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xkcd possibly the greatest geeky webcomic ever. It even makes jokes about Ubuntu. http://www.xkcd.com/ and especially the one about 'sudo make me a sandwich' - http://xkcd.com/c149.html Madpilot
Added on: 2007-06-04 10:22:02
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Last modified: 2007-06-04 10:25:19
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tags <reply> We use some common tags for tracking bugs on Launchpad.net See https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Bugs/Tags for common usage. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-04 14:27:27
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-09-21 07:45:34
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zfs <reply> For information concerning ZFS and Ubuntu, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS Spec
Added on: 2007-06-06 23:57:50
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3dchess <reply> If you are trying to enable 3d effects in the GNOME chess game, please see https://launchpad.ne…bugs/71593 jrib
Added on: 2007-06-20 17:46:57
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Last modified: 2007-06-20 17:47:10
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answers <reply> Answers to various questions can be found at http://answers.launc…net/ubuntu Spec
Added on: 2007-06-22 04:31:28
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2007-06-22 04:33:06
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noroot supportroot <reply> We do not support setting a root password. You're free to do it on your own machine, but please don't offer instructions on how to set a root password or ask for help with setting it. See !root and !wfm for more information. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-23 15:35:34
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-02-27 16:08:33
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dumb stupid <reply> The only dumb or stupid question is the one not asked. Please do not tell people off for asking something, just because it seems simple or obvious to you -- we discourage this attitude in all our channels. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-06-23 16:46:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2009-11-19 16:24:18
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usn <reply> Please see https://usn.ubuntu.com/ for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2018-05-07 18:31:40
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mythbuntu <reply> Mythbuntu was a former Ubuntu flavor centered upon setting up a standalone MythTV system (http://www.mythbuntu.org). MythTV can still be installed from the Ubuntu repositories or from the Mythbuntu !PPAs linked on https://launchpad.ne…mythbuntu. For MythTV discussion and support, try #mythtv-users PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-28 00:42:41
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-11-10 21:58:51
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opabuse <reply>Leave the ops alone! ompaul
Added on: 2007-07-02 22:36:18
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2008-02-04 03:43:55
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fcm THE Ubuntu Community Magazine - find it at www.fullcirclemagazine.org, or #fullcirclemagazine PriceChild
Added on: 2007-07-04 20:21:46
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pronouce point your movie player at /usr/share/examples/example-content/experience-ubuntu.ogg ompaul
Added on: 2007-07-07 19:15:34
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mobile <deleted><reply>Learn more about Ubuntu Mobile at https://wiki.ubuntu.…ndEmbedded Amaranth
Added on: 2007-07-14 05:17:59
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:08:09
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logo <reply> Official Ubuntu artwork including the Ubuntu logo can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…k/Official jrib
Added on: 2007-07-16 21:55:56
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Last modified: 2007-07-16 21:56:01
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xp <reply> XP, or "eXtreme Programming" is a style of programming, for more information see: http://www.extremepr…mming.org/ Spec
Added on: 2007-07-17 21:04:07
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2007-07-17 21:04:51
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jdong <deleted><reply> <Hobbsee> jdong: yes, but you're FULL OF CRACK! Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-07-20 20:40:08
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 18:59:03
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highno <reply> A higher version number does not mean that it's better. Especially with packages such as the linux kernel. The packages in the Ubuntu repositories are stable and will work fine. You should have a better reason than "newer" when considering compiling from source or using 3rd party repos. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-07-27 20:06:24
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-07-27 20:06:36
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newstome ohh wow, I missed the 11 o'clock bulletin ompaul
Added on: 2007-08-04 17:53:23
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mornington crescent-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Here's the map: http://www.upminster…ground.gif Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-05 11:57:41
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nouveau an open-source nvidia driver included by default since Ubuntu 10.04. Currently, 3D rendering is only partially supported. More information can be found at http://nouveau.freed….org/wiki/ | See !nvidia for the closed-source Nvidia driver. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-09 09:03:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-23 22:49:26
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smack* <reply> Ouch, that hurt! Amaranth
Added on: 2007-08-10 23:04:10
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Last modified: 2007-08-10 23:04:46
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sorry <reply> It's ok, I am only a bot so I cannot stay mad at you. For apologising to humans though, take a read of https://web.archive.…apologies/ Amaranth
Added on: 2007-08-10 23:05:06
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2017-05-22 21:48:30
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girl girls <reply> Girls exist on the internet. See http://www.escapistm…rint/17/27 | http://www.xkcd.com/322/ | For more interesting reading: http://www.tldp.org/…nux-HOWTO/ Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-12 09:12:44
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2008-08-08 15:33:44
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ymmv short for "Your mileage may vary". It means that someone else's experience with compatibility, performance etc. may not necessarily match yours. Also see !wfm Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 20:52:04
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2007-12-26 17:35:18
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sco <deleted><reply> Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!! Seveas
Added on: 2007-08-15 21:07:02
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-26 02:34:11
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bzrmerges <reply> are always committed at once - without specifying any file - e.g. bzr commit -m "your merge comment" gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-08-27 19:29:46
