entered access number. Only after complete printing the amount will be debited from the FAU-Card. Submitted but not fetched print jobs are deleted during the night.
Larger formats can be printed on the plotter. The EDV Hiwis take care during their office hours. The plotter is combined with a DIN A0 single-entry scanner suitable for scanning and copying maps and larger posters. Please register large-format print or scan orders in advance with the EDV-Hiwis (email to email@example.com).
The price lists for the printing costs depend on the computer rooms. Scanning is possible on both the UTAX (Scan to Email and Scan to USB) and the scanner in 0.111 (first row left) without prior agreement and is free of charge.
- Every user is responsible for the security of personal data. The institute and faculty assume no liability for the correctness of the work carried out.
- The processing of personal data requires detailed coordination with the institute.
- The use permit is only valid for tasks in the context of university-related applications. It is personal and non-transferable.
- The provided software is acquired by the institute or the faculty under license agreements. It is copyrighted and may not be copied, used or distributed commercially. Violations result in substantial claims for damages.
- For workstation computers, the following applies in particular: Access only with valid, own user ID; no games; no installation of third-party software; no changes to system data or hardware devices
- If the conditions of use are disregarded, the license will be withdrawn immediately.
- In case of abuse, a criminal complaint will be filed in consultation with the RRZE and, if necessary, criminal charges will be filed.
The network identifier (SSID) is: FAU.fm
After the connection is established, user ID and password must be entered. If you have troubles connecting to FAU.fm, please see the hints and instructions of the RRZE for your respective operating system.
Instead you can also access the networt “eduroam” with your ID and password. Information by the RRZE on how it works can be found here.
The networks FAU-STUD and FAU-STAFF are going to be switched off and therefore shouldn’t be used anymore!
- Use university services (e.g., UB databases or e-journals) through a third party service provider (e.g., from home)
- Connecting from an external conference over insecure networks
- As a guest of another institution you need access to your data at the FAU
The VPN servers of the RRZE are basically available to all university members, including you as students. Instructions can be found here.
For login use your IDM identification.
The storage limit is 100 GB per user (can be expanded in case of scientific necessity). The drive U: can be accessed from every computer at the institute.
If one of these things isn’t working properly (or at all), get in contact with the EDP Team for support.
Printers don’t print: Wait for the printer to receive the data and finish potential other print jobs. Check at the printer if it has received your print job. This can take several minutes, if still nothing happens contact the EDP Team. Same applies if the printer runs out of paper.
Do not start the print job for several times if it’s not working!
In almost every case, one of the hardware components isn’t connected properly. So first check if all the cables are connected. It should look somewhat like this:
If that doesn’t solve the issue contact the EDP Team.
Get in contact with EDP Team and we can work out a solution. Please note, that we will help you to get software running but won’t give advise on how to use software.
EDV-Appointees (Geozentrum Nordbayern)