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ppa ppas <reply> A Personal Package Archive (PPA) can provide alternate software not normally available in the offical Ubuntu repositories - Looking for a PPA? See https://launchpad.ne…untu/+ppas - WARNING: PPAs are unsupported third-party packages, and you use them at your own risk. See also !addppa and !ppa-purge Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-28 13:47:45
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2012-02-27 21:39:45
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hardy heron 8.04 <reply> Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) was the eighth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on May 12 2011, Server support ended on May 9th 2013. See https://ubottu.com/y/hardy for more details. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-08-29 22:41:06
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:01:30
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lnw <reply> Want to know the differences between Windows and Linux? This guide, called "Linux is Not Windows" is a pretty good read -- http://linux.oneando…rg/LNW.htm elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-09-01 12:32:19
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2007-09-01 12:49:34
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oneko <deleted>the cat of cats, the loler with minions, the sudo apt-get installable one, the cat of our times, but not the cat of the command line! ompaul
Added on: 2007-09-03 23:17:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-23 04:44:11
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lol <deleted><reply> Please don't use "LOL" and "OMG" and so forth on a regular basis. This is IRC, not IM, and using those lines on their own is not required, and it is rather annoying to the rest of the people in the channel; thanks. Seveas
Added on: 2007-09-09 11:35:50
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:36:39
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repeat-#kubuntu <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. You can search https://help.ubuntu.com/ http://www.ubuntuforums.org/ or http://www.kubuntuforums.net/ while you wait. Jucato
Added on: 2007-09-10 10:28:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-01-17 11:00:12
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tribe6 <deleted><reply> Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) Tribe 6 is not a formal release, but rather a bugfixing milestone. Please see http://tinyurl.com/3ytk9g for more information. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-09-11 14:11:28
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-05-26 16:53:43
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kirby-#offtopic <deleted><reply> <(^.^<) <(^.^)> (>^.^)> Spec
Added on: 2007-09-14 20:46:25
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:07:00
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kirby-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> <(^.^<) <(^.^)> (>^.^)> Spec
Added on: 2007-09-14 20:49:06
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Last modified: 2007-09-14 20:49:14
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manuals <deleted>for an introduction and a bit more on how to get the best out of your ubuntu install please check out https://help.ubuntu.com/ ompaul
Added on: 2007-09-15 10:06:01
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-18 23:56:18
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nl-troll In een internetomgeving is een Troll een persoon die slechts als doel heeft: het zaaien van onrust en het krijgen van reacties en aandacht. ompaul
Added on: 2007-09-15 19:58:02
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l33t <reply> 1337 i5 n1gh-inc0mpr3h3n5ib13 70 u5 n00bs, 4nd n0b0dy c4r35 if UR 4 1337 h4x0r. Giv3 i7 4 r357. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-09-16 21:17:55
Last edited by Spec
Last modified: 2008-02-11 21:18:09
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b white_eagle-#ubuntu-offtopic an IRC channel mode that you don't want on your hostmask. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-18 21:26:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-07-15 13:13:01
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lag <reply> You have lag, I don't have lag LjL
Added on: 2007-09-19 19:50:31
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rootirc <reply> It's not technically our business, but we'd like to tell you that IRC'ing as root is a Very Bad Idea (tm). After all, doing anything as root when root is not needed is bad, and especially bad with software that connects to the Internet. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-21 17:20:07
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-25 18:04:50
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foo baz foo2 [baz|bar|wibble] LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 14:37:00
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-06-19 15:50:27
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yay <reply> Glad you made it! :-) LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 14:38:08
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life something very few people know about in this channel - and anyway, it's probably offtopic, perhaps you want to try #ubuntu-offtopic LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 15:10:06
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life-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> "Life" is a so-called game created by John Conway. But make no mistake: it's really no fun at all. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 15:11:04
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screenlets <deleted><reply> Screenlets are little widgets for your !desktop. Note you must have a compositing window manager such as !Compiz Fusion, xcompmgr, or KWin to run them. You can get them at http://www.screenlets.org/ LjL
Added on: 2007-09-22 16:38:11
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:35:58
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myself-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> I know all there is to know about myself, and more. What about you? LjL
Added on: 2007-09-23 15:54:40
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ttyerror <reply> If you get an error on boot similar to « /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off », you can try the fixes proposed at https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/TTYError LjL
Added on: 2007-09-26 18:04:04
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lm-sensors sensors fan <reply> To access CPU temperature sensors and detect fan speeds, install the lm-sensors package. See https://help.ubuntu.…stallHowto for installation and usage instructions. jrib
Added on: 2007-09-27 03:50:30
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2009-03-12 10:20:42
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gnutella <reply> Some Gnutella clients: GTK-Gnutella (GTK, stand-alone), gifTui, giFToxic (GTK, based on giFT), Apollon (KDE, based on giFT), mldonkey-gui (GTK, based on MLDonkey), KMLDonkey (KDE, based on MLDonkey) - See also !P2P LjL
Added on: 2007-09-28 20:01:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-09-07 11:30:12
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